What To Consider When Arranging a Headstone Saddle

Headstone saddles can actually be defined in two different ways. Some individuals consider a saddle to be a metal bracket designed to hold a floral arrangement atop the stone itself.

Others prefer to view saddles as the flowers themselves. This is why it is wise to do away with a bit of confusion. For the sake of this article, we will be referring to the "saddle" as the flowers contained within the bracket.

So, what are some variables to consider in order to make an informed and aesthetically pleasing choice?

Taking the Style of Headstone into Account

The types of flowers present within a saddle will often be determined by the headstone itself. For example, an angel headstone can normally be complemented by lighter tones and hues.


Flowers such as lilies and hydrangea may represent excellent choices. The main takeaway point is that the motif in question should complement the headstone.

The Size of the Saddle

Dimensions should also come into play. In other words, it is important that the saddle does not overpower any inscriptions (such as grave ornaments) that may be present.


This could otherwise lead to an imbalanced appearance. Thankfully, saddles are relatively easy to design and they can be crafted around the size of the headstone.

This is also why it is a good idea to consult with a specialist in advance; preferably with a photo or a description of the headstone. He or she will undoubtedly be able to accommodate your desires.

Headstone saddles are excellent ways to provide a much-needed sense of organic vibrancy to any memorial.

As there are so many floral arrangements to choose from, a modicum of planning will go a long way.

Please do not hesitate to speak with the professionals at GMS Ireland if you hope to obtain a bit of extra inspiration.

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