At such a difficult time, it's important to know what flowers to send for a funeral, we've listed the typical funeral flowers you can order according to your relationship with the deceased. Some families may specify different requests to the traditional expectations such as asking for charitable donations instead of flowers.

Your relationship with the deceased


Flowers for the casket are chosen by the immediate family and can be delivered to a funeral home for a wake viewing, to a church for a religious service or to the family's home.


If you're a relatives or a close friends options include wreaths, hearts, cushions or custom tributes to honour the personality of the deceased.

Colleagues & Friends

Friends and colleagues may choose a spray or sheaf arrangement, they're sent to a funeral home, but can also be delivered to a church for a service or to a graveside burial ceremony.

What flowers are appropriate for funerals?

Lilies are the most popular floral choices for funerals as they represent the restored innocence of the soul of the departed. Other options can be gladioli’s which symbolise strength of character, moral integrity and sincerity. Carnations convey pure love and innocence whilst Chrysanthemums, Roses, Orchids are also good choices.

What colour flowers do you give for a funeral?

White flowers are used for funerals as a sign of condolence as they signify peace and love. White lilies are a good choice for the bereavement ceremony. The colour you select may be unique to the deceased however as you may wish to choose a flower or colour tribute to honour the personality of the deceased.

White Serruria

Funeral Messages

Including a message of condolence

We've compiled popular condolence messages to provide you with inspiration to help convey your sympathy.
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