Funeral Flower GuideFuneral flowers and wreaths for Chelmsford Witham and Braintree and local areas

How do I choose the right flowers?


What type of flowers should I send?

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This webshop is intended for all family members, relatives, friends and colleagues who would like flowers to be displayed as a tribute on the day of the funeral. You may be wanting to send flowers as a sympathy gesture to the bereaved family and in this case we would recommend you send flowers to the family avoiding the day of the funeral. They can be sent before or after the funeral date and would include a message such as "thinking of you" etc. We would recommend sending a Hand-tied Bouquet or basket arrangement as the recipients will have to do very little work to maintain them. A local florists near to the bereaved family's location would be able to help in this instance.

If you are sending a tribute for the funeral, your relationship to the deceased or the bereaved in many cases dictates the type of tribute you may wish to send. Our Funeral Flower Guide provides some guidance to help you choose the correct item to send.

Funeral Spray

Funeral Sprays are a popular tribute expressing sympathy. Traditionally sprays come in both single ended and double ended designs. Large Double ended Funeral Sprays sometimes referred to as Casket Sprays are often used to adorn a Casket or coffin with great splendour. Funeral Sprays are available in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes designed to suit your specific requirements and can be sent by Family, Friends and colleagues.

Funeral Wreaths

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. The ring signifies eternal love or friendship. Available in both contemporary and traditional designs, our wreaths come in a wide variety of styles, colours and sizes.

Funeral Hearts

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 Cross

The Funeral Cross 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.

Pillows and Cushions

Funeral flower pillows and cushions signify a comfortable resting place for those who have passed. The tributes can be created by our florist either 'based' which means covered in a carpet of Chrysanthemums with a ribbon edge or 'open' which means flowers and foliage together. These are very pretty funeral flower tributes and come in a range of sizes and colours.

Funeral Letters Wreaths

Funeral letters to spell out a name. Whether it's for Mum or Dad, Son or Nan or if you want to make your own word or name. Funeral Flowers letters are around 30cm high and are generally surrounded by ribbon to compliment the top flower colour​​​​​​. Realistically, a name that is 7 funeral letters long is about maximum for the hearse but names can be created in two parts if a name is longer.

Check with the family

It is always worth checking whether the family has requested a colour theme and if so you should pick a tribute accordingly. However, you will find that any tribute will be much appreciated along with any message that accompanies it.  Normally you will have a 'feel' for the style and colour of the funeral flowers you want to send so do not be afraid to ask for them. We can always advise you if you need any help in this area as we have years of experience sending funeral tributes of all different shapes styles and colours.

What type of message is sent with the flowers?

It can be very difficult to decide what card message to place on your flowers at such a sad time. Below we have provided some examples which may help you in writing your own message. However, there are no hard and fast rules so write something from the heart and it will be appreciated.
"With deepest sympathy from the A family"
"Dear P, May you rest in peace. Love from A & B x x"
"Mum you are always in our thoughts, and we know that you will be watching over us from heaven.Love A, B & C"
"In loving memory of a dear friend, Love F"
"To Gran with love A & B"
"With love and fond memories of Aunt A from the B family"
"Miss you already - will be thinking of you always love A"
"Good night and God bless Mum, you will always be in our hearts A & B"
"Sleep well princess, you'll be in our hearts forever, our much loved sister A & B"
"Uncle C will be sadly missed but always remembered with a smile. Love X"
"In loving memory. A God bless you, may you rest in peace. Love X and Y"
"To a much loved Grandad May you rest in peace Love always T and D"
"Our hearts are filled with sorrow. Rest in Peace Love from your brother and sister"
"Our time together was far too short...May you be at peace in Gods arms. Love xxx"
”There are no goodbyes for us, wherever you are, you will always be in my heart from D to C I love you”
”Dad you will always be in our hearts and minds Lots of Love J, F & K”
”In memory of xx, who leaves behind a wonderful son and his beautiful family. Our deepest condolences.... All at ABC Co. ”
”In loving memory of our dear Grandad. Our hearts and prayers are with all the family and we wish we were there with you today. With all our love, G & R xxx”
”Now at peace with you loved ones, fond memories, your friend T”
”With lots of love and with so many fond memories of happy times. Rest in Peace. Love from M”
”Affectionate and fondest memories of dear xx from S and L”
”Uncle xx will be sadly missed but always remembered with a smile. Love M”
”To a true gentleman xx, who was always there for every one else, and will be sadly missed. Rest in peace love C, K & family x x x ”
”In loving memory of a lady who was always smiling. Love from F, W & Family”
”Xx, our hearts are filled with sorrow. Rest in Peace Love from your brother and sister C & P”
”Our time together was far too short...May you be at peace in Gods arms. Love, G & R Chelmsford Crematorium

Can I order more than one tribute?

Yes you can order as many tributes as you wish. If you would prefer to speak to someone then call us

How big is a Coffin or Casket for a funeral

Coffins and caskets can indeed be made to measure, and they can range from infant coffins to extra-long coffins and extra-wide coffins. The standard dimensions for a casket are 84 inches (approx 2m) long. These are the dimensions for a standard casket that is actually very different from a coffin. Our funeral florists would recommend a minimum of 3ft (1m) casket or coffin spray as decoration. A double ended funeral spray or coffin spray would be suitable.