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Funeral Flowers Ideas: Vase and Table Arrangements

Losing a loved one is a painful but inevitable part of life.  No matter how we avoid or fear it, passing away is the ultimate destination for each one of us.  Sad but definitely stirring, it leaves us with a heartbreaking feeling for those who are grieving for such a loss.  Because of this, people have developed different ways to console and make the bereaved feel better.  These, through time, have become part of many cultures all over the world.

Sending funeral flowers is one of the most conventional practices when it comes to grieving and comforting those who mourn for the passing of an important person.  In most religions and cultural groups, funeral flowers are wholly welcome and considered appropriate, and are a great way to express one’s feelings that relate to the deceased or the family of the deceased.  There are numerous funeral flower ideas that can be chosen from depending on the relationship that you have with the person who passed away, or the feelings and messages that you want to convey.

Vase and table arrangements are particularly sent by friends, colleagues and business acquaintances of the departed.  They come in a variety of designs, giving you a selection of funeral flower ideas that you can use to send the right message to the family, relatives and other people concerned.

Three of the most important guidelines when it comes to vase and table arrangements are:

  1. They do not necessarily come in the usual “vase”.  For a more innovative look, glass vases (whether round or square types) can be used to match a deceased’s fresh, true and clear characteristics.  Others prefer table arrangements on a basket-like base.  Ceramic pots are also used in making these types of funeral flower arrangements.  Different ceramic moldings are also an artistic alternative for those who want to personalize their funeral flower arrangement.
  1. Color combinations depend on the character of the deceased.  When deciding on what ribbon, base, flower colors to include, it is helpful to consider the personality and disposition of the person who passed away.  For each color theme, there is a matching connotation that relates to the departed or the immediate family.  White is often correlated to purity, innocence and admiration.  Red means passion and intense emotions being directed to the deceased. In most cases, they are sent by someone who has deep emotional attachment to the person who has departed.  Pink is generally used to reflect a character of grace and refinement.  Yellow, on the other hand, depends on the kind of flower—but usually it expresses friendship.
  1. Flowers to be included are also chosen according to the intended message.  Because vase and table arrangements are for those who personally know the deceased, a person who wants to send a message of love and endearment by pairing red roses with stargazer lilies.  Another perfect blend of flowers that express fondness and devotion consist of gerbera daisies, pink roses and lilies that create a sweet and affectionate look.  A simple white vase containing white lilies sends a bittersweet farewell to the deceased, telling them how much people are grieving over their passing.