A floral casket spray is made from flowers and greens inserted into floral foam and attached to the lid of the casket with a holster called a saddle, according to CindaWood. There are no strict rules about the size of the spray or the species of flowers it contains. Some casket sprays are made from real flowers, while other florists prefer to use artificial blooms.Continue Reading
According to FTD, popular flowers for casket sprays include ferns, lilies, carnations, chrysanthemums, roses and baby's breath. Many plants have special funereal significance. Lilies, for example, symbolize the innocence, purity and majesty of a soul that has completed its earthly pilgrimage and gone to be with God.
Gladiolus symbolizes integrity and noble character. Gladioli are large plants festooned with tiny flowers and are also popular in casket sprays because they take up so much space.
Chrysanthemums are frequently included in casket sprays, grave decorations and other funereal flower arrangements. Teleflora explains that white chrysanthemums symbolize lamentation, particularly in Asian cultures. In many eastern European cultures, these flowers are reserved solely for funerals and memorial services.
Many casket sprays include pink, white and red carnations. Teleflora reveals that red blooms symbolize respect and admiration, pink blossoms represent remembrance and white carnations stand for love and pleasant memories of the deceased.Learn more about Flower Arranging
To create a floral centerpiece, hold the bouquet and turn it while adding the greenery and flowers to ensure all sides of the bouquet are equally beautiful. An option to make an inexpensive bouquet is to add a few large, vibrant flowers to a base of greenery. Rather than creating a perfect dome of flowers, allow the greenery and flowers to maintain their natural shape to create a bouquet that appears natural.Full Answer >
Ways to keep flowers fresh include cutting stems at a slant, adding a preservative to the water, changing the water frequently, and removing flowers and leaves as they die. Moving the flowers to a smaller vase as the old stems are removed keeps the bouquet looking nice.Full Answer >
A method to preserve flowers or a bouquet is to simply spray them with hairspray. Using this technique will keep dust off the flowers, and they also will retain some of their color for a longer time.Full Answer >
Unique floral arrangement ideas include finding creative containers for the flowers, using ivy and trailing vines to add interest and depth and placing colorful glass beads or stones in the base of the container. Mixing decorative glass or hard goods into the floral arrangement creates a striking contrast.Full Answer >