Funeral Flowers

Personalised funeral flowers tailored to your request

Sending flowers as a way to express one’s sympathy is a long-standing tradition. During sad times, flowers bring the message of hope, signify compassion, love and warmth. Flowers serve a dual purpose, honouring the life of the one who has passed away, and bringing comfort to the grieving family.

Flowers are a wonderful way to express what is in your heart. Send an arrangement to the funeral service, graveside ceremony or church and also consider sending flowers to the home of those grieving days or a couple of weeks after all the services have ended to let them know you are still thinking of them.

We work closely with local floristry experts to ensure you have the funeral flowers you need, in any style, to honour your loved one.

Names, shapes and numerous special requests are possible. We will work with you to ensure the flowers are the colour, type and arrangement that you desire.

For further information on our funeral flowers services, contact your funeral arranger to assist you.

The Language of Flowers

Roses represent love, happiness, hope and new beginnings. White roses express reverence, innocence and youthfulness; Red roses convey respect, love and courage; Pink roses signify love, grace and gentility; Crimson roses denote grief and sorrow; and yellow represents friendship.

Lilies represent the restored innocence of the soul of the departed, majesty and purity.

Carnations represent devotion and remembrance. White carnations convey pure love and innocence; red carnations represent admiration; and pink carnations stand for remembrance. If the deceased was Catholic or Christian, it may be appropriate to send pink carnations because it is believed that the Virgin Mary created these flowers with her tears.

Gerbera represent innocence and purity.

Gladioli – Tall and majestic, gladioli convey strength of character, moral integrity and sincerity.

Orchids – Pink and white are traditional orchid colours used to express one’s sympathy and typically represent eternal love. Phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids are generally the most appropriate types of orchids used as sympathy flowers.

Chrysanthemums – One of the most popular funeral flowers is the chrysanthemum. The meaning behind these flowers varies depending on the country. For example, people in Asian countries such as Korea and Japan view the chrysanthemum as a symbol of death and grief. In the UK, chrysanthemums are seen as a symbol of truth. Regardless of where you live, this is a great choice for funeral flowers and is often included in floral arrangements with other popular flowers.

Violets were used throughout literature, including in Shakespeare’s Ophelia, to symbolize a death that came too soon. If a loved one passed away unexpectedly at a young age, it maybe appropriate to incorporate violets into the funeral flowers.

Forget Me Nots – Choose forget me nots if you would like to tell the deceased that you will always remember him and that he will live on in your memories forever.

Camellia flowers are breathtakingly beautiful because of their delicate petals and elegance. This flower symbolises perfection, refinement and excellence. It is ideal for funerals of those you admired or truly respected.

Religious Customs

Funeral etiquette varies from faith to faith. What may be appropriate in one culture may not be in another. To avoid unintentional upset it is important to be sensitive to the faith of the deceased and their family before ordering funeral flowers. As a guide:

Catholic – All types of flower arrangements are welcome. 

Protestant Christian – All types of flower arrangements are welcome.

Mormon – Most flowers are appropriate but avoid tributes in the shape of a cross.

Jewish – It is not customary to send flowers to a Jewish funeral or to the family home during shiva (the first 7 days following the funeral).

Hindu – Although most floral arrangements are accepted, garlands are more commonly worn at a Hindu funeral.

Muslim – It is considered good etiquette to seek consent from family members before sending flowers to an Islamic funeral.

Sikh – A Sikh tribute in the form of flowers is an appropriate gift but not obligatory. A Khanda Sikh tribute – Khanda being the symbol of Sikh faith – is the most common flower arrangement that’s sent. The family will often arrange a Khanda tribute and other funeral flowers to surround the body.

Buddhist – It is important to know that white flowers are a traditional colour choice that represents mourning, while red is considered poor funeral etiquette.

Please Note Some families will ask for charitable donations instead of flowers. This will usually be stated in any obituary notices or funeral announcements that appear on our obituary page. If this is the case then it is good etiquette to follow the family’s wishes.

Sympathy Card Messages

Simple and traditional

  • In loving memory
  • Forever in our thoughts
  • Rest in peace
  • Loved and remembered
  • Gone but never forgotten
  • With love and fond memories
  • Always in my / our heart(s)
  • Sleep peacefully


  • Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.
  • God is with you
  • Rest in peace
  • A silent thought, a quiet prayer, for a special person, in God’s care
  • May you rest in peace in God’s heaven
  • In God’s arms may you gently rest.

Longer funeral flower messages

  • You brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you; you will be sorely missed by everyone.
  • When a person becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
  • Loss leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
  • May the road rise up to meet you and may the wind be always at your back.
  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
  • Time may pass and fade away but memories of you will always stay.
  • Many friends come into our lives but only a few leave with their footprints on our hearts.
  • A person that departs on this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds – through us they live on.

Funeral flower messages for a Mother or Father

  • Mum/Dad, you were loved by all. You will be greatly missed.
  • You were the best Mum/Dad. I/We will never forget you.
  • Mum/Dad, you gave me the best life. Rest peacefully.
  • Your happiness and love will remain in our hearts.
  • Thank you for all you did for me/us. You’ll forever live on in

Our memories

  • You were the most caring and loving mother/father in the world.
  • Rest now and be at peace.
  • Funeral flower messages for a Grandparent
  • You made the world a brighter place. You will be dearly missed.
  • Grandma/Grandad, though we grieve for you now, your memory will

Live on through us

  • You lived a long and full life, full of love. You will live on in our hearts.
  • For all the joy you gave our family, may you rest peacefully.
  • You were the best [grandparent] anyone could have asked for.
  • Thank you for everything you ever did, you will forever remain in our thoughts and hearts.

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