The Basic Etiquette for Sympathy Flowers Delivery for Beginners

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What type of flowers do you send to a loved one who recently passed away? This might be the first question that comes into mind when it comes to funeral flowers.

 

When choosing what kind of flowers to send as a sign of sympathy and unity, it is important to be aware of important funeral flowers etiquette. There is a set of rules that shoppers like you need to comply when sending flowers to a viewing, burial or to the home of bereaved family members.

 

In this post, we will enumerate some of the rules when selecting flower arrangements for a bereaved friend or family member. Etiquette focuses on utmost consideration with our emotions and that of others. To make your feeling of sympathy feel genuine to recipients here are things you should never forget:

 

 

  • Know the difference between sympathy and funeral flowers

 

Funeral flowers are floral arrangements that you send to a funeral or memorial event.

 

The destination of sympathy flowers is always the home of bereaved family members.

 

 

  • The type of flower arrangement will depend on your association with the deceased

 

Your relationship with the deceased also dictates the type of flower arrangement that you should have delivered, too.

 

Casket sprays are usually purchased by the living spouse or an immediate family member. The spray is installed on top of the casket as tribute. Inside casket flower arrangements are also purchased by spouses and family members for the deceased.

 

If a relative or a close friend passed away, the types of flower arrangements that you can have delivered are funeral flowers with stand, wall spray, centerpiece arrangements, and sympathy flowers.

 

If the deceased is an acquaintance, the types of flower arrangements that you can have delivered are wall sprays, centerpiece arrangements, flowering plants, a bouquet of cut flowers.

 

 

  • Consider the religious affiliation of the deceased 

 

The style of funeral flowers and sympathy flowers should also be considered based on the religious affiliation of the bereaved. Here are a few guidelines:

  • White is an ideal colour of flowers for funeral arrangements if you are going to have them delivered to the deceased with Catholic, Protestant, or Orthodox Christian affiliations.
  • If you are going to send sympathy flowers and standing wreaths for a deceased person and his or her family that are part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, avoid sending flower arrangements with crucifixes.
  • For a Buddhist loved one or friend who passed on, you may send any type of flower arrangement, but do avoid sending sympathy flowers or wreaths that are red in colour.

 

To check our more etiquette and tips when sending flowers at funerals, give us a call now on 02 98711666 today.

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Factors to Consider when Choosing Sympathy Flowers in Sydney

White Sympathy Box - Perfect sympathy flower gift

Sympathy or funeral flowers are flower arrangements that are meant to be delivered at the funeral home or crematorium for display. Smaller flower arrangements are sympathy flowers that may also be sent to the home of the bereaved family. Their primary function is to express our condolences to those left behind as well as decorative tribute to the deceased individual.

If you are attending a funeral or viewing, you may be wondering what type of sympathy flowers to bring or to send to the family of the deceased. In this article, we will serve as your guide in shopping for the best sympathy flowers in Sydney.

 

The different types of sympathy flowers in Sydney?

The most common sympathy flowers that are offered at viewings, funerals, and memorial services are as follows:

  • Casket sprays that are placed on top of a closed casket.
  • Standing sprays are floral arrangements that are installed on an easel. Standing sprays displays feature wreaths, crosses, hearts, and bouquet form.
  • Flower arrangements in vases and baskets.

 

The most common flowers that are included in sympathy or funeral flower arrangements are:

  • Gladiolus
  • Carnations
  • Lilies
  • Roses

 

How much do funeral flowers cost?

The cost of funeral and sympathy flowers will depend on the type of flowers as well as the design you request from the florist. Basic standing wreath arrangements with a few flower type selections will typically cost more than a simple spray casket or a sympathy flower bouquet in a basket or vase.

If you wish to check out the prices of sympathy flowers in Sydney, request a quote from us by calling 02 8971 1666.

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Here are Thoughtful Tips on How to Choose Sympathy Flowers in Sydney

Sending sympathy flowers to a bereaved family is an old-age, thoughtful tradition when a relative or friend passes away. Although the activity of sending flowers to a house or funeral service is commonplace, many are still confused on the type of flowers to be chosen. Bringing flowers is a kind gesture that brings light to a place that is dimmed by death.

 

In this short guide, we will give you tips on how to choose the best sympathy flowers to buy.

 

  • If you are sending or bringing flowers to a funeral service

 

When ordering sympathy flowers in Sydney and having them delivered to a funeral parlor, make sure to choose flowers arranged in water or floral foam. When arranged in this manner, the flowers will stay vibrant and lively for a few days or before the casket is set in its final resting place.

 

If you are a close family member or relative of the deceased, you will need to choose from either having a casket cover or inside casket piece arrangement. For a closed casket, a casket cover is a must. On the other hand, if the funeral service is of open casket type, an inside casket flower arrangement is necessary.

 

If you want to have flowers delivered to a Sydney funeral home where a friend or relative is interred, you can either choose from a wreath or a funeral basket. These flower arrangements are usually placed on the side of the casket.

 

  • If you are sending sympathy flowers to the bereaved family’s residence

 

It’s always a welcome gesture to have flowers delivered to the Sydney home of the surviving members of the immediate family. Sympathy flowers delivery in Sydney are also appropriate if you missed attending the funeral service or the burial rites of the deceased.

 

You may send a sympathy basket or vase if you are part of the extended family or a friend of the person who passed on. These sympathy arrangements may feature either different flowers, plants or a combination of both.

 

Sympathy flowers delivered straight to the home of the bereaved family members bring comfort in difficult and trying times.

 

Lastly, do not forget to include a sincere and heartfelt sympathy card together with your funeral flowers or sympathy flowers or plants delivery.

If you want to learn more on how to send the best type of sympathy flowers to show your condolences, click here. For enquiries, you may also call us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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