Frequently Asked Questions
How quickly do I have to send you my bouquet? Should the flowers still be “alive”?
The sooner I have your bouquet, the better - maximum 2 days after the event. Flowers must be alive and plump in order for ideal pressing and drying conditions. Pick up/drop off within the Greater Toronto area is preferred as shipping/mailing could damage the flowers.
How long does it take to get my framed bouquet?
From the time of receiving the bouquet, it takes between 5-7 weeks to receive your artwork.
How do I send my bouquet?
There are a number of options for sending your bouquet - from shipping to courier to pick and delivery. I would be happy to work with you to figure out what the best and easiest option is for you that helps maintain the quality for your flowers. Please send me an email and we can discuss.
Can you press all types of flowers?
In most cases yes but there are a few more challenging flowers that are usually very thick and dense that have a hard time pressing. As flowers are an organic medium, I cannot guarantee the outcome of all flowers and greenery. However, most flowers in bridal bouquets are able to be pressed using different pressing techniques. I use a number of different methods to achieve the best press for a particular flower depending on thickness, colour and amount of moisture in the flower. The primary goal is to preserve colour while also maintaining the structure of the bloom or greenery.
Will all of my flowers be pressed?
Not all. When the bouquet arrives, I go through and choose the best quality flowers that represent each species to ensure the highest quality product when they are pressed.
What types of bouquets do you press?
All kinds! This is a great service for any bouquets from bridal, mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaid, engagement, baby shower, funeral, or any flower arrangement that is special to you and that you want to preserve.
If you take care of your art piece, your framed flowers should last for decades to come! However, slight fading and browning of flowers can be expected over an extended period of time. Here are a few very important maintenance tips:
When framing, use glass that protects against UV rays that can cause fading/browning. I use a preservation-grade glass at The Little Flower Press that protects against 99% of UV rays. There are higher levels of glass such as “museum grade” that have zero reflection - if you are interested in this please let me know!
Hang out of direct sunlight and in a more shaded area of your home
Do not remove the flowers from the framed piece as this will cause breakage
How long will a framed artwork last?
Can I purchase a piece as a gift?
Framed bouquets are thoughtful and meaningful gifts. If you’d like to arrange to have a bouquet pressed and framed for a special person in your life, just remember that the window for sending me a bouquet is 1 - 3 days after it is made.
How much do finished pieces cost?
Prices start at $350 for unframed piece, however exact pricing will range on the complexity and size of the piece. For more information about pricing, get in touch for a quote and we’ll discuss details!