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Do You Work with Clients From All Over the United States?
Yes! Queen & i offers our unique services to clients through out the United States.
How soon should I reserve my spot for floral preservation?
Nearly 2 million weddings take place in the U.S. every year and Queen & i is only able to accept a select number of clients each week for flower drying. In order to reserve your flower-petal jewlery, you should "reserve your date" three to four months before your event.
How long does it take to freeze dry flowers for floral preservation?
Your flowers are considered a work of art and handled accordingly. The actual flower drying process takes 12-14 days. The entire flower drying and design process takes approximately 12 to 16 weeks.
What is Freeze Drying?
Freeze drying is a flower preservation process which allows us to dry flowers while maintaining their natural shape and color. Good Housekeeping Magazine has rated freeze drying the best method available today for floral preservation.
Do flowers change color through floral preservation?
Some colors, such as dark red, will tend to deepen in the bouquet preservation process. Whites may take on more of an ivory appearance. You must remember the flowers are being preserved and Mother Nature believes in changing the colors through flower drying. Preserved freeze dried flowers will keep their shape but color may change slightly.
How long will freeze dried flowers last?
Since the freeze-drying of botanicals began in 1989, it is still too early to say that freeze-dried flowers will last forever. However, if you follow these easy instructions, your bouquet preservation keepsake can last for years. All keepsakes must be kept away from insects, direct sunlight, humidity and all extreme temperatures once preserved. It's best if you keep your floral preservation keepsake in your coolest rooms throughout your house. This will ensure lasting color of your flowers and will delay color antiquing of your flower preservation.
Is a deposit required for floral preservation?
For flower=petal jewlery a 150.00 deposit is required. The deposit will go towards the final price of the jewlery. Deposits for bouquet preservation services are non-refundable.
How much does flower preservation cost?
Just like having a priceless work of art framed, the cost for flower preservation is based on a few key elements such as size, type of moulding, type of matting and type of glass. Please view the flower-petal jewelry pricing page for more details.
Do I need to pick my jewelry selection before the wedding?
No, you are not required to make your jewerly selection before your wedding date. You should "reserve the date" and make a deposit for flower-petal jewelry at least three months prior to your wedding. If the wedding is less than three months away please contact us so we can make arrangements.
When should I place my order for flower-petal jewlery?
All clients must call and "reserve the date" and place a deposit with us for flower-petal jewelry prior to the wedding date. We only work with a select number of clients each week and cannot guarantee our service without a deposit.

Please note: We cannot guarantee our bouquet preservation service if your wedding has passed and you have not "reserved the date" with us and placed a deposit. Please make sure if you decide that you would like to have your flowers preserved, to contact us and "reserve the date" and place a deposit as soon as possible.
How soon do you need the flowers and how do I get them to you?
This is one of the most crucial points in the preservation process. The sooner we receive the flowers, the better the flower drying results will be.
What happens if I don’t make my jewelry section within 30 days following my wedding date?
Make sure you call us anytime within 30 days of your wedding to set up an appointment to make your flower-petal jewelry selection. We will hold on to your flowers for up to 60 days following your wedding date.

If you have not placed made your selection within 60 days, your flowers will get pulled from processing and will be mailed back to you as is, loose flowers in a strorage box, to the mailing address we have on file.
What are my payment options for floral preservation?
Simply make a non-refundable "reserve the date" deposit of $150 prior to your wedding. This will allow us to reserve a place in our flower preservation equipment. No later than 30 days after the wedding you will come into our showroom to make your jewelry selection. Once your selection has been made we will deduct the $150 deposit from the final price and the remaining balance is due.

We accept cash, check, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.
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Queen & i - Floral Preservation
11328 Dockside Circle
Reston, VA 20191

DC Metro: 703-989-4682
Toll Free: 844-DRY-FLOWERS (844-379-3569)

11328 Dockside Circle
Reston, VA 20191