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Frequently Asked Questions

Take a read through our FAQ's to find out all the important details regarding how our flower pressing process works, how long it takes, and what to expect in your finished piece. 
  • How long will my pressed florals last?
    They will last physically forever, but yes the colours will fade, as they are natural. Keep out of direct light, humidity (no bathrooms!) and enjoy them for the rest of your life. The fading is quite beautiful in itself I think.
  • Will my florals lose their colour?
    YES! We are working with nature, and florals will fade. The trick is to keep them out of direct sunlight, and humidity. Hallways and bedrooms are great spots. Remember just like the Aussie sun will fade your shirts, it will fade your florals.
  • What is the timeframe?
    Currently the turn around is approx. 8-12 weeks. This allows drying time (dependent on weather), designing and framing. Sometimes it is quicker, and sometimes slower, but we will always do our best to get them to you asap.
  • How do I decide what frame size to choose?
    A3 is a pretty safe option. It is perfect for a single bouquet. A2 suits bigger bouquets, vows/photo additions etc., plus a few extras (Arbour florals, centerpieces). If you are unsure, purchase the A3 and we can always upgrade once your florals are pressed.
  • What is the payment process?
    All frames can be purchased through the website. Any add ons or changes after payment will be issued an invoice, payable before collection. If transferring payment, it must be received in our bank account before finished collection/delivery.
  • How do I care for my florals before dropping them off?
    If you keep them in water on the big day as much as possible (reception time!) Then the next day if you re-cut the flower stems (1 cm off) and place them in clean water, in a cool area, away from direct sunlight. The quicker we get them after your event, the better they will press.
  • How do we organise getting the flowers to you?
    A few options. You can arrange to drop off to the studio. If you are heading away asap, you can ask a relative/friend to drop to us. Alternatively, we can arrange collection for a small fee.
  • How do I collect my order once it's ready?
    Simply pop into the Maylands studio once you have your “It’s ready email” and your frame will be there waiting to say “hello” to you! We can also deliver for a small fee.
  • Do you offer shipping for finished frames?
    No... at the moment we are only offering pickup from our Studio in Maylands.
  • What florals do I give you?
    99% of the time it is your bouquet, and button holes etc (if not squished from all the hugging!) It’s always nice to add in a table center piece as well, as they are less damaged from being handled all day and in the elements. The more florals you give us, the better your frame will be!
  • Do you press all of the florals I give you?
    Nope, we press only the best ones. Some flowers are too far wilted or damaged when they arrive. Plus some you just can’t press (seeds, hard stems etc) So we carefully select only the best to press for your frame.
  • Will all of my florals be in my frame?
    Mostly yes, it depends on the condition of the flower itself, and if it can be pressed. But please let us know if one is your favourite and we will do our best to make sure it is in the frame. Two flowers that do not press great are Lisianthus and Chrysanthemums, we generally won't add these to your frame.
  • What do you do with any leftover florals?
    There is never a huge amount left over, we like to use as much as we can in your frame. However, if there are florals left, we will add them to the studio collection unless you request them to be sent back to you.
  • What florals can't be pressed?
    Seeds, thick branches. Some florals also don’t press well, Lisianthus, Iris, Anthurium, most varieties of Chrysanthemum’s, Scabiosa (Pincushions). At the end of the day we still press, but most of the time they are not used as they have not dried great. But, we will keep pressing and experimenting.
  • What flowers do you think don't look good pressed?
    Controversially… Lilies, Lisianthus, Chrysanthemums and the rose variety “Playa”, all beautiful flowers, but IMO don’t look fab pressed!
  • Do you take bouquets that are all white?
    Sort of, but there must be a variety of white florals - not all one single flower, eg all roses. Floral pressing works best with contrasts, like different shades of whites and some greenery. For all white bouquets Shadow Boxes and drying whole may be a better option for you. Reach out with Q’s about your bouquet if you're unsure.
  • Can you add in the keepsakes or ribbons?
    Unfortunately not keepsakes, but ribbons we can work with if you really want them included. Must be a thin ribbon, not velvets etc. Keepsakes are usually too big to be in between glass. In this case a shadow box may be a better option if you want your keepsake included.
  • I want to keep my florals whole. Can you do that?
    Keeping florals whole involves drying them in silica beads and framing them using shadow boxes. At the moment working we don’t offer, but in the future we may look to add this service.
  • Do you work with resin?
    No. At the moment working we don’t offer, but in the future, we will look to add this service as well, for smaller resin pieces only - think bookmarks, earrings, necklaces, coasters etc.
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