We believe that celebratinga person’s life through a personalized floral design is a wonderful way to say goodbye and to support the family and friends that remain. You can celebrate a life well-lived in a variety of ways.
We can take the ‘clues’ you have and create a design that will be meaningful for everyone. Here’s a list of 7 tips that may be helpful in your decision process.
Instead of following certain rules about what is expected, more and more people are choosing to personalize the flowers in a way that memorializes the person.
Flowers can say a lot about a person and can also have a special meaning to the family of the diseased if you choose something that reminds them of their loved one. Was there a special flower(s) that the person especially liked?
Sending something reminiscent of the person may brighten the atmosphere for those attending the service or visiting the home.
Flowers are usually sent for the day of the service, but flowers can also be sent well after the service to offer a remembrance to the person who may still be grieving. Sending flowers on the person’s birthday or holiday is also appropriate and thoughtful.
Although it is a sad time, the flowers do not necessarily need to reflect something somber.
Flowers can indeed help the family to celebrate the life that lived as well as can add fragrance, color and beauty helping to take ones mind off of the sad time.
When sending flowers to the service at a church or funeral home or other venue, think about the impact you want the flowers to have. If you would like a prominent showing, expect to invest $125-$300 or more for a standing spray or a larger arrangement that will stand on a pedestal at the front.
When you have a simpler budget, either ask your florist for a tall, creatively styled arrangement in the $75-$110 range that will still make a statement up front
or ask for a simpler arrangement that can sit at the guest book table or photo table and be a more intimate experience of celebrating their life.
Creative design, celebrating a special hobby or interest (sports team, activity, community involvement, charity involvement), or their profession or military background is always a great idea and always welcome.
Asking for a floral design that is distinctive will help any arrangement at any budget.
Family, friends, coworkers, and other relatives all may choose to send flowers. When you are expressing support for friends, relatives and co-workers, here are a few tips to keep in mind when sending flowers to the viewing and service:
Here's one specific story of how we used some of these tips in supporting one of our Floral Concierge Members (and ended up supporting a second one as well):