A Guide on How to Choose Funeral or Sympathy Flowers

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Buderim Florist, Sunshine Coast Australia

We understand that the passing of a loved one is an extremely difficult and overwhelming time. The loss leaves a heartache that no one can heal.

But celebrating the beautiful life that ended in the best way possible can bring us a sense of peace.

In this article, you will learn about the best flowers that can be used in a funeral and maybe this will be able to help you decide which ones should you get for your late loved one.

We are here to help you and make it as easy and stress free as possible.

If you're looking for funeral or sympathy flowers on the Sunshine Coast, the team at Buderim Floral Art can help.  We want to help take the stress of organising funeral flowers off your shoulders. We are kind and caring and we take our time to listen to your requirements and personalise your package by designing an arrangement to capture the personality of your loved one.

We can help you over the phone or in our shop. We start by asking a few questions to get an idea of what you have in mind, how much money you want to spend and what you might need for the funeral day.

We get a lot of customers that don’t know... they don’t know what they need and what they want. That’s totally understandable and okay. We are professional and very good at stepping in and helping you make the decisions.

Funeral Flowers Frequently Asked Questions

What are the 5 most common funeral flowers

We have 5 most common funeral or with Sympathy options:

Option 1 - Casket Spray

This usually covers most of the top of the coffin, is approximately 1.5metres long and 30 cm wide, and has flowers and foliage on both sides.

Option 2 - 1/2 Casket Spray

This usually covers half of the top of the coffin, is approximately 1 metre long and 30cm across and is front facing, meaning that it has flowers predominately on one side and foliage on the other.

Option 3 - Funeral Vase Arrangement

This vase arrangement can be as big or as small as you would like. Funeral vase arrangements can be flexible on prices, we work with your budget. This can be sent as sympathy flowers to the family of the deceased or can be used as the Casket flowers.

Option 4 - Funeral Boxed Arrangement

This box arrangement can be as big or as small as you would like. This can be flexible on price as we work with your budget. A boxed arrangement can be sent as sympathy flowers to the family of the deceased or can be used as the Casket flowers the family chooses for their 

Option 5 - Funeral Wreaths

Our funeral or With Sympathy wreaths start at $85. These are a classic choice and can be as extravagant or simple as you would like. We like to work within your budget. Again, a wreath can be sent as sympathy flowers to the Family of the deceased or can be used as the Casket flowers chosen for the service by family members.

How much do funeral flowers cost?

There is no one simple answer.

We wish we could give you a flat fee, but it depends on how much room you have, whether you want casket spray or flowers for the chapel/church.

The best way to get some idea is to speak with us and we can talk you through all your options.

But to give you an idea, we would say that on average, people spend about $500 on funeral flowers. We will work with any budget and will make sure that you have beautiful flowers.

We also offer $350 for half spray and $500 for a full casket spray.

How to buy flowers from Buderim Floral Art and Café?

Here is how you can purchase funeral flowers online:

  1. Go to our online flower shop and browse through our wide selection of beautiful fresh funeral flowers.

  2. Click on the flower or bouquet that you like the most, then choose the size (standard or extravagant). Feel free to browse our bestselling flowers or our collection of Funeral and Sympathy Flowers if you are having a hard time choosing.

  3. Fill in the details:



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    After that, click “Add to Cart”

  4. Leave us any special or delivery instructions, type in your postcode, choose a date for delivery and select your payment method.

  5. Complete your payment

Deliver memorable Funeral Flowers

We can help you over the phone or you can purchase flowers via our online shop. Check out our Funeral Flowers collection.

Remember, there are NO RULES, we can cater to anything that you like.

For more information, you can phone us on 5445 1403. We promise that our very caring staff will look after you.

What Is The Most Popular Flower For A Funeral?

There are no specific flowers that can be used for a funeral. We can cater to any of your requests as all flowers are suitable. But, if you want to know which flowers are popularly used as funeral flowers, you can take a look at these flowers:


Roses are among the most popular sympathy flowers. In fact, giving a rose is a universal language for letting someone know that you love them. So, if you want to show love to your loved one that passed or to the bereaved family, give them roses.


Some people are arguing that lilies are more popular than roses when it comes to funeral flowers. Lilies, especially the white ones, are symbols of peace. They are even considered in some cultures as the symbol of the innocence restored to the person who passed away.

Lilies are also elegant-looking and have a calming scent, which makes them perfect as a sympathy flower to the family members of the deceased person.


Daisies mean that you are bidding your genuine and heartfelt farewell to the person who passed away. Many people around the world place daisies on the graves of their loved ones to tell them that they will always keep them in their hearts.

Furthermore, daisies are a symbol of youth. So, if the person who passed away is still young, you will commonly see the presence of this flower in their casket.


Orchids represent your everlasting love for the person who passed away. Their unique beauty is considered a sign of “returning to nature,” which means that when one life ended, another one will begin.


This flower is often seen on caskets of soldiers. This is because irises represent valor, faith, respect, and hope.

What Flower Colours Mean and What Should I choose for a Funeral?

At Buderim Floral Art, we always say there are no rules.

We often encourage people to choose flowers that reflect the person! If the person who passed away was bright and colourful then you can opt for bright and colourful flowers to match.

But if you want to know what different flower colours mean, here is some information for you:

White Flowers

White flowers are common in funerals. This is one of the most popular colour choices because it signifies peace and innocence.

Pink Flowers

Pink flowers are best when offering your respect. They represent sympathy and gentleness.

Red Flowers

Red flowers are perfect to show your love for the person who passed away or to their family.

Blue Flowers

Blue flowers express mourning and condolences. It can also signify hope for the future.


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