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How to become a Florist in 2020 (with no experience!)

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

Hey guys my name is Alexis and I have been a florist for the last 6 years. I have a youtube channel and blog dedicated to helping aspiring florists become masters florists and help jump start their career in floral design!

If you have a passion to become a florist in 2020 but you aren't sure where to start,... then sit back, relax and grab your pencil because I am about to share with you the 5 easy ways you can become a florist in 2020 with no experience!

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I get a lot of DMs in my instagram @flowersbyalexis asking me, how do I become a florist with no experience? Or how do I get a job as florist?

Let me give you some back story on my experience, for me, I started working at a flower shop in my small town

In my personal experience, I did not need florist background to become a floral designer working at my small town flower shop.

Higher volume flower shops and places that specialize in weddings or events would typically require prior floral design experience ( Like a whole portfolio pics and all! AND at LEAST 2-3 yeast of floral design) in order to work for them.

Now there is a huge difference between a wedding and retail florists, and I recommend reading up on it to learn the differences so you can figure out which one you wanna be based on the jobs requirements!

My number one way on how to become a floral designer is work at a flower shop

Here are a few key reasons on why you should work at a flower shop

  1. Real life experience as a florist

  2. Learn different types of flowers

  3. Create and design flower arrangements

  4. Learn some of the business side of being a florist and learn how to run a flower shop

The last point 4, learning the business portion of being a florist is the most important thing about working at a flower shop.

As a florist you will need to be able to properly sell your designs in order to make a profit and the best way in my opinion is learning in person at a flower shop.You need to be more than just a good designer, you need to be a smart business savvy person as well.

Now that begs the question, Alexis, How do I get a job at flower shop to become a florist?

In next weeks blog post/video (Monday January 11, 2021) Learn all about how to increase your chances on landing a job at a flower shop.

What kind of flower shops are you applying too?

I had one girl dm me and say a lot of the stores in her area need 1-2 years of flower experience and I was afraid she wouldn’t land a job.

If this your situation, I would first look at the places you are applying at and ask yourself this:

  • Are they busy full service flower shop?