Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. Please read carefully as these form part of our standard terms & conditions of purchase.
Christmas 2019 delivery and opening times
Our 2019 Christmas is Monday 16th Dec. To order after this date please call us on (01959) 509 541 or contact us we will do our very best to help.
We will be closed on Christmas Eve 24th Dec and reopening on Thursday 2nd January.
How long will my order take?
Our standard delivery is within 5 working days. Our cut off time is 11am. After 11am your order will be processed the next working day.
We also offer an express service either same day or next working day. Our express service is subject to availability, stock and delivery address. The quickest way to check is to give our office a call on (01959) 509 541.
Our checkout process includes a calendar which you can choose your delivery date up to a year in advance. If you do not select a date but choose standard delivery we will deliver within 5 working days. If you select express delivery before 11am we will delivery next working day *. If there is anything you would like to tell us eg. about your design, access instructions or anything else please use our 'Notes to seller' box at the checkout.
Where do you ship to?
We ship our preserved and silk roses worldwide and our fresh flowers within the UK *subject to certain postcode restrictions. We are unable to ship to PO Boxes, APO's, Military bases or barracks and in some cases larger commercial estates. *Please Note* that we do not currently deliver our 'Queen-B' Boxes. You can collect your order from us by prior appointment (from our Kent studio only) and can provide you a quote if there is a specific design that you require which we don't deliver to as standard. Please note our website is not set up to reject an order based on delivery restrictions.
Preserved Roses : Are they real roses?
Yes, our preserved roses are real roses that have been preserved in special oils to live for up to 1 year. As such roses may display colour differences from rose to rose. Samples are available upon request please contact us.
How often do I need to water them?
None! Not a drop! Never water your roses. You'll find full care instructions attached to your order to carefully follow. In the event you misplace your care card you can also find them here.
How long do they live?
Following your care card instructions attached to your order your preserved roses should live for a year or longer. Please note we do not offer a guarantee on preserved roses only our fresh roses of 5 days from delivery.
How do they live for up to one year?
By using a clever flower preservation process our preserved roses stay as beautiful as the day they were cut. When they reach their peak of growth each rose has their sap replaced with a moisturising preservative which keeps them soft and supple with the look and feel of a fresh rose but with an up to 12 month extended life. Please note the roses have no fragrance and must not be sprayed with any perfume or sprays they are for aesthetic purposes only. They are not a toy and should not be handled.
What colours are available?
You can view all of our rose swatches HERE. Our standard pallet includes; Princess Pink, Cadillac Pink, Eternal White, Moulin Rouge (Red), Imperial Purple, Panther Black, Electric Blue, Tiffany Green, '24 Carat' Gold, 'Sterling' Silver*. We dispatch colour samples (up to 6 colours) complimentary. Please drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have the following special order colours; Hot pink, Cadbury purple, lilac, Summer Sky blue, cream, nude/peach, fire fly orange, white with a touch of pink (our Charlotte roses), emerald green, lime green, sunshine yellow, Palma Violets & Rainbow Roses.
*'24 Carat' Luxe Gold and 'Sterling' silver refers to descriptive name not material. Colour variances can and do occur from flower to flower as they are natural product this should be expected and this should not be deemed as a fault.
Ive lost my care instructions. What do I do?
Not to worry. Care instructions are repeated below for your reference.
- Never water preserved roses.
- Keep them away from direct sunlight.
-Do not expose to adverse hot or cold temperatures, high or low moisture levels.
- Avoid spraying anything near your roses like hairspray, air freshener or aerosols etc as this may affect their colour.
- Avoid handling - preserved roses are fragile, the are not a toy and are for ornamental purposes only.
How will my roses arrive?
Our roses come in cellophane gift wrapped and tied with satin ribbon to compliment your order colours so they are ready to give to your loved one. Attached are care instructions and a message card ready to be presented to that special someone. We will leave the card blank if no message is entered at checkout for you to complete your own if the order is going to you first. We do not include invoices with our rose deliverie and our shipping boxes are plain to avoid spoiling any surprises!
What if i'm not home when you try and deliver?
If your order is not local to us we will use our TAPA approved courier - DPD. They will advise you a 1 hour slot for your delivery time in advance by email. Forever Flowers will provide you the tracking number and the website to track your order too and let you know when the order has left us. From the couriers email you are able to nominate a change to; the delivery date, time, location, address. (although we recommend not changing the address on the day as it is unlikely DPD will be able to still deliver to you same day as their routes are pre-planned). If you are not home when DPD have advised the delivery will happen they will first try a neighbour and then leave in a safe place location. If you are not happy for this to happen please change the delivery option contained within your time slot email to nominate your alternative preference. Forever Flowers is unable to accept responsibility whatsoever for loss, theft or damage if you do not change the email default and are subsequently not in. In the event we are delivering to you ourselves by hand and no one is home our drivers are usually able to firstly contact you by telephone or email from the location to try to obtain your further instructions and can sometimes reroute our drivers (within reason) to a new location the same day. *subject to their delivery schedule for that day. After this a new delivery date becomes chargeable at our normal delivery rate. DPD full delivery terms and conditions can be found here >> DPD delivery terms.
Can I take the roses out of their hatbox or dome?
Our rose heads are fixed into their hatboxes and domes, they're not designed to be removed or altered. They are happy and content being displayed in their luxury box and are meant to stay inside for their entire lifespan.
Can I take my roses abroad?
Most countries allow the import & export of preserved roses and arrangements however they can be subject to customs checks depending on the country you are travelling to. If you are having your roses delivered to a UK address and are travelling with your roses in hand luggage or in cargo abroad after delivery we strongly suggest checking guidelines for prohibited items with your airline prior to travel. Forever Flowers cannot accept responsibility for airline refusal. If you choose to have your order delivered abroad by us we will take care of customs forms however any import duty will lie with the customer. For any further information contact us.
How many roses to do I get in a box?
Roses are a beautiful natural product which can vary in size. This is why we provide a range rather than a fixed amount as the amount in each box, with the exception of some specific designs. We always fill each of our boxes until they are completely full and look aesthetically perfect.
Please see our box size guide.
Can I cancel or amend my order?
All orders are bespoke made to your specific requirements. As such Forever Flowers does not offer refunds once an order has been placed. Please feel free to contact us to request a sample in advance of purchase to assist you. Amendments are, on occasion, possible during less busy periods and a request to amend your order must be made by email strictly within 24 hours of placing your order to email@example.com please be sure to include your order number.
Strictly one amendment per order, In the unlikely event of a fault with your roses please email us along with your order number and photographs strictly within 24 hours of receiving your order. We aim to respond within 24 hours, any items being returned to us are solely the responsibility of the purchaser and we recommend sending your roses via a trusted courier on a tracked and insured method, as such they remain the property of the purchaser until received by us. Packaging your items securely remains your responsibility and all returns must be sent using all original Forever Flowers packaging. Item must be unused and undamaged. On receipt and inspection we will contact you and where appropriate issue a credit note or refund less deliveries costs.
Returns & refunds
We are very proud that all orders are bespoke, not 'off the shelf' therefore unfortunately Forever Flowers is unable to refund or exchange on orders.
We are very proud to use only the very highest quality Ecuadorian preserved roses on the market uniquely picked for their size, colour and uniformity but with each rose is unique to its own. Can't choose a colour or design? We will be delighted to chat with you about our fabulous designs, your recipient or how we can make a design completely unique for you. You can also request rose colour samples here. Please note we do not offer a guarantee on preserved roses. We offer a 5 day life on all fresh roses * with normal deterioration towards days 4 and 5. Any discrepancies with your order must be notified to us in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org strictly within 24 hours on receipt.
Please note for data protection we can only speak with the person who placed the order. We are only able to discuss an order via telephone or email. Our social media channels are for marketing or general enquiries only.
How do I place an order?
You can place your order via our website - www.foreverflowersuk.com or by telephoning our office team on 01959 509 541. All sales, howsoever paid, are bound by our standard terms and conditions of purchase.
Can my roses go outside?
No. Our preserved, fresh and synthetic roses are all indoor flowers and meant for decorative indoor purposes only.
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