Funeral Etiquette:- Where & When to Send Flowers.
January 11, 2014 9:16 AM Subscribe
My Husbands Grandmother has died and he and his whole family are in transit to the funeral (I am unable to travel due to health reasons) and wanted to send flowers as I couldn't be there but I don't quite understand the etiquette involved with the style of Funeral they are having.
posted by wwax to Society & Culture (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
They are having a viewing on Sunday evening and then the actual burial on the Monday morning. Where do I send the flowers, to the funeral home for the viewing or to the graveyard for the burial? Or should I even send them? The obituary says "Memorials are suggested to be made to the Bethel Cemetery" would flowers be considered memorials in this case or would it be donations as further down the page they suggest donations to the cemetery? She did not have a lot of money so I could see this being done so family and friends could tactfully help pay for the funeral. Can I send flowers as well/instead or would that be a faux pas?
I have made several social faux pas with my husbands extended family based on the differing cultural expectations between Australia and the US before, but as it's a funeral I want to be extra careful not to accidentally do the wrong thing and upset anyone further so any help is appreciated.