Floral tributes and alternatives to flowers
Flowers have long been a tradition at funerals, with funeral flower arrangements often placed on top of the casket during transportation and during the funeral. Charitable donations are becoming a common replacement for sympathy flowers, but many people like to have something adorning the top of the coffin.
While flowers are still the most popular choice, our funeral directors have been asked for a range of alternatives which reflect the life and hobbies of the person who has died.
Bespoke floral tributes
The florists we work with are chosen for their ability to create the most beautiful floral tributes and coffin sprays. However, for those looking for something less traditional, they’re also able to create some amazing personalised floral arrangements - from golf caddies and tennis racquets for sports lovers, to musical instruments, pints of lager and bottles of vodka, right through to favourite animals, beloved pets or favourite places.
“I’ve been asked for a few different things over the years, from creating floral tributes that look like golf caddies, musical instruments and even an arrangement made entirely of sweets. The bottom line is, if it was something they loved, something that will provoke memories and help personalise the funeral, then we’ll do our best to include it.”
Rachael, Funeral Director
There are several ways to personalise floral tributes or beautiful alternatives. Here you can find a few examples of: