sympathy arrangementSending funeral flowers or presenting floral arrangements to grieving loved ones at a funeral is a traditional way to show love and respect and to let family and friends know that you share in their loss and you feel their pain. The tradition reaches back generations and there are different customs according to culture. When you begin to think about sending funeral flowers to Rockingham in Western Australia (WA), here are some things that you should consider to ensure that your message comes across, and the flowers are received with love and gratitude.

What do funeral arrangements look like?

types of funeral flower arrangementsTraditionally funeral arrangements will be composed of white flowers. White flowers are a symbol of purity and therefore represent a spirit reaching a better place of peace and serenity. The way the flowers are arranged can differ, but in many cases you will see small or large vases, ornate sprays and most commonly wreaths. It is also possible to include red flowers in a funeral arrangement and many people choose a combination of white and red. The types of flowers which make up the arrangement can be anything you wish. For example, if the person passed on had a favourite flower, or a close relative such as a spouse or child has requested certain flowers then you can follow this suggestion. However, there are also flowers that are very common and will always be a safe bet. These flowers are lilies, calla lilies and carnations.

Should you include a card?

sympathy messagesIncluding a card with your floral arrangement is a very nice gesture. Many people also feel that it’s easier to put their feelings down in words than to say them out loud. It can also help the close family members of the deceased as they can look back at the cards and appreciate the love and support that is given to them by friends and family. The card included should be small and have a short message on it that is loving and empathetic.
Where should the flowers go?

If you are planning to send flowers for a funeral at Rockingham than you may wish to simply take them with you on the day of the funeral. However, there are also other options if you feel uncomfortable with this. Many people will instead choose to send sympathy flower arrangements or plants to the Rockingham recipient or the house of mourning. This will allow the family to appreciate and use the flowers for a longer period of time, and can help to brighten up a very depressing environment. Flowers should be able to remind the family that even though you aren’t always with them in person, you are always with them in spirit and they are always in your thoughts and in your heart. It’s a really good idea to try and time your flower delivery so the family can get the most benefit out of them.

Delivery To Funeral Homes
Chipper Funerals, 69 Dixon Rd, Rockingham WA 6168
Oakwood Funerals, 6 Robinson Pl, Rockingham WA 6168

Other Options

White flowering plant

White orchid plant

If you feel that a traditional floral arrangement is not appropriate then this doesn’t mean that the option of sending flowers is completely off limits to you. Another great idea is to send the family a gift of a potted plant, or even a small tree. This is a gift that can keep on giving. It can be re-planted and seen as a memorial for the lost loved one. Serving as a constant reminder of the love shared between you all, and encouraging good memories. Also, funeral floral arrangements can often be quite pricy. Worrying about the cost is not something you want to be doing when you have lost someone you care about. However, it may be inevitable, especially in the case of sudden death. If you are in a situation such as this, then it may be a good idea to talk to other friends who are sharing in your grief. Instead of each of you purchasing small individual arrangements why not pool your money together and get something really special. This option will allow you a lot more freedom with your choice of arrangement, for example, you can add some touching personalisation to the arrangement and really tailor it to reflect the life and the loves of the one you lost. Also, pooling your money together will definitely help to keep the costs down. A large range of floral options is available at this Rockingham florist website at http://www.spearwoodflorist.com.au/rockingham/

The key thing to remember when ordering floral arrangements such as wreaths, casket sprays, crosses and sheafs for a funeral in Rockingham is to keep the loved and lost and their family members in mind at all times. You want to be able to provide some level of comfort and security in a trying, difficult and emotional time. Always try to make your arrangement as personal as you can, and keep the past and the future in mind. Take time over the message that will go on the card, as when they are read at such an emotional time those words will last forever.

Once the services are done and the dearly departed have been buried, it is time to manage what is left regarding the arrangements. Some people may find an over abundance of flowers and may not be entirely sure what to do with them all. The following are some common tips for what you can do after the service in Australia, and in many other countries.

Decorate the grave site and others.

flowers at grave siteMost of the arrangements can be taken to the cemetery, if there is a traditional burial. Wreaths can be set around the headstone and the casket cover, if not buried with, can lay over the ground in front, along with other arrangements. Typically the grounds keeping staff will dispose of the remnants once they die off. If there are still left overs after covering the grave then you can take the chance to place flowers at other sites. This is especially true for those with other family members in the same cemetery. Though, even if there are no others that you know in the graveyard, it is a beautiful gesture to lay fresh flowers at other graves, especially ones that have no signs of being visited in a while.

Disperse the flowers among those who attended.

One rather touching way to give mementos of the occasion is to allow guests to take home a flower that they select from often the largest arrangements. This tradition allows those who have to attend to clean up and finishing touches to have an easier time in dealing with them. Depending on how many flowers and arrangements were used, it may even be possible for ensure pieces to be re purposed into a home or office setting. Like weddings, deaths are unique events and are one thing that truly only happens once in the lifetime. Having a small keepsake from the day can often be used in remembrance pieces, in particular when the flower or flowers are dried, pressed and laminated. Which falls into another category of what to do with left over flowers.

Turn excess flowers into simple bookmarks or other types of mementos.

There tend to be registrars for those who attend funerals, they act as a sort of log and a means to give written words of condolence and hope. Having a guest book also gives the opportunity for those who paid their respects to leave an address, which the family can use to send thanks and moments to later. While it is not always the case, when there are a lot of flowers left over, they can be turned into lovely thank you gifts and moments. The simplest and easiest way to do that is dried and press the flowers and then line them up under laminate. They can be cut into simple bookmarks and easily embellished with a simple ribbon tassel on one end. These can be sent to those who attended and are often welcomed and treasured moments of the dearly departed.

Donating excess flowers is a nice touch as well.

flowers at grave site 2Church, retirement facilities and hospitals often welcome left over flowers from funerals. They can be used as decorations or dispersed among the guests and patients to help cheer them up. Sometimes, depending on the composition, larger arrangements can be given to business in large buildings, which can make use of such a thing in areas such as lobbies, where they have adequate space.

Another possible use for excess flowers is to ask the funeral director if there will soon be another service that does not have a lot or any flowers and donating the remaining flowers to them. For some families the financial burdens of a funeral leaves little to no room for flowers. By giving excess arrangements to other families, caretakers can honour the departed, especially if you know they would of happily done the same themselves.

Re purposing silk flowers after a funeral.

For times when silk flowers were used instead of real ones, the artificial flowers may or may not be able to be left at the grave site. Depending on the Flower and Ornament Policy Review, they may allow non degrading decorations at cemeteries managed by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board. In these times, the arrangements can sometimes be donated to the funeral home or other funeral homes for other families. In these cases they can become a gift that is cherish-able by many different families in the years to come. Sometimes the arrangements can even be completely broken down and re purposed by the funeral florist as well. Wreaths made from silk flowers in particular can be simply modified and trimmed down for use on doors or home decoration, as as the smaller bouquets. No matter their end destination, silk flowers can be ever lasting mementos of the dearly departed that not only enrich your life, but can also enrich the lives of others.

Loss, no matter how expected, can be a painful experience. The emotional upheaval that comes with the death of a loved one is compounded by dealing with end of life decisions. Trying to hold a meaningful funeral, comply with the wishes of the deceased, mourn the loss and take care of all the details will sometimes overwhelm the designated family member. How can this loss be less traumatic? Taking steps in advance to establish end of life wishes will help the family be comforted knowing the details are already taken care of.

Funeral ServiceRemember that funeral services, memorials and tributes are for the benefit of the living. Grief affects people in different ways, and so the grieving process can be intensely personal. Some may appreciate a large celebration of life while others prefer to mourn quietly. Both are acceptable, and both can be a method of dealing with the grief.

Plan Ahead

Funeral-PlanningDeath is inevitable. Crossing socio-economic boundaries, religious beliefs and strength of will, death eventually comes for everyone. As harsh as that sounds, it is the stark reality that with life comes death. Coming to terms with death can be helped by making arrangements in advance whenever possible. Begin having conversations with loved ones as they age about their wishes and plans for their own end of life arrangements. Establish your own set of written provisions, and then communicate them to your loved ones and designated family member to ensure that your wishes are carried out. Having a written set of preparations will lessen the burden of trying to guess what the deceased would have wanted done. It also eliminates discussion over “What Mum would have wanted” because it is already written down. Purchasing a funeral package alleviates cost concerns at the time of death. Pre-planning funeral services will allow you to make decisions such as: burial or cremation, selection of cemetery, location of grave, above ground entombment.

Informed Decisions

An experienced funeral director will be beneficial to the planning of end of life choices, and can help you move through your grief. Whether through prearrangement or time of need services, a funeral director will handle the details of the funeral service, allowing you the time to mourn with your loved ones. They will help you make decisions about the hearse, flowers and mortuary along with other details to be handled. You may choose to web-cast your funeral service for the benefit of loved ones unable to attend the service, and your funeral director can assist you in making sure that takes place.

A Final Resting Place

Wall MemorialsSelecting a cemetery for the final resting place of the deceased can be overwhelming. The Midland Cemetery, located in the Swan view suburb of Perth, has facilities that can accommodate a variety of resting place options. Located in a rural area, the peaceful property has been a burial ground for over 100 years. Established during the early days of Western Australia’s colonization, Midland is the final resting place of some of the pioneers of Australia. With unique monuments and headstones to discover, it is a treasure trove of historical significance.

By purchasing the right to a grave-site, you are given a “Grant of Right of Burial” which is effective for 25 years. (Unused grants may be renewed by the purchaser for up to 50 years.) This grave-site is designated for one named individual and is non-transferable.

Families who wish to be buried together are encouraged to purchase multiple sites within one area, ensuring that their loved one’s final resting places will be near each other. The burial grounds at Midland are designed to hold three burials and multiple sets of ashes, providing an area that can be used cross-generational. This link to the past can be a source of great comfort to those who mourn their family members.

Burials

Midland is the only metropolitan area cemetery to offer below ground burial vaults. This is subject to availability, so pre-arrangement would be essential if you are certain this is the form of burial you would desire. Also available are traditional vaults. The concrete vaults are designed to accommodate two caskets, making it ideal for couples who wish to be buried together.

4.1.1Within the grounds of the cemetery are designated burial areas set aside for a select group of denominational beliefs and ethnicities. Over 13 different groupings are available to choose from such as: Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, etc. There is a Chinese pagoda marking the entrance to the Chinese portion of the cemetery. Non-denominational areas are available as well. Beautiful landscaped gardens, separate from the other areas, are provided for those who have suffered the loss of a baby. These garden areas can be used for the placement of remains or memorials. A serene section of the cemetery, this specially designated area can be a place of lasting comfort to grieving parents, family members and friends.

Memorials

Garden Ground NicheThe Garden Ground Niche is a peaceful walkway through the beautiful garden grounds of Midland. This popular option places plaques along the edge of the side-walk through the gardens. Midland Reflection Wall is another meaningful way to offer tribute to a loved one. The limestone wall through the Jarrah Walk and Swan View is bordered by the Australian Bush, and provides a place for a memorial to the deceased. All memorial areas are non-denominational. Memorials can be placed with the ashes of the deceased if desired. Memorials may also be placed at any time – even years after the passing away. Sometimes, with the passage of time, family members feel they are ready to provide the remains of their loved one with a permanent resting place. A memorial is the perfect solution.

Ashes of a loved one can be laid to rest with a memorial or kept with family members. Some families choose to split the remains among family members and a permanent resting place. Providing a place of permanent rest gives future generations a connection point that can be visited over and over again.

Mausoleum

Midland Mausoleum2An enclosed sanctuary surrounds the 48 double-crypt mausoleum at Midland Cemetery. The sanctuary provides privacy and moments of peacefulness near the resting place of their loved one. This beautiful facility has four levels of crypts: Prayer, Heart, Eye, and Heaven. Exacting details and quality workmanship make this an excellent choice. Completed in 2004, the mausoleum is nearing capacity. No plans for expansion or addition have been made, so pre-arrangement is strongly encouraged to ensure availability. Underground vault burial is available at the mausoleum as well, contact client services to check on availability of this option.

Planning Your Service

Do you have a meaningful song that you would like played? Are there religious beliefs that you would like included in your funeral service? Which family members would you like to participate in the service, if any? Would you prefer a graveside service? All of these answers can be included into your preplanned funeral service package. With the help of your funeral director, you can detail out the service that you would like to have, taking another burden off of your family members. A recent trend has people writing their own obituary. You can write your own public memorial – highlighting the events and details that are most important to you and be a source of comfort to your loved ones.

Unplanned Death

Death can be unexpected. The loss of a young person, tragic accidents or disease can strike without a moment’s notice. The client services department at Midland can help walk you through the unexpected tragedy with grace and dignity. Services, notices, burial decisions can all make you feel as though you are grieving alone, with an enormous weight as your companion. The professionals at Midland will come alongside you and help carry the burden of planning. While they cannot lessen your grief, knowing that someone will be there with you to celebrate the life of your loved one can be a tremendous comfort.

Funeral Services

Midland MausoleumGraveside services at Midland can be meaningful and poignant. To ensure the reverence a funeral demands, attendees are asked to remain at the gate of the cemetery until the funeral cortège arrives. They may then follow behind the cortège to the site of the burial. Flower arrangements and memorials may be ordered for delivery to the funeral. Mourners may select a variety of colours and arrangements to express their condolences on the loss. Flowers can be a fitting reminder of the frailty of life – beautiful for a season but eventually withering away. Flowers may be placed at the graveside as memorials and celebrations of their life.

Visiting Your Loved One

Returning to the burial site can provide comfort and closure to family members and friends. The peacefulness of Midland makes it a place where family members can come and reminisce, sit near the resting place and talk, or just feel near to the deceased. Being able to physically go to the place your loved one is buried can assist in moving through the grieving process.

The cemetery is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Vehicles may enter the grounds from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on public holidays and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Tokens of Remembrance

Fresh and artificial flowers are both welcome as tributes at burial sites and memorials. Read more about funeral flower delivery in Perth, Western Australia. Families are asked to assist in removing withered tributes to help reduce the amount of litter on the property. The cemetery staff is respectful of the grieving family, and does not wish to impede on the placement of floral arrangements at the resting place. Families are asked to maintain the area at their loved one’s grave – remove packaging and weathered flowers immediately.

Plaques and headstones are available in a range of sizes and prices. Your funeral director can help you select one that will be fitting for the resting place of your loved one. Whether on a memorial or a vault, a beautiful plaque will notify people of the life that is celebrated.

Contacting Midland Cemetery

Midland Burial AreaThere are no office facilities at Midland. People who wish to contact a Midland Cemetery Staff regarding burial options at Midland may do so by contacting the Pinnaroo location or go to this web-page.

You have multiple options for the final resting place of you and your family. Midland is strategically placed to accommodate the needs of most families – whether mourning a beloved parent, child or other family member, Midland will offer you a place where your memories can bring joy and comfort. The thoughtful care of the client services department will ensure that your service is exactly what you wanted, and that your loved one’s remains will be handled with respect and dignity. More than just a one-time visit, Midland can offer your family a place that they can return to over and over and experience the comfort of knowing you are at rest.

Closure

Mourning the loss of a loved one can provide a sense of closure to the family members left behind. A thoughtful, well-planned service can help the grieving to move on to a place of acceptance and begin to heal. Taking the responsibility off the shoulders of your loved ones is one of the most gracious steps a person can take. It places your family in the position to be able to mourn without stressing over details like payment, services and what to do with your remains. People often want to avoid thinking about death. Ignoring the topic does not make it go away – it adds to the stress of death! You would not question the need for auto insurance, health insurance, home insurance and the like. Don’t avoid the subject of your own death, or neglect to pre-purchase funeral and burial arrangements. Think of it as “death insurance”. While not pleasant to think about, when you need it, you want it to be available. Contact the funeral director at Midland today to begin the process of funeral pre-planning. Let your last legacy be one of thoughtfulness to your family.

MortuaryPlanning a funeral and organizing a poignant and memorable service is a difficult task to undertake. You must honour the wishes of the bereaved and his or her family, you must select proper churches and cemeteries for the services, and you must ensure that the atmosphere and ambience suits the personality of the departed. From planning programmes to placing beautiful wreaths, it’s a lot of effort. That’s why Spearwood Florist is ready to assist you with all your funerary flower needs in Perth Western Australia.

Is Delivery the Right Choice?

Some people express concerns that if they just send funeral flowers to the service, they’ll appear detached and impersonal. They’ve been told they should deliver flowers in person or go with the family to select them, rather than order them online or over the phone. But as you know, bereavement is never easy and it never follows anyone’s specific schedule. By choosing to have your funeral flowers delivered, you can help lighten the burden of stress and obligation. Have the flowers you want delivered to wherever you need – and ensure it’s done for a price you’ll be okay with.

Whether you’re a busy professional trying to hold a job and family together, or you’re travelling to take care of relatives in a time of loss, choosing delivery can take one more chore off your plate. Planning a funeral flower delivery saves you time – which is something that seems to be scarce when planning a memorial service. Leave the floral arrangements up to the florists so that you’ll have more time to support friends and family. And isn’t being there for support far more personal than wasting time shopping for flowers?

A Wide Range of Flowers for Your Needs

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Whether you want to send funeral flowers to Perth or find affordable and attractive funeral homes in the area, our floral company is confident that we can meet your floral needs. We want to help you alleviate the stress associated with planning a memorial service. You can fill any order expediently on this web-page and ensure you receive fast, accurate funeral flower delivery in Perth.

Celebrate the life of your beloved family member with lovely bouquets in a wide range of colours and arrangements. Pick custom flower arrangements or wreaths to be delivered and installed immediately. Conveniently take care of all your floral needs online and leave the difficult work to us.

Honour Your Loved One In Your Own Way

Say “I love you” in your own way with funeral flowers. Ensure that your loved one’s memorial service is presented in exactly the way they would have wanted it. Personalize services with our beautiful bouquets and arrangements. Our expert staff is prepared to help you select the perfect arrangements for the interment and funeral alike. For convenience, we can expedite them directly to the funeral homes or churches, and you can then transport any smaller bouquets with you to the cemeteries to honour your departed loved ones.

Read more about Spearwood Florist today and call us on +(08)9418 3532 to make your arrangements for all your flower delivery in Perth.

In life, we all face the unthinkable: The end of the road of every cherished moment with a lost friend, a family, or our other half.

As we recall the past with joy, laughter, and sometimes, sorrow during the most challenging times with our loved ones, the best thing we could ever do is to send them a silent wish of eternal peace. It’s as if we bid them well as they transcend into a paradise of infinite serenity. And often, we symbolize our love with a floral gift.

Funeral cross arrangement

Funeral cross arrangement

Here in Fremantle, Western Australia, we gather together the most helpful information in sending flowers and arranging funeral services to ensure that proper message is conveyed and funeral rites are respected and honoured. From arranging floral gifts to choosing a funeral director and cemetery, this guide will ease your challenges in making decisions as you share your grief with friends and family.

Sending Flowers

Well-revered traditions of funeral floral arrangements are as old as history itself. From around the world, funeral rituals are practiced in many colours and shapes imaginable. It’s as if flowers are the universal language used when words fail in the moment of silence.

And when flowers become the only channel we use to speak to the departed, different floral colours convey different meanings. White, for example, represents perpetual peace, purity or a new beginning. Blue, on the other hand, gives an essence of calmness and comfort. These two colours are the most ideal choices when arranging funeral floral bouquets and baskets. Other floral colours include yellow for friendship, lavender for elegance, purple for honour and royalty, and pink for gentleness and subtle joy.

If the deceased happens to be your friend, you may also want to know his or her favourite colours and choose flower sets that match accordingly. Take note that among all colours, green is the least preferred as it represents good health and prosperity.

As solemn as a funeral rite ought to be, floral arrangements do not need to be sober and bland. Sometimes, mixing bright colours could portray our warmest and sincerest thoughts to the departed. Yes, losing someone may be a very painful process. But on a more profound note, we celebrate life and the memories we shared with the ones we’ve lost. And sometimes, a subtle grin appears in our faces as streams of uplifting memories come to mind.

Flower Arrangement

When flowers are arranged in a neat and orderly fashion, nothing in your floral gift could be seen as inappropriate. Among the most popular choices of flower arrangements are floral baskets, wreaths, crosses and hearts. Smaller vase bouquets are also a good and more affordable option.

large wreath on stand

large wreath on stand

These flower arrangements are usually displayed on easels for easy handling and viewing. Funeral floral arrangements are also lightweight that they can be carried easily and taken to the grave-site.

Respect

As in any funeral rites, checking the religious background of a friend or a loved one is highly important so as not to cross any line in terms of their religious affiliations or traditions. For example, it is very inappropriate to send a cross-shaped flower arrangement to a deceased friend whose religion was Islam. Other religions also value specific floral colours.

Casket Spray

Casket Spray

Here in Western Australia, you may contact a nearby florist and ask for guided details if you wish to send flowers to Fremantle. Spearwood Florist delivers flowers in Fremantle according to your specifications and have a huge selection to choose.

The Best Occasion and Location

Often, the best time to send flowers is when the service is ongoing, when the family of the deceased expects friends and other family members to arrive as the solemn occasion goes day by day. These flowers offer a comforting reminder that you are there to share their grief. Flowers also give a soothing effect with their colours and radiance.

Usually, larger flower arrangements placed on easels such as wreaths and sprays are left in the grave-site after the memorial service, while flower vases and baskets are brought home, depending on the customs and traditions.

In some circumstances when distance or the lack of time keeps you from preparing floral gifts in advance, it’s never too late to have them sent to the family of the deceased after the funeral rites are completed. Relatives may display them in their home. In this setting, smaller vases and plants make a perfect arrangement.

If you wish to send funeral flowers to Fremantle, many florists offer the option of delivering flowers to your desired address.

Funeral Directors in Fremantle

funeral cortege

funeral cortege

Dealing with loss is not a commonly occurring experience for most of us, and when the unexpected event comes, grief is always put above everything else. Sometimes, when indecisions happen, florists and funeral shops are always ready to provide you options for the funeral service.

Here are some of the most reliable funeral directors in Fremantle, Western Australia:

Funeral directors such as Bowra & O’Dea have been in business since the early 1900’s. Originally built as a coach-building company, Bowra & O’Dea eventually focused on funeral services and has now expanded to include 11 locations across Western Australia. But what’s admirable about the shop is that they understand the local traditions and the family’s needs. During a typical service, help is readily available for flower arrangements, and even children’s area is also made available. During the memorial rites, the Memorial Grove allows family members to plant a young tree as a tribute to the deceased.

Purslowe Funerals, which opened in 1907, still runs as a family business. Having five funeral homes in WA, Purslowe Funerals is also keen on details especially with grieving children. The people behind the company also offer tips on burial rites including cremation.

Another time-tested funeral home in the area is Chipper Funerals, built in 1889 and still maintains a good reputation of “connecting” with their clients by providing personalized services according to the client’s requests.

But for those who seek a natural burial, Prosser Scott & Coy, offers such services that do not use preservatives such as formaldehyde or other chemicals, even using biodegradable clothing and casket, referring to their funeral services as environmentally friendly. Burials are done in unmarked lots, but plants are placed on the grave-site.

Fremantle Cemetery

Fremantle Cemetery

Fremantle Cemetery has been servicing Western Australia for more than a century since 1898. With such a very long history, famous performers and even infamous convicts have been laid to rest here.

The entire area has all the walls, gardens and other structures built with limestone. Inside the cemetery stand three chapels, the largest of which is the West Chapel with a capacity of more than 200, while the smaller East Chapel can house more than 60 people.

carrying coffin to the cemetery

carrying coffin to the cemetery

The two commonly used chapels offer a welcoming ambiance for families and friends during the memorial services. Condolence lounges and an outdoor committal area are also put in place where those who pay respect to the deceased are welcomed to the chapel. Also, different burial rites are also welcome in Fremantle Cemetery. Even natural burial, in which the biodegradable coffins are laid in a special grave-site, is allocated in the area.

Sending Funeral Flowers to Fremantle

Spearwood Florist shop

Friends and family who would like to send flowers to Fremantle may contact this local florist in the area for quotes and special requests. Spearwood Florist delivers your floral gifts in Fremantle and anywhere near the area when feasible. Call on (08)9418 3532 or visit this website: www.spearwoodflorist.com.au/fremantle/

Here, choices abound as to what floral arrangements you prefer. The people behind Spearwood Florist also understand the needs of their clients because burial or funeral rites are not a common occurrence at all. Thus, some family members seeking for options do not have much idea or decisions to begin with, and that’s when Spearwood Florist comes in to provide choices and added services.

You can ask the staff to send flowers to Fremantle whenever you prefer. They can help arrange the floral gift in their places of destination to give it a more presentable look.

sympathy flowersYou can choose from among the different types of flowers the shop offers at a very affordable price. Options range from small floral bouquets in vases or baskets to large wreathes shaped according to your preference.

Simply discuss your needs with the staff and consider your requests done the same day or whenever you like. Other products offered by Spearwood Florist are coffin or casket sprays. They have a category at this webpage at www.spearwoodflorist.com.au/fremantle/funeral-flowers.html dedicated mainly to funeral flowers for delivery in Fremantle.

With all the information in hand, better decisions are not far away. Because in times of loss, it is completely understood that grief sometimes takes over our entire thoughts, and sometimes we fail to see that life has to go on, and that right now, the best that we could ever do is to show the one we’ve lost our last efforts of love and care.

Many people shun the thought of entering into the funeral business. But imagine a world without those who venture into such otherwise noble undertaking, and you begin to appreciate the details of how you are taken care of in times of loss and despair.

Funeral Wreath delivered to a funeral home in Hilton

Funeral Wreath

No one wants to think about the passing of a family member or loved one. When faced with mortality, we – as humans – fight for life. We fight for our own, and we pray for those we love. Unfortunately, we don’t always get what we want. Losing loved ones is a very real, vary raw part of being human, and when it does happen, we have to step up and be there for each other through the darkest days we will ever see.

To say planning a funeral isn’t fun would be a gross understatement. It’s the last thing anyone wants to do. Fortunately, most communities have local, caring funeral homes and florists to help you with this time. If you live in the beautiful south-western suburbs of Perth, you may be familiar with Bowra O’Dea Funeral Directors – Hilton. They are located at 312 South St, Hilton, just north of the Spearwood suburb and offers over a hundred year of local service. They have a great amount of local pride and commitment to community. They’re also incredibly family oriented. They know that they are in business to serve you and your family in your time of need.

Show You’re There in Spirit

As difficult as planning and attending a loved one’s funeral can be, distance can sometimes be even worse. If family obligations, business, or expenses keep you away, you may feel a great deal of guilt and separation from your friends and family. If you do not find a way to deal with this, you may find yourself resenting people and factors in your life that have nothing to do with this situation. It’s unfair, but it’s a part of grieving. Fortunately, you can channel your grief and sympathy into something more positive. Reach out over the miles by sending funeral flowers.

Choosing a flower delivery in Hilton to Bowra O’Dea Funeral Directors will show your friends and family that you are there in spirit. This webpage: http://www.spearwoodflorist.com.au/hilton/funeral-flowers.html has a variety of beautiful funeral flower arrangements, sheaves, and wreathes. You can also choose a custom arrangement. If your passed loved one had a favourite flower or colour, it would brighten your friends’ and family’s eyes to see that you remembered that detail. They’ll feel as if you are actually there with them to mourn a death and celebrate a life.

Sending funeral flowers to funeral homes and cemeteries is easy with the help of a local trusted florist. Though you may not be able to hold your grandmother’s hand or hug your friends close, you can show that you miss them all and that you wish you could be there. You can brighten the day just a little bit, in your own way with flowers to show you’re there for them.

Sympathy floral arrangementA good friend of the family recently passed away and I wanted to send flowers with my regards. I wasn’t sure where to send the flowers, whether to the funeral home, the church were the service was being held or to the home of our friends. Since I only heard about it late on Saturday afternoon, the local florist I usually go to was closed, so I went online to look at options for having a sympathy flower delivery in Perth. I found this site: http://www.spearwoodflorist.com.au/perth/sympathy-flowers.html and was impressed with their selection of bouquets and arrangements.

Finding What You Need

This friend love lilies and I found some beautiful ones on the site. I was hesitant to send them though because I didn’t know if the product the family would receive would be anything like what was pictured. However, after reading some of the favourable reviews here: https://plus.google.com/104172900887812357768/about, I decided to take a chance and I ordered a beautiful arrangement with a glass vase.

Since I ordered them late on Saturday evening, I wasn’t expecting the family to receive them until Tuesday, but I found out they were delivered on Monday morning. I was impressed and relieved that they arrived so promptly. When I got their thank you card in the mail, the family mentioned how lovely the flowers were and they had used them at the gravesite because their mother had loved lilies so much.

Placing Orders Online

Once I heard how lovely the arrangement was, I decided to use this online florist for all my flower delivery needs in the future. It was incredibly easy to order the flowers online. I didn’t have to wait until the florist opened on Monday morning and I could take my time looking at their selection of floral arrangements without feeling pressured by a clerk at the shop. I know I will recommend this floral service to friends when they need to send sympathy flowers to Perth.

Looking at the other arrangements and bouquets, I know I will use this site again to order flowers for family or friends in Perth. I like that there is same day delivery, which is free. The floral arrangements would make good gifts for some of my clients as well. I was pleasantly surprised with this company and I know I will order from them in the future when I need to send flower arrangements.

Posted by Jim P. of South Perth, Western Australia.

sympathy cardWhat do you say when someone has lost a loved one? What if you do not know what to say? Is it better to say nothing at all, and hope your sympathy flowers convey your thoughts and feelings? Well, It can sometimes feel like you’re talking on eggshells when you are around someone that has lost a loved one. This is because you do not want to say anything that might evoke bad feelings. If you are sending sympathy card with sympathy flowers, words don’t come easy either. When it comes to writing a message on the sympathy card, you can also feel like you are writing on eggshells.

Sympathy messages should be sincere and come straight from your heart. Genuine sympathy messages have more meaning and a lasting effect. It’s better to send sympathy messages that you have written yourself; however, if you are struggling to come up with the perfect sympathy message or if you are not so confident in your writing abilities, here are some ideas to help you along. You can add your own words and thoughts to make them more personal.

  • I can’t begin to fathom the pain you’re feeling to lose someone so dear to you, but I’m praying for some supernatural strength to help you get through.
  • I’m truly sorry for your loss. I understand how it feels to lose someone so dear to you. But I want you to know that you are always in my thoughts. You are in my prayers too.
  • I am familiar with the empty feeling that has now taken up residence in your heart. Please know that I am here if you need to talk. If you don’t want to talk, I’m still available if you just need to sit in silence.
  • I’m sorry for your loss and the pain you’re going through but God understands your pain a lot more than I do. God is standing by and he will take care of you.
  • I’m praying fervently for that you will be surrounded with peace that surpasses all understanding during your time of bereavement. May the peace and grace of God rest upon you and your family during this difficult time.
  • I’m sorry to learn of your loss. I am sorry for your grief and pain but the clouds of grief won’t last forever. The sun will shine again.
  • In your time of bereavement, I’m praying for an extra measure of strength and courage to help you get through the days and nights ahead.
  • During your grief, I want to remind you that death may have stole your loved one but it can never steal the memories that you have. Keep the memory of your loved one ablaze.
  • I want you to know that I’m only a phone call away during your time of grief, I’m here to offer listening ear and to help wipe your tears away
  • I wish I could come up with the right words to bring your loved one back. I truly wish I had the power to take your pain away. Since I am unable to do either of those two things, I’m sending you flowers to help brighten your day.

Words have the power to hurt or to heal. People tend to treasure words that help them get through a difficult time in their life. If you are sending sympathy flowers, try to send a sympathy card with heartfelt words. A thoughtful message included with your condolence floral gifts can help alleviate the pain of the loss.

Order your sympathy flower arrangements at www.spearwoodflorist.com.au/sympathy-flowers.html. This site has a wide selection for every budget and also offers same day shipping.

During a time of grief, sending flowers is a traditional and simple way to express your feelings. The services of a florist are the easiest way to fulfil this time-honoured way of expressing condolences and paying tribute. An experienced florist can give advice on customs and etiquette as well as on the types of flowers and arrangements available.

Sympathy Flowers

Sympathy FlowersWhile funeral flowers are always sent directly to the funeral home, sympathy flowers are sent to the relative’s home. For this reason, they are designed differently. Funeral flowers are designed with the funeral home and/or graveside setting in mind. Sympathy flowers are usually smaller than funeral flowers and plants may be sent instead of flowers.

Honouring the Australian Remembrance Day and Its Veterans

Patriotic bouquets are made from red, white and blue flowers. Adorning the arrangement with a flag is fitting. The colours of the flag represent values that are very in keeping with a funeral occasion. Red signifies courage, valour, and life. White represents purity and peace, while blue symbolizes justice and perseverance. Carnations are frequently used because they are available in all three of these colours. Florists are experienced in finding ways to adopt bouquets and wreaths for the occasion. They can utilize spray paint or ribbons to add certain colours. Other flower options for red, white and blue could be white lilies, blue statice, red roses and poppy. They can be used in any of the arrangements listed below.

Children’s Funerals

Feelings of grief for the loss of a child are especially tender. Representations of angels are frequently used. Small teddy bears, rabbits, or cherubs are often incorporated into the designs. Softer colours are customary.

Classic Funeral Arrangements

Sometimes a family chooses a theme for the funeral represented by a specific colour or type of flower. The funeral home should have this information. There are many options when selecting funeral bouquets. Any type of flowers can be used.

Casket Spray and Enclosure Pieces

Casket or coffin sprayKeep in mind that it is customary for immediate family to select the casket, or coffin spray. It is placed atop the casket and is usually very large and elegant. Small pieces for enclosure may be shaped like rosaries or pillows. Colours are customized, for example to denote male or female.

Funeral Spray

This is a popular choice because there are so many ways to individualize the bouquet. Different designs, shapes, colours, sizes and flowers allow for unique expressions. The shape of a double ended spray is multi-directional and tapers at two ends. Flowers and stems of a single ended spray are aligned in one direction. A standing spray can be supported on an easel or against the casket.

Funeral Wreaths

WreathWreaths are the best known funeral arrangement. Designs can be modern or traditional. The circular shape of wreaths expresses the continuation of life as well as the eternal quality of love. Wreaths can be heart shaped to show love and compassion.

Funeral Crosses

funeral floral crossFor many Christians a cross-shaped funeral bouquet is exceptionally comforting. It is very simple to individualize the cross with different flower colours and types. Sometimes a religious flower display includes a statuette or solid cross. Florists are knowledgeable about different religious customs.

Flower Baskets

flower basketFlower baskets can sit on the floor or a table. They are always fitting and attractive. Sometimes the basket or vase used can be a keepsake or table centrepiece.

Cushion and Pillow Bouquets

Cushions and pillows are symbolic of the peace and serenity of the deceased’s final rest. They can be placed in the coffin or on the floor or a table top.

Choosing Specific Flowers

Flowers express sentiment. Symbolism or simply taste can guide flower selection. Some flowers are more traditional for funerals but any flowers can be used. Florists are aware of local customs and can guide the buyer. Chrysanthemums are a traditional funeral flower and have a range of colours. They are easily adapted to different shaped designs, like pillows and wreaths. Roses are popular for their stunning beauty. Rose colours include red, which signifies passion, yellow, meaning remembrance and friendship, pink for femininity, elegance, and grace, and white for innocence. Carnations are a traditional funeral flower with white symbolizing truth and red signifying passion. Irises are indispensable because of their perennial blue colour. They signify faithfulness and hope. Other symbolic associations are sweetness of disposition with honeysuckle, cheerfulness with coreopsis, and wisdom and integrity with aloe. Lilies signify peace and come in different shapes and colours. At times lilies are difficult to work with and need more time to prepare. People can accommodate more exotic tastes by contrasting unusual colours or by using seasonal flowers, bird of paradise, sunflowers or orchids. Other flower symbols include violet for faithfulness, tulip for love, orange blossoms for purity/virginity, and ivy for eternal fidelity.

Choosing a Florist

Certain florist websites are not trustworthy. Some websites represent that they are florists while actually being intermediaries and charging a service fee. Stick with reputable and/or local florists. Local florists are able to connect customers with reliable out of town florists. Not everyone uses florists – a person with the creativity and know-how can create a suitable bouquet. Florists are helpful because they can ease stress during a difficult time by helping with card wording and choosing a design. At this site: http://www.spearwoodflorist.com.au/perth/funeral-flowers.html, you can send funeral floral tributes to Perth WA, any-time and from anywhere.

Funeral Flower Traditions

Adorning funerals with flowers is a centuries old custom. Using a florist can ease the distress of making decisions during a stress filled time. Signing the card with your first and last name will avoid confusion and ensure that the family knows that you are thinking of them. Keep words simple and avoid clichés. Acknowledge the sadness and loss of a loved one’s death. It is fine to use a pre-printed card, but add a personal note. Florists are able to guide bouquet selections based on season, price, and customs. When words are difficult to say, sending flowers lets people know that you are thinking of them. The elegance, beauty and fragrance of flowers is transcendent.

More information about The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board which manage cemeteries and memorial garden sites in Perth, Western Australia.

This floral company also send funeral flowers to funeral homes and cemeteries Australia wide. For more info, visit their webpage here http://www.spearwoodflorist.com.au/flowers/funeral-flowers.html

funeral flowers on standing easelsA funeral can be a harrowing time for friends, family members, colleagues, and any number of people in the lives of the deceased. It most certainly is not the appropriate time to make any kind of etiquette faux pas, no matter how large or small. The same goes for either gifts or flowers. Want to make sure you are following all the standards of etiquette when sending funeral flowers? Here’s how:

Etiquette for Funeral Flowers is based upon Your Relationship with the Deceased

Open Heart WreathEtiquette for funeral flowers can change based upon your relationship for the deceased. For example, close family members are expected to buy some particular arrangements, such as those nearest the body, or on the casket. Then, extended family members are expected to buy other, standing sprays, wreaths, or large, dramatic arrangements for the funeral, or for those who attend to take home after the service. They can be either traditional or contemporary. Close friends can sometimes consider themselves members of the extended family. Those who are business associates or only acquaintances may consider sending smaller wreaths, arrangements, or baskets.

What if You Only Know a Friend or Relative of the Deceased?

Even if you do not directly know the deceased, you can still send the same type of the flowers you would if you were only a acquaintance or business associate. Or, if you know a loved one who is dramatically affected by the death of that person, you may want to send those people flowers, directly. Consider sending sympathy flowers, a gift basket, or flowers to their home or office. This shows them you still care why not possibly offending any of the close family at the funeral.

Religious Considerations

Do not ever assume that religious considerations has nothing to do with appropriate arrangements or funeral flower etiquette. For Protestant Christians, Baha’I, Buddhist, Mormon, and Eastern or Greek Orthodox worshippers, you can send nearly any arrangement. For those who are Buddhist, or Mormon, refrain from cross arrangements. Eastern and Greek Orthodox worshippers prefer white flowers. Catholics also find nearly all flower arrangements acceptable, though you may want to give them a mass card, instead. For Hindus, think about garlands instead of flower arrangements. In the case of Jewish friends, send gift baskets directly to the homes of mourners, unless you know for sure that their Synagogue welcomes flowers. Ask the family members of any Muslim before you send flowers to their funeral. They may wish you to donate to charity, instead.

Can I Still Send Flowers If I Missed the Funeral?

If you missed the funeral, you may still send sympathy flowers to the loved ones of the deceased, after the funeral, for up to a week. If you just missed the first visitation, you may send funeral flowers for the second (if there is one) or for the graveside service. Often times, you should just send flowers directly to the home of loved ones of the deceased, though, if you miss their funerals. Ask your local florist about what types of arrangements would be most thoughtful or appropriate and visit this blog.

Invitations with “In Lieu” of Flowers

For those invitations that say, “In lieu” of flowers, you may want to refrain from sending them. Instead, donate to a charity or organization on their behalf. Or, send a gift basket to the loved-ones. If all else fails, you can send a living plant directly to those who are in mourning. Living plants are not technically flowers, and will last much longer than floral arrangements. Some find them to be a fitting remembrance for those who have passed on.

Etiquette for Those Ordering Flowers

Finally, remember your etiquette when you order flowers. Figure out what you will say on the card. Also, have, on-hand, your preferred payment method. Know the full-name of the deceased, and where the funeral is taking place. Or, alternatively, know the name of the loved one you are sending flowers to, as well as their address. This assures you that there will be no errors in placing your order, where the flowers are delivered, or in payment being processed. Be sure to place your orders early, as this gives your florist more time to make the best arrangement possible.

Here are some of the funeral directors serving Perth area.

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