(Closed) I need to send flowers for a Memorial service, I have a question.

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
535 posts
Busy bee

I think that your sentiments are lovely. Please send whatever you think would best represent your thoughts and hopes for the family. No doubt they will appreciate the gestur.

Post # 3
848 posts
Busy bee

I’m sorry for your loss, it’s tough when you can’t be there, but it’s very nice that you want to send something.

I always send a wreath that’s artifical so someone in the family can keep it- you could have it done in fall colors since fall is right around the corner.


Post # 4
9262 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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Petals2002:  I think a cheerful colorful bouquet would be inappropriate and is no less likely to “remind” someone of their loss than a more subdued arrangement. It sounds like your heart is in the right place, but if I saw a cheerful bouquet at a funeral home, I would assume the sender was either clueless or careless.

Post # 6
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

For my grandmother’s funeral last year we received dozens of arrangements in all sizes, colors, etc. No one gave any thought to the color; we just appreciated the gesture.

When someone is grieving, you can’t “remind” them of it. It’s always there. Might as well remind them of the beauty in the world. Just send something pretty and don’t overthink it. What you picked above is lovely.


Post # 7
737 posts
Busy bee

The flowers you linked are lovely. In the past when I received flowers upon the death of a family member, I really liked the cheerful ones – like big sunflowers. Some people may appreciate it while others won’t. While you aren’t close to these people, you know them better than us so just use your best judgement.

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