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Leavitt's Mortuary Provides Funeral Flowers in Ogden, UT

Part of the funeral planning process involves selecting flowers to display throughout the service. These displays may come in the form of floral baskets, standing sprays, wreaths, crosses, and more. Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park can help you choose funeral flowers for services in and around Ogden, UT. We have been helping to arrange funeral services since 1929 and will gladly share our knowledge and experience with you in your time of need. Our experts can help you understand the meaning behind the many types of arrangements, flowers, and accompanying messages. We know you have a lot to consider in a short amount of time when planning a funeral, so let us make this step in the process a bit easier. Call us at (801) 394-5556 today to learn more.

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Understanding the Types of Funeral Flower Arrangements

Floral arrangements for funerals come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. Each bouquet of funeral flowers provides a different meaning and can convey a clear message. Additionally, there are several styles of arrangements that are standard for each service, including those used to drape the casket or to be displayed graveside. Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park in Ogden, UT can help you decide how best to express sympathy using funeral flowers. The various traditional funeral flower arrangements include:

  •  Floral baskets – A versatile option for showing compassion and care, you can send floral baskets for use during a wake, funeral or graveside service, or viewing at the family's home.
  • Standing sprays – These are made for viewing from one side only and are typically displayed on an easel near the casket. Most often, these are delivered to the funeral home, but can also be sent to a church ahead of the service or burial ceremony.
  • Casket sprays – Placed on top of the casket, the immediate family normally organizes these funeral flowers.
  • Inside pieces – Floral displays can also be placed inside the casket.
  • Wreaths – Circular funeral flower arrangements are meant to represent eternal life.
  • Crosses – Flowers arranged in the form of a cross symbolize a family's faith.
  • Hearts – Heart-shaped floral arrangements signify love.
  • Dish gardens – An assortment of lush green or colorful plants comprise a dish garden, which is arranged in a decorative container and appropriate for a wake or the family's home.

What Different Funeral Flowers Symbolize

In addition to providing a sense of beauty to a funeral service or wake, funeral flowers represent special meanings or emotions. The experts at Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park can help you understand what each species of flower represents so that you can make the perfect selection for a funeral in Ogden, UT. Examples of popular funeral flowers and the messages they convey are:

  • Lily – This white blossom is the most popular funeral flower. It represents restored innocence for the soul of the deceased. Many also believe it symbolizes purity and the radiance of the soul. 
  • Peace lily plant – This lush plant also symbolizes innocence for the recently departed. It is a considerate choice of flower to send because it is long-lasting. 
  • Rose – Another popular funeral flower, roses have different meanings depending on their color. Red roses signify love, respect, and courage; white roses show reverence and express innocence; pink roses exude grace; crimson roses convey grief; and yellow roses represent friendship. Individuals regularly arrange roses alongside other flowers in sprays and wreaths. 
  • Orchids – Used to offer sympathy, pink and white orchids represent eternal love. 
  • Carnations – Typically used in sprays, carnations are a regular sight at funeral services. White carnations represent love and innocence; red carnations show admiration; and pink carnations signify remembrance.  
  • Chrysanthemums – Representing truth and used as a way to honor the deceased, chrysanthemums are used exclusively as funeral flowers in many cultures. 

Considerations When Selecting Funeral Flowers

In addition to choosing the flower that represents what you want to say, there are several factors to consider when selecting funeral flowers. Etiquette may dictate how elaborate your arrangement should be and whether to send flowers at all. Considerations for funeral flowers should include:

  • Relationship – There is a direct correlation between how close you were to the deceased and how elaborate your funeral flowers should be. Close family members often supply large sprays and heart-shaped arrangements. 
  • Personalization – Choose flowers that not only represent your message but reflect your loved one's personality. 
  • Funeral type – Take into account the kind of service. Burial services, for instance, may need more sprays and flower stands than others. It is best to check with the planners. 
  • Familial requests – Some families choose to request donations in lieu of flowers. 
  • Religious sensitivities – Be sure to consider the family's religious affiliation because that may dictate the type of funeral flowers that are appropriate. Flowers are not always necessary for Jewish or Islamic funerals and are not a traditional element of Hindu funerals. Buddhist funerals welcome white and yellow flowers but not red flowers. When in doubt, check with the family. 

Contact Leavitt's Mortuary for Funeral Flower Expertise

Funeral flowers come in many shapes, colors, arrangements, and sizes. They may be present at a wake, funeral, graveside service, or in the family's home, among other locations. There is much to consider when choosing flowers for your loved ones. Let Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park help guide you through the selection process. We have been serving Ogden, UT for 90 years and can help you choose the perfect way to express your condolences through flowers. 

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