A Guide To Funeral Flowers

Being a florist has to be one of the most varied jobs in the world. One minute talking about the joys of a birth or a christening the next discussing the funeral of a relative or close friend. A lot of our fellow florists love funeral work more than any other and who are we too disagree.There is a huge responsibility to provide a fitting tribute and we feel privileged when a family requests we do the tributes for their loved one.

Very few people plan the exact details for funerals and so losing a relative can be devastating and overwhelming. So our job at Flowers With Passion is to make the floral tributes a straightforward as possible. We have put a lot of the most popular designs in our own Funeral book which people can look at in the shop or in the privacy of their own home. We are there to guide you through every step

Below we have listed some of the more popular styles but we love creating bespoke designs which can be geared to what was special for the deceased person.

  • Posies and Baskets come in a variety of traditional and contemporary designs and can be sent directly to a funeral or sent as a tribute gift to a bereaved family. The ‘Posy’ is traditionally circular in shape allowing both flowers and foliage to be displayed perfectly from all angles.

  • Funeral Sprays are a popular tribute expressing sympathy. Usually chosen by close family or the person making the funeral arrangements. Traditionally sprays come in both single ended and double ended designs. Double ended Sprays sometimes referred to as Casket Sprays are often laid on top of the coffin. Funeral Sprays are available in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes designed to suit your specific requirements.

  • Hand tied Sheaves, also referred to as a ‘Tied Sheaf’ are perfect for sending direct to a funeral and can be sent to a home address after a funeral as an alternative to a traditional bouquet.

  • Floral wreaths are probably the best known of funeral and sympathy tributes. Their ornate circular design is extremely versatile. These are often sent direct to a funeral as a mark of respect.

  • Bespoke tributes can come in all shapes and sizes and are a touching reflection of the deceased evoked through flowers. Whether it’s an arrangement inspired by a hobby, life-long passion or gestures such as a heart, funeral cross, floral cushion or letters, these tributes are personalised with your loved one in mind. Funeral flowers can spark wonderful memories of times past and lift the mood with stories and laughter about time spent together.

The type of flowers you use in your arrangements is a very much a personal decision. There’s no right or wrong.

We appreciate this is a hard time for all involved so if you’re looking for a helping hand to support you in choosing the right tribute, our compassionate and skilled team will do their utmost to provide you with thoughtful and beautiful displays.

Rather than look at a few images if you’re interested take a look at our funeral section of the website


We will listen to you and create a fitting tribute….