June 13, 2009
Flowers at a Funeral - Question
I attended a funeral parlour last night for the visitation of my husband's aunt. We'd had a week to adjust and, as sometimes happens, the event turned into a pleasant family reunion.
I also got to see what the $100 I spent on flowers looked like. I was deeply disappointed. Truly, I could have gone to my corner grocery/flower shop and bought the same arrangement and stuck them in a glass vase for under $25.00. My question is: has anybody brought their own flowers to a funeral parlour and gone without the middle-man?
I have a feeling in the extremely polite and hygenic North American funeral system it's probably not "done".
I don't want to sound cheap, but Aunt Mary deserved more than the meager display the florists sent. For my $100 I could have made something spectacular.
Do any of my gentle readers have experience in this regard?
Sorry, I can't remember where I lifted this picture from but I assure you it was not the flower arrangement I'm bitching about.