What is a reasonable price for a funeral wreath?
August 28, 2004 5:10 PM   Subscribe

What is a reasonable price for a funeral wreath?
posted by Joey Michaels to Shopping (5 answers total)
over 100 easily (i've paid anywhere from 125-200)...i'd try to get one from a local place instead of an online one--they'd be cheaper i think. sorry for the loss. (a donation lasts longer, if you can do that instead)
posted by amberglow at 5:19 PM on August 28, 2004

What's it for - the service itself (the wreath would then be mounted on a easel, unless it was going into the casket), or to adorn a grave? Do you want a special shape which requires more cost and labor (a heart, a book, a cross...) or just a circle? What kind of flowers do you want it to consist of? Carnations, alstromeria, mums and daisies are lower end flowers, while roses, delphinium, stargazers, stock, larkspur, etc., are upper end. This is sort of an area of expertise for me. If you tell me what you want and where in the country it's going, I can tell you within 5.00 what you should be paying for it.

Or, you could go to teleflora.com or ftd.com and look in the sympathy section for some ideas and prices. Then call a local florist that's affiliated with Teleflora or FTD and tell them the style number and price, and they'll make up the exact same thing for you.
posted by iconomy at 5:26 PM on August 28, 2004

Response by poster: It is a funeral for a fellow employees' brother. The service is in Hilo, HI. We want to get something tasteful for the viewing. The primary goal, of course, is to show our support for our co-worker.

Beyond that, I don't have the slightest idea what shape or flowers I should ask for. I was sort of thinking I would leave that up to the florist.

The price I was quoted (on the phone by a local florist) was $250, which seemed a little steep, but, as I said, I have no idea. I'll probably order it later tonight.

Thanks so much, both of you, for your replies.
posted by Joey Michaels at 9:33 PM on August 28, 2004

Joey, you can get something fabulous in Hilo for half of that. They tend to use very exotic (expensive) flowers there, of course, but they still have more simple flowers as well. Try the teleflora.com or ftd.com route. Florists will take advantage of you in a situation like this if you don't have a clear request. Good luck.
posted by iconomy at 6:05 AM on August 29, 2004

Response by poster: Thanks, iconomy!
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:58 PM on August 29, 2004

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