4 Things to Consider When Selecting Flowers for a Memorial Service

Monday, March 25, 2024

As you step into the quiet serenity of the memorial hall, the air is filled with the soft fragrance of freshly cut flowers. Each bloom carries a message of remembrance, a delicate touch of beauty amid the somber atmosphere.

Choosing the right flowers for a memorial service is more than just a floral arrangement; it's a thoughtful expression of love, respect, and cherished memories.

Luckily, we're here to help.

Let's go through what to know when you're choosing flowers for a memorial service, even if you're planning in advance.

1. Know Your Budget

Try and choose flowers that suit your financial needs. Different types of flowers come at varying price points. Some exotic or seasonal flowers may be more expensive. Common flowers like carnations or daisies can be more budget-friendly.

Consider the cost per stem or arrangement when choosing flowers to ensure they fit within your budget.

Decide whether you'll put together the flower arrangements on your own or hire a professional. DIY arrangements can save money on labor costs but require time, skill, and access to fresh flowers. Professional florists can provide expertise and create custom designs but may have higher associated costs.

However, if you're pre-planning your own service, it may not be an option for you.

2. Favorite Color

A favorite color can hold personal significance and emotional value. Incorporating this color into the floral arrangements can serve as a tribute to their preferences and personality.

In some cultures or traditions, certain colors may hold particular significance or convey specific messages related to mourning, celebration of life, or spiritual beliefs.

Consider any cultural preferences or customs when selecting flowers based on color. If you're planning a traditional funeral, you might be more hesitant to choose brighter colors.

3. Arrangement Size

Take into account the size and layout of the funeral home where the memorial service will take place. Larger venues may accommodate larger floral arrangements without overwhelming the space, while smaller venues may require more modest-sized arrangements.

Identify focal points within the venue where floral arrangements will be prominently displayed, such as the altar, entrance, or casket area. Larger arrangements can be reserved for these focal points to create a striking visual impact and honor the memory of the deceased.

4. Sentimental Meaning

When selecting flowers for a memorial service, considering the sentimental meaning behind certain flowers can add a deeply personal and meaningful touch to the arrangements. 

Choose flowers with symbolic meanings that resonate with the life, personality, or beliefs of the deceased. For example, lilies represent purity, renewal, and the restored innocence of the soul. Forget-me-nots dignify lasting memories and the enduring bond with the departed.

Incorporate personalized elements into the floral arrangements, such as photographs, keepsakes, or meaningful objects that reflect the life and passions of the deceased. These additions can enhance the sentimental meaning of the flowers and create a unique tribute.

Choose Flowers for a Memorial Service Today

With this guide, you should be able to choose flowers for a memorial services that your loved one will appreciate, or that you'll appreciate for your own memorial.

Are you working on planning the perfect memorial service? Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory has been dedicated to helping Greater Pottstown families since 1905.

Contact us today.

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