Frequently Asked Questions

Our preserved flowers

With the guidance of chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineers, and a plant physiologist, our proprietary preservation process focuses on preserving each flower, and even individual petals, based on their distinct cell structure.

Every bouquet and arrangement undergo meticulous photography and disassembly, and each flower embarks on a personalised rehydration and preservation journey.

The preservation process is made up of 48 to 56 steps and takes approximately four to six months to complete.

This attention to detail ensures that every bloom has minimal variation in colour and form.


Our preserved flower displays

Our offerings embrace the uniqueness of your love stories, providing inclusive solutions that honor the diversity of experiences and backgrounds. At For KeepsTM, our range includes:

  • Baubles,
  • Candleholders,
  • Goblets,
  • Keepsake boxes,
  • Perspex boxes (back mounted and base mounted),
  • Pressed glass displays,
  • Beauty and the Beast style domes,
  • Framed Pods, and
  • Frames (3 dimensional and pressed).


In addition, every display we have is customisable to ensure that your display is a complete reflection of you, your personal taste and home décor. You choose the colours, size and quality of materials we use to create your custom display.


Can you preserve all flowers?


You can choose any flower you want, even include fruits or chillies if you wish. The For Keeps SystemTM is the most advanced flower preservation system in Australia. Our system preserves your flowers and does not just dry flowers. Your flowers will not shrink, shrivel or change colour like dried flowers. However, because the moisture content is removed from the cell structure the colour pigment is no longer diluted and as a result, the flowers may look darker in colour and a variation in form can be expected.


How long will my preserved flowers last?


Unlike dried flowers your preserved flowers by For KeepsTM are designed to last. All of the displays in our showroom (but one) are over five years old, most are over ten years old; few are over 20, and one is over 60years old. We use only the best quality materials that are acid-free and UV resistant. All our frames come standard with 99% UV protection to protect your precious items from fading and discoloration. We also have a range of Museum quality products to ensure your special memento last as long as the memories and longer still.


Can I include other things with my flowers?


Absolutely! You can put in anything that is important to you in your display with the flowers or in a separate display; the choice is up to you. In the past our client have included:


  • • Photos
  • • Certificate
  • • Invite
  • • Tiara / Hairpiece
  • • Stefana (Greek crowns)
  • • Cake tops / Icing flowers
  • • Bombonniere /wedding favours
  • • Bodice & Shoes
  • • Cufflinks, earrings & other jewellery.
  • • Orders of service
  • • War medals
  • • Pipes / cigars
  • • Crosses
  • • Rosary beads
  • • Plaques
  • • Charms and trinkets

and more!


I can't make my appointment. What can I do?

Contact us either by phone or email at your earliest convenience so we can reschedule your appointment.

Please note that once you have booked an appointment with us it means that we have reserved time in our schedule exclusively for you. If you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours before it is scheduled to take place, you may be charged a cancellation fee of $66.

Furthermore, if you are more than 10 minutes late, we may need to reschedule your appointment and a rescheduling fee of $44 will apply.

You can cancel or reschedule an appointment by emailing us at or calling our office on 02 9835 0055.