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Types of sympathy flowers to be sent for condolences

It’s never easy to learn of the death of a loved one, family member, or friend. People frequently send funeral flowers or condolence wreaths when they learn of a death. Some may wonder what is the modern etiquette for expressing condolences. 

In Singapore, expressing your condolences for the loss is generally acceptable by sending condolence notes, flowers, or funeral wreaths. Many people give floral wreaths as gifts. However, how many people are aware of the significance of these flowers as well as the meaning behind them? In this article, we’ll show you how to choose flowers, their meaning, and which flowers to send based on the deceased’s faith and your relationship with them.


Type of service

Is it a wake, a memorial, or a funeral? First, check what kind of venue and whether they would appreciate or accommodate a little funeral wreath, flower basket, or something larger like a funeral flower stand, depending on the location and the requests of the deceased’s family. If you’re still unsure, you may always ask the florist for advice on the proper funeral flowers to send.

Also read: Dos and Don’ts when attending a wake in Singapore


Types of funeral flower arrangements

At various points in our lives, we are confronted with death and loss. While it is heartbreaking to lose a loved one, family member, or friend, giving flowers can help honour the person’s memory and life. 

Most funeral flower arrangements include a small card on which you can send your condolences to the deceased’s relatives. Here are a handful of the most common funeral flower arrangements available from florists in Singapore:

1. Funeral flower basket

A funeral flower basket is a small expression of condolence that expresses your condolences. These floral baskets can be given to the deceased’s relatives or shown at funerals.

2. Funeral flower stand

Funeral flower stands or bouquet stands are a typical way to express compassion and condolences to the family. Depending on your budget, these bouquet stands might include a choice of flowers or just a simple bouquet. You can send funeral flower stands if you know the dead personally or professionally.

3. Funeral condolence wreath

Funeral condolence wreaths are another popular way to express grief and condolences. Condolence wreaths are usually placed around the casket and can be sent if the dead are close friends or family members.

4. Funeral flower frame

Funeral flower frames, which the family usually arranges, are a touching way to say goodbye to the departed by carefully and thoughtfully decorating the photo. For example, the family might choose different flowers to symbolise and convey peace, love, and respect.

5. Funeral coffin wreath

Coffin flowers, which the family also arranges, adorn the coffin at a wake, funeral service, or memorial during the final send-off. These flowers provide beauty to the resting spot and calm and comfort to those who visit.

Funeral flowers and their meanings

The symbolic meaning of funeral flowers is crucial when organising or attending a funeral for a loved one, family member, or friend. Flowers or condolence bouquets used as decorations also have various meanings. Here are some of the most common flowers, along with their meanings.

1. Chrysanthemum

Colours have significance for chrysanthemums. White represents peace, love, and truth, while yellow represents love and respect.

2. Lilies

Lilies are a prominent funeral flower that symbolises purity, innocence, and beauty and is first noticed for their scent. Lilies are also used to indicate that the deceased has passed away in peace.

3. Carnations

This flower, which is frequently used in funeral wreaths and funeral flower stalls, is inexpensive and has a variety of meanings. For example, white represents tranquillity and rebirth, while red represents affection and love. You can also send pink flowers to Catholic and other Christian funerals, as it is believed that they were made from the Virgin Mary’s tears.

4. Roses

Roses have always been associated with love and devotion. Roses, on the other hand, are appropriate for funerals. Love and loss are symbolised by red, innocence and purity are symbolised by white, and friendship is represented by yellow. You can even add a twist by combining roses and a bouquet.

5. Orchids

Orchids are a wonderful way to express your love for the deceased because they are ageless and long-lasting. It’s worth noting that pink or white orchids are appropriate for funerals because they symbolise sympathy and beauty.


Regardless of which flower wreath or bouquet you choose to express your condolences, it is the thought that often counts for the grieving family. If you need help booking a funeral flower wreath or bouquet to express your condolences, we’re always happy to help. 

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