Burial at Sea – Ash Scattering – Flowers
The use of an ample use of flowers and wreaths for a burial at sea – ash scattering – make a big difference in how the event comes off – the mood and feelings created. The flowers selected should have meaning to the family, the deceased and be visible in the water. Life Celebration – Honoring their Memory.
Flowers for burial at sea
As with any funeral ceremony, flowers are a great addition for the event. It is lovely to see them floating on the ocean surface and trailing off in the distance as they follow the currents. The selection of specific flowers is often designed to reflect the preferences of the deceased. Some suggestions for flowers which are particularly attractive are roses, daisies and sunflowers.
When a person takes off a lei and places it in the water it is said that they are giving love to the deceased.
A wreath is a very nice addition and provides a focal point for the viewing in the ocean.
On occasion families also do some decoration on the yacht, as shown in the middle picture below.