Discount Funeral Flowers
Floral arrangements on a budget
Most people involved in funeral planning will use a florist to provide the funeral flowers. There are advantages and disadvantages to choosing to work with a funeral florist. Florists' prices do not adjust for funerals, and some people may find the expense upsetting. A small arrangement will typically cost around $40 and traditional funeral spreads range in the hundreds of dollars. On the other hand, avoiding florists can mean a lot more work and a lot less convenience.
A great way to deal with funeral flowers is to divvy up the work. You might ask one person to focus solely on the floral arrangements. If they are particularly frugal, have artistic leanings or a 'green thumb' they may be able to come up with a number of personally meaningful arrangements at a lower price.
Avoiding Florists' Inflation
If you choose to buy funeral flowers from a florist, be aware that you can expect to pay a lot of money. As an alternative, some funeral experts advise that sending flowers fresh from the grower can have therapeutic value at the time of grieving. It's a cheaper way to purchase flowers and people can spend time making their own personal arrangements.
Sometimes the manual work of picking, cutting and arranging your own flowers can help take your mind off your grief, and it may be comforting to know you'll be adding your own personal touch to the memorial for the deceased. Flowers fresh from the grower are a great alternative to the florist.
However, you may not have the time or desire to make your own arrangements and of course, funeral flowers need to be neatly arranged and maintained. It's most convenient to get flowers from a professional florist, and if you're not artistically inclined, you may find a professional arrangement better expresses your sympathy.As can be seen with other funeral displays like caskets and memorials, there is the risk that a floral retailer will take advantage of a vulnerable mourner. This could involve up-sell by attaching the sentiments of the floral arrangement to its cost. The amount of money you spend on a floral arrangement is certainly not a gauge of how much you cared for or how close you were to the deceased; you have to be aware of these pressure tactics, and avoid any retailer who engages in them. A cheaper or hand made floral arrangement means just as much as the most elaborate professional funeral flower spread.