There is no eternity in life, the end of the road of every cherished moment with a lost friend, a family member, or our beloved ones.
As we remember the past with joy, laughter, and sometimes, sorrow during the most challenging times with our loved ones, the best thing we could ever do is to send them a quiet wish of eternal peace. It’s as if we bid them well as they transcend into a paradise of infinite serenity. And often, we symbolize our love with a floral gift.
Well-practiced, well-revered traditions of funeral flower arrangements are as old as history itself. From around the world, funeral rituals are practiced in many colours and shapes imaginable. It’s as if flowers are the universal language used when words fail in the moment of silence. Often condolence wreaths or funeral flowers are delivered when you are not able to personally able to attend the wake or service.
When flowers are arranged in a neat and orderly fashion, nothing in your floral gift could be seen as inappropriate. Among the most popular choices of flower arrangements are condolences flower stands, funeral wreaths, casket flower sprays, floral crosses and heart-shaped flower arrangements. Smaller table arrangements and hand bouquets, are also a good and acceptable.
And when flowers become the only channel we use to speak to the bereaved family of the departed, different floral colours convey different meanings. White, for example, represents perpetual peace, purity or a new beginning. Purplish blue, on the other hand, gives an essence of calmness and comfort. These two colours are the most ideal choices when arranging funeral fresh floral bouquets and baskets. Other floral colours include yellow for friendship, lavender for elegance, purple for honour and royalty, and pink for gentleness and subtle joy.
Today, to order condolence flowers is easy. Purchase of such flowers can be made online. Heard of a friend who’s parent passed away and you are unable to attend the wake – the next best alternative is to order funeral flowers from any reputation online florists and have the flowers delivered same day.
If it is your first time placing an order for funeral flowers, call our local florists and they will be more than happy to assist you in selecting the right condolence flower delivery. In Singapore, funeral flowers that are delivered to the wake are sometimes loosely called ‘wreath’ even though they may not be arranged in a wreath shape, in general it is referred to as a condolence flowers or funeral flowers. Condolence flowers comes in various shape and sizes in the form of a floral stand – fresh flowers arranged on a metal stand or a box/wooden stand. These stands are the most common sent as sympathy tribute to the bereaved friend or family.
Wreath – or otherwise know as funeral flowers or condolence flowers can take in the shape of a wreath itself (flowers arranged in a circular mould or in some instances, a table of fresh flower arrangement or a hand held bouquet.
The colour selection of wreath or funeral flowers are generally solemn however, in certain circumstances, people so send colourful floral arrangement as a tribute to the deceased flamboyant personality. The colour red or pink are occasionally delivered as funeral flowers to the family of the deceased who may be a lady. Toys or dolls can be added as part of the flower arrangement in the event of a younger person who passed away. As solemn as a funeral rite ought to be, floral arrangements do not need to be sober and bland. Sometimes, mixing bright colours could portray our warmest and sincerest thoughts to the departed. Yes, losing someone may be a very painful process. But on a more profound note, we celebrate life and the memories we shared with the ones we’ve lost. And sometimes, a subtle grin appears in our faces as streams of uplifting memories come to mind.
Often, the best time to send flowers is during the wake. Wake is the place where the casket is placed and where the family of the deceased expects friends and other family members to arrive to pay their final respect to the decease. Traditionally the wake is held either at the home, church, funeral home or parlour. These flowers offer a comforting reminder that the friends and relatives are there to share their grief. Flowers also give a soothing effect with their colours and radiance.