There comes time in every person's life where funeral flowers must be purchased. These flowers are typically purchased when a close family member, a distant family member, or a friend passes away. There is a misconception that funeral flowers are similar to traditional flower arrangements. While many arrangements are similar there are also additional flower arrangement designs available.
Funeral flowers are purchased for all different reasons. One of the most common reasons is for a friend or relative to express sympathy to the family of the individual who passed away. These funeral flowers are most often purchased in a vase, bouquet, or in a basket. It is not uncommon for flower baskets to be accompanied with small sympathy gifts.
While funeral flower arrangements are often sent as an expression of sympathy there is another reason why they are purchased. Funeral flowers are most often purchased for decoration purposes at a calling hours, funerals, and cemetery burials. It is common for traditional bouquets, baskets, and flower vases to be purchased; however, there are additional designs available for this purpose.
Casket sprays are a particular arrangement of funeral flowers. They are designed for display on a casket. A casket spray can come in a wide variety of different styles and sizes; however, it is most common for this arrangement to cover half of a casket. Many florists offer casket sprays made with roses, carnations, daisies, and other flower combinations.
To symbolize hope, faith, love, and religion there are many family members who purchase a cross flower arrangement for funeral services. These crosses typically come in a medium to large size; however, just about any size can be made by a florist. A cross flower arrangement is made with a combination of different colored flowers to create an absolutely beautiful display of funeral flowers.
Funeral flowers can also be displayed in a wreath arrangement. There are a number of different wreath arrangements designed for funerals or church services. Many of these wreaths are displayed on an easel at a funeral service. Many florists offer a selection of floral wreaths, but it is possible to have an arrangement custom made.
While funeral flowers are most often purchased for funeral decorations it is possible to purchase funeral flowers arrangements specifically for a funeral casket. There are many individuals who are buried with a small assortment of flowers. These funeral flowers are most often referred to as casket adornments.
A casket adornment, like all other funeral flowers, can come in a wide variety of different shapes, sizes, and styles. Many times a casket adornment is a small bouquet of flowers placed on each corner of a casket. Other times these flower arrangements are placed inside the casket. It is not uncommon to see a pillow flower arrangement or a casket border made with a selection of funeral flowers.
The above mentioned flower arrangements are a just a few of the many funeral flowers that can be purchased to extend sympathy or be used at a funeral. It is important to remember that the selection of flowers will all depend on where the flowers are purchased from. Many florists are willing to custom make funeral flower arrangements while others are not. The best way to determine which flower arrangements are available to you is by containing your florist or by visiting their online website.