Floral tributes can range from a simple rose to more elaborate wreaths. These usually take the form of a traditional circular wreath, or the more popular oval or diamond shape spray. Most families who wish for flowers prefer a large spray, from all the immediate family, which is placed on top of the coffin in the church. Other options for flowers include bouquets, or a hand-tie, which is similar to a bouquet, but tied with some ribbon, without cellophane, to wreaths which can spell out names, or, for example, other words such as dad etc.
Some of our clients prefer that other people attending the funeral do not bring flowers, but make a donation to a charity instead. This is usually conveyed through newspaper notices, in order to make people aware of this preference. Some charities or foundations, such as Our Lady's Hospice at Harold's Cross, will provide envelopes for collection of donations at the service.