Basics of Floral Etiquette 101
Buying, sending, receiving flowers, all wonderful experiences. In fact, even in the most somber of situations, such as funerals, flowers can help to brighten up the room, as well as the mood. However, what may surprise you is that there is some proper etiquette that should be followed, when it comes to all things floral, in relation to funerals.
Even someone with the best of intentions can insult or upset a recipient, without meaning to. In order to prevent that from happening, it is a good idea to get informed about smart tips for sending flowers.
Avoiding Creating Issues
If your intentions are well-meaning, then you obviously want to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings by sending flowers. Here are a few ways that you can prevent this from happening:
- While there are no set rules for delivery timing, the sooner the better. These may be sent to the home, funeral home or house of worship. Flowers may also be sent again after, over the next few months, as remembrance of the deceased and support for the surviving loved ones.
- Placing a tribute on or in the casket may seem like a nice gesture, but this is customarily something reserved for immediate family or special loved ones. It is generally a good idea to get permission from the family before ordering anything designated for the casket.
- Many people ask about sending roses in a glass vase. While this can be an acceptable gesture, the funeral home should be consulted first. Any reputable florist you work with will know which funeral homes allow and accept which types of flowers.
Picking the Right Pro
It really all starts with who you select as your florist. Savvy locals here in New Jersey know that the name to trust in is Haworth Flower Shop. We take great pride in the work that we do, which is how we have earned the impeccable reputation that we have. Let us help you get the service you need for your floral arrangement needs.