A floral designer is a professional skilled in creating different types of floral arrangements, and there’s a good demand currently for people with such skills. Here’s how to get into the lucrative field of floral designing and kick-start your career in the floral industry.
Floral design or flower arrangement involves creating pleasing & aesthetic designs using plant materials and flowers. Live or dried flowers and plants are used to create floral pieces (may also include non-plant materials, including candy and ribbons).
Examples of various types of floral design pieces include bouquets, corsages, wreaths, and centerpieces. you can see some of the best floral arrangements in luxury weddings.
Unique floral arrangements are also used to celebrate special occasions, such as anniversaries, holidays, festivals, births (and even funerals).
Watch: How to create a beautiful table arrangement by London Flower School
The Institute of Floral Design (IFD) is affiliated to Instituto Mexicano Tecino Floral (IMTF Mexico) and currently the only institute in India to provide a structured curriculum in floral design.
Over thousand students have completed their advanced certificate graduation from the institute and almost 85 percent students have ventured into the floral industry as successful entrepreneurs as freelance florists and independent floral designers.
For those from the corporate world, this can be a stress-busting hobby, and at the same time provide you with a vocation. For some, the course is therapeutic by providing relief from certain ailments.
Says Neema Pandya (propreitor of a floral business), “It was my love for flowers that got me browsing the Internet for a flower arrangement course. I came across the Institute of Floral Design (IFD) and was intrigued by the array of courses offered. I was confused whether to enroll for a three hour workshop or a full-fledged designer course. Soon, I was in class as a student and we were taken through all aspects of western floral design from the basics, which included principles, styles, techniques and shapes of floral designing. With continuous mentoring and guidance, we gained the confidence to work as independent floral designers for events.”
The creativity of students is further honed by the value addition workshops based on:
- Contemporary designs for festivals ad special occasions
- Leaf manipulation
- Indian bridal floral jewellery
Ads another student, who has her own flora decoration business, “Since I had learnt about designing from local job workers, I yearned for formal training to get y basics right. At IFD, not only did my basics improve but my creative bar was raised making a remarkable difference to my designs. I thank the institute for teaching and grooming me to take my business to the next level.