Even though funerals are sad, they are a part of our lives. In the event you have lost your loved one, it is very difficult to make decisions of whatever kind but the tasks must still be done. One example of a must do task is the picking of flowers. There is no way to avoid it. Despite the ongoings at a funeral, flowers do brighten up a room. The big question then is what to look for when you are choosing funeral flowers. See below a few factors to consider when choosing funeral flowers.
First you shall need to identify a great flower shop. Funeral homes can guide you accordingly on a vendor they use and as such can then be able to even take up the task if it is an option you can consider. Ask the funeral home you are using to give you a list of at least three flower vendors they frequently use so that you can check them out if the option of having them handle it is out of the question. Ensure you confirm their existence by making a call or even sending an email. You shall also be able to gauge if they are capable of handling your order at this point and if they can meet your timelines.
When purchasing anything you always have to have a budget at hand. When you have not determined how much money you can put into buying the flowers you will easily go beyond what you can pay for. From the very beginning, have money set aside for the purpose of buying flowers for the ceremony. This will guide you on the type of flowers to get and how many you will be able to afford. Not everyone has to put a flower on the grave, you can just have close family members to do that.
Think of the religious practices of the overseeing body. Some religions don’t allow flowers while others are very specific on the type of flower while others while others don’t bother about such things at all. Ensure this is made very clear to you and your family before spending that money on flowers.
Flower vendors usually have different arrangements that can be used like the standing sprays, bouquets, and casket sprays and so on and so forth. Consult the family on the preference they feel comfortable with and then choose accordingly. Considering this is a time when emotions are heightened, it is important to remind the family that either or all the options can be used in equal measures to avoid bringing a strife over the selection. Ensure the flower vendor send over samples or diagrams of the arrangements so that it is be easy to make the choice for all with the visual aid provided.