Bloom with a Flower Arranging Course!

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Bloom with a Flower Arranging Course!

There was a time, not so long ago, when flower arranging was considered a vital part of any woman’s education. Times have moved on, of course, but flower arranging is still a well-respected skill, that can make serious money. Taking a course can be a great way to get to learn a fantastic and ancient craft.

What is flower arranging?

The simplest way to explain flower arranging (if the name wasn’t obviously enough) is that it is the art of displaying flowers to make them as beautiful as possible. It is however, more complex than that, are you will need to deal with a number of different plants, all of which have very different needs, lifespans and requirements.

It is an important part of floristry, and flower arrangement has also played a role in religious celebrations for centuries. Weddings, christenings, services and Christmas celebrations all have specific requirements, that a good flower arranger needs to learn (and master) in order to produce amazing flowers worthy of the celebration.

Furthermore, flower arrangement can play a big role in birthdays and proposals, as they are a universally recognised symbol of love.

What will I learn on a Flower Arranging Course?

There is a surprising amount to learn on a flower arranging course. There is much more to the art than combining daffodils and petunias with roses. On a course, you will also learn how to:

  • Arrange fresh flowers, and how to keep them alive for as long as possible
  • How to work with synthetic silk flowers and make them appear as realistic as possible.
  • How to use dried flowers to create stunning displays
  • Techniques, tips and tricks for basic flower arrangements. This also includes learning how to select the right flowers, and the best ways to prolong their lifespan once they have been cut
  • Colour schemes, and what flowers to use where. This is very useful when creating centrepieces and table arrangements.
  • Wedding flowers, and how to decorate brides, churches and receptions
  • How to treat flowers, and get them ready for arranging
  • How to keep flowers still! This sounds like it should be obvious, but anyone who has ever tried to arrange flowers will know it is not as easy as it seems.
  • Which containers to use, and how to prepare a vase for a display.

It is worth noting that difference courses may require you to provide different materials, including the flowers themselves, and other important items, such as Oasis. Make sure that you have read all the relevant information before applying for a course so that you can bring the necessary materials with you to your first class.

What can I do when I finish?

If you want to cash in on your new-found flower arrangement skills, then consider a job in the wedding business. This is by far the most lucrative career you can achieve as an arranger, as wedding flower bills can run into the thousands.

If you just want to express your artistic side, in a beautiful and unusual way, then a flower arrangement course is also ideal for you.

If you would like to work as a florist, a course in flower arrangement can help you to create stunning displays to help bring customers in from outside.

It doesn’t matter why you want to take a course, because we have plenty of open spaces on courses all across Ireland. Find the best one for you, from our range of easy, flexible options, and go and do something amazing right now.


Jessica Hetley

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