Flowers play an integral role in lighting-up any event be it a wedding, a birthday party, or even a funeral. We use flowers to express emotions which we usually can’t with words. And when it comes to showing condolence and honoring the deceased, we often tend to fall short of words. This is why many people reply on flowers to show their feelings and sympathy to the friends and family of the deceased.

However, knowing which flowers to send becomes a real challenge. After all, there are so many options to choose from. You should choose funeral flowers keeping in mind your relationship and closeness with the deceased person. If you are not familiar with the whole concept of funeral flowers, you can always get in touch with the professionals. At Floral Fantasy, we have been offering flowers for funerals in Bay Ridge and surrounding areas for 30 years.

Here are few crucial things to consider when choosing funeral flowers

Relation to the deceased – One of the major factors you need to consider while choosing funeral flowers is your relation with the deceased person. For instance, the closer your relationship is, the more elaborate the funeral arrangement should be. Always remember only the close family members tend to buy the biggest flowers for the funeral service, including the heart-shaped arrangements, casket spray, large sprays on stands, and wreaths.

On the other hand, extended family members and close friends can buy sprays to display in the funeral service. Other attendees at the funeral such as friends and colleagues can choose to send smaller flower arrangements like small to medium sized live plants, or flower baskets.

Is it memorial or funeral service? – What type of service will it be? Is it memorial or funeral service? According to funeral experts, both services require different types of flowers. For instance, if it is a cremation service without burial, sending funeral flowers, flower baskets, and green plants to the deceased’s family home is more appropriate. On the contrary, burial services use the same flowers with flower stand as a centerpiece, which people usually leave at the cemetery. Therefore, before picking funeral flower arrangement, read the funeral service invitation carefully to avoid any mistakes in choosing the right funeral flowers.

Personalization matters – Make sure you consider the nature and the vibe of the funeral service before choosing your funeral flower arrangement. Also, consider whether it is traditional or a unique celebration of the deceased’s life. In some cases, there will be special mention on the invitation to avoid classic white lilies or red roses and include flowers that represent the personality of the person better. If the deceased person had a bright personality and loved sunflowers, you can send sunflowers arrangement.

Religion is important – Some flowers are acceptable in some religions but may not in others. Therefore, before you send funeral flowers do consider whether the deceased person was religious or not, and their beliefs as well as preferences.

Donation requests – Some people have donation requests to honor the deceased person. You must honor the request by donating some money along with funeral flowers.