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$40 through $100. Just how much does a flower arrangement cost? The answer, of course, depends on the flowers themselves, the size of the arrangement, and the florist's fee. But if you're looking for a ballpark figure, you can expect to pay anywhere from $40 to $100, on average, for a basic arrangement. Of course, if you're looking for something truly extravagant, you could pay much more. One famous floral designer once quoted a price of $1 million for a single arrangement! Of course, that arrangement was made with rare exotic blooms and required an around-the-clock team of caretakers. So unless you have deep pockets and a ready staff of gardeners, you might want to stick to something more modest.

7 - 10 day freshness, guaranteed. Flowers are one of nature's most ephemeral creations. Though they brighten our days with beauty, they only have a finite lifespan. So, how long do flowers typically last? The answer depends on the flower type and the conditions it is growing. Some flowers, such as impatiens and petunias, only stay a few weeks, while others, such as roses and lilies, can last for several months. In general, though, most flowers will only bloom for a few weeks before beginning to fade. The best way to enjoy their beauty is to appreciate them at the moment and then let them go.

Set a budget, order, then wait for a call :). There's more to buying a flower arrangement than just heading to your local grocery store and picking up a bouquet. There's a whole process to it. Here's a step-by-step guide to purchasing a flower arrangement:

  • Decide on the occasion. Whether you're looking for flowers for a special event or just because it's important to know what you're shopping for. This will help you narrow down your selections.
  • Select a budget. Flowers can be expensive, so setting a budget before shopping is important.
  • Visit our florists. Our professional florists can help you select the perfect arrangement within your budget. Staff can also give you advice on care and maintenance.
  • Choose an arrangement. With so many beautiful options available, choosing an arrangement can be tough! But with these guidelines in mind, you're sure to find the perfect one for your needs.

Cut stems on arrival, add preservative, drain and fill with cold water once a day. One of the best things about flowers is that they brighten any room. But as anyone who has ever tried to keep a bouquet fresh for more than a few days can attest, they can be quite high-maintenance. Here are a few tips for keeping your cut flowers looking their best:

  • Start with clean vases and fill them with fresh water. Add a teaspoon of sugar and a splash of vinegar to help preserve the flowers
  • Cut the stems at an angle and remove any leaves below the waterline. This will help the flowers take in more water.
  • Check the water level every day and add more if necessary. The stems should also be trimmed every few days to ensure they can continue to absorb water.
  • Keep the arrangement out of direct sunlight and away from drafts, as both can cause the flowers to wilt.

Your cut flowers can bring you joy for days or weeks with a little care. So go ahead and enjoy your beautiful blooms!

Is it formal or informal? When it comes to flowers, there are so many options that it can be difficult to know where to start. If you're planning an event, determining the tone you want to set is the first step. Traditional arrangements such as roses or lilies may be appropriate for a formal affair. For something more casual, you could try daisies or sunflowers. Once you've decided on the overall feel of the event, you can start to narrow down your choices. If you're unsure which flowers to select, consider consulting a professional florist. They can help you choose the right blooms to create the perfect atmosphere for your event.

Order Funeral Flowers at least one day prior. Order Wedding Flowers a few months earlier. All other orders have a 2 PM same-day delivery guarantee. When ordering flowers, you want to ensure enough time for you or the recipient to receive the item. We offer 4-hour delivery anywhere on Long Island. If the recipient does not live on Long Island, we will deliver them with our partner florists. But how much time is enough? The answer may depend on the item you're ordering. For example, if you're ordering a gift for a special occasion, it's always best to call a few days prior so you're not scrambling at the last minute, but same-day deliveries are guaranteed if ordered before 2 PM. On the other hand, if you're ordering something for a funeral, we will need a day prior most of the time, as these pieces take a lot of time for our expert designers to make up the funeral flowers.

,strong>National flower delivery is available. James Cress Florist has been in business for over 120 years and is proud to offer nationwide delivery of our beautiful flowers. We have an extensive network of florists across the country, so we can get your flowers to you no matter where you are. We understand that sometimes you need to send a special gift to someone who lives far away, and we're here to help make that happen. So whether you send a bouquet of roses to your mother on Mother's Day or a dozen daisies to your best friend for their birthday, we can ensure your flowers arrive fresh and beautiful.

James Cress Florist is an Award-Winning Wedding Florist. Yes! James Cress Florist is famous for our wedding flowers, and we have won numerous awards for our unique and elegant wedding floral designs. If you're looking for a wedding florist in the New York metro area, you can't go wrong with James Cress Florist. We've been providing wedding flowers for over 120 years and know how to make your big day extra special. From bouquets to boutonnieres, we can do it all. And because we're a family-owned business, we take a personal interest in every wedding we do. So if you're looking for wedding flowers that are both beautiful and affordable, give us a call today. We'll be happy to help make your wedding dreams come true.

To extend the life of your flowers, keep them in a cool place away from direct sunlight and drafts. Change the water and trim the stems every two days. For more detailed care instructions, please refer to the care card provided with your flowers.

If the recipient is not available at the time of delivery, we will leave the flowers in a safe place and leave a note on the door or with a neighbor. Alternatively, we can re-arrange delivery for another time that suits the recipient better.

Same-Day Flower Delivery + Frequently Asked Questions

You can use your Bloom Dollars by placing an order and then contacting our customer support team in this live chat. We will apply your Bloom Dollars as a credit to your order.

After entering the recipient's information during checkout, a special instructions field will appear. You can use this field to specify that your order is for a funeral and provide any necessary details.

Yes, we offer same-day delivery for orders placed before 3 PM

Yes, you can specify your preferred delivery date during the checkout process. Just select the desired date and we will make sure your order is delivered accordingly.

Yes, we offer wedding flower consultations. Please fill out our wedding form on our website and our expert wedding specialist will reach out to schedule a time to connect with you.

Yes, you can add a personalized message to your order during the checkout process. There will be a field where you can enter your message, which will be included with the delivery.

Absolute Yes, You can order online for pick up at any of our 3 locations! It's super easy and convenient. After You Select Your Flowers, you will see the Store Pickup option after the card message field. You Can The Store, Date, and Time Of Pick up!

Yes, some people might be allergic to certain types of flowers. Typically, flowers with pollen that is not airborne, such as roses, lilies (with the stamen removed), and orchids, are better options for allergy sufferers. Let us know of any allergies, and we can create an arrangement that's just right.

Yes, we offer a selection of gift baskets, gourmet chocolates, and customized gift items that can be delivered along with your flower order or as standalone gifts.

If a specific flower or color in an arrangement you've ordered is unavailable, we will replace it with flowers of equal or greater value that maintain the overall look and feel of the arrangement. We'll ensure the substitution is as close as possible to what you ordered.

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