Long Island funeral florists, sympathy floral bouquets and funeral flower arrangements.
Difference between funeral flowers and sympathy flowers
Sympathy flowers are delivered to home of the deceased. The flowers are addressed and sent directly to a family member, friend, acquaintance or business associate of the deceased suffering a recent loss. Sympathy flowers are smaller or mid-sized floral arrangements designed to be displayed on tables or used as centerpieces. Plants are a living expression of sympathy and provide a lasting reminder of your thoughtfulness. Examples of sympathy flowers: plants; bouquets and floral baskets.
Flowers for the funeral service are delivered to the funeral home or grave site. The floral arrangements are often formal, large and ornamental. They are designed as a tribute to the deceased. Their appearance is suited to display in a funeral home and at grave side services. Normally, funeral flowers are not sent to a relative or friend of the deceased. Rather, they are intended as a way to pay respect to the deceased. Funeral flowers should not be sent directly to the bereaved as they may cause distress if sent to their home or office. Examples of funeral flowers: casket flowers (usually reserved for the closest family members); standing sprays or wreaths; floor bouquets and baskets; vase bouquets; religious tributes; photo and urn tributes; ornamental urns and planters.