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Floral Tributes for Funerals

We will be pleased to offer help and advice on flowers, including suggestions for your arrangements. Whether you want traditional carnations, lilies, or roses, or something a little more unique to help commemorate the life of your loved one, flowers can prove to be a beautiful addition on the day of the funeral.

Funeral flowers etiquette

While many of the friends and family of the deceased might want to buy flowers for the funeral, people are often put off. This can often be because they don’t know what is deemed polite or what might be considered presumptuous. A few guidelines include:

  • Flowers on top of the coffin are chosen and provided by the immediate family
  • Other close friends and family choose from custom arrangements such as wreaths and other shapes
  • Those who are less close to the deceased usually choose from bouquets and sheaf shapes

Sympathy messages for funeral flowers

Another concern for many who wish to provide flowers at a funeral is what message they should write in the accompanying card. This is entirely a personal choice, and it is appropriate to put anything from ‘Rest in Peace’ to a more personalised message. Note that conventionally the message should be directed to the person who has passed away, rather than to their nearest and dearest.

Recommended Florists

We recommend a number of florists, who will deliver flowers to the funeral director two hours before the time of the funeral, unless otherwise stated.

(Names & addresses)

Donations Instead of flowers

Sometimes the family may wish to restrict the floral tributes and instead request donations to a favourite charity. In this case, if the funeral has been planned by Alan Greenwood, you can send a cheque made out to the charity to us, and we will forward it on for you and advise the family. Alternatively, you may wish to make a donation online through our obituary link.

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Cremation and Burial

Simple Service

To a local crematorium or cemetery. terms apply, third party costs are not included and need to be added to the cost below. Local crematorium prices can be found on our funeral costs tab and can be added to the below cost

£1800

Floral Tributes for Funerals

Has Someone Passed Away?

We understand at this difficult time you need someone to guide you through it all. We’re on hand to help after someone you love dies.

Arranging a Funeral

We’ll talk you through the process and what’s involved, so that you can make the right decision both for you and your loved ones.

Pre-Paid Funeral Agreement

We’re here to help if you want to make sure your funeral is both planned and paid for in advance.

Funeral Cost Calculator

Try our funeral cost calculator to see how we can meet your needs

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A Few Kind Words...

“Dear Fran

I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for all your care and support in the arrangements for my dad, John.

I know that my Mum, Valerie, was most grateful for your support and care, particularly last Friday which was a difficult day for her. Mum said to me that you went over and above in her eyes, making sure she was ok before you would let her leave.

Dad would have highly approved of the day yesterday, and that’s all we could have asked for. It really was the celebration of his life that he would have wanted.

Again, my sincerest thanks and gratitude to you all.”

Helena

“Thank you for the care and support you gave to us all at the funeral of Annette Streetley, we did appreciate you kindness as we first stepped through the door at your Claygate branch and the days following. I know Tony, Rachel & Andrew were extremely grateful”

David & Betty Wakeford

“We would like to thank you for a friendly and professional service and especially Adam who made a good job of the service, and a big thanks to Jane who was a great help and showed much kindness. We would recommend your company.”

Chris & Mike Whalen

“You make an extremely difficult time easier. Dad’s service was very fitting and I was so pleased to see him dressed in his uniform and hold his had one last time, Jess you did a lovely job. Thank you so so much.”

Clare

“I cannot believe that a month has passed since we first met, the day after Brian died. Within a short time of our encounter, I know that an occasion I had always dreaded would be transformed into a positive, memorable occasion – and so it was!

Your warm and practical attitude, as well as highly professional advice, immediately instils confidence. Every detail of the proceedings is meticulously explained and I felt completely relaxed. Thank you Jess for making everything work so well. You are a remarkable lady with a definite vocation and I wish you all the very best for the future. I felt I found a real, new friend, just when I needed it most.”

Irene

“Dear Donna,

Just a little something to say thank you very much for all of your kind support during a very difficult time.

You really went above and beyond to help us and it was truly appreciated.

Thank you for helping us organise such a personal and fitting service for Margaret and everything else that you did for us.”

Bill, Sandra, Vicki and Family

“The family would like to thank you and the whole team at Greenwood’s for your warm and professional service. We were delighted with your attention to detail and the relaxed but respectful manner of the Attendant and Bearers on the day itself. Many of our friends commented on the ‘dignity with lightness of touch’ and said it was one of the best-organised funerals they had attended. It was certainly a very different experience from my father’s funeral twelve years ago, and we shall recommend you wholeheartedly to others.”

Carole Day and Family

Dear Chloe,

We just wanted to all thank you and the rest of Alan Greenwood team for providing excellent service for organising and conducting our mother’s funeral – The day went perfectly.

Mike

“Just a note to say a huge thank you to yourself and the wonderful team at Send Greenwoods, they took care of us all yesterday at Les Ingram’s funeral. I’ve really valued your help and support over the last few weeks and the wonderful men yesterday went beyond their ‘call of duty’. They were certainly there at our great time of need. Please pass on my thanks to everyone. I also enclose four more donations. Many thanks again.”

Judith Hookins

“Thank you for all your kind attention during the funeral of my husband John on the 24th May. The arrangements were so efficiently and sympathetically handled that it lifted a huge burden from my shoulders. I enclose a cheque in favour of the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of my beloved John.”

Catherine Waterman

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