You can ensure the flowers you select to send to someone get to their destination on time. While you may think this is the job of the florist they are only able to accomplish so much with the information they are given. If you don't take the time to verify the delivery address for them or to give them a good contact number to reach you then you are only going to delay the flower delivery.
Most florists will go the extra mile to track down where someone is in order to get the flower delivery to them. If you don't provide an apartment number to their home or the suite number of their office many florists will ask around for some information. However this is not in their job description. They also don't have the time in their day to spend tracking down one individual. It will affect their ability to complete the remaining flower delivery commitments they have made.
It is a good idea to ask about receiving a confirmation of the flower delivery if you are worried about it getting to someone on time. Ask the florist to give you a call or to e-mail you with the delivery details. In some instances you will simply have to contact the florist later in the day to make sure the delivery has taken place.
You will find that most flower shops and online florists offer same day flower delivery. However this isn't an open invitation to wait until that day to place your order. Out of respect for the florist you should place your order as quickly as possible to ensure same day delivery. In some instances such as a job promotion or a sympathy bouquet you simply had no advance warning. For anniversaries and birthdays though you have plenty of time to schedule the flower delivery in advance.
If you know that the flowers you want to have delivered are very hard to come you need to contact your florist at least a week in advance. This gives them plenty of time to get what you need or to let you know it isn't possible. Most florists have plenty of excellent contacts so they can generally get the flowers you want no matter how rare they are. Just don't expect them to be able to get them immediately and schedule a flower delivery for the same afternoon.
With the technology available today and the may methods of transportation available it is very easy to schedule a flower delivery anywhere in the world. Look for sites online that won't charge you a convenience fee for this delivery service. If there is a charge for the delivery make sure you are aware of it. You don't want to be surprised by hidden charges when you see your credit card bill.
Always take the time to ask the florist or online site how your flowers will be delivered. You don't want to find out the flowers were in a box and the individual receiving them had to put the floral arrangement together on their own. This takes away some of the magic of receiving them. You might just assume the flower delivery will be by hand but that isn't always the case.