Everything else in this world has gone online. To the purchasing of water, food, clothes, etc. Even flowers, to be specific, funeral flowers. However, even if these flowers are made to be ordered online, we need to look at things that we need to consider before we even think of ordering some online.
Think of the deceased and the funeral.
You can’t just order flowers online depending on what is your taste. Always think of the deceased, the family of the deceased, and even the funeral itself. These rules don’t just apply to online funeral flowers, but also into every single funeral you are going to attend in your life.
There are some factors that you need to consider:
- The faith of the deceased, and its family. Make sure to think of the proper flowers to give to them. Your goal is to sympathize with the family, not to offend them. Be careful about choosing the kind of flowers, color, and the smell.
- The venue of the funeral. Try to make sure that your flowers match to the code of the funeral. This is not that important, but what if your flowers stand out during the funeral? What if it takes too much attention, and it forgets about the essence of the funeral?
- Match the flower to the likes of the deceased. It is an important day of the deceased, make sure that even to his/her last day, you are making him/her special, even with this little effort. Try to buy flowers that match the deceased’s likes and dislikes or even the personality.
Think of the flowers thoroughly.
Study about flowers, based on the criteria given, have a list of your possible flowers to be purchased. Evaluate every single flower, show your likes and dislikes, explain and talk to yourself why should you buy this flower instead of the other one. Sketch situations, maybe someone is allergic to this specific kind of flower. Think of the theme of the funeral, will this flower match with the funeral’s theme? Will this flower match with the clothes that I am going to wear? Will this match the venue?
Is your budget fit?
In every purchase that you do in your life, you should always prepare a budget. Whether if the event is a funeral, birthday, anniversary, etc. If you are spending money, make sure that you are preparing a budget. The difference between purchasing a normal set of flowers in your local flower shop and ordering things online is that there would be an additional fee, there would also be handling fees, shipping fees, and all the other fees that come with it. So, before you purchase anything online, especially funeral flowers, try to make sure that your budget is not tight for those.
Study your chosen flower
You are ordering online, simply because you cannot purchase a flower in your local flower shop, maybe you do not have a local flower shop, or you just don’t have enough time to go and buy a flower out there. Ordering online means that you cannot see the flower physically. That is why you need to consider in checking the flowers online. Study a little bit about it. Spend your 5 minutes of spare time in searching that flower on the internet. Make sure that what you are about to buy will not be a waste, but rather it will be a treasure that you are going to hand on during the funeral.
Nonetheless, the flower may be good or bad. But one thing is for sure, the fact that you want to order a flower for the funeral means that you have a connection with the deceased. What matters more is your heart. If you cannot but such amazing flowers online, then you can buy the simple ones. Attach a message to it, send your condolences to the family of the deceased. They will surely appreciate your presence, and most especially your heart.