Sending Funeral Flowers in Houston: Etiquette Tips & FAQ
Flower arrangements, sprays, wreaths, and even potted plants demonstrate sympathy during a time of bereavement. Below are some frequently asked questions about etiquette for sending funeral flowers in Houston.
Are there certain types of funeral flowers I should send?
In general, the type of flower arrangement is completely up to you. One exception to this is the floral sprays that sit atop the casket. This traditional arrangement is typically left to the immediate family of the deceased.
Talk to your Houston florist about funeral and sympathy arrangements that are traditionally used. You may also wish to consider combining your floral gift with that of colleagues or other family members. Larger displays look beautiful in a church or cemetery setting and can also be easier to handle than a multitude of smaller arrangements. Don’t fret too much about your choice; your Houston or Bellaire florist should be able to answer all your questions and assist you with your decision – but the only thing that truly matters is the message of support and love you are showing to the family during this difficult time.
Houston Funeral Flower Delivery: Where should I send the flowers?
Many people choose to send flowers directly to the funeral home for display during the funeral service – and this is never an inappropriate choice. You may also wish to send flowers directly to the family of the deceased. If you are considering this second option – you may choose to send the arrangement immediately or wait until some time has passed to show the loved ones that you are still thinking about them and their loss.
I want to send something that will last longer than cut flowers? What else is appropriate?
While floral arrangements are the norm, it is certainly appropriate to send a potted plant. These remembrances can later be placed in a memorial garden or planted at the grave site itself by the family. Again, contact your Houston florist for potted plant ideas that would be most appropriate for this circumstance.
What is etiquette for a cremation?
The etiquette for cremation is the same for typical casket services. You may still choose to send a spray, wreath, etc… to the funeral home. Additionally, if you are close to the family and they are sprinkling the ashes at a later date – you may wish to send a special floral arrangement to be left at this site. If you wish to do this, talk to someone close to the bereaved to determine the appropriateness.
I just saw the funeral or death notice – is it too late to send flowers?
Flowers are a universal symbol of sympathy and support. Even if you’ve missed the funeral, it’s always appropriate to send flowers. You may also wish to wait until an anniversary date (one month or even one year,) to send flowers to the family of the deceased. This is a comforting reminder that you are thinking about them and their loss at a difficult time.
Still Have Questions About Sending Funeral Flowers in Houston?
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