I always find it interesting that people do not know what flowers to send for a funeral, memorial or celebration of life. Here are a few suggestions that may help you make the that decision.
- Generally memorial bouquets are larger than flowers that would be sent to the home, but don’t be intiminated by this, talk to your florist about a vertical design that will stand out without breaking the budget. A few large flowers can make a big statement. Consider going together on an arrangement with other family members or friends.
- Plant Vs. Flowers?
- Generally speaking you can get more for your money with a plant. Some exotic or tropical plants pack quite a punch. Try to pick something that won’t be duplicated several times at the same service. Flowers do add more color and generally are not repeated throughout the ceremony. Many people think a plant will be taken home with the family, but please remember they will probably receive many plants and flowers and space may be an issue.
- Should I personalize the arrangement?
- If the deceased is a close friend or relative, it is appropriate to add something that will reflect your relationship, personalize who the deceased was, or hobbies they enjoyed. A personal item from the deceased may add interest to the design. Always, keep these items tasteful and hesitate if you think someone else may do a simular design.