Our Buying Guide
What type of Tribute should I send?
Choosing the correct Tribute can be a daunting prospect; this guide aims to provide some insight into the different types of funeral flowers and Tributes that are available from Funeral Flowers of Kent. Our dedicated Care Team are on hand if you need further advice by simply calling 0800 772 3154.
Posies and Baskets
Posies and Baskets come in a versatile variety of traditional and contemporary designs and can be sent directly to a funeral or sent as a tribute gift to a bereaved family. The ‘Posy’ is traditionally circular in shape allowing both flowers and foliage to be displayed perfectly from all angles.
Funeral Sprays are a popular tribute expressing sympathy. Traditionally sprays come in both single ended and double ended designs. Funeral Sprays are available in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes designed to suit your specific requirements.
Hand tied Sheaves, also referred to as a ‘Tied Sheaf’ are perfect for sending direct to a funeral and can be sent to a home address after a funeral a fitting alternative to the regular cellophane wrapped bouquet.
Floral wreaths are probably the best known of funeral and sympathy tributes, their ornate circular design is extremely versatile and are perfect for sending direct to a funeral as a mark of respect. Available in both contemporary and traditional designs, our wreaths come in a wide variety of styles, colours and sizes.
Casket Sprays adorn Coffins and Caskets. Casket Sprays are usually chosen by close family or the person who is liaising with the funeral directors regarding the funeral arrangements. Our Casket Sprays are available in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes designed to suit your specific requirements.
Sending a floral heart tribute to a funeral makes a deeply personal statement and is indicative of the love and compassion felt by immediate family or the closely bereaved. Our beautiful range of heart designs come in a tasteful variety of shapes, colours and sizes.
Funeral Crosses are often the primary tribute at a funeral and represent extremely personal sentiments and feelings. These tributes are typically chosen by immediate family or close friends. Our Funeral Crosses are available in a variety of beautiful colours, shapes and sizes that will suit most budgets.
Letter Tributes are often seen at many funerals and are usually dedicated to a particular family member as a centrepiece Tribute from the closely bereaved.
Cushions and Pillows
Symbolic of comfort in ones last resting place. Beautifully hand crafted floral cushions and pillows available in a wide variety of shapes sizes and colours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where should the flowers be delivered?
In most instances, Tribute deliveries are directed to the funeral parlour prior to the funeral; this is recommended wherever possible and allows the undertakers to arrive at the funeral destination with the flowers and the coffin together.
A Residential Address
If you require that your funeral tribute be delivered to a residential address, it is best to make sure that there will be somebody available to receive the delivery at the designated time. It is often the case that the funeral procession will leave from the designated delivery address, the funeral flowers may well be displayed for those in attendance prior to the procession leaving for the funeral service destination.
Church/Crematorium/Place of Worship
It is often encouraged to avoid sending funeral tributes directly to a place of worship, church or crematorium. There may not be someone available to receive the flowers or some confusion regarding where the flowers should be left.
What type of message is sent with the flowers?
Funeral tribute and sympathy card messages can be difficult to compose during such a sad time. Just a few words of heartfelt sentiment will be appreciated.
When do I need to order the flowers by?
When ordering funeral flowers please try and place your order 48 hours before the funeral. We will liaise with the funeral directors ensuring that delivery of your funeral flowers and tributes is a smooth and stress free operation. Your funeral or sympathy flowers will be delivered personally by hand.
How do I order funeral and sympathy tributes online?
Simply select the product you wish to send and click ‘add to basket’. You will then be required to follow the simple ordering process that follows. Once we receive confirmation of your order, one of our team will contact you to talk through your order, Please have the following information to hand as we will require it to process your order:
• The name of the deceased
• Time and Day of the Funeral
• The address of the funeral director or residential address
I can’t see what I want or want to change the colour?
If you have a specific design you require and it is not in our collection, or if you have seen a display and would like it in another colour, please call through to our Care Team on 0800 772 3154 to talk through this or alternatively add a message to our special requirements box.
Will my Floral Order be exactly the same as the designs on the Website?
We will always try to follow the designs, although as many flowers are seasonably available sometimes, we may need to substitute a flower variety for another. When doing so the value of the replacement flower will be equal to or greater than the original variety.