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What's the Difference Between a Funeral Spray and a Funeral Wreath?

Both a funeral spray and a funeral wreath is a decorative arrangement of flowers that’s displayed by the casket. Typically, a “standing” spray or “standing” wreath is ordered, which means that the arrangement is placed on an easel so that it can be prominently displayed at a funeral service. A wreath is a design in which the plants and flowers are arranged in a ring shape. A wreath may sometimes be used as an adornment for the grave. Memorial wreaths are wreaths that may be displayed in the bereaved person’s home for any span of time after the funeral; it’s a bittersweet memento of the departed person. A spray is an arrangement of flowers that can take a variety of shapes and is not necessarily ring-shaped. Typically it’s crafted in the form of a solid emblem or shield. Whether a wreath or spray is displayed at a funeral service is entirely a matter of preference.

How Much do Funeral Sprays and Funeral Wreaths Cost?  

Sprays and wreaths are the most luxurious floral decorations that are displayed at funerals, and they cost more than funeral flowers or funeral plants. The size of the spray or wreath does not necessarily determine its price. Price often depends on the types of plants and flowers that are used in the arrangement, and whether they’re in-season and readily available. FTD works with the best local florists to craft the highest quality funeral sprays and wreaths. While many believe that no expenses should be spared for a funeral, our wide network of FTD florists ensures that you’ll get the most competitive prices on your arrangements.

What Do You Write on a Funeral Wreath?  

If you’re going to send a wreath to a funeral service, you might want to include a personal note or message. Consider writing a few kind words about the person who has passed away. Poems are a popular way of expressing your grief and reverence for someone you were close to. Remember, though, that it’s also important to express your heartfelt condolences to the immediate family members and close friends of the deceased person. Your note could include an expression of sympathy for the mourners. Read our guide on sympathy cards for more ideas on what to write.

Where to Buy Floral Funeral Wreaths Near Me  

Funeral sprays serve two purposes: to honor the life of the departed and provide comfort to the grieving family. FTD is a nation-wide delivery service and partners with florists all across the country. This means you can buy funeral floral wreaths right near you and have them delivered by the day of the service. Along with standing spray funeral flowers and funeral floral wreaths, we have a wide assortment of sympathy flowers, condolence gifts, and bereavement gift baskets to send to those in mourning. Whether it’s a friend, relative, or coworker who needs a pick-me-up, you’re sure to find the perfect gift to convey your sympathy and sorrow.

How Long Do Funeral Sprays Last  

Standing funeral flower sprays are meant for a variety of services, such as funerals, memorials, and graveside services. Depending on the service, it may last a few days or even weeks. Most funeral sprays can last at least a week, if not longer. At FTD, we have a 7-Day Freshness Guarantee, which means if your funeral spray doesn’t last a week from delivery, you’re entitled to receiving your money back or a replacement.

What to Say at a Funeral  

Funerals are filled with heavy emotions, which means finding the right words to say to the family and close friends can be challenging. Part of funeral etiquette is knowing what’s appropriate to say. Below are some appropriate things to say at a funeral to provide comfort to the family:
  • “You and your family are in my thoughts.”
  • “We all need help during difficult times, I am here for you.”
  • "When you’re ready to talk, I would love to hear all about them.”
  • “I can’t imagine how you feel, but I am here to help in any way I can.”
Along with knowing what to say at a funeral, it’s important to know what type of gift to bring. At FTD, all of our funeral flowers and condolence gifts are perfect for lifting the spirits of the family of the deceased. From roses to lilies and carnations to daisies, our funeral bouquets boast beautiful blooms.