Funeral Flowers – The cost of dying
Life is the most precious phenomenon, so when a loved one, companion or acquaintance passes away it can be one of the most difficult times to deal with. In addition to the distress caused by the loss of a family member the unbudgeted financial cost can be the cause of further upset. As Julie of the Prepaid Funeral Review says “One thing few people realise is that some prepaid funeral plans allow you to add in an allowance for funeral flowers, a memorial, a wake or whatever takes your fancy.”
Life is the most precious phenomenon, so when a loved one, companion or acquaintance passes away it can be one of the most difficult times to deal with.
In addition to the distress caused by the loss of a family member the unbudgeted financial cost can be the cause of further upset. The cost of a funeral has risen by 6% on last year as almost a fifth of people struggle to pay for the event, the annual Sun Life Direct Cost of Dying report. Burial costs made up the largest increase (9.6%) while cremation costs were up 6.6% and funeral directors’ fees rose by 5.3%. However the total cost, which includes probate, headstones and flowers in addition to the basic cost of a funeral, decreased by 1.9% to £7,114, primarily driven by shrinking estate administration fees.
Within this scenario, it is a blessing to find a florist who can guide the bereaved through the process of choosing flowers for the occasion. Inspite of rising prices Flowers24hours.co.uk – the London florist has planned to keep prices affordable for all, and will make sure that costs are kept within bounds when supplying flowers for funerals in London.
Flowers24hours.co.uk is an online florist that has been working in the industry for over 20 years, recognising the deeply emotional stresses the customers experience when a loved one passes, the trained florists are on hand to guide through every step of the way when deciding the appropriate flowers arrangements for the deceased.
Flowers24hours.co.uk’s florists remain caring and patient and of course will help with any requests the customer may have. With thousands of varieties and colours to choose from, selecting the most suitable funeral flowers can be a very over-whelming task. The florists have an easy step by step guide to start with the process of choosing the most appropriate funeral flowers for the recently departed.
Did the recently departed have a favourite flower? a favourite colour? What was there personality like? Colourful and bubbly? Or traditional and quiet? The simple questions often make the customer think of fond times and happy memories of the recently departed, at such a deeply depressing time, it is key to make the customer feel as comfortable as possible and to even perk a smile helps makes the process for the customer that little easier.
The flowers can easily be matched to suit what was their personality and character. One of the most common reasons to send funeral flowers is to convey gratitude to the family of the individual who has died. There are so many options for sending funeral or sympathy flowers, the key is to narrow down what may be suited within the given budget.
Sympathy flowers can be in a form of a bouquet, vase or basket arrangement and are traditionally sent from friends of distant relatives to the immediate family members to offer sincere condolences. Traditionally many people send all white arrangements with a hint of a favourite colour to mix in the displays. However in modern times such as today, many people try to brighten a sad day with adding splashes of vibrant colours to the arrangements, remembering the good times and picturing a sea of colour, often creates a more relaxed positive mood to the otherwise intolerable experience.
For an affordable offering to the funeral, Single flowers wrapped in cellophane with a personal card message make effective contributions to a very sad event.
Funeral flower arrangement such as coffin sprays and oasis arrangements are traditionally bought by immediate family members to decorate the venue of the church. The holy cross is the most common flower display for a funeral. It symbolizes religion, faith and hope.
The basis is to think of the beloved’s character, to focus on their personality, these key factors will help create thoughts on colours and perhaps even decisions on flowers, the rest will be guided by the florists.