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What Floral Tribute should I order for a funeral?

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What Floral Tribute should I order for a funeral?

When you are faced with choosing flowers for a loved ones funeral this is the question we get asked often, what floral tribute should I order for a funeral?

It’s so difficult to know where to start really, a lot of undertakers have a florist that they happily recommend but if not, recommendation is always best as thankfully you don’t have to order funeral flowers that often, and may never have ordered before.

For me Funeral flowers are one of the most important flowers you will have to choose. They have to reflect someone’s lifetime, their favourite colours, their likes and dislikes, their passions and their hobbies. How do you create all of this into flowers?

We believe in finding out about your loved one. It’s not just a case of picking an image from our books – our florists want to know about their wishes, and yours. We want to make sure every item we create is completely perfect and personal.

I personally adore wreaths for funerals. I understand they are not everyone does but the circle is so symbolic of the circle of life. These are often ordered by close family or friends, with a handwritten card nestled between the flowers with your thoughts noted down. You can of course have many different styles of wreath, but these loose country arrangements are a fitting tribute to someone who loved their garden, or a more contemporary wreath is perfect for say an artist or a designer.

Often if people don’t want to have a wreath, but like the circular shape a posy is a great alternative. This lovely circular dome of seasonal flowers look lovely placed onto a casket, for a loose country garden feel to the arrangements.

So how do you choose what flowers to have? We often take inspiration from the season, a person’s favourite flowers or perhaps their pastimes. Sometimes having flowers from ones wedding bouquet it a poignant reminder and can look so wonderfully beautiful yet nostalgic at the same time.

If you would like a bespoke design, say for example a Gypsy Wagon or a 3D Tribute we are able to create these for you too.

We understand that organising flowers for a funeral can be an emotional time. We take the time to understand your plans for the day, helping you to create personal flowers for you and your family.

One thing you will definitely notice with us at Contemporary Flowers in Canterbury Kent is the perfection and freshness in all our design, which we hope you appreciate x

We have our own website with funeral tributes that we have previously created,


If you decide to order online, please leave any additional information in the notes section.

Alternatively please call our team to discuss your requirements on 01227 713232

Or pop in and see us we are covid safe and we request a mask be worn.Our shop is located in Broad Oak, Canterbury CT2 0QE 


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