Flowers express sympathy during a time of loss.
One of the first actions of the family during a funeral is viewing the flowers. A death is a very emotional period. The funeral is a time to gather family and friends to remember the deceased. Funeral customs vary, but flowers are usually included in most ceremonies. Flowers express in a tangible way an expression of sympathy.
Funeral customs in my area have changed since we closed the shop in 1992. Now, obituaries are no longer published daily. Notice is not forthcoming. Viewing times and the funeral ceremony are held in the same day. There is no longer a multiple day gathering. In my opinion, funerals are usually smaller.
Funeral flowers are an expression to remind the family of the impact of the loss. Flowers remind the family the sender is there to reach out to if needed. Many times, the sender is out of town and wants to remembered. Flowers are a way to comfort during a time of loss.
There are many options for funeral flowers. I selected to share the standing funeral spray. I created this spray for close friends at the death of their Mother.
This spray stands about 6 feet tall. It is on an easel with a foam filled funeral cage. The background of greenery is Jade and Leatherleaf. I began the outline of the spray using pink snapdragons. The center of the spray is filled with Stargazer Lilies, dark pink Roses, pink Alstromeria, and white cushion pom-poms. A dark pink bow highlights the dark pink roses.
Flowers are important during a funeral. They bring color and life to a funeral. The color and aromas of the flowers remind of the life still surround death. It expresses the presence of the sender of the bouquet. Flowers soften the funeral.