• on January 20, 2024

What Options Are There for Funeral Flowers?

In moments of grief, finding the right words to convey the depth of your sorrow can be a challenge. Often, flowers speak the universal language of comfort, love, and remembrance, serving as a heartfelt tribute to the departed. At Silkwood Funerals, we understand the importance of choosing the right floral arrangement to honour your loved one’s memory.

Guided by the enduring commitment to be “here when you need us most” and provide support “in the moments that matter,” our team, led by Principal Julie Whately, is dedicated to helping you navigate through the variety of options available for funeral flowers.

A Bouquet for Every Occasion

When selecting funeral flowers, the choices are as varied as the relationships we hold dear. From traditional wreaths and sprays to modern arrangements and potted plants, Silkwood Funerals can help you choose the right bouquet to express your sentiments. Some popular options include:

  1. Wreaths: Circular in shape, wreaths symbolize eternity and the circle of life.
  2. Casket Sprays: Designed to adorn the casket, these arrangements are usually chosen by close family members.
  3. Standing Sprays: Displayed on an easel, these arrangements are eye-catching and can be designed according to different themes or colors.
  4. Floral Baskets: Easily transportable, these can be taken home or to a place of worship.
  5. Potted Plants: A lasting tribute that can continue to grow and flourish.

Tailoring to Cultural Preferences

Funerals often hold cultural and religious significance that extends to floral arrangements. From Orthodox crosses to Hindu garlands, Silkwood Funerals is experienced in tailoring services that meet cultural needs and religious criteria. Our extensive network of florists allows us to source specialized floral arrangements in line with diverse traditions.

Seasonal and Local Choices

Opting for seasonal and locally sourced flowers not only provides fresh and vibrant arrangements but also supports local businesses. Whether you prefer the cheerful hues of sunflowers in the summer or the understated elegance of tulips in the spring, we can guide you through the best seasonal options available.

Consider the Symbolism

Flowers have their own language, with each type carrying its unique meaning. For example, roses are often associated with love, while lilies symbolize the restoration of innocence after death. At Silkwood Funerals, we can help you select flowers that communicate the specific emotions you wish to convey.

Budget-Friendly Options

Dealing with funeral expenses can be stressful. With this in mind, we offer options to suit various budgets without compromising on quality. From simple bouquets to elaborate arrangements, we aim to accommodate your needs in the most respectful manner.


Our commitment to offering personalized and compassionate services has garnered heartfelt testimonials from those we’ve had the privilege to serve. Tony Meryrick shares:

“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Silkwood Funerals for a job very well done in terms of Mum’s Funeral. I have spoken to all my immediate family about the Funeral and none of us had anything but praise for the overall running, the staff, the care and compassion shown (particularly to Dad and especially by you) and just the little extras.”

Shirley Living felt similarly relieved:

“Thank you for ensuring that everything was properly co-ordinated for my late Father’s funeral. At a time when I was not comprehending very much, I was relieved that everything was well organized, and I did not have to concern myself with any details, on what was a very difficult day for me.”

Honoring Your Loved One, Your Way

Choosing the right funeral flowers is a deeply personal decision. Whether you’re adhering to cultural customs or simply following your heart, Silkwood Funerals is here to guide you every step of the way. After all, it’s our promise to be there “when you need us most,” particularly “in the moments that matter.”

For more information on how we can assist you in selecting the ideal floral tribute, contact our office. At Silkwood Funerals, we take pride in helping you honour your loved ones with the utmost respect and dignity.