How it Works
Floral Impressions Preservation Information
Thank you for your interest in preserving your special flowers!
Here at Floral Impressions, each design is proudly a one-of-a-kind art piece in tribute to the memories behind the flowers, each bloom being naturally individual, and our attention to detail of your own personal style. Each art piece is captured through our 3 different collections (Elizabeth, Iva Jane, or Charlotte).
Dropping Off Your Flowers & Mailing
We would love to meet you! Reach out to coordinate a time to come by or to set up a time and place for us to meet you.
Ideally, we need to receive the florals 2-4 days after the event. *If your wedding or event took place on a Friday or Saturday, we typically have bouquet pickups (in the Birmingham, AL area) the following Monday. This ensures that the flowers are still lively! To keep flowers fresh until then, just keep them in freshwater and out of the sun.
However, if your flowers are more than a week old, we would love to evaluate the flowers through a texted photo and decide on an alternate route that best fits you.
If you're not local to the Birmingham, AL, we are in the process of working out a way for clients to be able to ship them to us. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to still reach out and we will be more then willing to work something out with you.
Other than your wedding bouquet, feel free to bring whatever extra flowers & greenery from your wedding or event you can gather up (special event arrangements, bouquets, table decorations, etc.) This helps ensure that we have more than enough flowers to work with!
*If you are ordering more than 3 framed art pieces, the extra flowers are mandatory.
Framing Your Flowers
If choosing a design from one our Three Collections (Elizabeth, Iva Jane, or
Charlotte), we will work with the flowers provided to ensure your art piece meets the design of the Collection you choose.
Designs inspired by a Collection, will solely be based on the flowers that were provided and how they come out after pressing.
After deciding on a design, you can pick the frame. You can also choose if you would like a large frame, a collection of small frames, or a mixture of both! Also, you can decide if you would like a clear background, linen background or a white background (the simple white background is $10 less). Our traditional work comes on a white background, for an upgrade of clear background or linen background there will be a $10 fee.
Some Additional Information that is Good to Know
To ensure you have a spot reserved please reach out at least a month prior. Spots fill up fairly quick. Any orders closer than a month out will be accepted on a case by case basis.
Timeline: between the pressing process, perfecting the flowers, treating each bloom with a preservative, deciding on the best layout according to collection chosen, and placing them in frames; it is safe to say a lot of time and attention is put into each order.
For Small Frames, the expected completion time from start to finish is 5 to 7 weeks.
For Large Frames, the expected completion time from start to finish is 7 to 9 weeks.
For A Collection Of Large & Small Frames, the expected completion time from start to finish is 11 to 13 weeks.
Flowers: We use the flowers and greenery that come out of the press looking their best. Please know white blooms are the most delicate flowers to press in order to retain their original white color. However, Floral Impressions uses a particular method in order to keep the flowers as white as possible.
Change in Color: Every bloom is treated with a preservative to protect and prevent fading of the flowers. However, please expect some natural fading of color over the years to come. We love the beautiful aesthetic of the slight fade over several years; flowers of any color are beautiful! It is a beautiful example of time passing since your cherished event. To take the extra step in protecting your flowers, avoid hanging your frames in direct sunlight.
The Floral Impressions deposit of 20% must be paid before the pressing process can begin (this percentage deposit goes towards your total amount at the time of art completion).
If by chance we are able to make a last minute order possible, a flat fee of $35 dollars is required to begin the process.
Please allow 3 - 5 business days for responses and new inquiries.
Refunds or Redos: Each artwork is based on the outcome of the flowers after the pressing process. We pick the best flowers and greenery out of that pressed elements to work with. After we’ve chosen the best elements to work with, our artists create a one of a kind art piece using the Collection chosen as a guide.
Due to the nature of how an art piece is assembled, and created to be one of a kind we do not offer refunds or redos.