Wedding Career Course January 2022
24th - 28th January 2022 (5 days)
Level: Beginners/New Career Path
If you are considering becoming a wedding florist or already have some floristry knowledge then this is the course for you! It not only covers many popular designs, but we look at quotations, working out costings and quantities needed, as well as how to get your wedding floristry business started with marketing and social media. We work on a single wedding during the course (exactly as you would do in real life), ordering flowers, conditioning and ultimately design and delivery.
The course covers both theory and practical subjects. On completion of the course you will have the confidence and skills to offer your services as a wedding florist.
The Wedding Career Course covers completely different topics to our Floristry Career Course.
We also offer a separate course for Wedding and Event Design which covers large scale designs suitable for marquees, country houses and venues requiring bespoke decoration.
The course includes all the flowers, foliage, ribbons and containers that you need to complete the item(s).
You will also be provided with the following items that you can keep once the course has finished:
- Course manual (invaluable reference for all the theory elements of the course)
- Notebook and pen
- Wedding floristry starter kit
- Wedding floristry apron
- Course completion certificate
- References if required
- Invitation to our student floristry group
We suggest you bring your camera to take photos as a reminder of what you have learnt during the course.
We would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting wet or dirty (as flowers involve a bit of both!)
You will need to bring a packed lunch with you each day.
You can take home all the designs you create during the week.
Optional Day 6 (29th January 2022) Wild Bouquet (New for 2022!)
As wedding designs change each year we offer an optional day to learn in more depth the current trends. Day 6 will concentrate on creating a wild bouquet using the "egg" technique. Day 6 is open to other students who have attended other courses with us so we do recommend booking Day 6 when you book the full week to avoid disappointment. If you book Day 6 at the time you book the Wedding Career Course you will get a 10% discount on Day 6.
"Superb week in every way. The quality of the teaching was, as always, first class. I have learnt so much - really expanded my skills. The flower choice was stunning. Perfect every way - could just do more and more! "
Sally Nott | Wedding Career Course | August 2020
"I have really enjoyed the course this week. Very informative and learnt so much! It's great if you are looking to start up your own business with the mix of theory and practical. Sarah and Claire are great teachers and are really helpful with everything! Cannot wait to come back and do another course."
Gemma Read | Wedding Career Course | August 2019
This course is held at The Cambridge Flower School, Newton Hall, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7ZE.
|Practical elements||Theory & Business topics|
|Wiring techniques (single, double leg & stitching)||Wedding trends, colours and themes|
|Hair Flowers (combs, slides & single flowers)||Eco-friendly weddings|
|Buttonhole & corsage designs (pin, bag and shoulder)||The client & consultations|
|Bridal posy with twisted ribbon handle||Designs for the bride & bridesmaids|
|Bridesmaid's pomander||Photography & online images|
|Fully wired flower crown||Flower preparation & storage|
|Teardrop bridal bouquet||Venue consideration & logistics|
|Low table designs for multiple tables||Costing & quantifying|
|Table designs for tall vases||Creating a quotation|
|Top table designs||Payments, deposits & terms and conditions|
|Working with a budget|
|Marketing your wedding business|
|Social media, websites and galleries|
Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am - 4pm
Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm (optional)
You can book online or call the school on 01223 655661.
5 Day Course is £975.00
6 Day Course is £1110.00 (includes a 10% discount for day 6)
Paying a Deposits
5 Day Course only: Deposit is £300.00, balance of £675.00
6 Day Course: Deposit is £300.00 plus the full fee of £135.00 for the Wild Bouquet on the Saturday. The balance due is £675.00.
You can choose to pay a deposit or the full fee when booking your course.
If paying a deposit the outstanding balance is due 14 days prior to the start of course.
Once you have booked your place(s) we will email you further details of the course including a location map with how to find the school.