When expressing your sympathy at a memorial service, the type of flowers you select often convey specific sentiments. The traditional language of flowers allows you to send a meaningful message that goes beyond their floral beauty and your thoughtfulness. If you are looking for a way to send a truly special and heartfelt message during this sad time, Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist are here to assist you to choose the perfect sympathy flowers.
* Lilies - These elegant flowers are most commonly associated with memorial services. They signify the innocence and purity that has been restored to the soul of your departed loved one. Both white lilies and stargazer lilies are considered appropriate. Read More about Symbolic Meanings of Traditional Funeral Flowers »
While funeral flowers are sent as a tribute to the funeral service, sympathy flowers are usually a bit more personal, sent to the family at home. Flowers sent during times of sorrow express comfort and hope, and are generally less formal than a wreath or spray. Because of the emotions involved, well-meaning people are often nervous about the etiquette involved in sending a bouquet or gift, so here are a few frequently asked questions that should help to ease your mind.
The experts at Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist are here to answer any questions you may have at this difficult time. Read More about Frequent Questions regarding Sympathy Flowers »
Often after a loved one has passed away, there can be some confusion as to what florals are appropriate to send. Well-meaning friends and acquaintances may want to help the family by purchasing larger pieces, but there are definite etiquettes involved in purchasing memorial pieces for the funeral elements, such as the funeral casket.
It is considered the responsibility of the closest relatives of the deceased to choose the casket spray that will sit atop the coffin during the funeral service. The additional adornments - such as the casket pillow, a flower for the lapel, a handheld bouquet, or a memorial wreath to be placed on the casket - are also a choice reserved for close family members. As a general rule, anything that touches the casket is reserved for immediate family. This is both sentimental, and also ensures that the flowers inside and atop the casket are matching in color and design. Read More about The Etiquette of Styling the Funeral Casket »