FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between different types of artificial flowers?

Silk Flowers

A rainbow of silk gerberas in this amazing bouquet with a handmade ceramic speckled vase
A rainbow of silk gerberas in this amazing bouquet with a handmade ceramic speckled vase


Silk flowers
 are a great alternative to fresh flowers.

Today’s allergy-friendly artificial flowers are created with the true realistic look and feel of nature. With no wilting, no watering, and at a fraction of the cost of fresh, realistic silk flowers can be enjoyed hassle-free all year.

Real Touch

Amazing & elegant hand-made bridal bouquet made in our Melbourne studio
This amazing real touch bridal white handmade bouquet with hand-painted silk rose buds.

Real touch flowers is the term typically used to refer to the newest generation of artificial flowers which not only look, but feel realistic.

Leather Flowers

the Olpe jug with Darla Black Leather Rose bouquet
Again we have another amazing hand-made bouquet made with personally designed black leather roses with white/cream gerberas

Leather Flowers are a speciality of Forever Yours, Flowers. Every flower is made by hand in the Studio in Melbourne.

Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers are made also by hand but from hand-painted paper. They can be sprayed with gloss to make them more water-proof. but they can be rather fragile and therefore don’t have a long life span. As a matter of fact they really can’t be call Forever Yours, but they will last for many months. 

Why use us?

Our Motto: Sneeze Free, Stress Free and an added bonus…every new design is named after the special person it was created for.

We are Forever Yours, Flowers offer a individual, bespoke designs.

Unique, hand-painted designs that no-one else will have.

We want to make you special event very special so every order is created with love and attention to detail. Our motto is, You Dream It and we will create it, within reason. It’s hard to create a pink with polka dots design (LOL) but we do try our best.

Sneeze Free
Do you suffer from hay-fever? You can trust you won’t sneeze from our flowers.

Stress free environment
… we ship up to 2 weeks before the wedding or special event. We know wedding can be stressful and we don’t want to add any more stress to you.

Remember the Bonus: Every new unique design is Forever named after the special person that the main design was made for. Therefore Forever Yours. 

Flower Care

Forever Yours, Flowers are easy to look after & are low-maintenance.

They just don’t require watering …. but we do have to do some general maintenance. Note: The following article came from wikiHow and has be re-posted here…all information belongs to wikiHow. Remember to test on a small area before undertaking any of the information given here…

Click here to learn how to take care of your flowers … wikiHow to Clean Artificial Flowers

Artificial plants can be both beautiful and practical. While they don’t require the care that living plants will need, such as watering and fertilising, they still require regular cleaning to look their best. Whether your flowers are made of silk, metal, or plastic, dusting or washing delicate parts can be intimidating. However, you can learn how to clean artificial flowers effectively. Here is a short summary of the about article. However to keep your flowers looking amazing for years to come, here is some general information

1. Clean off dust

Dusting Flowers
Dusting flowers with care: To wipe of any dust that collects on your flowers, we recommend using baby wipes or a damp cloth. Just wipe down the petals and leaves gently to remove any dust particles. To get into hard to reach spaces, use your hairdryer on the COLD setting to blow away any dust.
2.  Avoid direct sunlight … Watch me, I burn!
Direct sunlight on Forever Yours real-touch & silk flowers can discolour them over time. The light through the window is extremely strong and can alter/fade the colour of your flowers. It is best if you can keep them out of direct sunlight
3. Grimy Hands Look out!!!
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Our hands are full of natural grease & oils.
Washing your hands before touching the flowers is recommended. If your little ones sticky fingers have made their way onto your flowers, they may need a little more than a wipe down. Use a damp cloth with a little warm soapy water and gently clean the dirty petals one by one.
Note: Be careful not to pull on the petals. Pulling on the petals will loosen the glue holding the flowers together.

 

What is the best way to store your flowers?
Silk and plastic flowers can be stored together. Line the bottom of a storage bin with crumpled tissue paper. Place the flowers with longer and heavier stems in the bin first. Alternate the direction you place them in. (For example, if the first layer has the petals pointing left, point the petals to the right on the next layer.) Place a layer of tissue between each layer of flowers to protect them. Lay the lighter pieces on top. When you’re done, close the bin, and replace it in the closet, under the bed, or wherever else you store your plastic bins.​ But remember, as much as you love your new Forever Yours flowers, so do your little ones. It an accident happens, using a glue gun sparingly is a good solution to re-attach the petals. But if … accidents happen, Forever Yours, Flowers does offer a repair service at a small cost … Email Us  
Do you do wedding flowers?
Shiga Vase with Hydrangeas
Specially designed for a special event. Hand-sprayed Hydrangeas for your next event

In the first place YES, we love doing weddings. Your flowers are important to us.

Some of the things we do are

  • bouquets for the bride & bridesmaids
  • buttonholes for the groom, groomsmen & other special people (or boutonnieres … industry talk),
  • corsages
  • table decorations.
  • We can also design flower walls & arches. Contact our head designer Beryl
How do you create your flowers?

Hand-painting artificial Flowers is an art?

Beryl our head designer has spent yes developing an amazing technique to make your flowers look real. In the same fashion that that someone would create and amazing wedding dress.

Handmade Silk Flowers
Made in Melbourne, Australia, this amazing Coral Bouquet is ready for your next special event.

Quality

Every flower is checked for quality. Some flowers may need a little bit of special attention before they can be used in your bouquet. It doesn’t matter if it is for your wedding or your home attention to detail is very important to us.

Painting

When painting our flowers they may only need 4 or 5 coats or they may need 10 or 15 coats. Perfection takes time.

Yes, I know you would like to learn how to create your own flowers click here to see what workshops are available or contact us for private tuition.

How do you create your flowers?

Hand-painting artificial Flowers is an art and yes we can teach you …

What do we teach?

Beryl our head designer has spent yes developing an amazing technique to make your flowers look real. In the same fashion that that someone would create and amazing wedding dress.

We have created a series of group and personal workshops for you to learn

Starr Table Decoration Closeup
Red Artificial Silk Magnolias with Real Touch Cream Roses

Just some of the things we teach

  • Flower Painting & Bouquet Design
  • Bouquet Design
  • Corsages & Buttonholes
  • Quick and easy table decorations for any event.

Yes, I know you would like to learn how to create your own flowers click here to see what workshops are available or contact us for private tuition.

Can you hand-paint my flowers?
YES, we love designing for your wedding. That is our speciality. We hand-paint our artificial flowers to suit your event theme. Contact us for a consultation. We even have technology Face-time or Skype for the very busy person
Do you do hire your flowers?
YES, we have a corporate hire program from as little as $15.00 per week you can have an amazing design that is allergy and maintenance free. No more changing water and picking out the dead & dying flowers & foliage.
What's your return policy
As our flowers are custom made to order, we do not accept returns for change of mind. Please choose carefully!
Do you ship world wide?
At the moment we only ship to Australia. However, if you love one of our designs and you are from USA, Canada, UK or Europe please contact us and we will see.
When will I receive my order?
All orders are made to order. Sometimes we have products in our shop that we will ship within 2/3 days. But if have a speciality order, all orders will take 2/3 weeks. Leather bouquets and hand painted flowers take up to 6 weeks to create & deliver to you.
How will my order be shipped?

Some arrangements have breakable vases therefore we pack your flowers in a large box with plenty of internal protection. We also mark that our goods are fragile and that they need to be handled with care.

As orders can take up to 6 weeks on very speciality designs, please order well in advance of your special event.

How much is shipping?

Free Local pick up: Your are welcome to pick up your order from our studio in Melbourne by appointment only. Please contact us to confirm ‘Local Pick Up’ and is only available to Victorian residents.

As our boxes are quite large usually 3 bouquets can be placed in one box. Delivery costs are

Vic: $20.00 per box
Other States: $28.00 per box

If multiple designs can be put in one box then their will only be one charge.

Note: We do NOT deliver to Post Office boxes. 

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