Dried flowers and dried lavender shop Est. 2002
In this article you will find help with caring for your dried flowers from delivery to display and aftercare. We start with the care of a bunch, but scroll down for help with confetti storage, dried lavender and pressed flowers.
Our dry flower bunch range including stems, twigs, dried grasses, seed heads, foliage and exotics are all sent out carefully boxed. We use paper packaging for protection within the box during transit.
Your flowers should reach you in good condition. It's normal for one or two pieces to come loose in transit. As it's a natural product, not every single stem will be perfect, but if you do have any concerns about the quality of your delivery, do contact us straightaway!
Do remove the bunch fully from the packaging and check under the box flaps and inside the packing paper because any small items we may have included in your parcel may be lurking undetected!
If you wish to store your dry bunch before use, for example before a wedding or in advance of a birthday, just put it carefully back in the box it came in and tape it up. Taping it up will prevent any creepy crawlies getting in there!
The sealed box can be then stored out of direct sunlight and extremes in temperature for a few weeks. The flowers may well last a good deal longer than that, but sometimes the colour may change slightly on storage, or if your conditions aren't ideal, deterioration may set in. If you've got a date in mind that's more than a few weeks ahead, we recommend getting in touch and we can send the stems out nearer the time.
Maybe you bought the stems for a craft or floristry project, or have a particular vase in mind, in which case read no further! But if you're not sure how to display your flowers, here are some tips:
Once displayed, dried flowers should give you months, and possibly years, of pleasure. Here are some tips for keeping them looking at their best:
Your confetti delivery will come boxed unless you have chosen dried lavender wedding confetti only - more on that further down the page. The box will contain some paper packaging and little paper confetti sachets if you've bought handful size packs, or for larger orders the confetti will be in biodegradable plastic or compostable cellophane packaging. Do have a good look under the box flaps and inside the paper packaging in case you miss any small items lurking within!
We hope you're 100% happy with your order once you've fully unpacked it - if there's anything you're not sure about, do get in touch.
We recommend you receive your real flower petal confetti not more than six weeks before it's needed. This is because some petals may change slightly over time and we want them to be at their best for the big day. If you would like to order earlier than that, just let us know and we'll send it out in good time for the wedding.
Once you've received your confetti and checked it, store it sealed in the packaging it came in, out of direct sunlight and away from extremes in temperature.
If you have bought bulk flower petal confetti:
We supply pressed flowers in little flat film-fronted paper bags packed flat.
There are lots of help pages on this site so do have a click around! But if you have any questions you're always welcome to contact us!
If you're looking for craft or floristry tips, do visit Ruth's blog driedflowercraft.co.uk.
Our Help & Info page has lots of links which may be of use, and here are a few that are the most relevant to this current page:
More about our dried lavender grains