Floral Arrangements and Funerals: The Hidden Meanings of Flower Types

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Floral Arrangements and Funerals: The Hidden Meanings of Flower Types

For my mother's funeral, my sister and I spent a lot of time thinking about flowers for her funeral. We wanted beautiful, colorful flowers that reflected upon her energetic spirit and her love of bright, bold color. However, when we began to plan out her funeral with the funeral director, we were surprised to learn that different types of flowers had different meanings. Based on their meanings, some were appropriate for a funeral, and others were not. We had no idea about this, but I instantly became fascinated with the topic. I created this website to help educate others about the meanings of flowers and which are appropriate for funerals.

Why Cremation Might Be The Better Choice Financially

If you are worried about going broke when planning a funeral, you might want to consider the option of cremation. Take a moment to review the following points as to why cremation might be the better choice.

You Do Not Have To Pay For A Casket

Caskets are not used once the deceased is ready for the cremation process. Therefore, a casket is only really needed if you intend of having viewing services. Instead of spending possibly thousands of dollars on a casket for a few hours of viewing, you may want to consider renting a casket from the funeral home that you will be using. They have caskets that they clean in between uses so it is always clean and sanitized. This will allow your loved one to be laid out for viewing, which will allow your friends and family to pay their final respects.

You Do Not Have To Pay For A Burial Plot

If a burial has not been purchased ahead of time, you would have to purchase one if you did not opt for the cremation process. Even if a burial plot was already purchased, you can get some of that money back by selling it to someone that may be trying to plan their funeral in advance. In some cases, the cemetery or church may buy back the plot. You can then put that money towards the cost of the cremation.

You Do Not Have To Purchase A Headstone 

In some cases, the headstone can cost more than the burial plot itself. In some cases, a cemetery will allow you to wait on the purchase of a headstone while you come up with the money. Other cemeteries may require that a headstone is immediately put in place so that all of the graves on their land is accurately marked for the public to view. This is not something that you would have to worry about if you had your loved one cremated. Instead of a headstone, you will simply need to purchase an urn to display the ashes in, if you decide to keep them. Until you can afford the urn, you can keep the ashes in the box that they are placed in at the funeral home.

With just those few points in mind, you should have no problem deciding whether cremation is the best option for you. All you have to do now is talk to the funeral home director to make the appropriate arrangements.