Have your information ready before placing your order of funeral flowers. This includes the full name of the deceased, the location or locations of the funeral services, the wording for the enclosure card, and a method of payment. This helps the florist process your order faster and more efficiently and prevents delivery errors.
Order funeral flowers as soon as possible. This allows you to have more flower choices and ensures your funeral arrangement's arrival in time for the next visitation or service. If you do not find out in time to order flowers in time for the first visitation, funeral flowers may still be sent to the second visitation (if there is one), the church or graveside service. Failing that, sympathy flowers can be sent to the home of one or more of the deceased's family members or friends.
If your relationship is with a certain family member or friend of the deceased it is certainly within funeral flower etiquette to send the funeral arrangement directly to the family member or friend of the deceased.