The coffin or casket often has a flower arrangement above it. They are usually the focal point of a funeral. Therefore flowers have a powerful presence. This article is provided by Sydney Coffins. Sydney Coffins is a memorial product and funeral provider in Australia, specialising in unique and personalised coffins, and caskets.
Flowers are a big part of most Australian funerals. They can create a beautiful effect on a funeral so don’t rush. It doesn’t have to be a cookie cutter flower arrangement. Create the funeral you want.
In Australia, the purchase of a coffin or casket is a legal requirement for all funerals. The style, design, colour, and cost of this item is entirely subjective as is the purchase of flowers. However, flowers are usually placed onto of the coffin or casket either at the funeral service or at the burial or cremation site. You may want to read the article: What Coloured Flowers Are Suitable For A Funeral?
Is the casket wearing the flowers or are the flowers wearing the casket?
Readers may find this to be an insignificant question to ask but these two elements play a significant role in the overall tone of a funeral. The correct answer for us at Sydney Coffins is ‘Neither’ the casket nor the flowers should overwhelm the other. The casket and the flowers should be presented as one organic element at a funeral. They should effortlessly blend together to form one masterpiece when done well.
If you do not want to go through the process of choosing flowers to suit a coffin or casket we recommend you select our coffin and casket packages. Our design team has already trialed and tested countless flowers with each other of products and we have selected the best floral arrangements for each product we sell at Sydney Coffins.
Our aim is to provide best final product for the public. We know the flowers can make that big difference so the best and easiest way we know our products will look stunning it to provide you with both in the form of a package for the Australian public.
How do l choose my own flower arrangement for the funeral?
Firstly, l begin to write that all flowers are beautiful. Each has a unique shape, size, colour, and appearance to make them visually appealing one way or another. So regardless of whatever flower is chosen for a funeral, it will most probably look good due to the beauty of nature itself. However, there are a few things that you might want to consider.
There are 3 factors to consider when choosing flowers to suit any coffin or casket that has been chosen:
The casket or coffin is usually chosen first followed by a flower arrangement. We have outlined how to go about choosing flowers to best suit your memorial product.
1. Size of the funeral flower arrangements :
Ensure the flowers are of balanced proportion to the size of the casket. Think about where you would like to place the flowers and ensure the flowers appear balanced from various visual angles and distances. Size does not necessarily achieve a better result.
2. Casket or Coffin Colour:
A certain contrast should be obtained with the casket and the flowers. The contrast can be great or subtle. The desired effect will produce a create the overall tone. Similarly to above. The greater the contrast does not necessarily achieve a better result.
3. Casket or Coffin Style:
A modern, traditional or vibrant flower arrangement are the 3 main styles of flower arrangements. Which style you choose should suit the casket or coffin style. Choosing the right type of flower to match a casket style is a difficult task so it might be helpful to purchase a few varieties and see how they look on the actual product.
It might help to read our article on Custom Designed Funerals when considering the style of the casket or coffin you would like to choose.