Funeral Flowers Guide

Our Funeral Flower Guide will provide you with support and guidance to make the right choice for funeral flowers and tributes.

What funeral tribute should I choose?

funeral flower collectionSelecting an appropriate floral tribute for a funeral can be daunting, especially at such a sad time.  Family members are usually responsible for making the funeral arrangements so it is wise to be sensitive and respectful of religious, cultural and personal preferences.

You should also take into consideration your relationship to the deceased and the wishes and commitments of the immediate family members and which funeral tributes the family might be selecting themselves.  In some cases a theme for the funeral flowers may be requested, such as a colour scheme or perhaps a certain type of flower.

Our guide will help you make the right choice but if you are in any doubt please do check with the family.

When and how should I place my order?

When ordering funeral flowers please try and place your order at least 24 hours before the funeral and at least 48 hours for Casket Sprays and Bespoke Tributes due to their complexity. Orders must be made by 2pm for next day delivery. There are no deliveries on Sundays.

Please note, we can only deliver to West London postcodes. Delivery charges are £5 for local London postcodes W3, W7, W5, W13, TW18. £9 delivery charge for all other West London postcodes.

If you require assistance please call our flower shop on 020 8579 1118.

You may order from our online selection.  During the checkout process please have the following information to hand as we will require it to process your order:

  • The name of the deceased or the person taking receipt of the tribute delivery.
  • The address of the funeral director or residential address
  • A funeral or sympathy card message to accompany your tribute.

If you have any specific requests or requirements please call us on 020 8579 1118 and we will take your order over the phone.  Or visit us in person.

Types of Sympathy and Funeral Flower Tributes

Our sympathy and funeral flower collections include a wide range of choice that caters for design themes, flower and colour preferences and budget. Regardless of your budget, our policy is to always use freshly delivered flowers and we will be pleased to assist you in making an appropriate choice.

If you do not see what you require or have a set budget, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8579 1118 and we will be happy to offer you our advice and assist you in making a suitable choice.

There are many types of Funeral and Sympathy flowers to choose from:

casket-double-1Casket Sprays & Crosses

Casket Sprays and Crosses are popular tributes for expressing sympathy and are specifically designed to adorn the top of a casket as the main floral tribute.  Traditionally sprays come in both single ended and double ended designs. Sprays and crosses are available in a range of styles, colours and sizes designed to suit your specific requirements.  Crosses are generally only chosen for Christian funerals.

Casket Sprays and Crosses are usually selected by close family members or by those undertaking the funeral arrangements.  Please order 48 hours before the funeral.

funeral-wreathFuneral Wreaths

Funeral Wreaths are a classic and timeless design and one of the most popular tributes for funerals and sympathy.  The traditional circular shaped wreath can be designed in a variety of styles and colours as a fitting tribute and mark of respect.

Funeral wreaths are suitable tributes for most types of funerals and a popular choice for family, friends and work colleagues to express sympathy.

Contemporary CushionCushions & Hearts

Cushions and Hearts are an ideal way to respectfully portray deeply personal sentiments of love and compassion and are symbolic of comfort in ones last resting place. Our stunning hand-crafted designs are available in a wide variety of shapes sizes and colours.

Cushions and hearts are ideal personal statements from close family members or friends and are suitable for sending to most funerals.

Classic PosiePosies & Posie Pads

Posies & Posie Pads are a versatile arrangement on a solid circular base giving flexibility to traditional and contemporary designs.  Flowers can be arranged around a central feature allowing the design to be displayed from all angles.

These tributes are suitable for sending directly to a funeral as an alternative to the more traditional funeral wreath.

funeral bouquet3Baskets, Bouquets & Sheafs

Basket, Bouquet and Sheaf arrangements are often chosen as sympathy tributes to be sent to a bereaved family making a suitable gesture at a time of grief and are available in a wide range of options and both traditional and more contemporary styles.  Sheafs and Baskets may also be suitable to send to a funeral as a tribute.

These are commonly sent as sympathy tributes to the family members directly to the family home.

personaised-name-tribute1526Personalised (Lettering) Tributes

Lettering tributes make a stunning centerpiece for adorning the side of a casket and are a traditional, heartfelt and thought provoking gesture of love and remembrance for the deceased.  Simply choose a word, flower and a colour scheme for adorning the letters.

Lettering tributes are traditional funeral tributes and are often chosen by close family members or those making the funeral arrangements.

Bespoke & Special Order TributesBespoke & Special Order Tributes

Our speciality is creating bespoke and special order tributes that are unique and befitting for your loved one.  When you need a tribute that evokes a memory or captures the essence of someone’s character, our tributes are an extra special memento captured in flowers as a celebration of life.

Bespoke tributes are suitable for most funerals and are a fitting personal tribute.

Where should the flowers be delivered?

Please advise us as soon as possible where you wish your flowers to be delivered.  The type of funeral or sympathy tribute you choose may be decided by the type of service, the wishes of the family, religious preferences and where you are sending the flowers.

All our sympathy and funeral arrangements are delivered by hand to most London postcodes.  Where appropriate, our florists will liaise with the funeral directors ensuring that delivery of your funeral tributes is a smooth and stress free operation.

They are designed and made by us, securely boxed and delivered over night to arrive the next day. Orders must be made by 2pm for next day delivery. There are no deliveries on Sundays.

Please note, we can only deliver to West London postcodes. Delivery charges are £5 for local London postcodes W3, W7, W5, W13, TW18. £9 delivery charge for all other West London postcodes.

Please contact us directly to organise any special deliveries/early morning deliveries etc as these may have to be delivered the day before. 

Some of the most common delivery options are outlined below.

Funeral Directors/Parlour

If time allows, floral tributes are usually delivered to the Funeral Directors, where the deceased is at rest, either the day before or morning of the funeral.  This enables the undertakers to place the flowers with the coffin before arriving at the family home or place of worship for the funeral service.

Family Home or Other Residential Address

On some occasions, the deceased may be at rest at the family home and will be removed from there by the undertakers to the funeral service.  In this case, flowers can be delivered directly to the home address.  If there is sufficient time and space available, the funeral flowers are often displayed prior to being placed with the coffin to commence the funeral procession to the funeral service destination.  Alternatively, if you prefer to send a sympathy tribute to the family members please ensure that someone will be available at the address to receive the flowers.

Place of Worship or Crematorium

Unless you have been advised to do so, sending flowers directly to the place of worship or crematorium should be avoided if possible.

What message should I send with the flowers?

Funeral tribute and sympathy card messages can be difficult to compose during such a sad time. 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) x x”

“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 you loved ones, fond memories, your friend (Your name)”

Next Steps

View and order our funeral flowers in our online shop

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