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Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Q&As below for more information on our frames and what to expect from our custom flower framing process. Have a question not answered below?

How far in advance should I book in my bouquet?


You will need to book in your bouquet at least 2 weeks before your event / drop off date, although we suggest booking in much earlier (3-6 months) to make sure there is room in the press for your flowers.


How long does the whole process take?


After we receive your flowers, please allow 6-8 weeks for the frames to be ready. The pressing and arranging period is very delicate and some flowers take longer than others to dry, depending on the season. The design process is specific to each frame and can’t be rushed!


I’m not from Whistler BC - can I still order a floral frame?


We take orders from across BC, you just need to ship your fresh flowers to us within 1-2 days via UPS or similar. We are able to take deliveries from Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm. If your flowers do not get to us in good enough condition, you will be notified. If your flowers are deemed to be in an unworkable condition, you will receive a deposit refund and your order will be cancelled. Tips, tricks, and instructions on how to ship your bouquet are sent after confirming your order with us. 


How are my flowers pressed and preserved? 


Flowers are trimmed and sometimes deconstructed before being pressed in large, specially made wooden presses at our studio. The presses are kept in a warm and dry space for a number of weeks to help reduce all moisture and mold, which can often affect DIY flower pressing. Absorbent paper and card is layered and used to help dry out the flowers, and the paper used is specific to each type of flower and their moisture content. 


How soon do you need my flowers?


The sooner the better. We recommend getting your bouquet to us within 1-2 days of your wedding or event. Be sure to keep them in the fridge and/or in water with fresh cut stems for as much of the time as possible before drop off.


Will my entire bouquet be pressed?


We try to press as much of the bouquet as possible, usually prioritizing the best quality and in best condition flowers from your bouquet. We avoid using any flowers that are too dry or have started to crack or discolor already.


Will the colors in my bouquet change during the preservation process?


Many flowers naturally change color as they preserve and dry and will continue to evolve slowly over time. Some go darker, others lighter and some will get a more sepia look. This all depends on the type of flower and how fresh they are when we receive them. We don't use any artificial color enhancers on your flowers as we want them to remain intact long term.


Are there flowers I should include in my wedding bouquet, if I want it pressed?


Certain types of flowers do press and dry better than others. We advise speaking with your florist and mentioning that you would like to press your flowers after your event. Once you have booked in your bouquet with us, we also send over an Flora & Frame information sheet that lists all our favorite flowers that we find work best in the press, and some that don’t.


What frame sizes are available?


We usually suggest 11” x 14” for bridal bouquets and it also depends on how many flowers available from your bouquet. We have the following frame sizes available:


  • 8” x 10” 

  • 10" x 10"

  • 11” x 14”

  • 14" x 14"

  • 16” x 20” 


We can create larger custom frames, made to order.


How do I care for my frame?


We recommend placing the frame away from direct sunlight and away from steams (in the bathroom) as moisture may get inside the frame over time. The glass can be gently cleaned with glass cleaner, making sure not to shake or jolt the frame.


Can you press already dried bouquets?


We only press flowers from fresh and cannot work with flowers that have already been dried.


How does payment work?


We ask for a $100 deposit to secure your place in the press! Final payment is then required prior to delivery or collection of your finished frame.

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