So, 15 points that should be absorbed into the mind of a professional, like tattoos into the skin.

  1. Remember the names of plant varieties. This is the very first indicator of professionalism. In addition, an event florist always works under strict time limits, so no one has the opportunity to explain for a long time what shade of flower is needed.
  2. Follow the work of florists and trends in this area. To do this, subscribe to fashion channels, come to shows, follow popular designers and architects. And be aware of new trends, one of them is the use of potted plants.
  3. Learn to work according to TK and recipe. On the project, you will not be led by the hand, but will be given a photo or sketch, as well as a recipe – a description with the designation of color spots, plant groupings, etc. They will also give you a pile of flowers – and create a composition. But before that, carefully read the TK, even if it is on several sheets. After all, it may contain details that you did not pay attention to before, and in this project they are very important.
  4. Rehearse. Volunteer to participate in projects, ask to rehearse certain actions.
  5. Always have your own tool for the job. Secateurs, knife, gloves, a bag for small things – that’s the minimum required. Hoping that everything will be given to you at the installation is not worth it. In addition, you can be sure only for your things. And the quality of the tool directly affects the speed of work.
  6. Always bring warm clothes with you. You have to work either in open areas or in unheated rooms, so you need to take warm clothes, a raincoat, waterproof boots, spare shoes.
  7. Get ready for processing. Rarely does a shift end as planned. And be sure to take a snack, because not all installations provide food. But even if they provide, while you are finishing your object, the technicians who have been released earlier can eat your portion.
  8. Be honest with yourself and the team about your skills. Tell us what you are good at and what you are not very good at. Indeed, in a team, a senior florist distributes specialists in certain positions: work at height, make small compositions, etc. It will be easier for him and work will be more efficient if you know in advance who to put where.
  9. Make a quality basis for the composition. Use a drip tray – it will come in handy if foam flows or you need to drain the water. It is better to spend five minutes more on this than to redo the entire composition later.
  10. Feel free to ask questions. Something is not clear right away or already in the process you feel that you are moving in the wrong direction. – ask the senior florist. It is better to ask a lot of questions in a timely manner than to spoil the object. After all, they will force you to redo it, and it’s good if there are extra flowers for this.
  11. Look at your work from the outside. Periodically take a break and step back a few steps – then you will see the whole shape and color scheme as a whole. This will help you understand if you can maintain the volume and grouping of the object.
  12. Seven times measure cut once. This proverb is perfect for event floristry. Do not rush to cut the flower and put it in the composition Even if you are in a hurry. Attach it first and make sure it’s long enough. After all, then the cut off stem can no longer grow back.
  13. Try to work with different commands – this is normal. You will see different principles, different approaches and understand what is closer to you. You will meet different people, thereby developing your connections. This is a very rewarding experience for freelance florists.
  14. Be a team player. Strive to establish interaction with any member of the team, even if it is unpleasant for you.
  15. Become a versatile fighter. Keep practicing and improving yourself. Don’t be afraid to work with different forms and take on any challenge. Learn how to make everything: large and small compositions, round, asymmetrical, dried flowers, etc.