Condolence Flowers Frequently Asked Questions
What flowers for sympathy?
There is no rule when it comes to appropriate flowers for sympathy. We always recommend something that touches your heart or that you feel would resonate with the deceased or their family. If you’re not really sure, you can select some of the more common condolence flowers such as lilies, roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, gladioli, orchids or hydrangeas. Any of these – or a combination of them – will be very appropriate and just lovely. Our wonderful, thoughtful team is always on hand to provide sympathy flowers ideas, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
What colour flowers for sympathy?
Whilst there is no hard and fast sympathy flowers etiquette when it comes to colours, white is always a strong, traditional and appropriate shade. The colour symbolises purity, peace and reverence, making any white flowers a lovely choice. If you know the deceased would delight in something more vibrant or you’re looking for unique sympathy flowers, by all means embrace colour. Tulips, sunflowers, wildflowers and even succulents can make for something much more unexpected and striking.
When to send sympathy flowers?
There are several key times at which you might choose to send condolence flowers. Immediately after the loss, before or during the funeral, or after the service. The family might have made a request, so be sure to check any information provided by the funeral director. You might also consider sending sympathy flowers to mark the anniversary of the event, if this feels appropriate.