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Sympathy Flowers

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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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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Very happy with ArenaFlowers for their prompt service. The flowers last longer than other suppliers.

By Gurdev Toora25 Jun 2024
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Sister was thrilled

Sister was thrilled, although they don’t answer when you contact 🤷🏼‍♀️

By Lyn Poulter23 Jun 2024
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Lovely flowers

I have a subscription and look forward to receiving flowers every month. If you have to contact them. Their customer service team are very helpful...

By Lindsey Boddice23 Jun 2024
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The flowers arrived on time and were…

The flowers arrived on time and were really beautiful

By Sandra Lewis22 Jun 2024
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Really impressed with the quick service…

Really impressed with the quick service and delivery.

By Stu Wenman22 Jun 2024
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I've just arrived home to find a box by my front door. Oh wow, how beautifully, ethically and lovingly boxed and presented roses. And one of your...

By Linda22 Jun 2024
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Replaced letterbox flowers after delivered whilst on holiday …

My old colleagues purchased letterbox flowers from Arena flowers and I was away on holiday. The DPD delivery driver left them on my doorstep and...

By Natalie Barker21 Jun 2024
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Perfect peonies.

The peonies arrived well packaged and in bud. They opened into the biggest and most beautiful I've ever seen. They lasted 10 days which is...

By Maureen21 Jun 2024
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These were for my Daughter

These were for my Daughter , arrived on time beautiful

By Sara Massey21 Jun 2024
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So happy with the quality of the…

So happy with the quality of the products and the level of service. Beautiful letter box flowers time and time again!

By Matilda Kelly21 Jun 2024
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Another good experience

The lady I spoke to when I ordered was very helpful. I was told I'd have an email first thing in the morning telling me...

By David Francis20 Jun 2024
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Glorious stunning flowers

Great service and stunning flowers -thank you

By Glenice19 Jun 2024
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The freshest flowers ever

We received two dozen cream roses from a company we were dealing with. They are the freshest roses I’ve ever received and two weeks later...

By Lynda Kovach17 Jun 2024
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Great service

Delivered on time, good communications and good product.?

By T L D Guilford17 Jun 2024
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Lovely flowers at a good price

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By Esther Boles17 Jun 2024
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Placed my first order with Arena Flowers, and I think I would do it again. The process seemed straightforward from start to finish. On the...

By Customer16 Jun 2024
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Sent flowers to a dear friend and she…

Sent flowers to a dear friend and she took a picture showing they are still going strong a week later! Look incredible

By Adrian Jones15 Jun 2024
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Lovely flowers delivered promptly

My sister was delighted with the flowers which arrived on date required, very efficient service

By Valerie Thomson15 Jun 2024
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Beautiful flowers

The flowers my sister sent me after I had surgery were beautiful and even nicer next morning when they fully opened. Really pleased, thanks.

By Nancy Smith12 Jun 2024
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Completely satisfied

Ordering was simple, the flowers arrived exactly when promised, and the recipient said they lasted for two full weeks and she was so happy with...

By Heather Gaston10 Jun 2024
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By Ian Watts10 Jun 2024
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Beautiful flowers loved by the…

Beautiful flowers loved by the recipiant.

By MICHELLE JUNNOR10 Jun 2024
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So pleased I purchased a subscription…

So pleased I purchased a subscription for my daughter’s birthday. Flowers so fresh and in perfect condition

By Kelly Gilmour9 Jun 2024
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Ethically sourced and delivered as ordered

Ethically sourced and you delivered what I ordered, at the time I paid for, to the right place. The flowers were beautiful and in good...

By Al9 Jun 2024
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The flowers were delivered as expected…

The flowers were delivered as expected the bouquet was nicely arranged

By Diane 6 Jun 2024
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The best peonies we've ever received

The best peonies we've ever received - THANK YOU

By TC6 Jun 2024
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Good service 7 days a week

Delivered on a Sunday, on time and was comparatively reasonably priced

By Liz Crisp5 Jun 2024
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Good service

Delivered as expected and on short notice the very next day. Thanks

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I have confidence with Arena

I have used Arena flowers several times and each time the recipients have been thrilled. I always place my order with confidence.

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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.