Types of Funeral or Sympathy Flowers

When a family is grieving people often wonder what's the right type of sympathy or funerals flowers to send to express condolences. Choosing the right floral arrangement can be confusing because we don't want to offend the family in morning. Demonstrating proper etiquette is important when famlies have loss a loved one, so you don't come across as uncaring or insensitive. For tips on etiquette check out sites like FuneralWise.com, which has a great article on expressing condolences and funeral etiquette. Our guide below will help you determine what floral arrangement is appropriate to send and which isn't.

Types of Funeral Flowers

Casket Sprays – A selection of diverse flowers that adorns the crown of the casket. Casket Sprays are mostly sent by a spouse or an immediate family member. See a selection of funeral Casket Sprays.

Funeral Crosses - Flowers that are placed in the shape of a cross on a stand placed near the casket at the funeral service. Standing crosses are typically sent by immediate family members. See a selection of Funeral Crosses.

Heart Shape Funeral Wreaths - A wreath sometimes in the shape of a heart that is broken by a single strand of red roses that represents a heart snapped from grief. Funeral wreaths are typically sent by a spouse, or an immediate family member. See a selection of Funeral Wreaths.

Funeral Baskets – Fresh flowers arranged in a basket that are typically sent to the bereaved home or the funeral service. See a selection of Funeral Flower Baskets.

Sympathy Baskets - A selection of fresh fruit and gourmet items usually sent to the relatives' home.

Standing Sprays - An arrangement of mixed flowers placed on a wire stand located near the casket. Standing funeral sprays are typically sent by family members or close friends.

Standing Baskets – An arrangement of mixed flowers in a basket that is placed on a wire stand located near the casket. Standing baskets are typically sent by family members or friends.

Sympathy Plants – A mixture of green plants and flowers, suitable for both the funeral service or can be sent to the bereaved relatives' home.

Sympathy Floor Arrangements - A floral arrangement of diverse flowers that sits on the floor circling the casket or sitting on a pedestal. A sympathy floor arrangement is typically sent by family or friends.

As you can see from this list, there are a number of options to chose from. While sympathy arrangements can be ordered from any local shop, you can also save money when you order online using our discount deals and coupon codes. Our list of recognized floral shops like FromYouFlowers, FTD and 1-800-Flowers provide a number of arrangements to chose from.

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