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What to Write on a Wreath: Funeral Flower Message Examples

What to write on funeral flowers and wreaths. A helpful guide with examples and ideas to inspire you.

Last updated: 7 June 2023

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Knowing what to write on funeral flowers can seem almost imposible. How can you find the right words to write on a card, to express your grief and how much the person that has died meant to you? Funeral flowers and wreaths are some of the most popular ways to express your grief and sorrow and in this guide to funeral wreaths and flowers, you will find some examples of what to write on a wreath or sympathy bouquet.

Sending funeral flowers is a thoughtful way of expressing your grief when somebody has died. It is a mark of love, appreciation and respect and is an opportunity to share sympathetic words with the family or a loved one.

Funeral wreaths

Symbolising eternity and continuity, a funeral wreath is one of the most popular types of floral tributes for a funeral.

Their history dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times when hand woven wreaths were fashioned out of twigs, leaves, flowers and berries and worn as a headdress.

With evergreen foliage including laurel and ivy, wreaths also have religious significance as they can symbolise eternal life and victory over death.

What to write as a funeral wreath or flower message

A funeral wreath is usually accompanied by a short, but meaningful message that expresses sympathy and sorrow.

The card that accompanies your tribute need only to have a few kind and thoughtful words to express your condolences.

Here are a few examples of short messages to write on funeral wreaths or flowers.

  • Forever in our hearts

  • With love and memories

  • Forever missed, but never forgotten

  • With our deepest sympathy

  • Till we meet again

  • Remembered always

  • Dearly loved and dearly missed

  • In loving memory

  • You will be loved and remembered forever

  • With you in sorrow

What do you write on a card for funeral flowers?

Whether you will be attending the funeral or are sending a floral tribute with your regrets, you’ll want to make sure that your message is simple, heartfelt and meaningful.

Even if you didn’t know the person who died very well, a well-thought out message accompanying your funeral flowers goes a long way in conveying your sympathy and grief.

What do you write on funeral flowers cards for different family members?

To help you express what to say, we have created a list of examples of funeral flower messages to help you tailor-make a funeral flower card message for different family members.

We hope these words will help you remember your loved one’s life and inspire you to create a heartfelt and personal message of your own which reflects your loved one and your relationship with them.

What to write on funeral flowers for Dad

  • To the best Dad I could have asked for - there are no words to express how much I will miss you.

  • Dear Dad, you will live in our hearts and minds forever. Miss you.

  • Dad, I will cherish every moment spent with you forever. With all my love

  • You changed my life in countless ways. Thank you Dad for everything.

  • Love you Dad

What to write on funeral flowers for Mum

  • You stood by me in good times and bad, thank you for everything dear Mum. Love you forever.

  • Mum, you always inspired me to be the best I could be. There are no words to say how much I miss you.

  • Dear Mum, you have left a hole in my life that can never be filled. You will be dearly missed.

  • For a wonderful Mum, thank you for your endless love and kindness.

  • Love you Mum

What to write on funeral flowers for a brother

  • You were my strength in good times and bad. Thank you for everything dear Brother.

  • Dear Brother, you are loved dearly.

  • Memories of you will always be in my heart and mind.

  • To the best brother in the world - no words can express what you meant to me.

What to write on funeral flowers for a sister

  • Dear Sis, you were my best friend. I will miss you everyday.

  • Cherishing all the love and memories forever

  • Miss you so much, love you forever

  • Time and again, you showed me how to live. Love you so much.

What to write on funeral flowers for Grandma

  • Thank you for being there for me in darkness and in light. Miss you always

  • Nan, your love and compassion turned me into a better person and for this I am grateful

  • I will always carry in my heart fond memories of you dear Grandma

  • You were my guiding light and inspiration. Love you and miss you forever Nan

What to write on funeral flowers for Grandad

  • Dear Grandad, I will always hold you close to my heart.

  • I will miss your kindness, strength and wisdom. Rest in peace, Grandad

  • Thank you for brightening my life. You will be always missed, Grandad

  • You made me the person I am today and for this, I am forever grateful. With all my love.

Did you know that the type, colour and arrangement of flowers you send can have special funeral flower meanings of their own – known by some as the language of flowers?

Other tributes

Some families will ask for charitable donations instead of flowers. This will usually be stated in any newspaper obituary notices regarding the funeral or on a Funeral Guide obituary. If you are not sure, you can contact the funeral directors directly and they will able to tell you what to do.

It is now becoming more popular for balloon tributes to be included in funerals. They are seen as a celebration of life more than a mourning of the death. Generally, it is advised to ask a family member before buying a balloon tribute, as it may not be fitting with the funeral theme.

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