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chelseamorning Fri 19-Jul-13 18:25:10

My lovely, brave mother died on Saturday, following a very long battle with breast cancer.

I want to organise the flowers for on top of the coffin but am a bit stumped as to where to go. My parents' house is a couple of hours drive from me and I don't know any of their local florists. I've sent mum some flowers via some of their local florists and they were a bit of a disappointment.

Can anyone please recommend a nationwide supplier? I want the flowers to be special for mum but am nervous of getting it wrong!

Also, is a 'flower spray' best or. . .?

Thank you!

LunaticFringe Fri 19-Jul-13 18:28:58

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chelseamorning Fri 19-Jul-13 18:31:00

Thank you! That's kind of you. That's a great suggestion. :-)

She loved all flowers. She was such a good gardener.

Mogz Fri 19-Jul-13 18:33:47

Sorry for your loss. If you do a google search for funeral flowers you should get some hits at the top of the page for national suppliers.

chelseamorning Fri 19-Jul-13 18:36:05

To be honest, I've ordered with the national comapny Serenata Flowers before and they were awful, so I'm a bit nervous. I've also used two local florists and they were no better.

Funeral flowers need to be perfect!

heritagewarrior Fri 19-Jul-13 18:40:47

I'm very sorry to hear about your mum, OPthanks Can't the funeral directors recommend a local florist?

chickydoo Fri 19-Jul-13 18:49:53

My mum died last month, so I understand how you must be feeling, am so sorry for your loss.
Call the funeral director, they will have a list of florists they use. When I had the name of a florist I called them up & explained what we Wanted. I ordered various tributes and a " coffin top" ( horrid name) made from different white scented flowers, it was beautiful & covered the whole coffin.
The florists invoice went to the undertaker so we just had one bill.
The undertakers were great and even organised the order of service.
Look after yourself. thanks

chelseamorning Fri 19-Jul-13 21:45:48

Thanks, Chickydoo!

The funeral is being organised by the Co-Op but we feel their floral arrangements are a bit too traditional for mum. She was 69 but very very young in spirit.

Will just keep looking.

LegoAcupuncture Fri 19-Jul-13 21:48:40

So sorry for your loss.

Where in the UK are you looking for flowers?

Wineandchoccy Fri 19-Jul-13 21:52:02

I'm really sorry about your mum, OP, where is the funeral maybe somebody can suggest a good florist?

When a close friend died last year we had a bouquet of bright flowers done, sunflowers, bird of paradise, roses in all colours etc as it suited his personality and sunny nature maybe you could request something similar?

bishboschone Fri 19-Jul-13 23:03:44

We used our local florists and we had an anchor made for my dad in his favourite flowers and colours .( he was in the navy ) It was expensive but amazing .. I'm not that keen on mum / dad words but each to their own .

bishboschone Fri 19-Jul-13 23:04:19

Also they took them to the funeral directors for us .

madasa Sat 20-Jul-13 07:50:52

We also used our local florist.

My dad was the most amazing gardener. We chose a dark wicker coffin and the florist threaded country garden style flowers round the sides. On the top a hand tied sheaf of country flowers. It was beautiful.

Can direct you there if you are in the South East.

Sorry for your loss

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