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Diploma in Floral and Event Styling

Who is the Diploma in Floral and Event Styling for?

This course is perfect for anyone with a love of all things pretty who want to develop their creative skills across the areas of styling and floral design in the event industry. We attract a range of students from those who have no prior experience and want to develop their creative skills with a view to starting their own styling and floral business, all the way through to students who are already working in a creative industry such as interior design, photography or fashion who are branching out to add an alternative income stream to their existing business or are planning a change in direction in their business. It is ideal for a creative who wants to be an event styling specialist.

What is Floral Design?

Floral design is a method of using fresh flowers as a key resource in your event styling. Our course introduces you to traditional and modern techniques that will allow you to design and create your own fresh floral table centrepieces, installation pieces, bridal bouquets, as well as ideas on how to use flowers in other decorative ways in an event.

How can I learn about flowers online?

In this course we provide you with the basic concepts of handling fresh flowers – how to source, handle and prepare them. For each of the main floral techniques we then provide step by step video tutorials with full commentary for you.

Is this course only suitable for someone wanting to work at weddings?

No. You can use the skills and knowledge in this course for styling all types of celebrations and special events.

Will this course help me to understand the business side of being a Floral & Event Stylist?

Yes. In this course we teach you about the 'business' of flowers and deep dive into marketing your business as a Floral & Event Stylist.

Do I need any previous floral experience?

No previous floral knowledge is necessary for this course.

Should I do this course and the Certificate in Wedding Styling Course?

There is some cross-over between these courses and which one is best for you will be influenced by your own individual circumstances and what goals you have. We recommend talking to a Course Advisor prior to enrolling if you have done one of our other courses or you wish to do this course alongside one of our other courses.

Will this course teach me how to be a Wedding Planner too?

No. This course does not cover the learnings of our Wedding Planning course. If you would like to also learn about wedding planning, we recommend our Certificate in Wedding Planning.

New Zealand Academy of Wedding and Event Planning

New Zealand Academy of Wedding and Event Planning