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How long until I get my order?
Custom orders take at least one month from the time we receive your bouquet in our studio. The drying process can take 1-3 weeks depending on the flower - drying times vary per flower. The pouring process is complete with many fine layers that require 12-24 hours of drying between each layer.
What can I expect?
Your bouquets' original beauty is preserved and carefully crafted into keepsakes to cherish for a lifetime. Some color changing is inevitable with certain flowers; reds and purples can become very dark; whites can turn a little yellow; and most flowers darken in general. Drying flowers in silica sand is the best way to preserve the florals natural beauty.
Can I display my piece in direct sunlight?
Not exactly. Long term exposure to direct sunlight will eventually yellow the resin. Keep your resin pieces out of direct sunlight to prevent sun damage. We use very high quality resin, but no resin can withstand the sun without damage.
Can I preserve artificial flowers?
This question depends on many factors, please contact me to see if we can help you. Some artificial flowers can become translucent and leak dye into the resin. Artificial flowers can also contain chemicals that cause unpleasant reactions during the curing process. Bouquet Casting Co can design a replica bouquet using fresh flowers (for a fraction of typical florist prices) if your artificial flowers are unfit for casting.
Will my flowers look exactly as they did when they were fresh?
Fresh and dried flowers look different and therefore will not look exactly as they did when they were fresh. At Bouquet Casting Co we dry our flowers in special absorbent sand, this is the best way to preserve each flower in their natural shape with the least amount of color change. Still some color changing is inevitable with certain flowers; reds and purples can become very dark; whites can turn a little yellow; and most flowers darken in general.
How long will my piece last?
Can I design my own piece?
Yes! You can send your florals to us or custom order pieces using our inventory of flowers. You have full control to customize your own design any way you would like!
Can I use an older dried bouquet?
We can absolutely still make a beautiful arrangement from an older fully dried bouquet. The resin process will protect them from any future harm for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Is there a minimum order amount?
We have a $400 minimum order for all bouquet preservations to ensure each order gets the careful time and attention it deserves.
How do I ship my bouquet to you?
Once you reserve your date and submit your deposit, we'll promptly send you detailed instructions on how to safely package and ship your bouquet to us.
How do I reserve my wedding date?
Head over to the Reserve Your Date page or the Shop page and head to checkout with your $200 Bouquet Preservation Deposit. Once your deposit has been submitted, your date will officially be reserved in our calendar and we'll send you detailed instructions on how to safely package and ship your bouquet to us. We'll guide you the whole way to ordering and receiving your dream collection.
Is my deposit deducted from my final order total?
Yes! Once you submit your $200 deposit, you'll receive a unique coupon code that'll deduct your $200 deposit from your order total.
You can shop your whole order anytime after your deposit is paid and before your bouquet arrives at our studio. Drying whole bouquets in silica sand requires a lot of time, resources, and studio space, so we ask that you please head to checkout with your full order before we can begin drying your bouquet and preparing it for preservation.
When do I select my items after submitting my deposit?
Yes! Get in touch about your bouquet and we'll see about recreating it from our studio flowers and florist partners.
Can you recreate my bouquet?
Of course! Several items currently in our shop were added after a custom order. We always welcome custom requests -- Get in touch and we'll see how we can help!