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Choosing Funeral Flowers for Your Loved One

Posted on 26th March 2022

Losing a loved one is hard. Feelings of sadness, hopelessness and sadness engulf us. When words are difficult to come by and you want to pay tribute to your loved one, look no further than flowers. They are an elegant way to remember the deceased and celebrate their love.

So how do you choose the right funeral flowers for your loved one? We answer this question in detail in this post.

The Arrangement

This is an important aspect to consider when ordering funeral flowers for a loved one. Here are the most common arrangements:

  • Bouquets – A bouquet is the most popular floral arrangement for funerals. Available in a range of sizes, shapes and styles, a bouquet is an arrangement where a bunch of different flowers can be displayed in a basket/vase.
  • Casket Sprays – This is the primary floral tribute that’s placed atop the casket. Full casket sprays are ideal for closed casket services and half-casket sprays are ideal for open casket services.
  • Standing Sprays – These are large floral arrangements that are placed at a prominent spot around the casket. They are typically arranged in the shape of a cross, heart, triangle or teardrop.
  • Wreaths – Circular in shape, wreaths represent the eternity of life and are generally placed on a funeral home’s doors. Wreaths are usually brought to the burial place instead of being sent directly to the church or funeral home.

The Flowers

Funeral flowers are usually chosen by the deceased’s family members or family friends as these are the ones that are typically displayed at the chapel near the casket as well as the top of the casket during the funeral service.

When it comes to choosing flowers for a funeral, there are no set rules. The size of the funeral flowers is the most important aspect when choosing a floral arrangement for funerals. This is to ensure the flowers are visible from anywhere across the room.

Some popular funeral flowers are:

  • Lilies
  • Peace lilies
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Carnations
  • Roses
  • Orchids
  • Gladioli
  • Hydrangeas
  • Tulips
  • Daffodils

The Florist

A funeral arrangement is an important part of a funeral service, so you want to choose a reliable florist in Newcastle. Floral design is no mean feat; it calls for craftsmanship and expertise. A lot of time and effort goes in the making of a funeral floral arrangement.

When choosing florists in Newcastle, be sure to assess their work. Although pictures can give you some idea about their expertise and craftsmanship, they can be deceiving. Feel free to visit the florist in person to discuss your requirements.

The Cost

The cost of funeral flowers in Newcastle depends on the flowers you choose, the arrangement you like, the size of the arrangement, the florist you finalise, and the scale of the funeral.

For instance, a simple flower wreath can cost from £30 to £80 while a basket arrangement can cost around £40 to £80. Casket sprays can cost between £100 and £250 and custom tributes can also cost in this range.

Contact Katherine’s Florists Newcastle

We are a family run business proudly serving the North East region for over 50 years. With vast experience and rich expertise, we can help you choose the right funeral flowers in Newcastle. Call 0191 261 6000 now for assistance.

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