There is no reason why you cannot give wildflowers or flowers from your yard as a floral tribute to a deceased friend or a loved one. For as long as the family believes in the same custom as you when it comes to giving flowers for a funeral, your gift will be appreciated. You can bring the flowers when attending the burial or you may give flowers in a vase during a visitation.
It is a good thing to give a flower bouquet that does not look too much as if it were for a funeral. A bouquet of mixed flowers in pastel shades or cheery colors can be brought home by the family, given to friends and relatives, or donated to a hospital or retirement home. A bouquet of fresh-cut flowers will surely be appreciated even after the funeral.
Traditional funeral flowers
There are flowers that are traditionally given during funerals. These flowers can be in an arrangement that is customary during funerals. Such arrangements include classic sheaves, floral sprays, and funeral wreaths. The casket spray is often the choice of the family and can be shaped like a pillow, cross, or heart.
You can also get in touch with your local florist to create a personalized arrangement for your deceased loved one. The tribute can depict a symbol of your friend’s hobby or in the case of a child, an angel, car, or teddy bear. The tribute can also spell out the person’s name or relationship to you.
In France, mums are often associated with death and are popular during All Souls’ Day. White chrysanthemums are seen as appropriate funeral flower. It is often given for the funeral of someone close to you. In Asian cultures, pink chrysanthemums are the more common choice of mums for a funeral service. Yellow chrysanthemums are one of the few bright-colored flowers that can be included in a funeral flower bouquet as it means sorrow. For unbearable loss, purple chrysanthemums are the choice flower and red mums to signify deep love.
The daisy flower is symbolic of childhood innocence. It is appropriate for a child’s funeral. They are also often seen in woodland burial floral arrangements.
There are different varieties seen in funerals. The Michaelmas daisy flower signifies farewell and is apt for the final good bye of a dear loved one. Gerbera daisies are more common as funeral flowers anywhere in the world. If you opt to give yellow and orange daisies, incorporate some ferns to symbolize sincerity. For a mother’s funeral, opt for English daisies with primrose flowers to signify a mother’s love. White daisies like English daisies or Gerbera daisies are appropriate for a child’s funeral.
Iris flowers make a lovely floral tribute or bouquet. Any color is generally acceptable for a funeral service, but yellow. White, blue, and purple irises can be combined together for a funeral flower arrangement. It is appropriate for the funeral of business associates, acquaintances, friends, and family members of both genders. Purple and blue irises convey respect and can be incorporated in a flower arrangement for a soldier’s funeral. Small white iris flowers are appropriate for a child’s funeral.
Lily flowers are traditional funeral flowers that have a distinct fragrance easily associated with the smell of a funeral home. White lilies are popular condolence flowers as it evokes a feeling of peace. Bright-colored lilies are generally avoided. White stargazer lilies and oriental lilies are popular in funeral homes. Peace lilies are significant of rebirth and can be given as sympathy flowers. For a person who made a significant impact in your life, opt for lilies of the valley.
It is a good thing to give the favorite flowers of a deceased person for their funeral. For this reason, orchids are very much accepted as funeral flowers given that they are long-lasting, fragrant, and elegant choice. White orchids are proper funeral flowers as it symbolizes purity and humility.
Pink orchids are appropriate for the funeral of a mother, grandma, aunt, or young woman, as it is symbolic of femininity and grace. You may also opt for purple orchids for a teacher, mentor, or someone you look up to for having a great impact on your life. Blue orchids are precious and rare and will be proper for the funeral of a child or a baby. Finally, red orchids are signs of strength and courage and can be given to someone who battled illness or served in the military.
Yes, you can give a rose as a funeral flower. Keep in mind that different colors of roses represent a different meaning. You may opt to incorporate roses in a large floral tribute or in a bouquet along with other flowers.
Red roses can be given to a spouse, life partner, or a close family member. Dark pink roses symbolize gratitude while light pink roses show gentleness. Pink roses are appropriate for the funeral or memorial service of a distant relative, a friend, neighbor, colleague, or teacher. White roses mean purity and innocence. A white rose floral arrangement is the right choice for a child’s funeral as well as for a close friend.
Instead of giving just one color of rose for the funeral, it is often more acceptable to give a mix of colors of roses. White and red roses together have spiritual overtones while white and pink roses are characteristic of enduring love.
Tulip flowers can be incorporated in any floral arrangement even for a funeral. White tulips are the common choice as it is symbolic of heaven and eternity. Cream tulips are appropriate for someone close to you as it means “I will love you forever” along with red tulips. Pink tulips are proper for the funeral of distant relatives, neighbors, and colleagues. Maroon-black tulips are symbolic of strength and can be given at funerals for those who served in the military.