Monday 13th May 2024
10am - 3pm
Are you new to floristry or training to be a florist and need to understand the complexities of weddings, costings and buying? There is so much to take into account - the cost of seasonal flowers, your time, travel, cost of additional help and so much more! Working out a quotation takes research and time.
This course is a invaluable tool to get the most out of a budget, flowers and time planning. Using project management techniques you will learn how to ask the right questions, be prepared at the initial consultation and then work out the costings for the flowers, foliage and sundries. We work through a complete wedding project from start to finish looking at planning, flower quantities, pricing at retail, quotations, payments and delivery costs (plus hidden costs!).
On completion of the course we provide you with all the tools (including a spreadsheet to help you work out all the quantities and costings) so you are fully prepared for weddings in the future.
We recommend bringing a laptop computer to practice using the spreadsheet (not a mobile device as the spreadsheet is so large).
If you would like to discuss this course with us please call Sarah on 01223 655661.
This course is held at The Cambridge Flower School, Newton Hall, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7ZE.
"This day course was invaluable in picking up hints and tips along with very useful tools such as master spreadsheet to work out quantity and pricing. This is a must do course for those specialising in wedding floristry as a business. " Helen Pettit | Alice May Flowers
The core subjects covered in this theory based course are:
- Costing individual items
- Quantifying flowers
- Wastage costs
- Using a spreadsheet
- Setting time and makeup charges
- Predicting seasonal flower costs
- Working with a budget
- Setting expectations
- Hire & deposits
- Creating a quotations
- Terms and conditions
The course includes a set of crib sheets, a spreadsheet, and example terms and conditions and quotation for you to use during the course and to take away. A notebook and pen will also be provided.
We will have a short break of 45 minutes for lunch. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
Please note: there is no practical floristry on this course. If you wish to learn practical wedding floristry then we recommend The Wedding Course.
The fee is £175.00.
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 venue.
"I absolutely loved it. It was the perfect amount of hands-on education and learning. I would recommend to anyone interested and absolutely will be back!"
"Really thoroughly enjoyed it. Made to feel really comfortable as a beginner to floristry. Really well taught and demonstrated. Loved the 3 aspects to it as well I've come away knowing a lot more than I did this morning - would love to come back for another course someday soon. Thank you!."
Excellent instruction, has created so many ideas as well as challenges, certainly has made me question the way I was thinking of doing things, and excited to get things started now. Sarah was fun and entertaining in presentation and extremely informative, thanks!