• We strongly recommend you DO NOT Toss/Throw your bouquet that you are having preserved. Always take care when handling your flowers as they can bruise easily and will make your flowers a higher risk for translucence and bruising once encapsulated.

  • Keep your flowers in a vase of fresh water at any time possible. If you can, arrange for a small vase of water to be placed on the bridal table so when you are not holding your bouquet, you can place it in water. 

  • After your event ensure to keep your flowers in a cool, dark room until you can get them into the post. The less light they have access to the less they will deteriorate.

  • Ask your florist for some spare packets of flower food to add to the vase water, Don’t forget how important it is to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet.

  • Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial microbial growth that may limit water uptake by the flower.

  • Re-cut stems at an angle by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife or garden scissors.

  • Place the flowers in the vase solution you’ve prepared.

  • Refresh the water every couple days and follow/repeat the same procedure as described above.

What Not To Do

  • Do not put your flowers in the freezer. Flowers will have to be replaced if they have been frozen.

  • Do not use a substitute for flower food such as aspirin, soda, or a penny.

  • Never place your flowers with or near fresh fruit or cigarette smoke as both produce ethylene gas which will shorten flower life.

  • Don’t place flowers in direct sunlight or other sources of excessive heat.

  • Don’t use flower food in crystal or metal containers as the acid in the flower food will react with metal including the lead in crystal vases & bowls. Just use plain water in those cases.