What are the benefits of burning a soy candle?

The benefits of burning a soy candle are that they are all natural, they smell great, and burn clean.

What are the ingredients in your candles?

Our candles are made with a natural blend of soy and coconut wax. All fragrances are non-toxic and come from a mix of natural and synthetic oils to give you the best fragrance throw when you burn your candle.

How long does it take for the candle to melt?

We recommend burning your candle for at least 2 hours each time, to ensure a full melt pool. The full burn time of the candle is approximately 45 hours.

What is the best way to care for my candles?

Keep your candle indoors where temperatures don’t exceed 100F.

What is the difference between soy and paraffin candles?

Soy candles are made of natural materials and are a clean burning alternative to paraffin wax candles. They are also highly fragranced and come in a variety of scents. Soy candles are a great choice for people who are looking for a healthy, environmentally friendly, and fragrant candle.

How long are soy candles good for?

There isn't an expiration date on soy candles, you can store them for months until you are ready to burn them. As far as burning goes, our 8 oz candles burn between 45-50 hours.

What is your return policy?

We offer returns and exchanges for unused candles. The candle must be unburned and unmelted.

What are your shipping rates?

We offer standard shipping for $4.95 for orders under $50. For orders over $50 we offer free standard shipping.

What should I do if my candle doesn't seem to be burning properly?

If your having a hard time keeping your candle lit, try removing some of the wax either by melting it down and soaking it up with a paper towel or by scraping some out around the wick. You can contact us and we will happily exchange your candle for a new one.

What is a soy candle?

We use 100% soy wax and natural ingredients in all of our candles. Soy candles are better for you and the environment because they are made of a renewable resource, they burn cleaner and longer than other types of candles, and they don't produce soot.

How long does it take for the flowers to dry?

Depending on the thickness of the flower, it can take anywhere from two to four weeks to completely press and dry flowers.

What are dried flowers?

Dried flowers are flowers that have been dehydrated by a process that removes the water from the plant. This is done by sandwiching the flower or leaf between paper and is allowed to dry over several weeks.

Flowers That Do Not Press Well

While we can successfully press many types of flowers, some varieties may not yield the desired results due to their unique characteristics. Flowers that do not press well include:

  • Lilies
  • Dahlias
  • Orchids
  • Plumeria
  • Succulents

Please keep this in mind when considering which blooms to include in your wedding bouquet.

The Beauty of Pressed Flowers

It's important to note that pressed flowers, while a stunning and sentimental keepsake, may appear different from their fresh counterparts. Once fully dried, they take on a flat and two-dimensional appearance, and there may be subtle changes in color. However, these differences add a unique charm to your pressed flower arrangement, capturing the essence of your wedding day in a truly timeless way.

At 1706 Handmade Co, we take pride in our expertise and the care we put into preserving your wedding bouquet flowers. With our meticulous process, your cherished blooms will become lasting treasures that evoke memories of your special day for years to come.

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Do you accept bouquets from outside of Albuquerque/Santa Fe?

At this time we are only serving clients within the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area.

How early should I reach out in advance?

Bouquet preservation should be part of your wedding planning checklist. Please make sure to schedule your pressing with me as far in advance as possible. There is a limit to how many bouquets I can press per month, so the earlier the better!

Unfortunately, I cannot accommodate requests made after your wedding has taken place.

How do I get my bouquet to you?

Given the significance and complexity of your wedding day, I kindly request that you designate a point of contact with whom I can coordinate and arrange an in-person meeting for the bouquet handover.

If coordinating a bouquet pickup in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area, a travel fee will be applied depending on distance.

What are your prices?

Pricing for one 11x14 framed bouquet in the traditional style (pictured above) is $350.

Smaller add-on pieces with remaining flowers range from $50-150 each, depending on size and design.

Special customizations to the design such as the incorporation of wedding invitations, printed vows, or photos are available as add-ons.

Are flowers treated with anything for preservation?

Through our traditional wood press drying method, we refrain from incorporating preservatives or post-pressing color enhancements. Instead, we celebrate the inherent, natural evolution of petal and flower hues

Will my pressed flowers last forever?

When expertly preserved and professionally framed, your pressed bouquet will last for many years and be cherished by generations to follow. In fact, with proper care and display, they may even outlive you.

We strongly advise placing your floral art away from direct sunlight, windows, and temperature fluctuations to ensure the enduring vibrancy of flower colors, shapes, and overall quality. It's important to acknowledge that, over time, some natural color fading may occur due to the organic nature of these botanicals.

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