When can you call yourself a florist?

One question I hear a lot is, “Is it ok for me to be a florist? When can I call myself a florist?”

Before you can call yourself a florist, you need at least these 3 things:

1. Give yourself permission to explore this career! I notice a lot of people just want permission. It’s ok to call yourself a floral designer if you have the interest and the passion for it!

2. You need to know Flower ID. A working knowledge of at least 75 flower varieties is imperative. That said, we are always learning as florists. You’ll never know every flower species, but you should have a good handle on the most common cut flowers.

3. Be comfortable with floral mechanics. You should be able to make a flower arrangement with ease.

For more about this topic, join us for Kickstart your Floristry Career. The conference begins tomorrow! We delve into these issues, and more to help you identify the next steps you need to take to get your floristry career launched.

UPDATE: Thank you for another successful session, everyone! It was amazing to hear about the next steps you’ll be taking in your floral career! We will be closing the classroom doors tomorrow, October 4th. This workshop will be exclusively available to our career students until our fresh session, next spring! Thank you for joining us!

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