There are many factors that may affect your choice of floral tributes and flowers. The most important thing is your relationship to the deceased. Close family or loved ones tend to choose coffin sprays, lettering, hearts, or religious tributes. However, this is not always the case and it is very common for smaller, less formal floral arrangements to be sent. Friends and work colleagues etc, usually send wreaths, sprays, sheaths, posies, or funeral bouquets.