Questions about funeral and wreath ribbons
When do you funeral ribbon?
Nowadays, funeral is almost only worn on clothing at funerals and memorial services. However, some people choose to display it beyond that - depending on personal beliefs and individual preferences.
How do you make a funeral ribbon?
There are many ways to make a funeral pile. One popular method is to use black ribbons made of organza or satin. Narrow versions are suitable for pinning to clothing. Wider ribbons can be tied into a funeral wreath or a grave arrangement. Natural materials such as flowers, leaves and twigs provide the basis for this.
Which side is the funeral wreath placed on?
The funeral wreath is usually attached to the left side. This is because in many cultures the left side is perceived as emotional and sensitive - the heart side. It is also often associated with death and the processing of grief. For these reasons, it is considered appropriate to place the funeral ribbon on the left side of a grave arrangement or wreath.
What do the colours of funeral ribbons mean?
The colours of funeral ribbons usually have a special meaning. Black is the most common colour, as it symbolises the grief of the bereaved. But white is also popular as a symbol of purity. On it, the last greeting and the dedication are particularly effective. Grey can be seen as a mixture of black and white and thus stands for the balance between life and death. In addition, flag ribbon and other colours are used in funeral floristry.
What is the difference between a funeral wreath and a funeral floral?
A funeral wreath is a circular arrangement of flowers and branches, while funeral floral arrangements usually mean a black ribbon. Both are used to decorate the coffin or grave of a loved one.
What do the small ribbons hanging from a funeral wreath symbolise?
These ribbons are called wreath ribbons and are often used to add the name and dates of the deceased or a final greeting including a dedication.