When you hear about the death of a loved one, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. The suffering is already difficult, and most people worry about doing anything that can be taken as offensive. Here are some etiquette tips for sending funeral flowers Las Vegas to help you navigate one part of the grieving process:
Funeral vs. Sympathy Flowers
In most cases, people may send flowers to the funeral home to serve as decoration at the memorial service or viewing. These funeral flowers are designed to pay tribute to the deceased.
Sympathy flowers, on the other hand, can be smaller arrangements that are sent to the home of the deceased’s loved ones. These floral arrangements are designed to bring comfort and a remembrance of love and caring to those who remain. Sympathy flowers can be a good option if you happen to be a more distant relative or friend and hear about the passing of the individual after the funeral has already occurred.
In Lieu of Flowers
Today, you will often see that obituaries or other funeral announcements will include a notice that the family of the deceased would prefer a donation to a charitable cause instead of flowers. Be sure to respect this request. Flowers or a potted plant can be sent at a later time to the home of those who are mourning as a caring gift if desired.
Typically, those flowers that adorn the casket are selected by the family members making the funeral arrangements. If you desire to send flowers for this purpose, it is a good idea to contact the family and inquire first.
Types of Funeral Flowers
Just about any flower can be arranged to make a funeral or sympathy gift. Typically, floral arrangements used at a funeral home are large and, therefore, bigger flowers are often used. Gladioli, lilies, snapdragons, and chrysanthemums are popular. Carnations and roses are all-purpose flowers, perfect for just about any occasion. Potted plants or smaller arrangements are appreciated when they are sent to the home of the remaining family members.
If you have additional details or questions, contact your florist Las Vegas. Not only can florists help with suggesting arrangements, but they can assist with details like helping you find the location of a funeral as well as navigate oversees and customs regulations when sending flowers to a funeral outside the country. Be sure to let your florist know if you’d like your flowers to be moved from one location to another. Florists can help package an arrangement for easy transportation.
When it comes to the card accompanying the floral arrangement, it’s often best to stay short and sweet with messages of sympathy and love. Be sure to sign your full name.