April 22, 2021

Simple Guide To Choosing Appropriate Funeral Flowers

Being there for someone while they’re grieving the loss of a loved one is not an easy task. You might not know what to say or how to say something that will make them feel better. Sometimes, simply being present with someone while they’re mourning will help them feel comforted and they will appreciate the support. If you’re not great with words, flowers can speak for you. Flowers offer words of sympathy without saying anything at all. The right arrangement of flowers can portray your message for you. 

There are many varieties of flowers and each serves a different purpose. Here are a few different funeral arrangement flowers and the meanings behind each. 


Lilies are elegant and simple. They stand for innocence and purity, specifically representing the soul. Lilies are by far the most popular choice of flowers for burials in the western world. 

Peace Lily Plant 

A peace lily will typically be sent as a full-plant that has already been potted. A peace lily symbolizes rebirth and a return to innocence. These plants last a long time and are beautiful to put on display inside a home. Due to it already being planted, it is long-living and can be a peaceful reminder that their loved one is still with them. 


Roses are a universal sign of love, but did you know that different colors have different meanings? For a funeral, red roses represent respect, courage, and love whereas, White roses show innocence and youthfulness. If you lost someone who was a close friend, a yellow rose would be a perfect addition to the funeral. If you’re mourning someone who was a teacher, distant relative or mentor – a dark pink rose is great because it expresses gratitude.


This vibrant flower celebrates the life of the loved ones we have lost. In Europe, a “Mum” is associated with death due to the popularity among funeral arrangements. These are not as common in the United States 


A gladioli stands for strength and sincerity and is used to showcase someone’s character. These thin and tall flowers are a great way to encourage grieving members to honor their loved one’s soul. 

Mourning Your Loved Ones 

When it comes to mourning your loved ones, there is no right or wrong way to go about it. Everyone reacts differently to death and it’s up to you on how you want to process your emotions. Flowers are a great gift to give to someone who is mourning and now you know the meaning behind each – should you receive one. 

If you have questions about funeral arrangements or would like additional resources to turn to for help, give us a call today. Our funeral staff has years of experience and we’re here to help you get through the grieving process. 




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