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Wedding Boot Camp Online


Have you ever dreamed of creating floral designs for your own or for a friend’s wedding? Perhaps you would like to explore the possibility of becoming a professional wedding floral designer. In this Online Boot Camp you will learn all of the basics for creating a complete wedding; how to source fresh flowers, care & handling, how to make a bridal bouquet, a bridesmaid’s bouquet, corsages, boutonniere’s, a floral crown, a fresh garland and reception flowers.

Oct 24, 2018

Basic Floral Design Online


I was recently reminded of the importance of Basic Floral Design Training in a very sweet note that I received from a graduate of several years ago who today owns a beautiful and successful flower shop. This graduate had recently attended an advanced seminar featuring several master floral designers. Her note began "Thank you so much for the valuable training that I received in your Basic Floral Design Program."

Oct 23, 2018

Wedding Flower Boot Camp


​This is one of our favorite flower school classes. The class is designed for beginners, although many students are experienced designers looking to recharge themselves in a full day of wedding floral design. In this Boot Camp we cover the basics of creating a complete wedding; everything from sourcing and purchasing flowers to flower care and handling to the creation of on-trend bridal bouquets, reception flowers and so much more. Yes, this class makes for a very full day.

Sep 25, 2018

Floral Design Certification and Accreditation


Is this the year you get serious about your floral career?  For many, that means taking the step to become a Certified Floral Designer.  At Floral Design Institute, we take career preparation seriously. 

May 04, 2018

Poppy's Garden, a Graduate's Story


There is nothing that thrills all of us Floral Design Institute more than seeing the successes of our graduates. Often we are unaware of the personal struggles facing our students when they are in the classroom. This makes their successes, both in their careers and their personal lives even more rewarding. Congratulations Meagan!!! Thank you for letting us share your story.

Mar 16, 2018

Steps to an Exciting Floral Career


If you are reading this blog, you have already discovered that you love flowers and creating floral designs. As you move into floral design as a career it is important to keep your passion for flowers fun, exciting, fulfilling and financially rewarding. The elements for a satisfying floral career are education, certification, friendships, networking, participation and continued advanced training.

Mar 04, 2018

Wedding Trends for 2018


The master word that describes wedding trends for 2018 is “Eclectic”. Thanks to Social Media, bridal couples are exposed to new flowers, colors and styles well beyond their local market area. This combined with an increasing confidence in their own abilities to choose wedding elements that they like and are important to them is resulting in a diverse range of trends. Eclectic and personalized, in a sense each couple is creating their own trends for their own weddings.

Feb 10, 2018

Floral Design as a Career


So often I get asked, "Can I make a living as a florist?".  Good question! Working with flowers sounds like a fun and glamorous profession.  It's no wonder many want to pursue floral design as a career.  And, yes, to answer the question, you can make a living as a florist.  The choice is yours and the earning potential is all in how you approach the career.

Jan 19, 2018

Choosing a Floral Design School


As you focus on your career, how do you decide which school will be best for you?  Check out the Top 10 list for choosing a floral design school and learn why the Floral Design Institute should be YOUR Education Resource.

Dec 22, 2017

Celebrating Design Styles


I am loving, loving, loving the new generation of floral designers. Risk-takers, unconcerned about convention and willing to explore new styles, they are leading the floral industry into a new and wonderful era of floral design.

Dec 15, 2017