How to Preserve Flower Petals

Preserving flowers is a craft that takes years of practice and skill to perfect. My Flower Forever has been in the flower preservation business for over 20 years. Cristina Segarra began it in 1994 as a one-person company focusing on preserving wedding bouquets, and since then it has flourished into a fully-staffed operation that serves customers from all over the world.

We offer many different styles of preserved flowers for local customers, and are happy to talk with you about custom orders. We believe that each piece we make should be as unique as the lives it is celebrating!

Here’s how the process works:

  1. Storing your flowers

For the best results, try to send us your bouquet or flowers as soon as possible following the occasion. DO NOT FREEZE your flowers, as we cannot preserve flowers that have already been frozen. If they have stems, trim about an inch off of the tips and put them in a vase filled with cool water. If they’re in a bouquet holder, pour a bit of cool water in the middle. Keep them in the refrigerator or another cool place until you’re ready to send them our way.

  1. Send your flowers

Bring your flowers in to our store or mail them as quickly as possible following the event. The sooner we can begin our process, the brighter your flowers will be!

  1. Choose your style

You can choose from Freeze Dried Floral Preservation, Victorian Pressed Flowers, or Flower Petal Monograms.

  1. Choose your size

If you’re not sure about what size to choose, we’ll help you by walking you through all your options!

  1. Make a deposit

An initial $150 deposit is required for us to begin the labor intensive process of freeze drying your flowers. This will then be deducted from the final price!

  1. Choose your display

Within 3 weeks of delivery, we’ll schedule an appointment with one of our designers to help you finalize your choice for your display. If you’re unable to schedule an appointment, we can setup flower storage for up to 6 months.

If you have any further questions you can check out our freeze-dried FAQ page or contact us today!