What Is a Casket Spray?
A casket spray is a floral arrangement placed atop the casket or coffin during a funeral or memorial service as a final tribute to the deceased. It is typically designed to coordinate with the overall theme and color scheme of the funeral floral arrangements and reflects the personal tastes, preferences, and cultural traditions of the deceased and their family.
Casket sprays are often elaborate and visually striking, featuring a variety of flowers, foliage, and greenery arranged in a cascading or horizontal design. Common flowers used in casket sprays include roses, lilies, carnations, orchids, and chrysanthemums, chosen for their beauty, symbolism, and seasonal availability.
The size and style of a casket spray can vary depending on factors such as the size of the casket, the preferences of the deceased and their family, and the cultural or religious customs observed during the funeral service. Some casket sprays may incorporate personalized touches such as ribbons, banners, or keepsakes to honor the memory of the departed loved one.
Casket sprays serve as a poignant expression of love, respect, and remembrance, offering comfort and solace to grieving family members and friends during a time of loss and mourning. They symbolize the beauty of life, the enduring power of love, and the eternal legacy of those who have passed on.