Funeral flowers and sympathy plants are usually sent to the funeral home when the news breaks of a death that has been announced. Funeral homes and churches have a “wake,” “visitation” or calling hours, where survivors friends and family gather to pay their respects and tributes to the family. Proper funeral flower etiquette is to send funeral flowers or plants to the funeral home or church prior to the first visitation hours. If you send flowers after the first visitation, it is still appropriate to send funeral flowers as long as they arrive prior to the beginning of the Funeral Service. If you have not sent funeral flowers in time for them to arrive prior to the funeral service, you may want to send funeral flowers or a living funeral plant to the family at their home, or contact the funeral home and see if the family will still be able to pick up the arrangement there.
Funeral Flower Etiquette