James Cress Florist is an Award Winning Wedding Florist

FAQ: Frequent Questions and Answers

$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 end up paying much more. In fact, one famous floral designer once quoted a price of $1 million for a single arrangement! Of course, that particular 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 a bit more modest.

7 - 10 day freshness, guaranteed. Flowers are one of nature's most ephemeral creations. Though they brighten our days with their beauty, they only have a finite lifespan. So, how long do flowers typically last? The answer depends on the type of flower and the conditions in which it is growing. Some flowers, such as impatiens and petunias, only last 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 in 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. In fact, 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 it's important to set a budget before you start shopping.

  • 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 up 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 that will be 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.


With a little care, your cut flowers can bring you joy for days or even weeks. 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, the first step is to determine the tone you want to set. For a formal affair, traditional arrangements such as roses or lilies may be appropriate. 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 still not sure which flowers to select, consider consulting with a professional florist. They will be able to 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 prior. All other orders have a 2PM same-day delivery guarantee. When ordering flowers, you want to make sure you give yourself 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 work with our partner florists to deliver them on our behalf. 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 order a few days prior so you're not scrambling at the last minute but same-day deliveries are guaranteed if ordered before 2PM. On the other hand, if you're ordering something that's 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.

National flower delivery available. James Cress Florist has been in business for over 120 years and is proud to offer national delivery on all of our beautiful flowers. We have an extensive network of florists across the country, so no matter where you are, we can get your flowers to you. 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're sending a bouquet of roses to your mother on Mother's Day or a dozen daisies to your best friend for their birthday, we can make sure 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 we 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 each and 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.
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