Choosing funeral flowers when someone you love dies can be a confusing and emotional time.  The choices are endless, such as wreaths, sprays, lilies and so on. You want to remember your loved one as they were in life—happy, healthy, and full of energy—and not focus on their passing or the loss that you feel. It’s important to celebrate the life of someone special while also acknowledging the fact that they are no longer with us on this Earth. However, there is one big question that many people have when making arrangements for a funeral: “What kind of flowers should I get?”

There are many types of beautiful flowers to choose from when planning a funeral.  Among them, Lilies and Calla Lilies are the most traditional option. They have a peaceful, graceful quality that creates a calming and serene atmosphere during an emotionally difficult time. Coffin sprays are also very popular because they can be placed on top of the coffin or inside it as part of a burial service. Standing sprays can be arranged in vases to create an elegant display on tabletops throughout the funeral home or church sanctuary before, during, and after services—and sometimes beyond!

You may have noticed the lovely white lily flowers in the casket spray and standing spray pictured above. They are a traditional funeral flower and can be used in any funeral setting. When you see a casket spray with lilies, it’s often because of their symbolism as a symbol of purity and innocence—perfect for expressing grief over someone who’s passed away unexpectedly or at an early age.
If you’re looking for ways to honour someone who has died, consider using this beautiful flower.

Calla lilies
Calla lilies are one of the most popular flowers for funerals because they are traditional, elegant, and beautiful. The calla lily is usually white or cream in colour and very fragrant. They are also often used in bouquets because they last a long time and provide a nice display of colour.

Coffin sprays
Coffin sprays are beautiful, elegant floral arrangements that can be placed on top of a coffin. They can be made up of fresh or silk flowers and are often designed to match the decor of the funeral home. One thing to keep in mind when choosing coffin sprays is that they must be able to fit inside a standard coffin. If you’re unsure about whether or not your chosen flower arrangement will fit inside, just ask us and we will be able to advise on this!

Standing sprays
Standing sprays are a popular choice for funeral flowers. They are easy to arrange, look great and can act as an accent piece in the room where they’re displayed. They’re also a good option if you want to send flowers but don’t live close to the funeral. For example, if your loved one has passed away in another town or city, standing sprays provide an elegant way for friends and family members who live far away from them to pay their respects. If you’d like your standing spray arrangement to contain a specific flower—for example, roses or lilies—it’s possible for us at SC & BS Cocks to liaise with our local flower supplier to put this together for you!

Wreath flowers
Wreaths are one of the most popular traditional funeral flowers and can be used as a centrepiece or placed on the casket. Wreaths can be made from many types of flowers, but they are usually composed of white lilies and roses to represent the purity of their love. The colours blue and pink are also commonly used in wreaths since they symbolise friendship, loyalty, love and faithfulness.

Wreaths made with fresh flowers (or silk) provide another attractive option for displaying your final tribute in addition to caskets and casket arrangements themselves

There are many beautiful flowers to choose from when planning a funeral. It’s important to know what type of flower will work best for your needs and budget. If you would like more information about funeral flowers in general, please do get in touch with us today on 01452 617892.