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The advantages & disadvantages of being a Florist

“Whats it like to be a Florist?”

When many people consider a career as a florist, they rarely know what they’re getting into. To help, we asked some of our florists to list some advantages and disadvantages of being a florist.

The disadvantages of being a Florist
  • One of the disadvantages of being a florist is that compared to other jobs, floristry is not a high paying occupation.
  • There is also a lot of competition for jobs.
  • You may experience some stressful working conditions during peak holiday seasons, such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas.
  • There are regularly time critical jobs with unforeseen deadlines & urgent last-minute orders or additions to the original order.
  • While there is job satisfaction in their artistic creation when working on a wedding, there can also be stress when dealing with some stressed out brides.
  • Early mornings — if you are responsible for sourcing the flowers, you will need to wake up in the early hours of the morning to go to suppliers and markets to buy the flowers you need for your inventory. You may find yourself doing a full days work before you’ve even opened your shop.
The advantages of being a Florist (and these outweigh it all)!
  • Being a florist is a truly creative profession, and therefore you get to ‘create’ something beautiful every day.
  • You will repeatedly make people smile and see happiness in people when they receive your floral arrangements. No one hates to receive flowers!
  • There’s always new things to learn, with new skills developed as you gain experience.
  • There is lots of scope for innovation in this job, and you can work on a variety of projects from weddings to corporate arrangements to festivals and lavish functions.
  • You yourself will be surrounded by beautiful flowers all day, and there is something magical about that.