Funeral flowers are an important way to celebrate a loved one’s life and make the ceremony extra special. Whether you are looking for a simple and classic arrangement or something more striking, here are Far and Beyond Funerals’ recommendations of the best flowers for funerals.
White lilies are an elegant and traditional funeral flower. They are seen to symbolise peace and innocence, which is why they are often associated with death and the afterlife. In arrangements, they pair well with many types of flowers and foliage. You can also opt for brighter coloured lilies, such as pink, to add some vibrancy alongside the classic white.
Roses are another common favourite for funeral ceremonies thanks to their intricate beauty, and come in a wide variety of colours with different meanings. Red roses symbolise romance, whereas yellow ones symbolise friendship and pink suggests femininity and sweetness. Perhaps your choice of rose can reflect the personality of your loved one for added sentiment.
Gladioli are a good option for affordable funerals as they are less costly than flowers such as roses. The gladiolus nanus elvira is particularly charming with its soft ivory petals flushed with pink, although gladioli grow in many colours, from deep violet to sunny yellow. They are a popular choice for men’s funerals as the flowers are tall and bold, although they can work beautifully for any ceremony.
Freesias are delicate flowers that look particularly lovely when paired with roses. As well as growing in a wide range of stunning colours, freesias give off a wonderful scent. Like roses, each variety of freesia is thought to have a symbolic meaning. For example, lilac freesias means modesty while red freesias means joy.
Carnations are pretty, dainty flowers often in shades of pink, yellow or white. Their traditional name, Dianthus caryophyllus, is said to come from the Greek meaning for ‘heavenly flower’ and carnations are often used in funeral arrangements because of this.
Orchids are an extremely long-lasting and durable flower which make them an appropriate symbol of everlasting love at funeral ceremonies. Usually, in pink or white, the opulent plants are more expensive than flowers such as carnations. However, they make a bold statement and will continue to flourish for weeks after making them a meaningful way to remember your loved one.
If you are looking for funeral directors in Manchester, get in touch with our team at Far and Beyond Funeral Services today.