Frequently Asked Questions
How soon do I need to book?
How long does the process take?
Currently, 12-16 weeks from the time when we receive your blooms, which is subject to change due to supply delays, the number of orders and the busy wedding season, as our process is delicate and we will not sacrifice time for quality. In the process, the focus is to remove all moisture. It takes time and attention. We want your product to be perfect, as well as the flowers to be fully preserved. Our design process is lengthy and specific to each bride. In total, your flowers will be in our hands for approximately 12-16 weeks. We promise it is well worth the wait!
How soon do you need the flowers?
The sooner the better. We recommend within 3 days of your event, the blooms are normally in workable condition within a few days. Before them being delivered to us, be sure to keep them in the fridge and/or in water with fresh-cut stems! Some indications that your bouquet is not workable: The flowers crumble to touch, or the bases are beginning to mould.
Are there any flowers that cannot be pressed?
While I wish I could say I can press anything, some cannot be pressed evenly or beautifully, specifically mums. Berries tend to brown and of course, artificial flowers cannot be pressed.
I have a dried bouquet from many years ago. Can you do anything with it?
Will the colours fade after the bouquet is framed?
Will all my flowers be pressed?
I'm not from St. John's - how can I get my bouquet preserved?
Precious Preservations is accepting orders province-wide! It is your own responsibility and arrangement to ship or deliver your bouquet to us directly. At your own cost, pricing varies based on express shipping, the weight of your flowers and where you are located. If we receive your flowers in unworkable condition, you will be notified as your order will be cancelled and refunded 100%. Should you require your finalized product shipped and returned to you, there are shipping options at checkout. All shipping instructions would be provided to you after check-out once your order is finalized.
How are flowers pressed and preserved?
It has taken a lot of time to learn how to press flowers, specifically those used within the wedding industry in our province. Through floral preservation courses and networking North-America-wide, I feel I have been educated by professionals to perfect all that they have learned through their years of experience, and my trial and error thus far. If you are trying to press flowers yourself, start by educating yourself on the various methods and if anything, practice before you do your bouquet, believe me! When it comes to preserving sentimental floral arrangements, such as your wedding bouquet, hire a professional preservation expert to ensure the best quality possible. You have one shot at preserving these beautiful pieces - ensuring your blooms are in the best hands. I love doing what I do!
How does payment work?
Can you incorporate ribbons, pendants or other sentimental items?
Currently, we are not offering this so please do not send any ribbons, pendants, handkerchiefs, or other sentimental items with your floral arrangements. They will not be used in the final product and will be discarded upon arrival.