How to Send Flowers Out of State

by Janette Sturges

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

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.

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

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.

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.


  • You can also order flowers online to be shipped anywhere in the U.S. and in many countries around the world. Check out major competitors like FTD.com, ProFlowers.com, and 1800flowers.com to find a bouquet you like and compare prices. Pick your bouquet, fill in the billing information (yours), the shipping information (your recipient's), and fill out the payment information.

About the 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.