Respect and Remember: Flowers at Funeral Services

Flowers have long played an important role at funerals. With the discovery of flowers in burial sites inside caves in the Middle East dating back more than 60,000 years, this confirms mankind has been performing farewell rituals with flowers for thousands of years.

Initially flowers were used at funerals as a means to cover bad odors however over time the purpose of funeral flowers has evolved. Flowers at funeral services are a way to express comfort and sympathy to friends and family who have lost loved ones. They are also a symbol of respect to the person who has passed.

A survey commissioned by the American Floral Endowment (AFE) through the Floral Marketing Research Fund in 2014, found that of the Funeral Directors surveyed, they considered flowers to be the biggest comfort to the bereaved. Over half surveyed believed floral tributes were a clear expression of sympathy, followed by a way to commemorate the deceased. Additionally, almost 75% encouraged the bereaved to have flowers at funeral services.

Brown Floral Sympathy Tributes

During times of grief, Brown Floral are here to help express sympathy and to remember loved ones. With delivery available in most zip codes within Salt Lake City, this service is available to mortuaries in the region 7 days a week.  544537_367417429967166_1307137657_n

Sending Sympathy Flowers

When someone passes away, it is a traumatic time for the immediate family. Brown Floral has an array of bouquets and arrangements available for you to extend your condolences.

A popular flower to express sympathy is the white lily. Popular choices with lilies from Brown Floral include the Devotion Vase, Naturally Elegant Vase and the Beautiful in Blue arrangement for a touch of color.

Another popular way to convey sympathy is to include a butterfly in your arrangement. A symbol of spiritual life after death, the butterfly is a lovely addition to flowers for bereaved. The Butterfly Effect is a bright and colorful choice or Berries in Blue is a simple yet effective arrangement to express condolences.

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Flowers at Funeral Services

The task of selecting flowers for funeral services is typically left to immediate family members. A visual tribute and a sign of respect to the deceased, flowers at funeral services help to create a warm and comforting environment for mourners.

Brown Floral have a large selection of matching floral tributes specifically for funeral services including casket sprays, urn arrangements, wreaths and sprays. All have been designed to be transported with ease and can be delivered to mortuaries in designated areas 7 days a week.

405000_367416773300565_2054685569_nTraditionally the symbol of true love; red roses are also a sign of respect. This makes them a popular choice of flower for funeral services.

The Simply Roses Supreme Casket Spray is a beautiful tribute to convey love and respect. The Red Regards Wreath complements the casket spray well, as does the Care and Compassion Spray on an easel, depending on personal preferences. The Red Rose Tribute Vase is a lovely way to finish off the room.

Brown Floral are not limited to red roses and have a large selection of flowers to choose from. To view the full range, please click here.

Floral Tributes for Cremations

With cremations on the increase, floral tributes are considered an appropriate addition to these farewell services. Depending on whether the service will be taking place before or after the cremation will determine what arrangements are most suitable.

If the service is occurring prior to the cremation, a casket spray may like to be considered. If the service is afterwards, there are many stunning wreathes and arrangements to incorporate the urn and cherish your loved one’s memory.

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The Sunset Wreath in traditional Fall colors is an elegant way to surround an urn. For something more personal, the colorful In Memorian Wreath has room for a photograph of your loved one. View Brown Floral’s full range here.

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Sympathy Flowers for Pet Loss

With some pets having a life span of 20 years, it is not surprising pets become a huge part of many lives over many years and are considered much loved members of the family.

Losing a pet is a traumatic experience and deserves acknowledgement. If you know someone who has lost a pet and you would like to convey your sympathy, view the suggested range of flowers from Brown Floral here.

Contact Brown Floral Today

The loss of a loved one is never easy and everyone grieves differently. Regardless of how a person grieves, two things are for certain: flowers bring many people great comfort during times of sadness and Brown Floral are here to help during those difficult times. Please give us a call and we’ll help you through the process.

If you are a Funeral Director in Salt Lake City and are looking for a local, long standing professional florist to recommend to clients, we would love to hear from you.tracie ipod to kyros 806(1)

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