what flowers do you think of for funerals/memorials

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
5759 posts
Bee Keeper



I’ve never seen sunflowers used in funeral arrangements, but if she liked them, I’m sure the family will be touched by your choosing them.

I usually send all white flowers (but never lilies for me either).

Post # 4
1821 posts
Buzzing bee

Something like this might work, you could add some cream or white roses, mums etc. Or you could even have some of the red/orange sunflowers to tone down the brightness…




Post # 5
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think of gladiolas. Funerals always have tons of gladiolas! That being said, I don’t particularly like them. If sunflowers were her favorite, I think you should use those. 


Post # 8
11287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i have never seen sunflowers at a funeral but i would definitely use them if they were her favourite. 

Post # 9
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Spray roses, carnations, babys breath

Post # 10
4375 posts
Honey bee

Gladiolas make me think funeral instantly. Maybe a bouquet of white roses and mums.

Post # 11
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@asianyoushi:  Peace Lilly. Although my grandmother had yellow roses on her casket if I am remembering right (I kind of blocked a lot of it out)

Post # 13
10369 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wait, you have twelve days notice on a funeral? Is that…normal? I don’t think i’ve ever seen a funeral happen more than 3-4 days after a death.

I like the idea of using her favorite flowers. Just because the flowers don’t “say funeral” doesn’t change that people will know that it’s a funeral. I think it’s lovely that the flowers will reflect something she loved.

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