Sending Condolence Flowers in Singapore: Cultural Norms to Keep in Mind

Sending Condolence Flowers in Singapore: Cultural Norms to Keep in Mind

Bearing the pain of the loss of a dear departed can be overwhelming. Nothing can be done to ease the pain of losing someone forever but you can always express your heartfelt condolences with traditional flower arrangements in Singapore and share the grief with the bereaved family. However, when gifting condolence flowers in Singapore, it’s crucial to understand the Dos and Don’ts along with the cultural norms. Wondering what to follow and what not? Here is a guide for you!

Consider the Religion and culture

Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and while it is crucial to understand the cultural differences in funerals, religious sentiments are crucial as well. What might be appropriate for one religion or culture, might not be suitable for others? In most catholic, protestant Christian and Buddhist cultures, flowers and flower arrangements are appropriate. However, in the Hindu culture floral arrangements are acceptable, but garlands are more common, Christian culture accepts wreaths whereas, in Muslim culture, you can offer an arrangement of a simple and elegant flower bed for the deceased.

What flowers are appropriate?

Most funerals accept flowers in subtle shades. When you are attending a funeral, respect the family’s sentiments and refrain from taking brightly coloured flowers. If you are getting roses, get the white ones, if lilies prefer the ones in sombre hues and if you are choosing other flowers like baby’s breath or orchids, try to keep the arrangement subdue so that it doesn’t exude cheerfulness.

Flowers have meanings

Yes, every flower carries a specific meaning. When you are getting flowers for funerals, ensure to understand the meaning behind each of them. While lilies are one of the most common choices for funeral flowers because they represent the innocence and peace of the departed souls, you can also pick from other conventional funeral flowers such as orchids, roses, and chrysanthemums.

Don’t forget to send your thoughts and prayers

Whether you are taking the flower with you or you are sending them online, always ensure to leave a message of condolence with the flower stands or wreath. The message and tone will depend on who will be receiving the note. Keep the note warm and start with something simple as “My prayers are with you during these tough times.” Custom, religion and personal preferences also come into play while selecting funeral flowers. Flower wreaths are quite popular, but due to the varying cultural norms, if you aren’t sure what to get, you can always pick condolence flower stands as they are appropriate for every culture.


If you are trying to get a condolences flower stand then understand that funerals are quite an emotional affair. Your presence can provide comfort to the friends and family of the deceased, but selecting the condolences flower stand isn’t the last step. Ensure to go for a florist who can deliver the flowers on the same day because funerals don’t come knocking at your door. Avoid bright shades or the colour red and ensure to take flowers in neutral hues.

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Carol T
Carol T
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Francis Soh
Francis Soh
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Guangmian Kung
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Jen Vernis
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Rasyad Rahman
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Wan P
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Brandon YEO
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Jocelyn SuaJocelyn Sua
04:50 27 Feb 23
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Estelle TanEstelle Tan
07:26 21 Feb 23
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Chua MelChua Mel
11:35 18 Feb 23
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Tommy ChungTommy Chung
09:26 17 Feb 23
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Xin Le LianXin Le Lian
09:11 17 Feb 23
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