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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
Offering luxury flowers and committed to sustainability Offering luxury flowers and committed to sustainability
Working directly with farms and Fairtrade growersWorking directly with farms and Fairtrade growers
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.

Send now with next day delivery only £4.

What our customers have to say

4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Exceptional service

They’ve been nothing short of excellent. I went with the ethical box subscription for my finance and I also subscribe for my mum. The quality...

By Connor Graham4 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Two much loved relatives of mine are…Flower joy

Two much loved relatives of mine are receiving a year’s flowers and they are overjoyed with them. And I, of course, am delighted to be...

By Mrs Hilary Sage4 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

They are always so beautiful and last…

They are always so beautiful and last ages

By Sharon4 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Happy experience of ordering flowers

Helpful staff when I made a mistake with the delivery address. Order processed and delivered exactly as promised. The recipient was very happy with the...

By Alison M4 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Quality flowers

Great flowers, reasonable price, always delivered. Just very easy to give the score.

By Nigel Bosworth4 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Very nice flowers

Very nice flowers , excellent service.

By Adriana4 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Fresh and beautiful

Fresh and beautiful, gift greatly appreciated.

By Jane Hamburger3 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Flowers were delivered on the day…

Flowers were delivered on the day agreed and earlier than expected. The flower arrangement was perfect, and just over a week later the flowers are...

By Richard Lockett3 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Beautiful flowers

Absolutely gorgeous flowers.Filled 3 vases.I have signed up for a monthly subscription for my mum.💖

By Lindsey Cannon3 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Very good service

I recently ordered a bouquet which didn’t arrive in the best condition and after not following completely the instructions of care for the flowers, the...

By Anastasia Papastefanou3 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

I've made my mother really happy…

I've made my mother really happy sending your flowers to her twice a month!

By Helen3 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Since my last review to you

Since my last review to you, I have been contacted by my friend who received my flowers. I could tell she was not happy, and...

By Patricia Savins2 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

I use arena because I like their…

I use arena because I like their environmental attitude and the fact that they do plant a tree when one orders from them. My only...

By Patricia Savins1 Mar 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Flowers arrived on doorstep of…

Flowers arrived on doorstep of recipient with photo proof. Quick response to email regarding wording on card. Overall good customer experience and would use again.

By Mrs Sarah Elford29 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

The flowers are fresh and last for quite a long time.

The flowers are fresh, the arrangement and the flowers look the same as seen on website. My friend said they are beautiful.

By Sheri Wong29 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Great service!

Great service! Delivered on a Sunday when ordered Saturday night.

By Liv27 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Promising but disappointed at the end

Unfortunately, the flowers wilted very quickly and the buds of the lillies never opened. It wasn't worth the amount of money spent. The chocolates and card were...

By Anastasia Papastefanou27 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Very happy with the service

Very happy with the service

By maria crossley26 Feb 2024
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

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

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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

Beautiful flowers

Beautiful flowers. Very well organised. Great service.

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
4.5 out of five star rating on Trustpilot

Wonder experience

Wonder experience

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

BIG bunch of beautiful flowers

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

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.