Times of bereavement can be very difficult for family members or loved ones. Sometimes, we don’t know what to say or do to offer comfort to those who are grieving. We want to show they are in our minds while understanding the need for privacy. Flowers are a great way to show you care and are an appropriate funeral and sympathy etiquette. At Belles Fleurs, we offer same-day collection, next-day delivery and we are always available online to arrange a future sympathy flower delivery around Ireland.

Sympathy Flowers or Funeral Flowers

It is hard to know which flowers to choose and which arrangements are best for the sad occasion. Funeral flowers are usually in the form of wreaths and ordered by close family and friends. Sympathy flowers are to send regards to the family and friends of a loved one from a neighbour, workplace, acquaintance or friend. You can send flowers up to a month after the bereavement, once things calm down for those who are grieving.

Funeral wreaths are large, prominent arrangements displayed on or near the casket at a funeral. They are often circular, representing eternal life, but there are options. They are often delivered directly to a funeral home and left at the gravesite. Wreaths are usually arranged by family and close friends. Funeral sheaths are similar to hand-tied bouquets but lie flat. They are appropriate for any mourner to bring to a funeral.

Which Flowers Are Best for Sympathy?

Flowers have different meanings and can be used to send messages of celebration, love or congratulations. Sympathy arrangements are usually muted in colour and style to show respect. White is universally recognised to represent mourning as it symbolises peace, purity, and love. White flowers including lilies, roses and chrysanthemums all make excellent choices for sympathy flowers. Each arrangement is unique, and we can do our best to include preferred varieties with enough notice.

Customise Your Flowers

We are happy to include a handwritten card with your flower arrangement. We understand it can be hard to think of the appropriate thing to say at such a difficult time. Simply saying ‘with deepest sympathy’ is enough but we are happy to include a more personal message if instructed. You can further customise the sympathy arrangement by including the departed’s favourite colours or flowers. We are happy to create a flower arrangement to suit your needs.

Funeral Flower Packages

At Belles Fleurs we have been serving our local community in Blanchardstown for over 25 years, celebrating good times and offering our deepest sympathy for difficult times. Our funeral flower packages are entirely customisable and built to suit your wants, needs and budget. We take the stress out of arranging flowers for both sympathy and funeral arrangements, taking as much creative control as you like and offering delivery across Ireland to personal residences, funeral homes, and grave sites. Call us today to discuss your needs.

Pick up a flower arrangement from our florist in Blanchardstown, call us to order a bouquet or browse our online florist to choose the perfect sympathy flowers for delivery anywhere in Ireland. Belles Fleurs flowers arrive fresh, long-lasting, and beautiful, every time.