How to Send Flowers Out of State


So your sweetie lives far away, but you want to remind him or her how much you love them? Send flowers! They're easy to order and ship anywhere, and they're a perfect gift for most occasions. Plus, many companies can send flowers via same-day delivery, so you never have another excuse for missing a birthday. Learn everything you need to know to send flowers long distance.

How to send flowers long-distance

Step 1

The first thing you need to do to be a flower-sending sweetheart is remember those crucial occasions for sending flowers. Pull your calendar off the wall. Look for holidays (Valentine's Day, birthdays, etc.) for which you'd like to send flowers. Then use a pen to mark on your calendar dates one to two weeks before these major days.

Step 2

Go to your local florist and pick out the arrangement you like, either from their floor samples or catalogues. Most florists can deliver flowers anywhere in the U.S

Step 3

Talk to the clerk. Give them the name and address to which you'd like your flowers sent. You can also specify what you'd like the card to say.

Step 4

Pay. Florists belong to networks, so you can pick out your bouquet and pay for it in, say, New York, and an affiliated florist in California (or wherever your relative or lover lives), will assemble and deliver it.

Tips and Warnings

  • Most florists and online companies can deliver anywhere in the U.S., but deliveries to other countries can be trickier. To send flowers to your worldly woman or jet-setting man, search for floral companies online that operate in the country in which they live. For example, can deliver flowers and gifts from anywhere in the world to anywhere in Vietnam. Additionally, using florists local to your recipient can be significantly cheaper.

Things You'll Need

  • Credit card (for online orders)
  • Calender


  • Where FTD delivers to
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About this Author

Jenette Sturges has been a writer and editor since 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts from the University of Illinois. As a Fulbright Scholar, she taught English at Hanoi Pedagogical University No. 2 in Vietnam. Her writing and editing have appeared in "The Daily Illini," "The (Anderson, Ind.) Herald-Bulletin," and she has ghostwriten for numerous companies and organizations worldwide.

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