Funeral Flowers

Families can order funeral flowers in one of several ways.

  • Through the funeral director
  • Through the local florist
  • Through a company like FTD


Many times you can have the funeral director place the order with a local florist and have it included on the funeral home bill.  He will take your preferences on color, variety, size and price and will work with the florist.  At that time they can also coordinate times and delivery essentials.

Another choice is for you to go directly to the flower shop yourself.

The florist usually has a book on hand with pictures of funeral arrangements. This can give you an idea of what choices and possibilities are available.

You do not have to order exactly what you see in the book. This can be a jumping off point. It can help give you ideas on what you might want.  Discuss what colors and types of flowers you want. They can tell you what is in season.

Don’t forget to discuss price so that you know what to expect. Also make sure the florist knows the place and time for delivery!

If you live some distance away you might want to place an order through FTD. They have a variety of arrangement options that are absolutely beautiful! Also there are many reputable options for ordering flowers online.

Funeral Flower ideas

Often families will coordinate the bouquets for color and style. This can harmonize the flowers around the casket nicely.


Casket Sprays are usually reserved for the immediate family, often the spouse.

Adult children often order corresponding arrangements that will go on either side of the casket.

A pillow arrangement is given by immediate family, usually a child or grandchild. This is a small silk pillow that is adorned with silk or fresh flowers and set within the casket.


It is suitable for anyone to give the following:

  • Wreaths and specialty arrangements- these usually stand on an easel
  • Funeral Baskets- generally baskets sit on the floor or are placed on a stand
  • Green and Blooming Plants- also will often sit on the floor or are placed on a stand


For more thoughts on giving or sending flowers to the bereaved family see my Sympathy Flowers page.


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