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How to Choose Flowers for Funeral Services

Want to find appropriate flowers for funerals? Learn more with our experts.

When you know someone who’s dealing with loss, it’s normal to want to do everything you can in order to best comfort and support them. One such way to do so, especially in cases when you cannot physically be there with them, is by sending an arrangement of sympathy flowers to either the funeral service itself, or to the family’s home. When you send flowers, the recipient immediately can recognize how much you care for them, and that message goes a long way in the troubling times that coincide with the loss of a loved one. But as much as flowers are a definite obvious choice to display your sympathy and consideration, you want to be sure that you pick appropriate flowers for the occasion. So, let us help you in deciding which flowers would be best to commemorate a lost loved one.

Lilies: Perhaps the flower most synonymous with funeral services and sympathy flower arrangements is the lily, both due to their stark white color as well as their meaning. Lilies are often meant to symbolize majesty and purity, but also to signify a restored innocence in the soul of the deceased.

Roses: While roses may be typically reserved for romantic arrangements, they also can make for beautiful additions in a sympathy bouquet. The color of roses define their significance, with white roses evoking innocence as well as reverence, and red roses signifying love and respect. Choose pink roses for a message of grace and gentility.

Carnations: Carnations are likewise a good choice for flowers for a funeral service. Available in a variety of colors, the carnation can bare multiple meanings. White carnations evoke innocence and pure love, while red carnations stand for admiration and pink ones signify remembrance. Any of these carnations would be a great choice in your arrangement of funeral flowers.

Chrysanthemums: Often referred to as just mums, the chrysanthemum is a popular flower of choice for funeral services overseas, particularly so in European countries where the white chrysanthemum signifies death and grief. This makes the chrysanthemum, which is also a very striking shape, a fitting choice for funeral flowers.

That’s just a handful of great choices for flowers for funeral services. When you need funeral flowers in any area across the U.S. or Canada, just search our directory and order with a florist you trust! Our local florists have appropriate sympathy arrangements of all shapes and sizes, featuring even more flowers than the ones listed just above. For more information on funeral flowers, take a look at our guide on how to send flowers to a funeral service, and learn how to write an appropriate sympathy message with your flowers.