How to Choose Condolence and Funeral Flowers

Funerals are sobre affairs and dedicated to the memory of the deceased. Flowers are a common way of showing your condolences to the deceased’s family and to pay tribute to the deceased themselves. . 

There are several things that you have to consider when choosing funeral flowers as they are an important expression of sadness and grief. Usually in Singaporean culture, condolence and funeral flowers are present at both Buddhist and Christian funerals, and sent in advance of the actual funeral day. 

Here are some of the main factors that are important to consider when it comes to condolence flowers:

1. Flower Colours

In Asian culture, the common colour for mourning would be white. Therefore, any bouquet or floral arrangement you choose should preferably have white flowers in them. That being said, there is usually no hard limit on the colour of flowers that you send. 

Most of the time, at Chinese funerals, the colour red is avoided as it symbolises celebration and prosperity. The same goes for gold, and that is why the deceased’s family avoids wearing jewellery. 

As such, you should avoid sending flowers of deep red to a traditional Chinese funeral and stick with pale colours like white, cream, beige, pale yellow, peach and the like.

2. Flower Arrangements

There are several ways to send condolence flowers. Usually they’re sent in a basket, as wreaths or on a stand. Condolence flowers on a stand are the most common way to send your flowers for a funeral. Alternatively, they can also be sent in a pot or vase. You can also choose to send a wreath.

At the end of it, you want to make things convenient for the family of the deceased. They should be able to display your flowers without having to provide or make additional arrangements. This is why flowers sent on a stand are pretty popular, as they can easily be placed anywhere in the funeral space.

One great example of a unique condolence flower arrangement is this potted one from Farm Florist, called Paula, consisting of Gerberas, Roses and Lavenders. 

Source: Farm Florist

3.  Delivery Speed

Condolence flowers are usually express orders, since funerals and memorials are something that happens very suddenly. Therefore, you need to have your wreaths or bouquets delivered almost immediately after you’ve received the news.

For this, you’ll need to contact a florist that’s able to arrange and deliver your flowers within a matter of hours from the time of ordering. They should also be able to customise your flowers in detail within that short time.

For this, you can always contact Farm Florist. We provide flower express deliveries in Singapore that can be fulfilled within an hour of your order.

4. Price

Most funeral flower arrangements come at a very affordable price. Visiting a florist’s online website helps you compare prices better and easier. This way, you know how much you’re paying and what you’re paying for.

Comparing prices at Farm Florist is really easy, as the website has a specific section for condolence and funeral flowers. This way, you can see what fits your budget the best.

Types of Condolence Flowers To Send

A funeral flower arrangement doesn’t have a hard and fast rule regarding the types of flowers that it can include. Often, a bouquet can have more than one type of flower. However, since these are flowers for a sombre occasion, florists and customers tend to prefer flowers with muted colours. 

Here are some of the most common flowers you can pick for the funeral wreaths and bouquets you want to send:

1. Lilies

Lilies, especially white lilies, are symbols of peace, gracefulness and dignity. Lilies themselves are rather elegant flowers that carry with them a sense of calm and serenity. 

Additionally, lilies are pretty versatile flowers that look good alone, and you don’t need many stalks to form a sizable bouquet because lilies are pretty large blooms. Once you pair them with some fillers like baby’s breath and green leaves, they look wonderful on their own. 

2. Roses 

Roses are a crowd favourite for funeral bouquets because they come in many colours. These include white, cream, light pink, peach, light purple and much more. They’re able to provide variety when it comes to colours and designs. 

In addition to that, roses also emit a pleasant scent that’s sweet and calming, which will be a great comfort to those who receive them.

3. Gerbera

Gerberas are large flowers and usually come in bright colours, and are usually used to mark happy occasions. However, they can also be part of funeral flower arrangements, especially white, soft pink and peach coloured Gerberas. 

One special funeral flower arrangement that features Gerberas from Farm Florist is this one called Gracefulness, featuring Gerberas and Chrysanthemums. 

Source: Farm Florist

4. Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums or ‘mums’ are one of the most popular flowers to send during funerals, especially in European countries. The same is true here in Singapore too. White and yellow mums are some of the most common colours that form part of the funeral bouquet. 

Chrysanthemums carry various meanings, and in the context of mourning, it symbolises how memories of the deceased will remain eternally. 

5. Carnations

Carnations are smaller flowers and are often included in a funeral bouquet as part of an ensemble. They’re very pretty flowers that have wavy petals. 

Carnations are also more affordable than many other flowers like lilies and roses, so they’re the perfect choice for those on a budget. 

When you send funeral flowers in Singapore, it’s always important to remember to leave a condolence message.

 Also, it is the culture in Singapore to send flowers in advance of the actual funeral day, while the deceased is being kept in a funeral home for their own residence for a period of memorial and mourning. 

The most common way to send condolence flowers to the family of the deceased is to send flower stands, or bouquets in baskets that come with a platform stand. This is to make things easier for the deceased’s family to display your condolence wishes. 

With Farm Florist, you can send flowers in Singapore within one hour, and also at any time of the day. Contact us for our 24 hour services, where we can deliver at any time of the day, even in the wee hours of the morning. 

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