Sending Sympathy

Local or Nationwide
First step: Are the flowers being delivered locally or out of town? This will determine whether Bachman’s can create and deliver the flowers, or should help coordinate with another florist.

Burial, Memorial, or Sending Flowers
The type of remembrance service you are planning or attending will help determine your order. Burials traditionally include sprays to be placed on a casket, insets, and wreaths and other blooms on easels. Groups or individuals close to the deceased or family members often send their own arrangements as well. Memorials typically feature an urn and memory piece surrounded by flowers or flanked with fresh accents. When sending flowers to a funeral home or house, fresh arrangements, baskets, planters, green and blooming plants, and other remembrance gifts are often welcome.

Most people have their sympathy flowers delivered to the funeral home or church, but you can also have them sent to the place where the funeral service will be held or to the family at their home. Ask if you are unsure.

Family members usually order the casket spray and any flowers to be placed inside the casket. Additional fresh flowers, arrangements on easels, and European baskets (includes both green and blooming plants) are often added by them, and others. If you are not part of the deceased’s family, you may bring flowers directly to the funeral home, but give the bouquet or arrangement to the funeral director for placement.

Include your first and last name in the enclosure card. If sending from a group, you can list each person specifically, or simply the group name, like “Book Club.” Include one contact name so that a thank you card can be sent.

Common sentiments:
• Our prayers are with you.
• Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
• Peace and Comfort
• Peace of the Lord be with you.

Even if weeks have passed, it's still appropriate to express your condolences by sending flowers.

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