Saying goodbye to a friend or loved one is never easy. The team at City Line Florist understands that this can be an emotional and difficult time, and we are here to help in anyway we can. With that in mind, we’d like to offer some guidelines as to the appropriate flowers to send, and give you some ideas so your funeral floral arrangements adequately express your feelings.
The gladioli is considered the traditional sympathy flower. The name references the legendary gladiators, a connection that was likely made because of the flower’s long, elegant stem which is shaped like a sword. (The gladiolus is also called a sword lily). The meaning attached to the flower carries equal noble meaning – it signifies loyalty, strength of character, and integrity, wonderful sentiments to attribute to someone you love.
Gladioli are not the only flowers used in funeral floral arrangements, however. Roses, carnations, and lilies are also popular choices – but you can also feel free to create a custom arrangement, with favorite flowers that truly reflect their spirit.
When sending flowers to a funeral home for a wake or memorial service, you can choose from many types of arrangements. The most common are standing sprays, crosses or wreaths. These are often sent from extended family members, or work colleagues, and may display a banner or theme which was special to you. It is important to note that these formal displays are appropriate for the funeral home, but are not considered appropriate to send to the family home.
If you want to send a more intimate floral bouquet, or missed the services and so are sending flowers directly to a residence, a floral bouquet or green plant are both acceptable choices. You may also wish to include a condolence gift or gourmet gift basket along with your flowers.
The team at City Line Florist is very sorry for your loss, and we are committed to making sure that we do all we can to make ordering flowers as easy as possible. We work with all local Trumbull and Fairfield area funeral homes, and will take care of making sure that your flowers are there as expected.