Floral Designer

Woman holding flower arrangement
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Filling rooms with colour and fragrance won’t be your only satisfaction. Running a successful business as a floral designer means you’ll have flexibility, a decent income and the chance to call your own shots.

Sell expressions of love, friendship, congratulations and condolence. Filling rooms with colour and fragrance won’t be your only satisfaction. Running a successful business as a floral designer means you’ll have flexibility, a decent income and the chance to call your own shots.

The work
Flowers are important for all of us. They play an important role in the life span of individuals marking important occasions and events from birth to death.

Floral designers plan and prepare floral decorations, arrangements and gift items for customers. They select flowers, containers and ribbons and arrange them into bouquets, centrepieces of tables, wreaths, and all floral decorations required for weddings, funerals, holidays and other special occasions. Floral designers are also known to use accessories such as balloons, fruits, feathers, candles, toys, candy, and gift baskets as part of their displays.

When creating floral arrangements with live plants, floral designers must make sure that the plants get enough water to stay alive and healthy. In order to do this, most designers choose to use a substance known as floral foam. Working with dried flowers and plants has its own challenges as well. For instance, dried flowers and plant stems are usually very brittle, and they must be handled with care.

This profession also requires you to create your own niche. This comes with providing what others haven’t thought of and hence constantly reinventing in this trade can have huge payoffs.

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Dr Vibha Gupta

Dr Vibha Gupta

Dr Vibha Gupta is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book 'Careers: A Pathfinder' and articles in various publications attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.
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Dr Vibha Gupta is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book 'Careers: A Pathfinder' and articles in various publications attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.