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Choosing Funeral Flowers- Nairobi

Flowers symbolize different meanings and emotions. Flowers help say the words that are on most cases difficult to say. And even help symbolize the words in the best way possible. One can never go wrong with flowers. While choosing for funeral flowers in Nairobi can be so difficult in such distressing times, We at The RED Petal Florists are always there for you during this times.

Standing funeral wreath-Nairobi Flowers

This type stands on its own. Can be comfortably used on a memorial service or on the graveside near the casket

With accumulated years of experience, you can truly trust us on this one.

Eulogizing a friend or a Loved one may be one of the longest running traditions in Nairobi, Kenya; however this doesn’t make the selection process any way easier. When it comes to a time of making that important decision, without prior knowledge, you’ll most likely be at a complete loss.

We have since provided a guide to aid you you while in search of the most fitting tribute.

Among most people, the first question they ask at these times is  “What type of Flower Tribute should I send?”

Choosing the right flowers for a funeral either prior or for the funeral date is key and is often dictated by one’s relationship to the recently deceased or bereaved. Our guide provides an insight and guidance to help you choose the correct item for the family.

 

Casket sprays or Funeral crosses are usually selected by a close family members or by the Funeral committee, which at most times composed of the ones undertaking preliminary funeral arrangements.

 

In some cases a theme for the funeral flowers may be requested, such as the colour scheme or perhaps a specific variety of flower. Its best to check with  the family, in order to select a tribute item accordingly and check if any special requests have been made.

 

There are various typical Funeral flowers to choose from. If You need help deciding what floral arrangement to select, or have any questions about sending funeral flowers, feel free to call us. Our Numbers are +254738823383/0722616008 or send us an email at admin@nairobicityflorists.com.

 

The RED Petal Florists Tributes caters for a wide variety of colour themes and floral schemes across a range of different funeral tributes and should cater to every requirement and budget. They include:

 

Types Of Flowers.

Funeral Wreath-Nairobi

Funeral wreaths are the most common types of funeral flowers in Nairobi Kenya.We always customize them to fit your scheme.

Funeral Spray

Funeral sprays are a popular choice, and are a very versatile floral arrangement.  A funeral spray can be either single ended or double ended.  Funeral sprays are available in a wide range of designs, sizes and colors.

Standing Spray

A standing spray is a design that stands upright, typically supported on an easel or lent against the casket.  This kind of arrangement ensures the floral arrangement is easily visible during the service.

Funeral Flower Baskets & Posies

Baskets and posies are another popular choice.  A funeral flower basket is an easy way to ensure that flowers can be easily transported and moved around.  This can be especially useful if flowers may be moved from the funeral home, or church, to the graveside; or if the family wishes to take flowers home.  If you wish to have the family take the flowers home after the services, a floral basket is in order.  The arrangement is tastefully prepared and placed in a wicker basket for this purpose.

A posy is typically a round shaped floral arrangement, which means it can be viewed from every angle. Flowers hand tied are set in water and more suited to be sent to the mourner’s home.  The reason is that there is no guarantee that the flowers will remain upright on the trip to the cemetery.

Funeral Wreath

Funeral wreaths are what many people associate with floral funeral tributes. Funeral wreaths are typically shaped, often circular, but come in many shapes, designs and sizes.  . Wreath rings are lovely floral tributes to consider sending.  They consist of a mixture of flowers loosely set in a green wreath.

Funeral Cross

A funeral cross can be a popular choice, especially for a church service or to express personal sentiment.  Funeral crosses can be made in a variety of sizes and designs.

Heart-shaped Wreath

Funeral Flowers prepared in an oasis base last longer such as floral arrangements in the shape of a heart.  A heart-shaped wreath can be an extremely personal symbolic choice of floral arrangement, connoting love and compassion.

Letter or Name Tributes

Letter or name floral tributes are a very personalized form of funeral flowers.  They are often chosen by close family who wish to express their personal loss and feel the use of a name or term such as ‘Mom’ or ‘Grandma’ is the most befitting tribute.

Cushions and Pillow Tributes

The use of a symbolic cushion or pillow as a funeral arrangement helps to indicate a final resting place and connote peace and serenity.  Cushion and pillow tributes can be handcrafted in a range of sizes and colors. Pillows or cushions with your choice of flowers can be made up to be placed in the coffin. The name of the deceased can also be added to the pillow for personalization.

Casket Spray

Casket or Coffin sprays are large arrangements of flowers that are approximately 4 feet long and are elegantly draped on the casket.  They can be ordered in colors befitting a male or female as well as a general floral spray mixed with appropriate greens.

Memorial Arrangements

Arrangements of flowers that can either sit on the floor or a table top, suitable for the viewing, service or can be sent to the relatives’ home.

Dish Gardens and Plants

Selections of green plants and blooming flowers, suitable for both the funeral service or can be sent to the bereaved relatives’ home.

 

What About A Card?

Funeral flowers prepared by Nairobi's best florists- The RED petal Florists

Nothing gives you the chance to say those compelling words more than a card. We have you message quoted in it.

It’s always important to have a customized message to go together with your flowers.

This goes far in bereaving the family even after the funeral processions are over.

It will always be there, reminding them, that someone showed care.

When Do I  Order?

It’s always important to purchase your flowers early enough to give the florists ample time to work on your flowers. On most cases, dealing with funeral flowers requires quite some time, especially where custom recommendations are done.

A 24 hour prior order time is ample enough with us. Items of sympathy(flowers to comfort the family) can be however be ordered and delivered same day all over Nairobi.

 

Where Should the flowers be delivered?

On Most cases flowers are delivered at your place of choice.

Either at the Funeral home or at the residential address. We also lias with the funeral directors/ Committee heads to ensure that your flowers are delivered to the right place.

How Do I Order?

Simply select the product you wish to send, choose a date and time for the delivery and click ‘add to basket’ You will then be required to follow the simple ordering process that follows. During the checkout process please have the following information to hand as we will require it to process your order:

 

  • The name of the deceased or the person taking receipt of the tribute delivery.
  • The address of the funeral director or residential address and their respective phone numbers.
  • A funeral or sympathy card message to accompany your tribute.

 

If you have any specific requests or requirements please call us on (+254)738823383 and we will take your order over the telephone.


 

Fare Thee Well Nana.

Our final Tribute goes to our beloved friend and client, Nana Gichuru following a tragic Road Accident along the eastern Bypass-Nairobi. Nana was more than just a friend to us here. We were lucky to get to know and interact with her personally. I can still recall her bubbly character whenever we met in various occasions, doing different flowers. I vividly recall this heartwarming chat we had with her, during a friends wedding in Safari-Park Hotel Nairobi. She showed me different photos she had of her dream wedding flowers. She truly loved colours and was so good mixing them. She went ahead and pre-booked us to do her wedding flowers. Which unfortunately never came to be. May the Almighty give strength to her family during this difficult times.

“Nana Gichuru. You will always be in our hearts and minds. Love. The RED Petal Florists Family.

By | 2015-09-23T04:12:18+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Blog|2 Comments

About the Author:

Having been brought up by a family of florists in Nairobi, Kenya. The Author's passion for flowers has grown immensely over the years. He has dedicated his Resources in discovering how the sector works.

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