I am helping my 95 year old father to organise my mother's funeral. He would rather the money go to the Marie Curie nurses rather than be spent on flowers, but wants to have something on the coffin -roses. Looking at the funeral director's catalogue, there is a simple spray of roses and carnations which is 65cm x 38cm (or could be larger if needed); there is also a 'coffin spray' which is 120cm x 45cm as the standard size. No prices displayed - but obviously the bigger the spray, the higher the cost. My question is: would the smallest spray look silly / mean on a coffin? Dad doesn't want an extravagant show - it's not his style - but also doesn't want to look as if he's being mean. I would welcome some advice, please, and the sooner the better as I need to sort something. Many thanks.
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