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What Flowers are Appropriate for a Funeral?

These are popular funeral flowers because they have symbolic meanings pertaining to loss. However, any arrangement of flowers may be appropriate at a funeral. Although white flowers are most commonly associated with loss, colorful flowers may be helpful in brightening up the atmosphere. Flowers with springtime colors are optimal because spring is often associated with rebirth and hopefulness.   Read our guide to learn more about selecting the right funeral flowers for the service.

How Much Should You Spend on Flowers for a Funeral?

Most people spend around $50 to $80 on funeral flowers. More intricate floral tributes will typically be more costly. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that all larger floral tributes are more expensive. It all depends on what kinds of flowers are used in the arrangement, and whether or not they’re in season.

Do Immediate Family Members Send Flowers to a Funeral?  

Immediate family members usually send larger arrangements to the funeral. These include casket sprays, standing sprays, set pieces, and small casket adornments. You may wish to consult the family before sending this kind of gift.

How to Send Flowers to a Funeral  

Funeral flowers make great thoughtful condolence gifts that can let the family of the deceased know they have people by their side to help them get through this challenging time. To send flowers to a funeral, make sure you have the correct name and spelling of the deceased, as well as the correct address of the funeral home or place where the memorial is being held.   At FTD, we even have a collection of same-day tribute flowers and funeral bouquets. To ensure your funeral floral arrangements arrive same-day, order by 2 p.m. in your recipient’s time zone. Make sure to provide at least 6 hours for our team of florists to assemble your memorial plants.

What to Write on a Funeral Flower Card?  

Finding the right words to say to express your sympathy is never easy. Below are some ideas on what you can write in a condolence card:
  • Loss of a father: “Your father was one of the most generous men I have ever met. He was always lending a hand to others and reaching out when they were in need.”
  • Loss of a mother: “Your mother’s kindness was contagious and her memory will live on forever.”
  • Loss of a child: “No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. We are sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time.”
  • Loss of a spouse: “The love your spouse had for you is something that can never be taken away. Hold on to that and know that they are there with you always.”
  • Loss of a coworker or friend: “I was so sorry to hear about your friend’s passing. I hope that you know that I am here for you whenever you need.”
  • Loss of a pet: “Our pets never truly leave us. They live on as memories that we will cherish forever.”

Where to Buy Funeral Flowers Near Me

At FTD, we work with local florists around the country, which means we can deliver to almost any location throughout the U.S.. From cremation floral arrangements to funeral gift baskets filled with tasty treats, we’re able to ship to nearly any zip code in a timely and efficient manner. This also means you can have peace of mind knowing your flowers will arrive fresh and ready to bloom.