Ordering Funeral Flower Arrangements
By Budda Oliver
Memorial floral arrangements have been used through
history, in nearly all cultures, to show compassion and
love for the deceased and the deceased's family. These
memorial arrangements are normally displayed at the wake
and other services held at the funeral home, religious
building, cemetery, or any combination of the three.
After the service, the family has the option of bringing
home any arrangements or live plants given by the loved
ones of the departed.
Ordering funeral flower arrangements can be accomplished
in several ways.
- Online Florists- Many online florists offer a
selection of memorial flowers and other arrangements
that can be conveniently purchased via the Internet.
These online florists will usually have pictures of the
available arrangements on their websites.
- Local Florists- Local florists are typically a better
choice, due to the personal service found at these
establishments. Being able to talk directly to the
floral arranger will more easily allow you to
effectively communicate your needs and will result in a
better final product. The floral arranger will also be
able to provide you with fresh ideas and be able to work
more closely with you. As another benefit, you will be
able to directly see the quality of the arrangement that
will be used at the service.
- Funeral Home- It can be wise to contact the funeral
home directly in the event you should want to provide
arrangements for the service. Many funeral homes have
good relationships with quality florists, and can
provide you with a trusted, experienced, and quality
floral arranger. At the very least, they can tell you
which ones not to consider. This is also a good idea if
are directly involved with the funeral services, as you
will already have the opportunity to sit down with the
funeral director in person.
The most important factor to consider when ordering
memorial or funeral floral arrangements is quality.
Using a trustworthy, qualified florist is the best way
to ensure that you will be pleased and satisfied with
your floral displays. Ask friends, family, and the
funeral director if they have any recommendations or
suggestions. You can also find reviews of florists
online. Be sure to communicate your intentions clearly
with the floral arranger to ensure you will actually get
what you want. A good florist should be able to fully
understand your wants, as well as be able to provide
their own ideas for your consideration.
Most florists will deliver your floral arrangement
directly to the funeral home, religious center, or
cemetery, should you want them to do this. Typically,
the flowers are delivered to the memorial site the day
before, or the morning of the services to be held, and
will be arranged at the service by the staff.
Mr. Oliver is a marketing agent of Morrissett Funeral
Home. The funeral home provides funeral arrangements and
services throughout the Richmond Virginia area. For more
information on their Funeral Services in Richmond
Virginia please visit their website.