Role of Funeral Flowers

Candice A. Shoemaker professor at the Kansas State University has answered an important question of whether funeral flowers or floristry have a role to play in the funeral rituals?

By referring to consumer surveys he points out that 85% of the consumers sent flowers to the bereaved as a symbol of showing their sympathy.

Sympathy flowers sent and received.

The surveys also state that 63% of close friends sent flowers as a symbol of sympathy. 62% of close family members sent flowers as a sympathy gift. Recipients data shows that 56% close friends receive flowers for funerals and 43% close family receives flowers.

The results of surveys show that funeral floristry serves two major roles.

  • Emotional role: The recipient of sympathy flowers admitted that flowers are more important at dealing with grief than all other funeral rituals. Both the sender and receiver feel a sense of comfort. The grief therapists also admit the importance of flowers in helping to overcome grief.
  • Functional role: Flowers and decoration with flowers is a diversion and a starting point of the conversations. They are looked at touch, smelled, and talked about.

We at the Rosarium better understand the role of flowers in overcoming grief and sympathizing. Our funeral floristry and funeral bouquets are a major step you can take for grief therapy of your loved ones.

We can recommend ideas for what types of bouquets are a good sympathy gift and what type of floristry is needed. Get in touch.