Family members usually order the casket spray and any flowers to be placed inside the casket.
For ideas, many florists have books that show a variety of sympathy flower tributes including regional designs. Long-lasting green plants are becoming increasingly popular and are often combined with flowers.
These pieces, such as standing sprays and larger wreaths, could also be from clubs, leagues and business associates. One idea: Include a contact name and address so the family has one contact and knows whom to thank.
If there is to be a visitation and viewing before the service, palms, green plants and larger tributes from groups can provide a beautiful setting. A tastefully done floral tribute adds beauty to any type of memorial service. Of course, it is equally nice to send the flowers or plants to the family’s home.
Funeral directors tell us that most people do not want a service completely devoid of flowers. Also, many people choose to send flowers or plants to the family at home instead of sending them to the funeral home.