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Frequently Asked Questions About Funeral Flowers

In addition to your presence and kind words, flowers are a beautiful way to express your thoughts and memories of the deceased. Send an arrangement to the funeral home or service. Or you may consider sending flowers to the home of the deceased to let them know that they are in your thoughts. Bouquet Boutique by Send Your Love Florist & Gifts has a professional and compassionate staff that will guide you through your floral needs. 


1. How do I order flowers for a funeral? 

When placing an order for funeral flowers, you will need to provide the name of the deceased, the funeral home handling the details and the date of the service. In addition, you will need to have an idea for the size and type of flowers you wish to order. You may place your order on our website, call 336-632-9559 to speak to one of our floral designers to help you with your decision, or come in for a personal consultation. Additionally, we are happy to provide a consultation to the extended family for all floral needs.


2.What kind of flowers do I order for a funeral? 

Traditionally, funeral flowers are all white flower arrangements however, choosing which flowers to send can be difficult and based on personal preference or a reflection of the loved one that has passed. We offer a variety of funeral flower arrangements with a variety of price points. Adorning the casket with a fresh floral casket spray, is typically chosen by the closest members of the family - spouse, children, siblings, and parents. Casket Sprays are beautifully designed arrangements of one or several types of flowers and sits on top of the casket. Full casket sprays are appropriate for closed caskets, and half casket sprays are appropriate for open casket services. Casket inserts and garlands are other floral designs that are sometimes ordered by the immediate family.

If you plan to send flowers to the service a standing spray, funeral wreath, floral heart, floral cross or a funeral basket will be taken from the service to the graveside. Floral hearts, floral crosses and wreaths are traditionally sent by family and close friends. Standing sprays and funeral wreaths are designed on an easel and are typically placed near the casket or urn. They are later taken to the cemetery where they will remain until the cemetery staff removes them from the gravesite.

Plants and fresh flower arrangements in glass vases will be given to the family after the service and are not taken to the cemetery.

If you plan to send flowers to the family’s home, a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers in a vase, a Peace Lily, dish garden, or a food basket is appropriate. Dish gardens are customed made using green plants and/or flowering colorful plants and are planted in a ceramic dish or arranged in a basket with fresh moss. Dish gardens and plants are a very nice, long lasting option to send to the service or to the home.

Bouquet Boutique by Send Your Love Florist & Gifts provides compassionate customer service to assist you with your decision.


3. How much should I pay for funeral flowers? 

Typically, you can expect to pay approximately $60.00 - $90.00 for an average size fresh floral arrangement. Casket Sprays start at approximately $150 and go up in price based on size and flowers selected. If the casket is to remain open, money can be saved by ordering a half-sized Casket Spray.

Standing sprays, wreaths and crosses start at approximately $100 and go up in price based on the size and types of flowers selected.

If the deceased will be cremated, we can design a beautiful flower arrangement to compliment a framed photo or design a funeral urn arrangement. A funeral run arrangement starts at $100 and goes up in price based on size and flower choice.

Bouquet Boutique by Send Your Love Florist & Gifts design team has over 30 years of experience assisting families and friends with Funeral Flower arrangements.


4. Which flowers and plants are typically used in funeral flowers? 

We use a wide variety of flowers and greens are used to make beautifully flower arrangements. Popular flowers for funeral include: Lilies, Gladioli, Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Roses, and Orchids. 


5. What is the meaning of certain funeral flowers? 

While there are a variety of flowers available and used when designing Funeral Flowers, several flowers have special meaning. Listed below are some of the more requested flowers and the meaning behind them:

  • Lilies: One of the most popular choices for funerals, lilies represent the restored innocence of the soul of the departed.
  • Gladioli: Tall and majestic, gladioli convey strength of character, moral integrity and sincerity
  • Carnations: White carnations convey pure love and innocence; red carnations represent admiration; and pink carnations stand for remembrance.
  • Chrysanthemums: A representation of truth and are typically regarded as a cheerful way to honor someone who lived a full life.
  • Roses: This popular flower carries different meanings depending on the color; White roses express reverence, innocence and youthfulness; Red roses convey respect, love and courage; Pink roses signify love, grace and gentility; Crimson roses denote grief and sorrow; and yellow represents friendship.
  • Orchids: Pink and white are traditional orchid colors used to express one's sympathy and typically represent eternal love. Phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids are generally the most appropriate types of orchids used as sympathy flowers.