How To Choose Flowers For A Funeral

How To Choose Flowers For A Funeral

We have over 15 years experience helping people plan flowers for a funeral. Funeral flowers for your loved one is an opportunity to remember the their life in a way that represents who they really were. I wanted to share this brief list of suggestions to help you through this process.

How to find a funeral florist on Google

Google search terms “Your city, state and florist” – example: Brighton Co florist, or “Florist and the name of your town or city” – example: florist in Brighton Co, or “Florists near funeral home name” – example: florist near Tabor Rice Funeral Home in Brighton Co. The search results will always have Ads at the top, then local florists.   This search was “Funeral Florist Brighton, Co” Notice the listings at the top are ads. The number one listing was our shop with a five star rating.  Choose a florist with the highest rating. Call them and set up a meeting to discuss your funeral flowers.

 

Order Arrangements That Tribute Their Life’s and Passion

Photograph of Golf themed standing arrangement. Golf clubs from the deceased arranged with unique wreath. Memorialize the passion of your loved one with a golfing themed funeral arrangement.

  1. What was their passion in life?  A themed casket or standing spray with tribute to fishing, sports teams, family activities, motorcycles, etc, really helps memorialize the person’s life.
  2. What was their favorite colors, or school colors?
  3. Were they in the military?

 

This golf club arrangement was made with clubs used by the deceased.  We have made many different arrangements with everything from Harley Davidson Motorcycles to fishing.

 Enlarge a Photograph Of Your Love One:

It is always a good idea to include photographs at a funeral.  An image 16″x20″ or large is best for placing in front of the sanctuary or podium  Vickeis Flowers is one of the only local florist that photoshop’s, enlarge’s, prints and mounts images for funerals. Ask us about funeral printing.

Photograph of Our very popular orange themed cremation with photograph arrangement. Flowers surround picture of your loved on. Price does not include printed image. We can also Photoshop, print and mount images for an additional fee. See our funeral printing services page. Flowers in this arrangement include orange Gladiolus, orange Carnations, orange Roses, with pink and purple Mums, white Daisies, and Hypericum.

Cremation-Funeral-Flowers-038 $275 (plus tax and delivery) Our very popular orange themed cremation with photograph arrangement. Flowers surround picture of your loved on. Price does not include printed image. We can also Photoshop, print and mount images for an additional fee. See our funeral printing services page. Flowers in this arrangement include orange Gladiolus, orange Carnations, orange Roses, with pink and purple Mums, white Daisies, and Hypericum.

 

Purchase Funeral Flowers Directly From A Local Florist 

  1. We work closely with our local funeral home and support their efforts to provide guidance for choosing funeral flowers. However, if you have time it is always best to talk directly to the florist. Most funeral homes provide one stop shopping for the service, which usually includes flowers. The funeral director may have books or samples for you to look at and then include the flowers as part of a package. But, keep in mind the funeral director is not a florist and may not have the knowledge of which flowers are in season or which flowers will last the longest. Often the flowers must look fresh for up to 2-3 days, conditions may be hot or cold, and there may be long transport times. Your professional florist can help you choose the best options for the the season and type of service. You may save money and get better advice on funeral flowers by going directly to your local florist.

Include a picture.  Find a picture and have it enlarged.  Vickie’s Flowers offers a unique service whereby we scan, edit, print, and mount images for funerals.  Retail stores offer printing, but not editing.  Again, use Google to find someone to edit your image. The funeral home may offer this service, but ask to see samples of their work.  If it looks good and prices are reasonable, then use them.

14 comments on “How To Choose Flowers For A Funeral

  1. I want to make sure that I get the right flowers for an upcoming funeral. It makes sense that I would want to have a professional florist make an arrangement. It would definitely make things more memorable.

    • Sorry for the delayed response. Thank for you comment. We we had very busy valentines season. Yes, we are biased, but still feel funerals are best consulted by the florist and not the funeral director. However, we work very closely with a local funeral home to offer advice and guidance for the best flowers for the service.

  2. A friend of mine is helping plan our her grandpa’s funeral, and we were curious about how you would choose the right flowers for it. I really like that you say to make sure that you buy them from a local florist. It would be nice to see that they have quality flowers in their shop.

    • Good question. The first place to start is to ask if there will be a cremation or a casket? Then we ask about their interests hobbies and profession (sports, travel, fishing, woodworking, cars, motorcycles etc.,). Colors may also be important. Were they in the military, did they go to college, what were the almamater colors? We try to incorporate those interests into funeral pieces. We also ask if they have a favorite image. It is a good idea to have a 16×20 or larger picture of the deceased on display. I hope this helps.

  3. Thanks for the information on funeral flowers. I have been trying to decide what kind of flowers to get for my grandmother’s funeral. I like your idea to include a large photograph in the arrangement. That could be a great way to honor the deceased’s life. I will ask about this.

    • Thanks for the comment. It is also popular for families to build a collage of images and include momentos that may have been important to her or represent her interests. We did a funeral last year that included model rockets and space memorabilia because the deceased was a NASA engineer. – Vickie

  4. I really like your idea about choosing an arrangement that highlights their passions and hobbies. It makes sense that this could act as a good tribute to who he was and what sort of things he enjoyed. Thanks for the post; it could also be helpful to ask a funeral home about what sort of arrangements might be most appropriate to ensure there aren’t any major issues when it’s finished.

    • One comment we often hear from funeral directors is the challenge keeping flowers fresh when the viewing and service are several days apart. We will often return to check on the flowers and if need be replace dried flowers or even bring large arrangements like casket sprays back to our shop and store them in the floral cooler. We do this at no extra charge for the family or funeral home.

  5. I appreciate the tips on how to customize flowers for the funeral of your loved one. I agree that the flowers and arrangement you choose for the funeral can say a lot about your loved one. My wife is helping plan a funeral for a friend’s loved one, I will be sure to share this information with them.

    • Thank you for the comment. We work with families weekly to help them plan for funeral flowers and they do not always not where to start. We also encourage them to include a photo enlargement mounted on foam core, which we do in house. I am glad you found our blog post useful.

  6. Thanks for the tip about finding out information about a florist out on google. It would make sense to google them in order to make sure that you know they are experienced. My husband and I are looking for a florist, so we’ll have to consider googling them first.

    • I am glad you found our blog post useful. Make sure to overlook the top listings in a Google search because they are adds and can mislead you into thinking you are ordering flowers from a local florist – when in fact you are calling a national call center that will scalp 20% of your order as a processing fee.

  7. I agree that you want to find out about a funeral florist on Google before choosing them. It would make sense to find someone who is qualified and experienced enough to do the job as well. My husband and I are looking for a funeral home, so we’ll have to also check for a florist online.

  8. Thanks for the tip about considering a loved one’s favorite colors when choosing flowers for their funeral. Finding a reliable and affordable funeral home would also be an important step. My husband and I are looking for a funeral home for his aunt, so we’ll have to also consider the flowers.

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