When it comes to choosing an appropriate tribute for a bereavement, understandably, and thankfully, you're not an expert in this field and may be unsure of funeral etiquette.
A grieving family will certainly be comforted by your loving gesture. Letting them know they are in your thoughts through the beauty of flowers is best done with care and consideration given to who and where the arrangement is going to be sent.
Wreaths, sprays and sheaf style bouquets are designed specifically for a funeral service and would not be sent to the home. Arrangements in vases or ceramics are best sent to the home before or following the funeral. We do always recommend something already arranged as the family are quite possibly receiving lots of flowers and may not have enough vases to accommodate them all.
Some prefer to send a living plant. The Peace Lily has been sent with a card message reflecting the person that has passed is now at peace. Phalaenopsis orchid plants are a classic and elegant statement in white with flowers that last for months. Both are a lasting and loving reminder of your kind gesture and a beautiful memory of their loved one.
When it comes to the card message - if you knew the family more than the deceased and are sending it to their home, then the message should reflect your loving thoughts for them at this time. At a service, you'd more likely write a loving tribute for the person you are there to farewell.
We are always here to help guide our clients so that their floral tribute conveys their message of love and respect in the most appropriate way.