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How to become a florist

Becoming a Florist

A florist happens to be a professional floral designer who organizes and then cut dry flowers to make eye alluring centerpiece, bouquets, gift baskets as well as wedding and funeral displays. To become a florist, it is required that you have more than a casual interest in floral designs. You need training, the right approach, and a mix of floral industry experience. Having formal education is not typically necessary, but it can be of great help to assist you in developing the necessary skills, knowledge, and competence.

The first thing to becoming a florist is to be affectionate about flowers. For decorating and arranging flowers, you must be a good creator. Have good coordination and sense of color combination. Also, be able to understand customer’s requirement and have people’s skills and be able to work under deadlines.

Though formal education is not required for you to become a florist, it will of importance in understanding plants and flowers and also identify flowers for designing. Many universities and colleges provide programs on floriculture.

Whether you receive formal training or not, you need to work with an experienced florist so as to develop your skills. This gives you an opportunity to see what it would be like to work as an actual florist. You can look for opportunities in a flower shop or a grocery store.

I Think Being A Florist May Be My Calling

I have always had an interest in flowers, which is why I have one of the best gardens in my neighborhood. I have won several contests and people are always asking me if I would be willing to create arrangements for them. I am stuck in a job that I hate so badly, which is why I think that I may want to switch gears and consider a career as a florist. Even though I have been dealing with flowers for years, I have no idea how to take this and turn it from a hobby into a career.

I have seen some classes in my local area, but I am not sure that they are as extensive as I would like. It seems like you go for a week or two and end up with a certificate. I want to do a course that explains pH and everything else that pertains to taking care of flowers and making sure that they stay beautiful. I am hoping I can find something that is local. If not, I am more than willing to consider an online course if it is not too costly and it is offered by an accredited school.

Hello and welcome!

My name is Edith and I’m an aspiring florist. I’ve always loved flowers and feel that they “speak” to me in their own way.

If you are someone who is looking to become a florist, you will know how difficult it can be. It is not an easy job, but one that can be rewarding for those who have a passion. As long as you are looking into this, you will be able to take the steps that are necessary to be a success.

The one thing I would recommend is to take a look at the following tips, so you are on the right path and don’t have to deal with a situation where you are unsure about how things are going to unfold.

1) Find Vendors
2) Understand Niche
3) Establish Budget

It is one thing to be passionate about flowers, but you have to realize this is a business and the bottom line is going to matter a lot. You want to optimize things, so you are able to hit the ground running and not have to deal with issues that are going to get in the way. It should never reach such a point in your life.

Look at these tips and know you are going to be good to go. This is how you become a great florist.

Learning How To Become A Florist

I have always been someone who has loved everything to do with flowers, gardening, floral arranging and more. Not only do I love to arrange cut flowers, but I am also very interested in the ability to create great arrangements that last for a long period of time.

Years ago, I used to work part time on a temporary basis in a local florist shop and I really loved learning all that I could about the business, taking orders, wiring orders to different areas in the country and pricing out wholesale flowers to sell to clients. Now, I am thinking about getting involved to become a florist.

Are there classes that someone can take for floral arranging, or is it best to get in with a good florist in my local area that will be able to take me on as somewhat of an intern? I just want to be able to learn from some of the best so that maybe I could think about starting my own florist business in the near future.

Any information that I could gather on how to become a florist would be very well received and I will take all of the tips and advice into consideration.