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Etiquette funeral flowers

We do offer many funeral sprays on our website. 

But which spray is appropriate in which situation? 
Will you have the flowers delivered to the family or directly to the funeral home?
What is the difference between funeral flowers and sympathy flowers? 
What is common for funerals in the Netherlands? 
Please read below for the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding ordering funeral flowers. 
In case you still need personal advise, please contact us, preferably via e-mail.
We mail back fast and are happy to help you.

Do I send flowers to the address of the family or to the funeral home?

Normally a funeral home is where the flowers should be sent. If the deceased is still at home, flowers can be sent to the home address, (unless the relatives have requested to send funeral flowers directly to the funeral home). This information can normally be found on the funeral announcement. Large funeral sprays are always delivered to the funeral home. 

Which flower arrangements are appropriate for a funeral?

We have several kinds of funeral sprays that are appropriate for a funeral. Below we explain which sprays and arrangements are most common in which situation.

Coffin sprays are normally reserved to be ordered by the closest family members of the deceased. The children, partner or parents for example. In case you like to order a casket piece, we advice you to always inquire with the family before ordering.

A funeral spray is often ordered by family, friends, business associates and other people as a tribute to the deceased. Funeral sprays can remain beautiful for a couple of days as they are made using a base that provides water to the used flowers.

A funeral bouquet can be brought on the day of the funeral. As a bouquet will be laid next to the casket. Please note that a funeral bouquet will not be watered and therefor needs to be made and delivered on the same day of the funeral.

Besides the above arrangements we have funeral sprays in heart and other special shapes. We also make flower arrangements for children. Please visit our website for an overview of all arrangements available.

Which color shall I order for a funeral?

By choosing the color of flowers please respect the favourite colours or flowers of the deceased. Therefor we advise you to check the funeral announcement on which a special color scheme can be requested. Sometimes we as a florist have more orders for a particular funeral and can advise you. If you are not sure, white is always a safe and beautiful choice.

What is the difference between funeral flowers and sympathy flowers?

Funeral flowers are sent before the funeral and are displayed on or near the casket during the funeral service.

Sympathy flowers are sent to the family of the deceased, in memory of their loved one. Sympathy flowers can be sent before or after the funeral has taken place.

When should I have the flowers delivered?

In the Netherlands it is common that people gather the evening before the funeral takes place. During this 'time to say goodbye' all invited friends and relatives gather and express their condolences to the close relatives of the deceased. The casket with the deceased is present at this occasion. The flowers should preferably be delivered before this gathering so they can be displayed both during this event and during the actual funeral the day after. 

Sometimes both events are at the same day. Please advise the funeral announcement for the right information. We advise to have the funeral flowers delivered at least 2 hours before the ceremony.

What happens with the flowers after the funeral?

At a funeral the flowers are left around the grave after the funeral service. After a cremation the flowers are left at the funeral home grounds. After approximately a week they are removed. Relatives can also decide to take (some of the) flowers back home. 

Can I order funeral flowers to be delivered everywhere in the Netherlands by Bloemenweelde?

Yes, you can order funeral flowers to be delivered everywhere in the Netherlands with us.

In Amsterdam and close surroundings we will deliver the funeral flowers personally*. Outside our region, our fellow Fleurop collegues will make and bring the funeral flowers for us. Our collegues have been screened and are official Fleurop florists just like us, so we can garantuee the same quality of funeral sprays. In case you have any questions about your order, you can of course always contact us.

*On special request and in case of a large order, we can always agree to deliver the funeral flowers ourside our region as well. Please contact us if you need more information.

Can I order a personalised funeral ribbon?

Yes, on our website you can order a personalised funeral ribbon. If selected, we will attach this ribbon to the funeral spray. A ribbon consists of two parts. On both parts there is room for a maximum of 34 characters. We use a standard cream white ribbon with the text printed in gold. A ribbon in another color is possible, please contact us for more information.

Instead of a ribbon you can also choose to attach a funeral card.

What to write on the funeral ribbon or card?

You can choose your own personal text on the funeral ribbon or on the card. As example we show you some expressions that are often used. 

- Rest in peace

- Goodbye

- Forever in our memories

- Thank you for a wonderful time together

- We have no words

- We will miss you

- In our hearts you'll live forever

- With sincere sympathy for your loss

- With deepest sympathy for your loss

- Dear ...., thank you for everything

- Forever in my heart

- We'll love you forever

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