When you send flowers to a funeral, you’re helping grieving loved ones celebrate the life of the person they lost. Flowers are a beautiful way to show that you care. But making sure that they arrive at just the right time for a funeral can be tricky. So, where should you order flowers from?
Should I send flowers to a funeral?
Flowers have a long tradition with funerals. In fact, it was once common in some religions for funerals to have flower bearers, whose job was as essential as the pallbearer. These women would carry flowers into the church ahead of the casket and later bring those flowers back out into the cemetery. The tradition exists in some communities today even still.
When we send flowers to a funeral, we’re expressing our condolences in a way that can be hard to put into words. We’re offering sympathy, love, and support in a symbolic way. We also send flowers because we recognize that the day of a funeral can be a difficult, gloomy one. Flowers brighten up a funeral and add color to a day that’s considered dark.
Throughout different cultures and religions around the world, flowers have always been treated as symbolic of life and our journey through it. Lilies, one of the most common funeral flowers, represent rebirth, signaling the spirit of our loved one starting a new transition to a world beyond our own. Roses, another often used funeral flower, stand for an everlasting and eternal love that cannot end with death. When we send such flowers to funerals, we’re using these flowers’ hidden meanings to say kind, loving sentiments to those who remain and are in mourning without having to say anything at all.
Where should I buy funeral flowers?
When it comes to buying flowers for a funeral, timing is one of the biggest things to keep in mind. Although there are several services online where you can ship flowers across the country, it’s hard to make sure that those flowers arrive in time. And if they don’t, there’s not much that you can do.
The easiest way to buy flowers for a funeral is by going directly through a funeral home’s website. When ordering through a funeral home’s website, you have the service information and delivery address right there for you. And unlike ordering through an online flower shipping company, the funeral home can work with the florist if there are any problems with the order and delivery. If you were to order through another provider, the funeral home would not be able to see your order history or have any additional insight into what happened.
If you intend to order flowers online, it’s best to order through the funeral home’s website rather than another provider. Many funeral homes’ online ordering is set up so that the decedent’s information, including service times, is communicated directly to the florist. Having the online ordering set up this way prevents unfortunate errors that may result in the floral arrangements not showing up on time, being the wrong flowers, or going to the wrong location.
Funeral home staff are also familiar with the family’s wishes and know where the flowers belong. If the service is held at a gravesite or church, the team will be able to take care of transporting the flowers there from the funeral home. Additionally, not every family wants flowers for a visitation, so a funeral home can ensure that you have the correct information about when and where the flowers should arrive.
Working through the funeral home’s website ensures that you have the instructions that you need to send the flowers you want to send to the right place at the right time. When you work directly through the funeral home, you know you’ll have engaged staff ensuring that what you order is there for the family and friends who are grieving their loss. Working with someone who is familiar with what’s happening at the funeral means that you’ll have staff who want to make sure that the funeral is perfect for the family of the loved one who passed, right down to making certain that the flowers are where they need to be.