The Art of Floral Preservation: Why Experience Matters

The Art of Floral Preservation: Why Experience Matters

Floral preservation is an art form that captures the beauty of flowers, transforming them into lasting keepsakes. From wedding bouquets to hawaiian lei, preserving these blooms is a great way to make those special memories live on. However, when it comes to entrusting someone with this delicate process, it’s important to consider the experience and skill of the artist. In this post, we'll delve into why hiring an experienced flower preservation artist is worth the investment.

Understanding Floral Preservation

Before diving into the importance of experience, let’s understand what 3D wedding flower preservation entails. This process involves various techniques like drying the flowers in their perfect 3D shape, immersing them in resin, sanding, top-coating and curing. Each technique requires a specific set of skills and knowledge about flower types, their reaction to preservation methods, and the chemistry involved to ensure longevity.

The Benefits of Experience

  • Drying the Flowers and Avoiding Damage to Delicate Blooms: Inexperienced artists may not be adept at handling delicate wedding bouquet flowers. The drying process involves gentle and precise handling to avoid bruising or crushing the petals, overdrying or underdrying and colour loss.  Not drying the flowers properly will lead to mold forming inside the art piece 2 weeks after it is finished.  Yikes!
  • Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles:  This is the biggest problem for any resin flower preservation.  You can encounter micro bubbles that are little white pain in the butts that are prevalent when the resin isn't at the proper temperature.  Then there are the macro bubbles that are released from the air pockets in the flowers.  These are inevitable but can be minimized by expert techniques only learned through experience.
  • Color and Texture Loss: Preserving the vibrant colors and textures of dried flowers is a meticulous task. Inexperience can lead to faded colors or a change in texture, diminishing the aesthetic appeal of the preserved flowers.
  • Warping and Improperly Cured Resin:  When the resin and the space you're working in is not at the correct temperature you risk having a finished product that has warped sides, is full of pock marks, wavy lines or won't cure at all.
  • Finishing Issues:  A lot of amateur wedding bouquet preservation artist think that the project is complete when it comes out of the mold.  Unfortunately this is just the beginning of the finishing process.  The top edges will be razor sharp and need to be dealt with and a top coat must be applied using the proper product to seal it in and ensure that it stands the test of time.
  • Longevity Issues: The main goal of floral preservation is to create a lasting keepsake. Without proper techniques, materials, temperature and care instructions, preserved flowers may not withstand the test of time and turn yellow losing their charm much sooner than expected.

      Choosing the Right Artist

      When selecting a floral preservation artist, consider the following:

      • Portfolio: Review their past work to assess their style and quality.  Try not to hire anyone with less than 100 pieces under their belt.  The trial and error process is very long.
      • Testimonials: Look for reviews or ask for references.
      • Experience and Background: Inquire about their experience and training in floral preservation.
      • Consultation: A good artist will offer a consultation to understand your needs and explain their process.


      Wedding bouquet preservation is a beautiful way to keep memories alive, but it demands a skilled hand. While it might be tempting to save costs by opting for a less experienced artist, remember that this is a delicate art. The extra investment in a skilled professional ensures that your precious blooms are transformed into a timeless piece of art, retaining their beauty and significance for years to come.

      As you embark on this journey, choose wisely and entrust your cherished memories to an artist whose expertise will do justice to the beauty and sentiment of your flowers.  Contact FloFlo Flowery to start the process now.

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