Funeral Flowers FAQ

Here at Summer Lilly’s Flowers we know it can feel really overwhelming when it comes to organising a funeral or choosing funeral flowers. Our FAQ page is designed to give you some helpful information about our funeral flower service to make things a little easier.

How do I order Funeral Flowers?

There are several ways you can order funeral flowers, so you can choose what is easiest for you.

  • Have a look through our funeral flowers page on our website, which has many designs to pick from, and simply order online.
  • Have some questions or prefer to talk to someone? Please feel free to give the Summer Lilly’s team a call on 01983 716540
  • Pop in to our flower shop in Newport, Isle of Wight, and sit down with Suzi or Sarah for a chat. We can have a cuppa tea, look through some designs together and choose the perfect farewell flowers.
  • Can’t get to us? We offer home consultations too, just let us know and we can arrange a suitable time and day to come to you.

How do I make an appointment?

There are several ways to book an appointment to discuss the funeral flower options. You can give Summer Lilly’s Flowers  a call on 01983 716540, send us an email,  or pop us a message on our socials.

What Funeral Directors can you deliver to?

Over the years, Summer Lilly’s Flowers have built up strong connections with the local funeral directors. We offer funeral flower delivery to all funeral directors and crematoriums in Newport and across the Isle of Wight. Delivery of funeral flowers is free of charge.

Funeral Directors we deliver to includes;

  • Hamiliton and Marshall Funeral Directors, Newport
  • Weaver brothers LTD , East Cowes & Bembridge
  • Geoff Leather Funeral Directors, Newport
  • Paul Walsh Funeral Directors, Shanklin
  • Co-Op Funeral Care, Newport, Cowes, Ryde, Sandown, Freshwater
  • Henry Ingram & Son Funeral Directors, Ventnor
  • H.V Taylor & Son, Ryde
  • R & P Everson Funeral Directors, Totland Bay


How much notice do you need for funeral flowers?

Funeral designs such as wreaths and posies, 24 hours notice is needed. We have a beautiful range of funeral flowers that can be ordered online; ideal for when time is short, or you are miles away but still wish to send farewell flowers to the funeral.

For more bespoke funeral flowers such as letters, large coffin sprays and bespoke tributes  we ask for as much notice as possible, with a minimum of 3 working days preferred. This is to allow plenty of time for us to source and carefully create the funeral design.

What is a bespoke funeral tribute?

A bespoke funeral tribute, also known as a specialist funeral tribute, is a unique design created especially in memory of your loved one.  So this could be a design to represent a hobby such as sailing or darts, a beloved pet, or their favourite sports team shirt. That’s the beauty of bespoke tributes; they are heartfelt and deeply personal, and it’s always an honour for us to be involved in making them.

Carefully crafted by hand in either 2D or 3D,  we cleverly use materials such as fresh flowers, ribbon, foliage, natural decorations – even fruit and vegetables for allotment lovers – to create bespoke funeral tributes.

Have a browse of our bespoke funeral tributes gallery for ideas and inspiration. As they are all bespoke made, we can get really creative with colours and themes.

How much does a Bespoke Funeral Tribute cost?

As each floral tribute is so unique in design, we can have a chat during your appointment about the best options available within your budget.

How do I order a Specialist Funeral Tribute?

As a Bespoke Funeral Tribute is so personal, it's best for us to talk if possible. This gives us a chance to discuss your ideas and requirements from the floral tribute, and we can then ensure the design is just right.

There are several ways to book an appointment to discuss the funeral flower options. You can give Summer Lilly’s Flowers  a call on 01983 716540, send us an email,  or pop us a message on our socials.

Blooms and Butterflies

A lovely addition to funeral flowers is the option to release Butterflies. A local Isle of Wight business, Butterflies for Occasions, offers this for funerals and memorials. It is a unique and memorable touch

What funeral flowers should I choose?

Honestly, there is no right or wrong when choosing funeral flowers. We can help if you are finding it hard to pick, and we find it can be really lovely to chose a design that is made in your loved ones favourite colours or using their favourite flower.  

We would normally recommend that larger funeral tributes - which are the main flowers on the day -  such as casket sprays and bespoke tributes are ordered by close family members.

The Summer Lilly's team are here to help and give some guidance, so just reach out to us if you want to chat about which funeral flowers to choose.