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Sending sympathy

There are things that are difficult to say, or feelings too big for words. Tell someone you're thinking of them, or say farewell with a bouquet arranged with care.

If you need help with writing a sympathy card to someone who has been bereaved, we've worked with the charities Sue Ryder and the Lullaby Trust on some helpful tips and prompts.
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Why choose Arena Flowers?

#1 rated ethical flower delivery company in the UK#1 rated ethical flower delivery company in the UK
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All of our staff are on the Real Living WageAll of our staff are on the Real Living Wage
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Send a thoughtful gesture, or say a special goodbye to a loved one, with our perfectly designed sympathy and funeral range.

Our florists have designed our Serene Splendour bouquet with great care and attention to detail, providing a beautiful bouquet that can be gifted to friends, family and loved ones during times of bereavement and sympathy.

This tasteful white bouquet provides stunning florals in a simplistic and understated manner – the perfect way to show your condolences.

White oriental lilies have been paired with pure white roses and white lisianthus, contrasted with the finest greenery.

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What our customers have to say

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Outstanding customer service

I've often used Arena Flowers, and rate them highly for quality and reliability. But the real test of a company is how it reacts when...

By Alison C21 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Hi Arena Flowers I would like to say a…

Hi Arena Flowers I would like to say a huge, thank you for the flowers that you sent to my mum for her birthday. She...

By Eddie jarvis17 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Trusted from

Trusted from Perth Australia

By Susan Fleming13 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Lovely spring flowers

Ethical standards, next day delivery even on a Saturday. My daughter said flowers were well packed with clear care instructions and flower food. At review they are...

By Julie McDonald6 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Just really nice flowers delivered on…

Just really nice flowers delivered on time

By Richard Mildmay White 5 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Lovely flowers

My mum's latest flowers arrived on the due date, and were beautiful. Thank you.

By Martin5 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

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By Gordon Fensom5 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Love the quality of your flowers the…

Love the quality of your flowers the quantity and your brilliant customer service staff always willing to help all in all top class products and...

By Elspeth Cameron4 Feb 2024
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Wonder experience

Wonder experience

By Ameek Bhogal4 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

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Always such a great bunch of flowers and bigger than most .They always make me happy.

By clare webber4 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Made the girl Happy.

Made the girl Happy.

By Robert Irvine3 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Just in time

You delivered nice flowers just in time

By Kenneth Kimming3 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Five stars

Was straightforward and easy to order. Appreciated being kept up to date with delivery. Recipient delighted and said best flowers she had received. Believe...

By Satisfied customer2 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Flowers attend on time

Flowers arrived at time specified, regular updates provided Flowered were as described

By K Roscoe1 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Delivered on time

Delivered on time

By Katharine1 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Good communication

Good communication, arrived on time, fresh and well packaged!

By Carol1 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Trustworthy quality products and service

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By salih reisoglu31 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Excellent service

Constant up date on delivery etc. Flowers were what had ordered and were well received. Valued the sustainable and ecological awareness. Excellent service

By Janet29 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Beautiful bouquet

Beautiful bouquet, delivered in bud and still blooming in a lovely display.

By Sally29 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

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By Holly Munn29 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

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The courier lost my parcel. But the seller redelivered one for me quickly, very responsible and efficient.

By Wang29 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Deliveries are always on the date

Deliveries are always on the date, flowers are beautiful and fresh.

By Carol Brooks28 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

A win win

The recipient was delighted and the flowers lasted for over a week. What a joy! PLUS the delivery person did a great job too. He/She took...

By Hello LKLK28 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Amazing tulips

Amazing tulips, my mum was so happy.

By Elly Tomlins27 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Best Delivered Flowers - ever!

Every year I get a bouquet delivered to my mother in law for her birthday. I usually leave it a bit late and have to...

By Mrs Evans27 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Very pleased. didn’t see the flowers but did see a…

I didn’t see the flowers but did see a photo of the bouquet I sent and they looked lovely. The recipient seemed pleased. The flowers...

By Niki 26 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

I'm so impressed and thrilled with my flowers!

I've used other flower subscriptions in the past that have been excellent but didn't offer pet-safe options and then I found Arena Flowers and decided...

By Fiona26 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Delivered within 16 hours of being ordered

Delivered within 16 hours of being ordered. Flowers were excellent quality & a good quantity too. My friend was impressed. I would use this company...

By Deborah Stanley26 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Flowers were lovely.

Flowers were lovely.

By Kim25 Jan 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Reliable 24 hour service and great…

Reliable 24 hour service and great choice of flowers :-)

By Nat Eglin24 Jan 2024

FAQs about Sympathy & Funeral Flowers

What are the most appropriate flowers for funerals?
Typically bouquets white and green in colour are the most appropriate flowers to send for a funeral or sympathetic occasion. Some of the best combination of flowers for a funeral are included in "The Serenity" bouquet, white oriental lilies with pure white roses and lisianthus.
How much are funeral flowers or wreaths?
We have a range of bouquets that would be appropriate for funerals or celebrations of life. We currently do not make any funeral arrangements like wreath and or floral letters.
Can you make floral letters spelling a word or name?
We currently do not make any funeral arrangements like wreaths, sheafs or floral letters.
What to write on a funeral or sympathy card with the flowers?

Writing sympathy messages can be difficult but they don't have to be overly complicated. We asked our charity partner Sue Ryder for some tips.

Sometimes keeping it simple is best:

  • "We’re thinking of you at this difficult time and sending you a big hug and lots of love."
  • "I don’t really know what to say, but I want you to know that I am thinking about you at this difficult time."
  • "I am so sorry for the loss you are experiencing with this bereavement.  I’ll touch base with you in a couple of weeks and when you’re ready let’s meet up."

Alternatively, you could be more personal in your message.

  • "We are so sorry to hear about [your relative description/name].  They were such an incredible person and we will never forget [insert a memory or anecdote]."
  • "I’m really sorry to hear about [your relative description/name]. Please know that we’re all thinking of you and if there’s anything you need - [how you can help e.g. the school run, a meal being dropped round, walking the dog or popping out for a coffee], we are only a text or a phone call away."
  • "I am so sorry for your loss. [He/She/They] filled a room with laughter and they will be so missed." 
  • "We are so sorry for your loss. We will touch base with you in a couple of weeks and when you’re ready, let’s meet up and go to [their favourite place]."

If you need a little more help, here's a very useful blog on the topic from the Sue Ryder website.