Funeral flowers have always been a traditional way to pay respect and tribute to the person who has died, and their loved ones.
However many families prefer to have charity donations in lieu of flowers.
If you are considering sending funeral flowers for a loved one, it may help if you consider:
Your relation to the deceased:
Often, flowers for the coffin are selected by the immediate family only, with other relatives and close friends sending wreaths, hearts, customised tributes or cushions. If you are a friend / acquaintance or colleague, it is usually more appropriate to send a bouquet or sheaf arrangement.
The faith of the deceased:
The funeral etiquette often varies greatly from faith to faith. To avoid any unintentional upsets, it is important to be sensitive to the faith of the deceased and their family before ordering funeral flowers.
For example, whilst Catholic and Protestant Christians usually welcome all types of flower arrangements, it is not customary to send flowers to a Jewish funeral or to the family home during shiva (the first 7 days following the funeral), whilst for a Muslim funeral, it is considered good etiquette to seek consent from family members before sending flowers to an Islamic funeral.
Should you like to view the styles, sizes and costs of flowers you may like to purchase ahead of the funeral, below is a list of our most trusted florists.
741 High Road
0208 556 0571
96 Aldersbrook Road
07498 488 134
121A High Street
0208 989 6506
2 Gwynne House
Wanstead London E11 1QH
020 8518 8893
22 Woodford Road
020 8534 1844