As costs for traditional funeral services rise, there are many types of memorial services and celebrations of life becoming more common. Providing funeral flowers is a specialty of our expert team at Schaaf Floral; we accommodate the family’s desires and deadlines, and deliver to all local Minneapolis area funeral homes and churches. It is sometimes confusing to choose from all the many types of sympathy flowers, so to best assist in helping you to pay tribute, here is an easy guide from Schaaf Floral.
Flowers for the service, including casket sprays or decorative garlands to present the urn, have traditionally been the responsibility of the family to purchase. While white flowers – representing purity, peace and hope – are symbolic florals when expressing sympathy, the family often opts to personalize based upon a favorite bloom or color. Roses, lilies, gladioli, carnations and snapdragons are popular flower choices for the design of funeral flowers; the family may also wish to incorporate a personal photograph or item that was meaningful to the deceased.
At a funeral service, standing easel sprays, crosses and wreaths are the timeless choice of close friends, neighbors or colleagues. It is also acceptable to send a bouquet or funeral basket to the memorial service, as it can be easily brought to the family home; and many choose to also provide a small graveside arrangement. For those sending a floral display or gift directly to the residence, tasteful bouquets of any kind are sure to be appreciated by the family. You may also wish to consider a gift such as a garden memorial stone that will lovingly pay tribute to the deceased for years to come.
If you have any questions regarding what floral arrangements are appropriate to send to a memorial service or celebration of life, please do not hesitate to give us a call – the experts at Schaaf Floral
are here to help you through this time.