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How to Choose the Appropriate Flowers for a Funeral

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Flowers serve as a moving and meaningful symbol of love and friendship. That is why people present each other with flowers when celebrating various events. But flowers can also serve as a symbol of sympathy during a time of loss, making them popular at many funeral homes. If you are preparing to plan or attend a funeral, keep reading to learn how you can pick out appropriate flowers:

Consider what type of flower arrangements are needed for the funeral Flowers are an aspect of funeral services for an assortment of cultures. If you are planning a funeral for a deceased loved one, you have a variety of floral options to consider. Florists offer a number of funeral floral arrangements, allowing loved ones to commemorate their loss with a beautiful display of flowers. You can choose a wreath to hang on a wall, door, or photograph, or you can choose spray arrangements that will sit inside or on top of the casket.

Consider the meanings of different flowers Funeral flowers should symbolize messages of sympathy, love, and support. Finding out more about the meaning behind each option will help you choose the right flowers for the occasion. Carnations are found in a variety of colors, with each color representing a different positive message such as love and admiration. Lilies often represent sympathy and purity, while gladioli are representative of sincerity and character strength. Think about your loved one’s unique personality in order to choose flowers that will best represent his or her memory.

Consider what the family wants Not all families and individuals want to receive flowers after the passing of a loved one. Flowers are not a feature of funerals in all cultures, so it is important to be sensitive to the religious, ethnic, or cultural preferences of your friend or family member. You should also check the funeral invitation to see if your loved one has requested anything else in place of floral arrangements.

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory can help you learn more about how to make arrangements for a funeral. Contact us today at (253) 584-0252 to start planning a beautiful ceremony in our funeral home and memorial park.

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