Funeral Guide

Choosing  the correct Tribute can be a daunting prospect. This guide aims to provide some insight into the different types of Funeral Tributes that are available from Florabunda. Our dedicated team are on hand if you need further advice by simply calling  01856 877677.

Choosing  the right flowers for a funeral is often dictated by one’s relationship to the recently deceased or bereaved. We hope our guide will provide insight and guidance to help you choose the correct item for the occasion.

The Tribute range caters for a wide variety of colour themes and floral schemes across a range of different funeral Tributes and should cater to every requirement and budget.

 

Tribute Designs

 

Coffin Sprays

Coffin Sprays sometimes referred to as Double Ended Sprays or Casket Sprays   are designed to adorn Coffins and Caskets. These Sprays are usually chosen by close family or the person who is liasing with the funeral directors regarding the funeral arrangements. Our Casket Sprays are available in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes designed to suit your specific requirements.

 

Letter Tributes

Letter Tributes are often seen at many funerals and are usually dedicated to a particular family member as a centrepiece Tribute from the closely bereaved. Choose a word and our expert Florists will adorn it with delicate floral detail.

 

Funeral Crosses

Funeral Crosses are often the primary tribute at a funeral and represent extremely personal sentiments and feelings. These tributes are typically chosen by immediate family or close friends. Our Funeral Crosses are available in a variety of beautiful colours, shapes and sizes that will suit most budgets.

 

Hearts

Sending a floral heart tribute to a funeral makes a deeply personal statement and is indicative of the love and compassion felt by immediate family or the closely bereaved. Our beautiful range of heart designs come in a tasteful variety of shapes, colours and sizes.

 

Cushions and Pillows

Symbolic of comfort in one's last resting place. Beautifully hand crafted floral cushions and pillows available in a wide variety of shapes sizes and colours.

 

Special Tributes

Gates of Heaven, Teddy, Golf Club, Garden, Anchor etc.

Touching reflections of the deceased evoked through flowers, a simple gesture of love and remembrance.

 

Teardrop Spray

Often referred to as a Single Ended Spray or a Spray, they are a poplar tribute expressing sympathy.  Teardrop Sprays are often used as an alternative to a Coffin Spray and are available in a wide range of colours and sizes designed to meet you specific requirements.

 

Wreaths

Floral Wreaths are probably the best known of funeral and sympathy tributes, their circular design is extremely versatile and they are perfect for sending direct to a funeral as a mark of respect. Available in both contemporary and traditional designs, our wreaths come in a wide variety of styles, colours and sizes. 
 

Posies

Posies come in a variety of traditional and contemporary designs and can be sent directly to a funeral. The ‘Posy’ is traditionally circular in shape similar to a wreath, but without the central void.

 

Tied Sheaf

Hand tied Sheaves, also referred to as a ‘Tied Sheaf’ are perfect for sending direct to a funeral and can be sent to a home address after a funeral;  a fitting alternative to the regular cellophane  wrapped bouquet.

 

Where should the flowers be delivered?

 

Funeral Director

In most instances, Tribute are delivered directed to the funeral director prior to the funeral, this is recommended wherever possible and allows the undertakers to arrive at the funeral destination with the flowers and the coffin together.

Church / Place of Worship

Tributes can be delivered to a place of worship or church, by request of the close family or the funeral director... Our professional florists ensure that flowers that delivered at least one hour before the beginning of the service.

 

A Residential Address

It is often preferable to avoid sending funeral tributes directly to a residential address. It is often the case that the bereaved will be too preoccupied to take delivery.

 

 

What type of message is sent with the flowers?

 

Funeral tribute and sympathy card messages can be difficult to compose during such a sad time. There is no right or wrong message, it’s entirely personal. Just a few words of heartfelt sentiment will be appreciated. We have supplied a few simple examples below that may help you write your message should you require assistance.

“With love and fond memories of (name of deceased) from (your name)"

"In loving memory of a dear friend, with love (your name)"

"Dearest (name of deceased), May you rest in peace. Love from (your name)”

"With deepest sympathy from (your name)"

"Our hearts are filled with sorrow. Rest in Peace Love from (your name)"

"(name of deceased) you will always be in our hearts and minds Lots of Love (your name)"

"Now at peace with your loved ones, fond memories, your friend (your name)"

 

 

When do I need to order the flowers by?

 

When ordering Tributes please try to place your order 48 hours before the day of the funeral and at least 72 hours for Casket Sprays due to their complexity.

Our professional florists will liase with the funeral directors ensuring that delivery of your funeral flowers and tributes is a smooth and stress free operation.
 

How do I order funeral and sympathy tributes online?

 

Simply select the product you wish to send and enter your message. Then  select the date of the funeral, insert the time of the funeral and the name of the deceased and click ‘checkout’. You will then be required to follow the simple ordering process that follows. During the checkout process please have the following information to hand as we will require it to process your order:

 

The name of the person taking receipt of the tribute delivery. 

The address of the funeral director, place of service or residential address. 


If you have any specific requests or requirements please call us on 01856 877677 and we will take your order over the telephone.