Choosing Sympathy Flowers

Choosing Sympathy Flowers

There are certain flowers that are commonly sent to funerals, the tradition is to have a main tribute to decorate the coffin. This spray can be created in lots of ways and contain a variety of different flowers.

White Lilies represent sorrow or bereavement, white is the colour of mourning in many cultures. White Lilies by themselves – either Oriental, Arum or Longi can be used with foliage to create a stunning display. But, assorted white flowers such as Roses, Carnations, Lisianthus, as well as seasonal flowers are also commonly used.

Roses are traditionally given as symbols of love and friendship, white roses symbolize purity and innocence and look amazing in a spray. Red roses are often used in an arrangement sent by a dearly loved Husband or Wife. I recently created a spray for a lady who had been called Pearl, so I used a really soft pink rose and put a pearl pin head in the centre of each flower.

What ever flowers or arrangements are chosen it is a very personal matter, there are no rules, they can be selected for their traditional meaning or to highlight a personal passion. Whatever happens, if you are sending the flowers to express your sympathy or to the funeral itself, your Chichester Florist is here to advise you.

There are lots of pictures and ideas on our Earth Seed to Bloom website as well as advice and guidance.

Your Chichester Florist, Gill is at the other end of the phone line, so just call any time for any advice. We deliver flowers through out the Chichester and Bognor Regis areas. Call – 01243-531581, the line diverts to my mobile if I am out and about delivering, just leave a message and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.