Flowers accompany most joyful and sad events in the life of a person and mark not only holidays and fun, but also those mourning moments when we see off to the final path of a close or dear person. Flowers are an expression of respect and sorrow for the departed and highlight the irreparable loss and pain we experience when we say goodbye to a close relative or a good acquaintance. However, faced with such moments in life, we sometimes get lost and do not know how many flowers it is customary to bring to the funeral.
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What kinds of flora and how many flowers to bring to the funeral will tell experienced florists. The composition for the funeral has a black or red ribbon with words of condolence and respect for the departed. The colour range is not very diverse, the colour of the petals is muted and it is necessary to have green:
- at the funeral of a man it is accepted to buy red shades of petals if it is a close relative, and for friends and suitable white, yellow, and purple shades – these can be roses, carnations, calluses, gladioli;
- at the funeral of a woman they recommend pink or white tones of roses, lilies, calla, violets and orchids;
- at a child burial mainly white flowers as a symbol of purity, pink petals are allowed for unmarried girls, and flowers are chosen with not fully bloated buds.
The older the person, the more saturated the colour of the petals can be. So, red roses can be replaced with maroon, as a symbol of blood kinship and a tribute to the oldest man in the family.
Colourful arrangements are not used at funerals, all plants must be in the same colour. Buds for an adult choose fully bloated.
How to arrange a bouquet for funeral
The ritual of burial of a person lays a special imprint on everything connected with this. The choice of flower arrangement is no exception. Some recommendations are worth knowing and should be adhered to, not to violate the etiquette and not to offend relatives of the deceased by ignorance:
- the bouquets themselves should not be bright, the shades of petals – muted, as the funeral is a mournful event, and the variegation in the composition is inappropriate;
- the closest relatives can present flowers to which the deceased gave preference during life, or red roses as a symbol of love and blood kinship;
- All the flowers you buy for the funeral must be brought to the cemetery, they cannot be left at home or thrown on the road.
There are no special rules when choosing the flowers you can bring to the funeral. It all depends on what you would like to express with a bouquet for the deceased. It is very difficult at this moment to find the right words to honour the memory of the person and express their condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased. And with the help of flowers can express all their emotions and feelings. How to do it the most appropriately is up to professional florists. They will not only advise those flowers that correspond to this event but will also tell you how to decorate the composition for the funeral.