OF YOUR FLOWERS
We've put together a few helpful tips and tricks to ensure you get the most out of your flowers, after your big day (and their big day) is over.
Easy as it is to do, try not to set your flowers down on their side. Hand them to your best bud to look after whilst you're otherwise occupied. This will help to prevent any bruising on their delicate petals and flower heads.
After all your photos have been taken, pop them in a jug and give them a drink. Then leave them in there, in water, until the next morning. This will help to keep them from wilting. You can also use them as extra table decorations this way too. Happy Days!
It's also not a good idea to leave them next to a radiator. Heat is not their friend. A cool shaded spot out of direct sunlight is best. Throwing them isn't advised either. And neither is putting them in the fridge.
The last stage is getting them to us - time is really of the essence here. If you're local, dropping them off the day after the wedding is the best option, or the following day at the latest. Or tasking your buddy with the privilege, so you don't have to.
The fresher the flowers are for the drying process, the better.
If you're posting your flowers to us, we have a few extra steps, and a POSTPACK available that will ensure their safety and longevity in transit. For more information on this, send us a quick email, and we'll talk you through the process.
OF YOUR ARRANGEMENT
Looking after your finished arrangement is the same as looking after any other piece of art.
We recommend hanging these works on a wall that does not receive any direct sunlight, as this can bleach and discolour the natural pigment contained within your petals and leaves over time.
We can also offer a few extra protective measures through the framing process, by installing specialist museum-grade glass which will help to filter out any harmful UV rays. This glass can have a very subtle yellowish hue to it though, and is also slightly more expensive than normal glass. So depending on your personal preference and where you plan on hanging your piece, you may not see this step as totally necessary.
And finally - It's also important to keep the piece in a relatively cool and dry atmosphere (as much as is practicable). Similarly to your fresh flowers, strong heat is not good for them - it's best not to hang your work directly above any radiators or open fires.
And that's it. All sensible stuff really. But if you do have any further questions, please do give us a shout and we'll gladly help where we can.