How to Choose Funeral Flowers

By Published On: January 27, 2020Categories: Blog

Choosing funeral flowers may not be high on your priority list, especially if there are several other decisions to make when it comes to planning a service. However, creating an arrangement can provide some catharsis during a difficult time and is also a simple yet effective way to truly capture the essence of the person you are honoring. Read on to learn how to choose funeral flowers!

Here is some helpful advice for choosing the right funeral flowers:


Funeral sprays are a common way to express sympathy. Sprays are large and flat bouquets that are intended to be viewed from one side. Single-ended sprays are often presented on a stand, while double-ended sprays are typically displayed on top of the casket.


Traditional bouquets can be given or displayed and placed in a vase or basket. Floral bouquets can even be shaped into special tributes like crosses, hearts or the initials of the deceased.


A garland can be fastened together in a circle and transformed into a wreath that represents eternal life. Wreaths are typically displayed on a stand next to the casket.

Live Plants:

An acceptable alternative to flowers is live plants. Whether small or large, live plants serve as a symbolic representation of growth and life.
Traditionally, flowers are given as a gift to family and friends who are grieving. We can help you choose the right flowers that honour the memory of your loved one and provide several funeral service options to go along with it.

Need help finding the right funeral flowers for your service? Contact First Memorial Fairview to learn more about our cremation and funeral services.

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