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536 South White Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919)556-2144 (888)873-7511

ABOUT US

Wake Forest Florist
ADDRESS
536 South White Street
 
Wake Forest
 
NC 27587
PHONE
(919) 556-2144
EMAIL

Wake Forest Florist & Gifts is the original florist of Wake Forest, having served the local community since 1964. We are committed to offering not only the freshest flowers in town, but the finest floral services available. This includes daily flower deliveries, exotics direct from Holland, award winning floral artistry, and certified professional florists on staff. We are dedicated to making your occasion, whether joyful or solemn, a distinctive experience and one you will remember for years to come.

We are "THE FLORAL AUTHORITY"

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Our local shops serves the following area: Wake Forest, Raleigh, Louisburg, Franklinton, Rolesville, Youngsville, Wakefield Plantation, as well as the rural tri-county areas of northern Wake County, southern Franklin and Granville counties. And through our network of over 33,000 Teleflora member florists, we can deliver anywhere, around the block or around the world.

We also deliver to the following facilities
Abbotswood Adult Care Day Ctr/Total Life
Adult Day Centers/Total Life Alcoholism Treatment Ctr
Alston & Anderson Funeral Svc Ballentine's Embalming
Brian Center Health & Rehab Bright Funeral Home
Brighton Gardens Britthaven
Brown-Wynne Funeral Homes Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
Cambridge Hills Capital Funeral Care
Capital Towers Carillon Assisted Living
Carlton Grey Funeral Home Carolina House Of Wake Forest
Childbirth Center City Of Oaks Health & Rehab
Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home Country Club Prime Time Vlg
Cutchins Funeral Home Inc Eldercare Convalescent Svc
Falls River Village Feggins Funeral Svc
Franklin Funeral Svc & Crmtn Franklin Regional Medical Ctr
Hanover Assisted Living Resid Haywood Funeral Home Inc
Healthsouth Blue Ridge Surg Ct Heritage Of Raleigh
Hillside Nursing Ctr Holly Hill Hospital
Independence Village Of Olde Integrated Health Svc
Kindre District Office Raleigh Lancaster Funeral Home
Lea Funeral Home Lewis Morturary Svc Of Nc Inc
Lightner Funeral Home Litchford Falls Healthcare
Long Acres Retirement Home Louisburg Manor
Louisburg Nursing Ctr Magnolia Glen Retirement Comm
Mayview Convalescent Ctr Mitchell At Raleigh Mem Park
Mitchell Funeral Home & Crmtry Montlawn Memorial Park
Morningside Of Raleigh Oakleaf Village Of Raleigh
Outlook Pointe At Northridge Raleigh Community Hospital
Raleigh Rehabilitation Renaissance Funeral Home
Resources For Seniors Inc Retirement Home Care Inc
Rex Healthcare Hospital Rex Hospital
Rex Rehabilitation Ctr Richardson Funeral Home
Seagraves Funeral Home Spring Arbor Of Raleigh
Springmoor Life Care Rtrmnt Stony Brook North Mobile Home
Stricklend Funeral Home Sun America Retirement Marekts
Sunnybrook Alzheimers & Health Sunrise Of Raleigh Asst Lvg
Triangle Mortuary & Cremation Wake Ahec
Wake Med - North Wake Medical Center
Whitaker Glen Zollieville Rest Home

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Our shops are open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Thursday, Friday 9:00AM to 6PM, and 9:00AM to 2:00PM on Saturday. Your orders are welcome anytime, 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, via the Web.

We are closed Sunday.

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To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, please order as early as possible prior to the following major holiday: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Administrative Professional’s Day (Secretary’s Day), and Mother’s Day.

Our shop will always be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Monday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

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We specialize in the following services:
  • Large inventory of fresh flowers, arriving daily.
  • Tropicals arrive weekly and exotics direct from Holland
  • Wide variety of seasonal plants
  • Traditional and Contemporary Designs
  • Permanent botanical arrangements.
  • Sizable inventory of dried flowers – stems and arrangements
  • Full wedding services.
  • Creative sympathy tributes
  • Unusual, unique and eclectic lines of giftware.
  • Gourmet and fruit baskets
  • Gift baskets of any theme or motif.
  • Greeting cards.
  • Special Delivery Services

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you have any questions or need more information, please contact us by e-mail at wfflorist@nc.rr.com. or call us at the numbers below. We're here to help you make your shopping experience a pleasure and one you will want to repeat.

In Historic Downtown Wake Forest
Wake Forest Florist & Gifts, Inc.
536 South White Street
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
Phone: (919)556-2144
Fax: (919)556-3818

Toll Free from Outside Our Local Area: 1-888-873-7511

Wake Forest Florist
536 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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From US1/Capital Blvd: Wake Forest Exit, 1A (South Main) into town. Turn right on Holding Ave. Turn left on S. White St. Third bldg on the left.
From West on NC98 (Durham Side): Take 98E - Durham Road into town. Turn right on S. Main/US1A. Turn left at light - Elm St.- Turn right on S. White. 500 yds. on the right.
From East on NC98 (Zebulon Side):
Take 98W to 98W Bypass - Turn right on Franklin Street Exit. Turn left on Holding. Turn Right on S. White Street. Third building on Left.

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Delivery Fees

A local delivery fee of $9.95 - $11.95 will be added to each local delivery order, for each address. (For deliveries outside our local delivery area, or for special delivery services, this fee may vary.) There is no charge for deliveries to local area funeral homes, and $8.95 to extended area funeral homes.

Cut-Off Time

U.S. orders must be received before 2:00PM EST to assure same day delivery. (For Fruit and/or Gourmet Baskets and special order items, this lead time will be extended) Orders received after that time will be delivered the following business day. No deliveries on Sunday, except for funeral home orders received before closing time on Saturday. Earliest delivery time would be 10AM for overnight orders. We are unable to accept international orders over the Internet. We will be happy to accept your international order if you call our shop directly.

Delivery Times
    Our Standard Delivery Guarantee is:
  • Residences by 6PM
  • Business by 4PM
  • Schools by 2PM

We will do our best to accommodate delivery time requests – please state your requirements clearly in your order. For standard delivery, we cannot guarantee specific delivery times. We do offer Special Delivery options that do provide guarantees and higher service levels. Call us at 1-888-873-7511 for a quote and to arrange for one of these options.

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Floral Designers:
We are always looking for creative, energetic floral designers with a desire to help others and a great work ethic. We have competitive pay with some great benefits. We believe in rewarding diligence, hard work, honesty and great customer service. We expect all our staff to grow in the job, seeking higher skilled positions and industry recognition. If you got creative talents, a servant’s heart, and an eagerness to grow in a team oriented environment, send us your resume.

Drivers:
We always need Holiday and Part Time delivery drivers. These jobs are great for the semi-retired individual who has a great work ethic and needs a few more dollars to supplement their income. Send us a resume, or stop by to fill out an application.

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1.“What’s The Difference Between You Guys and Those Other On Line Florists?”
Most of those “Other on line florists” are not Florists at all. On line flower-sellers come in three flavors: 1) “Order Gatherers” – these are companies (like 1-800 Flowers) that are experts in marketing and taking orders for flowers, but are not florists. After they take an order, they then go about finding retail flower shops to fill the order. Obviously, they have very little control over the final product, and since they are a “middle man”, they take some of your money that could be put into your gift for the recipient. 2) “Direct Shippers” – these companies (like ProFlowers) sell flowers arrangements and then deconstruct them, putting the stems in a box along with a vase, and then ship the package overnight to the recipient. The recipient then has to open the box and put their arrangement together in the supplied vase. Obviously, these companies have no idea how the final product turns out, or in what shape the flowers are in when they arrive. 3) Traditional Floral Shops. That would be like us. We have the equipment, training, professional certifications and experience to take your emotions, your intentions, and translate them into a creative floral production. Even if your order is headed out of town, out of our local delivery area, we have the expertise to pick the best affiliate florist – one like us. We also have the integrity to stand behind our work and honor our commitments regardless of the final destination of your order.


2.“How long should my flowers last?”
Good question. It depends on these three things: 1) What flower type is it. Some flowers are deemed “long lasting”, like carnations, alstromeria, and some lilies. If you order flowers and want them long lasting, ask for just that. Any competent florist can design a beautiful arrangement for you with those instructions. 2) How the flowers are handled from the grower to the florist and while at the florist. This is where you need to trust your professional florist. We do our best to use suppliers that care about such things – and suppliers that purchase from growers that do also. And at our shop, all the standard care is taken, from cutting, feeding, and time spent in the cooler. We do our best to give you the freshest product possible so they will last as long as possible once you receive them. 3) How the recipient threats them once they have them. This is the great unknown. We provide care information with all our arrangements and if it is made up of cut flowers in a vase, we also provide extra plant food with instructions too. We have had recipients call us to tell us their flowers still look great after 2 weeks. And we have had recipients say their flower did not last long enough too. (Which we happily replaced). In short, keep them away from heat, and direct sunlight as much as possible – follow the care instructions, and if you are so inclined, re-cut the stems and replace the water every two or three days. Just keep in mind it’s the excitement and the memory that makes flowers such a cherished gift. Statistics have shown over and over that the vast majority of recipients of flowers remember very well the last time they received flowers. The value is in the moment and the thought, not in the duration of the flowers themselves.


3.“Why are roses so expensive?”
It’s that old bugaboo: supply and demand. Roses are always in great demand, because when someone says “name a flower”, about 80% of us will say “rose”. And so, when we order flowers (particularly guys), that’s the flower we go with as a failsafe option. On the supply side, roses are subject to the weather and seasonal expectations of the planters and growers. Sometimes (like around Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and the spring Prom season) supply runs low and demand runs high and – Wham!, the price goes up. One thing is for sure and you can believe it – us Florists at the end of the supply chain are not making more money – as least not on a percentage basis – and sometime we even make less when we refuse to pass on the full – and what we believe to be outrageous – price increase we face on one stem or another. If roses are past your budget, ask us about options. One reason you use a professional because we know the “tricks of the trade”. Based on your occasion, we can offer some creative suggestion that will fit your budget and will wow your recipient.


4.“Why are flowers cheaper at Wal-Mart?”
Well, quite frankly, Wal-Mart is not a flower shop. Great socks, great deals on frozen pizzas, but they are not a florist and they don’t hire florists either. They normally buy narrow-line items like flowers from one supplier, maybe two, and in volumes that would make the Rose Bowl Parade blush with envy. How they are handled and by whom is certainly open to question at these mega-monster retailers. Typically, the same staff handles produce like bananas and tomatoes. For us, flowers are pretty much all we do and we spend significant money on equipment, training, certifications and competitions. We are careful about where we buy from, and how we treat our flowers. We don’t buy the cheapest product, nor do we scrimp on care and handling. Our finished products will cost more – they should. It’s overused but true: you do quite often get what you pay for. If you care about the statement you are making to the person you are buying flowers for, you should buy your flowers from us.


5.“For flowers I want to send out of your local delivery area, why can’t I just call a flower shop in the recipient’s town and bypass you?”
Well, you can, but you may not want to. For the small surcharge you pay us to take care of it all, you are getting a great value. Here are three reasons to let us handle it for you: 1) We know and use only the best florists out there across the country. And we employ a one strike policy – if we ever have a problem with one of our affiliate florist, for whatever reason, we strike these from our directory and never use them again. We also notate the “above and beyond” affiliate florists, and use them over and over again. So, you don’t have to guess about who you are dealing with in that far away town – we already know who to call and who will do the best job. 2) We know how to speak “flower-ese” when talking with our fellow florists – essentially how to translate what you want into a floral creation worthy of your intentions. You tell us once, then we translate for the filling florist and the result is exactly what you wanted. 3) We guarantee your satisfaction, regardless of where your delivery is going. You will never hear us mention blame in the unlikely event something goes wrong. If it does, it’s our fault and we’ll make it right and right away! So, why go to all the hassle and risk in finding a shop near the recipient? Just trust us – it’s what we do!


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Awards

1999
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Centerpiece

2000
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Memorial Tribute
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Door
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Centerpiece (New Professional)
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Wedding
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Memorial Tribute
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Memorial Tribute (New Professional)
Carolina Christmas Show: 1st Place – Door Decorations

2001
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Wedding
Carolina Christmas Show: 3rd Place – Christmas Table

2002
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Wedding
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Memorial Tribute
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Door
Carolina Christmas Show: 2nd Place – Christmas Table
Wake County Floral Association: 2nd Runner Up - Designer of the Year

2003
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Wedding Bouquet
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Door
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Door (New Professional)

North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Centerpiece North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Centerpiece (New Professional)
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Wedding
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Memorial Tribute
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Memorial Tribute
Carolina Christmas Show: 1st Place – Mantle Decorations
2004
North Carolina State Florists Association – 2nd Place Centerpiece Competition
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Sympathy Tribute (Professional)*
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Sympathy Tribute (New Professional)
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Sympathy Tribute
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Sympathy Tribute
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Wedding
*North Carolina State Fair: BEST IN SHOW (Sympathy – Professional)

2005
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Sympathy Tribute
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Door
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Wedding

2006
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Celebrity Sympathy
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Door
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Wedding
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Door
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Bridal
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Sympathy
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Bridal
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Door
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Sympathy

2007
Southern Retail Florist Association Convention – 1st Place: Sympathy
Southern Retail Florist Association Convention – 1st Place: Centerpiece
Southern Retail Florist Association Convention – 3rd Place: Wedding Bouquet
North Carolina State Fair –1st Place: North Carolina Products
North Carolina State Fair – 1st Place: Bridal Bouquet
North Carolina State Fair – 1st Place: Sympathy Tribute
North Carolina State Fair – 2nd Place: Tropical Wreath

2008
North Carolina State Fair – Best In Show: Table Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair – Best In Show: Thanksgiving Novelty
North Carolina State Fair –1st Place: Table Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair – 1st Place: Thanksgiving Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair – 1st Place: Halloween Novelty
North Carolina State Fair – 1st Place: Wedding Bouquet
North Carolina State Fair – 2nd Place: Door Hanging
North Carolina State Fair – 2nd Place: Table Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair – 2nd Place: Inspirational Sympathy
North Carolina State Fair – 2nd Place: Thanksgiving Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair – 3rd Place: Wedding Bouquet
North Carolina State Fair – 3rd Place: Door Hanging
North Carolina State Fair – 3rd Place: Halloween Novelty
North Carolina State Fair – 3rd Place: Table Centerpiece
North Carolina State Fair – 4th Place: Inspirational Sympathy
North Carolina State Fair – 4th Place: Wedding Bouquet

2009
North Carolina State Fair – 1st Place: Seasonal Wreath
North Carolina State Fair – 2nd Place: “Remembering Those Who Serve” Tribute
North Carolina Christmas Show - 2nd Place: Table Scapes & Arrangements

2013
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Bridal Bouquet, The Great Gatsby – Alison Creekmore
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place and Best In Show – Sympathy, Tribute to NC’s Ava Gardner – Seraph Sharpe
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Surprise “Willy Wonka” – Julie Vaughan
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Bridal Bouquet, The Great Gatsby – Alysha Bushey
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Sympathy, Tribute to NC’s Ava Gardner – Julie Vaughan
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Surprise “Willy Wonka” – Trisha Kaminski
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Bridal Bouquet, The Great Gatsby – Seraph Sharpe
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Table Arrangement, NC Products – Julie Vaughan
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Surprise “Willy Wonka” – Alison Creekmore

2014
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place and Best In Show - Bridal Bouquet, Winter Raleigh “City of Oaks” – Seraph Sharpe
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Sympathy, Tribute to Someone Special – Trisha Kaminski
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Sympathy, Tribute to Someone Special – Alison Creekmore
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Table Arrangement, NC Products – Julie Vaughan
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Surprise “United Nations” – Julie Vaughan
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Door Piece, Halloween – Seraph Sharpe


2016
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Winter, Bridal Bouquet – Julie Vaughan
North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – NC Beach, Sympathy – Seraph Sharpe
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – Surprise, NC Sports – Trisha Kaminski
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – NC Election Year, Door Piece – Alison Creekmore

North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Winter, Bridal Bouquet – Seraph Sharpe
North Carolina State Fair: 1st Place – NC Beach, Sympathy – Trisha Kaminski
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – Surprise, NC Sports – Alison Creekmore

North Carolina State Fair: 2nd Place – Winter, Bridal Bouquet – Trisha Kaminiski
North Carolina State Fair: 4th Place – NC Beach, Sympathy – Michelle Branch
North Carolina State Fair: 3rd Place – Surprise, NC Sports – Seraph Sharpe


Associations

Greater Triangle Florist Association, Inc.
(Web-site under construction)

North Carolina State Florists Association
http://www.ncflorists.org

Society of American Florist (SAF)
http://www.safnow.com

Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce
http://www.wakeforestchamber.org

Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation
http://www.wakeforestdowntown.com

Teleflora, LLC
http://www.teleflora.com

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Occasionally, substitutions may be necessary to create your bouquet due to the availability of certain flowers in various parts of the country. Care is taken to maintain the style, theme and color scheme of the arrangement, using flowers of equal value. Additionally, the substitution of certain keepsake items may be necessary due to increased demand, especially during major holidays. In single-flower arrangements, such as an all rose bouquet, or orchids, we will make every attempt to match the flower type, but may substitute with another color.

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