Giving flowers is a universal expression of love, empathy, sympathy, compassion, caring and comfort, which is why floral tributes are made to honour the deceased and convey condolences to their loved ones.
We feel privileged here at The Flower Shop Tain when we’re asked to provide funeral flowers to accompany a person to their final resting place.
We design and create a variety of floral tributes for funerals, cremations, memorial services, wakes and simply for individuals to present to the bereaved to signify their sorrow.
You can order bespoke funeral flower arrangements of various types for delivery to anywhere within a radius of 35 miles of the town of Tain on the south shore of the Dornoch Firth in the Highlands. We hand-make items such as:
If you’re arranging a funeral, cremation, memorial service or wake in or near Tain, or just want to pay tribute to someone who has passed with a floral arrangement, we’d be pleased to discuss your wishes.
Our professional florists in Tain will produce a beautiful expression of sympathy and respect to mark the occasion, using blooms and greenery imported from Holland.
If you wish we can advise on the type and colour of flowers suitable to express your feelings. For example, white flowers (usually roses) symbolise purity and innocence; red conveys respect, love and courage; pink represents appreciation, while yellow denotes the ties of friendship.
The traditional choice of flower types for funerals are lilies, carnations, gladioli, roses and forget-me-nots – but your choice is essentially personal.
Even though many bereaved families nowadays opt to request charitable donations to be made in memory of their loved one, flowers are always still appreciated as well as a personal gesture of remembrance.
When ordering flowers for a funeral or to send to bereaved relatives its useful to know a bit about the etiquette involved, and the wishes of the deceased. If in doubt, it is best to consult with the funeral director.
Only immediate family members should choose the spray or wreath that adorns the coffin, while other floral tributes that accompany the casket to, during and after a service come from close family members. Extended family generally offer small sprays or sympathy baskets, while friends and colleagues tend to opt for posies or bouquets.
It’s best to order your flowers well in advance of the actual funeral, and have them sent to the funeral director or the venue for the service or wake. It’s not appropriate to offer flowers directly to the bereaved and mourners at the service itself, but you can send flower arrangements or bouquets to them at home, with a thoughtful note.
If you have suffered a loss and want to share your feelings with flowers, contact The Flower Shop Tain.