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What are the best flowers to send for sympathy

Funeral & Sympathy Flowers

Wondering how to send your condolences? Show someone you're thinking of them during their difficult time with our thoughtful sympathy flowers & funeral flower arrangements.


Sending sympathy flowers in Ireland is appropriate and thoughtful, and knowing the proper etiquette for online flower delivery can let the recipient know that you genuinely care.

Every bouquet is made here from the Flowers.ie Team and is personally delivered with care and compassion by our florist team who have years of experience delivering them sensitively. We offer videos of all orders so you can be assured it’s just right.

Sympathy Flowers vs. Funeral Flowers

A sympathy bouquet arrives at the home of bereaved family members. The design of condolence flowers is ultimately meant to bring comfort to the home of the bereaved after the service.

Funeral flowers show respect beside the casket and typically go to and are often left at the graveside.

Because funeral flowers are intended to be displayed during the service as a tribute to the deceased, they should be delivered straight to the church or service.

Funeral Flowers Arrangements

1. Funeral Wreaths

These larger, prominent floral arrangements are displayed near the casket and are appropriate for family and close friends. The circular shape of a funeral wreath is poignant way to represent eternal life. They are often delivered to a funeral home and may be taken to a gravesite.

2. Funeral Sprays and Sheafs

These arrangements are like hand-tied bouquets but they’re designed to lay flat. They’re suitable for any mourner.

Sympathy Arrangements

Bereavement is often a difficult time to reach out to loved ones who are grieving.

Sometimes we don’t know what to say or do to offer comfort for those who are grieving. Sending sympathy flowers is a great start. We have a collection of flowers available for same day and next day delivery. We also send a Video of all Flower Arrangements to you for approval to ensure you complete satisfaction with you flower delivery.

When should a sympathy flower arrangement be sent?

You can send flowers up to a month afterward, once things calm down for those who are grieving. If you want them sent immediately, we offer same day and next-day delivery to ensure that your sympathy bouquet arrives promptly.

Funeral and sympathy messages for flowers:

Simply saying, “with deepest sympathy” is appropriate, yet there are situations where you want to write a more personal message. We’ve included a few sympathy card messages below.

  • I am so sorry for your loss.
  • My thoughts are with you during this time.
  • Wishing you comfort and peace in your time of loss.
  • Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

What flowers mean in for Funeral?

Lilies

As one of the most popular floral choices for funerals, lilies represent the restored innocence of the soul of the departed.

Carnations

White carnations convey love and innocence; red carnations represent admiration; and pink carnations stand for remembrance

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums represent truth and are typically regarded as a cheerful way to honor someone who lived a full life.

Orchids

Pink and white are traditional orchid colors 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.

Now that you know the meaning of some of the most popular funeral flowers, you can incorporate them in your arrangements.

What color flowers for funeral?

There’s significance behind the color of funeral flower you choose to send to a funeral or memorial service:

Red flowers  signify strength, respect and love.

Blue flowers  represent sadness, sympathy and peace.

Orange flowers  signify enthusiasm.

Purple flowers  represent respect, sorrow & admiration.

Yellow flowers  signify friendship & hope.

Pink flowers  represent grace, compassion and innocence.

Green flowers  signify nature, wellness and renewal.

White flowers  represent purity and eternal love.

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