Sympthy Flowers - Sending Flowers to Melbourne for a bereavement
Selecting the right flowers for a bereavement can sometimes be confusing. Flowers are beautiful yet delicate, they have long represented the cycle of life and death. As they also symbolise hope, flowers serve to encourge the bereaved. Different nationalities have different customs and traditions. Often people are unsure about the right arrangement to send. All flowers are beautiful and graceful but there are some simple rules when sending flowers to a bereavement. Flower color is very powerful and used as a way to communicate through flowers. White lilies and roses are often selected for condolence flower arrangements in any nationality for their delicate, beautiful blossoms, and symbol of Peace. It is also acceptable to send flowers with pastel tones including but not limited to creams, apricots and pale pinks.
In Christian faith it is customary to send flowers to the home of the bereaved family or to the funeral parlor. When sending flowers to the funeral parlour this can be done in time for the viewing or the service itself. Visitors may come and express their condolences to the family and are welcome to stay and visit for the full viewing period, although not required. The viewing may be public or private and will be displayed in the notices of the newspaper if it is open or if family have made this aware to friends through other means. Typically flowers in pastel tones are most suitable for Christian services. There may be a minor splash of colour (Pink/Yellow) amongst the White flowers, but nothing too dramatic.
It is customary for family and friends to bring food to the family of the deceased to relieve them of worrying about the organising and caring of this. It is appropriate to send flowers after the funeral.
In Buddhist tradition the funeral usually takes place within a week after death. It is appropriate to send flowers or make a donation to a designated charity in the name of the deceased. Red represents happiness in Asian cultures, so avoid sending red flowers to Buddhists.
It is appropriate to send the family flowers. The flowers are placed at the feet of the deceased. After the funeral, friends may visit, and the custom is to bring gifts of fruit. Friends may visit the family at the home where the body of the deceased is kept until the traditional cremation happens.
Popular flowers sent to Churches, Funeral Parlours and homes have been listed below. They are a guide only and customers may choose to send other flowers if they wish to do so.
Typical sympathy flower arrangements will include:-
Remember, regardless of your choice of flowers or plants, or whether you send them to the families home or funeral parlour, they are a wonderful way to send your love and support to those who have suffered loss.
If your choosing to send flowers to a service or funeral parlour, please allow us sufficient time to process your order and organise a priority courier. Sometimes it may be best to call us to ensure that we can meet the specified time restraints. You can also visit our sympathy flowers delivery page for more information.