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Forever Yours created a beautiful shadowbox for me. I am extremely happy with my flowers! There is a new owner and new staff. They were very friendly, helpful and answered all of my questions. They were very clear about their process. There is a cost for the preservation. Then there is a cost for framing ranging from $79 to $1000 dependent upon your budget and preferences. My shadowbox looks great in my home. I have already received compliments on it. I am recommending this company to my friends.
Forever yours preserved my wedding bouquet and it is absolutely gorgeous! I would recommend this company for anyone who wants their bouquet preserved as part of their memory. My bouquet was made of sunflowers, white calla Lillis, some purple flowers (unsure what they are), and some red berries (again unsure what they are). All of the colors came out beautifully and my bouquet is put back together and re-wrapped the way it was the day of the wedding except dried. I bought the glass hexagon display and they lined the bottom with extra lace from my dress. It is beautiful on display in my dining room next to my wedding album. The only downfall is that it is pricey and takes months to get them back however that's because of the in-depth process required to get such beautiful results. Well worth the money and the wait! If only I could post a picture.
It has been since May of last year and I still don't have my shadow box. Of course, like all of the reviews say, you pay in full up front and are at their mercy to deliver a good product. I called numerous times to talk to the manager and was told she works off hours and would call me back. No one answering the phone would tell me what the status of the order was. Finally, I was able to see the shadow box around Christmas and a day later the petals were falling off. The quality of the product was horrible. My sister in law brought it back and they've now had it for 3 months. The last three weeks they havent returned any emails or phone calls. This is not a way to run a business. Please save yourself the trouble and go elsewhere!
I had the absolute WORST experience with Forever Yours in the Historic Savage Mill Manor. The woman behind the counter provided me with a quote for preserving flowers, shadow box, and decoration for a specific price and I paid the amount up front. After she preserved the flowers she called to then quote me on what the work for all of the design - which was NEVER provided at the time of our initial meeting. Therefore, I was totally at her mercy for DOUBLE the price that I never intended to buy. I found this vendor to be unresponsive, a totally unrealistic price, and completely unprofessional. Please DO NOT preserve your flowers through this company - this was the ONLY vendor out of my ENTIRE wedding experience that was negative. Such a huge disappointment for something so important to me (my bouquet).
Customer service left a lot to be desired. Nothing like a snotty, nose in the air approach when you spend a ton of money on something that you want to love for a long time. They acted as if your business did not matter. Very unprofessional and disappointing to say the least.
I had a special request to have the bouquet completed for my daughter in law as a Christmas present. They went above and beyond to ensure this happened and I am sincerely apprecaiteive for that!
Anon, funny you should mention how your bouquet took over 8 months...because mine did as well. Dropped the flowers off last June and it wasn't ready until late January! That's a bit more than 8 months!
Also, I don't agree with the shop owner who commented on your review...my contact info was never lost, not were any payments "pending" yet it did take more than 8 MONTHS for my bouquet to be completed...even after being quoted a 6 month turn-around time.
Now I will say, that the preservation work on my bouquet was visibly good and I am happy with the end product...however I do not appreciate the run-around I got from the store's staff, specifically the attitude from one of the staff members...nor do I appreciate how long it took to finish or the fact that the shop owner straight up LIED to you when commenting on your honest review of this place.
So, all in all, if you've got 8 months to wait around for a bouquet to preserved then sure, throw your money at this shop...if you want it in a timely fashion, I'd recommend somewhere else.
Oh and this shop has the tendency to push you into buying a shadow box or some sort of container for your preserved flowers...this is where they really take advantage of you. I've seen some containers at the shop being sold for $400 - $500, whereas literally the same container can be purchased at Hobby Lobby or AC Moore for under $50
Shop around people!
I apologize for your shadowbox taking longer to deliver - we try to anticipate the ebb and flow of production during the year and it varies greatly with the volume of our work in Spring and Fall. We do not recommend anyone bring their project to us if they are in a rush. We like to take our time when designing and make each project unique and beautiful.
Good luck and thank you for your frank review - I am glad for at least the one nice thing you said and apologize for the rest :)
I was very pleased with the quality and service that I received from Forever Yours and the final product of my bouquet preservation is definitely a beautiful piece of art.
For my preservations, they preserved the individual flowers immediately, then called me back for a consultation on what I wanted done with them. This was very nice because I was able to have a bridesmaid drop my bouquet off the day after my wedding while the flowers were still in good condition (having kept it in the fridge overnight), and I had the consultation after I got back from my honeymoon.
From the examples in the studio, it appears there are endless possibilities to what all can be included in your preservation. I opted for a shadowbox and I brought in several items that I was considering for it. I worked with an associate and we came up with the collection and design that we liked best, then we chose a frame to go with it and that was all. My design includes a photo of us, and I was able to mail it in after we got them back from the photographer.
I feel it is important to note that the process after the consultation takes about 6-7 months which I didn't mind, I just wasn't aware of beforehand and was a little shocked to find out.
The reason I can only give 4 stars in the "value" category is that I thought this to be very expensive. However, it is VERY important to note that the cost depends on exactly what you have done. Shadowboxes are a different price than display cases, bubble frames, or other things. Also, you could do a few flowers rather than the entire bouquet, and the final details (such as exact frame and type of glass) also affect the price. Also, I have not shopped around for this service at all, so I can't say how it would compare to any other preservation option.
Also, I gave 4 stars for "Flexibility" because my friend had her bouquet preserved here and, to reduce costs, asked if they could use a display case from a family member's previous preservation that was no longer occupied, but they would not allow this.
Despite the minor negatives that I have listed, my preservation came out beautifully and I am very satisfied with it.
Carol and her staff were terrific! My preserved wedding bouquet is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for your hard work and professionalism - I will highly recommend your services to friends and family.
Forever Yours preserved by wedding bouquet and groom's boutonierre and it turned out great! They really worked with you to know exactly what you want and gave helpful feedback and suggestions along the way. The only cons I have to say is the long wait (because they are in high demand) and the cost (again because of limited services in the area and high demand).
They are very busy, and there was a six month wating period, so just be prepared to wait. But it is worth it.
Beautiful job with preserving my bouquet!! Took a while to finish, but definitely worth the wait!
I had my wedding bouquet preserved together with groom's boutonniere. Service was great, very professional, everything was explained well. Due to busy season my order took almost 6 moths to make, but, trust me, it was worth the wait! It looked beautiful! I was very happy with it, it looks just like at the wedding! It is not a cheap service, but definitely worth it, I love my bouquet!! Thank you "forever yours"!!! You get an "A"!
They did a good job drying my flowers. But as i got home after my 1.5 h drive up to the store and back the first flower fell already out of my bouquet!
I did not get a frame or case with them, since i think there prices are a little bit to expensive! I paid for just drying the flowers and getting them back in a bouquet $150 plus Gas!!! I think there Frame and Case prices are a little bit to expensive for somebody who is a little bit crafty! I found a Case at a craft-store for less then $65!!! At Forever Yours i would have payed for the same thing over $600!!!
Who is not Crafty or has somebody who can do it for them, should go with them or try to find someone that can do it for cheaper!
It took them over 6 month to get my flowers dry and back together!!
Forever Yours did a beautiful job with my bouquet! They picked up the bouquet at my reception, which was very convenient. After the wedding I met with the designer to decide how to preserve the flowers. She gave me so many ideas and options. Together we created a beautiful design that also included my wedding invitation.
Excellent job on my bouquet preservation and framing! It looks absolutely beautiful and was definitely worth it to have something so special from our wedding day! Everything was customized and it was finished much quicker than the anticipated date.