Florists and Memorial Care
One important aspect of arranging a funeral is the florist and memorial care specialists you choose to supply the flowers for your funeral arrangements and ongoing memorial care once the funeral is over. Whether this is for your own funeral in advance or the funeral of a loved one, the key element is finding a florist who is happy to be sensitive to your needs and work with you to provide the best flowers and flower arrangements for the day!
Ideally you will want to look for a florist that will work with the funeral director to ensure the flowers are delivered promptly and arranged in the way you want on the coffin and the surrounding area (if being viewed in a chapel of rest or similar). A florist that offers bespoke tributes may also be something you want to consider, especially if you are planning a funeral that speaks of the hobbies and loves of the person in question.
You may also need to consider memorial care, for the ongoing maintenance of the headstone once in place. Many florists and memorial care specialists offer both services, so you can sort out the flowers for your funeral arrangements and ongoing memorial care at the same time, such as an annual cleaning scheme.
It is worth thinking about whether you want to arrange for fresh flowers only, or also an arrangement of lifelike flowers that can be placed at the gravesite to last for longer, such as silk or foam flowers.
If you need any help with choosing the right florists and memorial care specialists, please see our Choosing Flowers section for further help and advice