Learn the Meaning of Sympathy and Memorial Plants for Your Dear Ones

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Sending sympathy plants is a touching and unique way to show compassion and support to someone who has lost a loved one. Even if you are far away from your dear ones, sending sympathy bouquet shows that you are thinking of them. FloraQueen’s professional local florists create beautiful bouquets, casket wreaths, urn floral arrangements, memorial wreaths, and plant arrangements. We can help you choose and deliver your floral gift to the home of the deceased or to the funeral ceremony, which can undoubtedly express your sincere condolences.

Our mission is to bring flowers to every moment of your life, even the most painful ones. Also, sending sympathy wishes through flowers is entirely appropriate.

As you read this, you can learn the following:

*The Choice of Plants
* Forms of Memorial and Floral Arrangements
* Funeral Cut Flowers
* Religion and Funeral Plants

The Choice of Plants

The language of flowers can be so powerful when words fail us. Learning this knowledge helps us to live through this painful event in life. Some flowers have symbolic meanings that can express your feelings through wreaths. At a funeral, flowers can help you honor the memory of the deceased and accompany your loved ones through this difficult time. Flowers symbolize hope and the rebirth of the deceased’s soul. They are a source of comfort for the family and dear ones. However, we do not always know which flowers or bouquet to choose, or even when flowers are welcome or not.

The choice of flowers and their colors must represent the deceased and is free of “conventions.” The white and green shades are always appropriate, representing purity, simplicity, and refinement.

The chrysanthemums represent eternity. The white lily is a symbol of innocence. We believe this flower allows the deceased to purify himself before entering paradise. The carnation expresses deep mourning. The rose represents respect and love, and the orchid is perfect in floral arrangements to celebrate and cherish sweet memories related to the deceased.

As for colors, white would symbolize purity and rebirth. Red is love, while dark pink is eternal memory, and pale pink is elegance and grace. Moreover, mauve would represent great sadness, pastel colors would embody kindness or friendship, and bright colors would evoke the beauty of life.

Forms of Memorial and Floral Arrangements

You can offer mourning flowers in various ways and types. Here are some of the options that you can use.

Crown: This is the most commonly used form. You can add a ribbon with an attached message in honor of the deceased. The wreath lasts longer than a traditional bouquet. Usually, it consists of roses, chrysanthemums, and lilies. The wreath is one of the most recognizable funeral arrangements. Its diameter can vary from 56 to 102 cm. The choice of wreaths is first made according to color and then the flower. The most traditional crowns consist of chrysanthemums and carnations, which cost less. They are more expensive than other arrangements because they require more work and expertise.

Floral snowshoe: Intended to cover the casket, it also bears a ribbon in honor of the deceased. It is made with roses, lilies, gerberas, etc.

You can express your deepest sympathy to your loved ones or leave a testimony in front of the grave. Make sure to place lilies, hydrangeas, or snapdragons on the tomb. Also, there are cushions of various shapes (round, square, conical, flat, domed, etc.). Less close friends usually offer these bouquets. For example, the heart is a particular form of cushion. You can choose it as a symbol of love for the deceased.

Funeral Cut Flowers

The wreath is a composition of large flowers and foliage, more imposing than a traditional bouquet:

Casket wreaths are usually chosen by the closest person to the deceased or the funeral planner. Also called “casket tops,” this arrangement is typically large and considered as the centerpiece of the burial ceremony. Casket wreaths illustrate the personality of the deceased. Thus, it is possible to choose from a variety of styles: pastoral, vegetal, or even in sparkling tones.

This bouquet is always trendy. It can be made freely (choice of flowers and colors), taking into account the tastes of the deceased. The spray is more fleeting than cut flowers because the stems are not in the water. Some florists offer sheaves as a drop of water (a transparent pouch filled with water) but handling them is delicate.

The funerary heart: This unique funeral floral arrangement is often used by those who have lost a child, parent, or spouse. There are two types of heart-shaped arrangements: “full” or “hollow,” and the heart is often red or white. Heart-shaped arrangements are expensive because of their compact design, which requires more time and effort to complete.

Wall Wreaths: Often appreciated by their large size, wall wreaths stand out by being on the wall or support of the funeral home or church. They can be traditional or modern with a variety of colors and shades. Cut flowers, on the other hand, are much appreciated by relatives, but are not intended to last more than a few days. They are purposely selected, according to the tastes of the deceased’s relatives.

Religion and Funeral Plants

Flowers are not necessary at funerals. The choices vary according to the type of ceremony, and indeed, the last wishes of the deceased.

Depending on the cult of the deceased, flowers are not of the same importance:

* In the Catholic religion, flowers are popular: they are placed on the coffin, and often each person present throws a rose into the grave.
* The Muslim religion does not include flowers at funerals.
* In the Jewish religion, there are usually no flowers. However, it is not forbidden to offer flowers to the family. On the other hand, they are not allowed on the grave. Only a small stone is placed on the grave to mark the visit.
* The Orthodox cult allows flowers in small quantities. Candles (their light evoking celestial light) are preferred to pay homage to the deceased.

Choosing memorial plants or flowers for funerals is never easy. In such circumstances, FloraQueen florist come on the scene to help you make this sad event bloom in a way that reflects the image of the deceased. The choice of flowers for the funeral should be part of the final tribute that you wish to pay to the dead. When grief affects someone close to you, our florists can help you speak through wreaths. Funeral flowers are a way to show your support, affection, and soothe your feelings of sadness. After all, offering sympathy plants for funerals is a meaningful gesture and is the perfect way to express what is in your heart!