Visitation (Also known as Prayer Service, Reviewal or Wake): Usually held at a funeral home the evening before the funeral service, where friends and family may meet with the family and extend their condolences.

Service: Usually held the day after the visitation, at a church. It may also be held at a funeral home, a memorial chapel, or gravesite.

Please ask to consult our Culture Sensitivities Guide for questions regarding varying faiths.

Banner (Also known as Ribbon, Sash or Script): Gold lettering (block print) that is written on a ribbon expressing the relationship of the deceased to the sender. Example: “Mother,” “Wife,” “Sister” or “Grandmother.” Bachman’s does not charge for these banners, when accompanying a purchased arrangement. However, there is a $.30 per letter charge for non-family messages. Example: “With Love to Our Girl Scout Leader” would cost $8.40.

Casket Spray: A term that refers to an arrangement of flowers placed on a casket. Note: the term varies regionally.

Easel: A frame, usually three-legged, made of wood, metal or branches, that displays and supports sympathy pieces. Arrangement designs that use easels can be a spray, wreath, cross, heart, and free-form shapes.

Pedestal: Flowers arranged in a container, designed to be displayed on a pedestal.

Basket: Arrangement of flowers in various styles of baskets; fireside, with or without handles, wicker. The basket offers a lovely alternative in floral memorials.

Inset: A cluster of flowers placed inside the casket, often a tribute from the grandchildren or a particular group.It may be placed on a pillow, fan, etc.

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