When choosing funeral flowers, consider including the favourite flowers of your loved one. Today flowers are used at funerals as a visual expression of our sympathy, grief, love and respect to the deceased.
The lily is the flower most commonly associated with funeral services as they symbolize the innocence that has been restored to the soul of the departed.
Those beautiful flowers that cascade over the top of a casket? That’s a casket spray, and no funeral seems complete without one. Due to this floral arrangement lying so close to the person who has passed, casket sprays are often made with a certain flower (or more) that was particularly meaningful for them. You’ll often hear something like, “Red roses were Uncle Fred’s favorite” if you inquire about a casket spray.
After the burial, it’s usually customary to leave the casket spray on the gravesite in remembrance. Or, you could offer close family members a single flower from it to have as a keepsake.