When someone important to you passes on it can be a difficult time for all. First, there is the grief to deal with. Then the stress of trying to find the right flowers to show your support. Luckily most people working as florists are knowledgeable and understanding. There are usually several sympathy flower arrangements that they can suggest. Some people just want to pick a nice arrangement and have it delivered. Others may want help in choosing the right sympathy flowers. They want flowers that have special meaning to them, or to the deceased.
Sometimes spending time choosing the right sympathy flowers can help a person deal with the loss. It may involve choosing flowers that have meanings associated with them. Choosing the right kind of flowers is a way to remember what the deceased meant to you and an opportunity to remember positive memories. A good start is to find flowers that have special meanings or memories for you involving the deceased. Here are some of the different flowers and their meanings to help you choose the right flowers.
Alstroemeria: These flowers are about the twists and turns within friendships. They also come in a variety of colours, each one with their own meaning. One simple flower that can represent friendship with each color showing what type of friend they were.
The golden yellow alstroemeria flowers would be for a person that brought joy and light heartedness into your life.
The orange alstroemeria would be for a person that was full of confidence and had great passion for life. This flower represents someone who was warm and full of energy and enthusiasm in life.
The pink alstroemeria is for someone who was youthful, gentle and joyous.
The red alstroemeria would be for a person who was full of passion and strength.
The lavender alstroemeria would be for a graceful, refined and elegant person.
The purple alstroemeria could be for a person that was noble, successful and dignified.
White Lilies: These are quite frequently seen in funeral flower arrangements. They symbolise the restoration of the innocence of the soul of the departed.
Snapdragons: These are often found in sympathy flower arrangements. It may simply be because they are beautiful flowers that come in many colors.
Chrysanthemums: These represent optimism and joy. A good flower to celebrate the joyous memories of a person's life.
Roses: Roses are also quite symbolic.
White is for humility and innocence.
Red is for passion and love.
Yellow is about friendship.
Pink is for appreciation and admiration.
Orange shows enthusiasm.
Purple is about enchantment and love at first sight.
Carnations: These flowers also have strong emotional symbolism.
White carnations are about pure love and good luck.
Light red is about admiration.
Dark red shows deep lasting love.
Purple is about a child's capriciousness.
Pink carnations represent a Mother's undying love.
Gladioli: These come in many colours. They also represent strength and moral integrity. As well as symbolising the piercing of the heart, with love usually, but also in sorrow with loss of that loved one.