Most people like to stop and smell the roses now and then. But floral designers do much more. Working with everything from daisies to dandelions, they create arrangements for weddings, funerals, holidays, and everyday occasions. Though a love of flowers and an artist’s eye are essential, it’s equally important for a floral designer to have good people skills, for it’s a very personal kind of business.
Floral designers cut and arrange flowers, leaves, and branches for everything from weddings to everyday occasions.
American floral design got a lot more exciting after World War II, when exotic flowers could be flown in from distant lands.
A true flower lover with an artist’s flair. Though anyone can be taught to arrange flowers, the best designers are those who come by it naturally. Being able to work fast will help, too, especially for those peak periods, such as Valentine’s Day.
The smaller the shop, the wider your duties: some floral designers even grow their own flowers.