A florist invoice is a billing document that is sent after-the-fact to collect payment for the arrangement of flower bouquets and other collections for weddings, special events, or to simply spruce up a home or office. The prices florists charge for a bouquet often rely on the size of the bouquet, number ordered, and optional factors such as delivery and add-ons. For florists, getting paid on time is essential for maintaining a profitable floral design service – with the use of a digital invoice, both invoices and payments can be tracked on the fly, allowing florists to spend more time doing what they love.
What is a Florist?
A florist, also called a “floral designer,” is a professional that has the artistic skill and knowledge to create flower bouquets for weddings, anniversaries, holidays, and other special events. In addition to arranging flower bouquets, some florists also grow their own flowers, deliver their creations, and design and maintain floral decorations for homes and commercial spaces.
How to Become a Florist
Those looking to become a professional florist will most likely have a strong adoration for flowers, art, design, and helping set the tone for some of the happiest events in people’s lives. For some florists, countless hours of shadowing and practice make up their background in floral design, whereas others may rely more on formal education and certification. Regardless of the journey taken, the profession can be rewarding in more ways than one, while providing as
- High School or GED: The first step to becoming a florist or floral designer is to earn a GED or High School Diploma. Classes that should be taken should focus on personal finance, horticulture, art, and any applicable design classes.
- College / Private School Training: Applicable degrees and certificates can be found in universities, private floral schools, and local community colleges. For a list of flower-specific schools, theflowerexpert.com has arranged an active list of schools in both the United States and Canada here: Floral Design Schools.
- Certified Floral Designer (CFD) – The standard in floral design certification, the CFD sets floral designers apart from others, increasing their desirability as applicants, increases client-florist trust, and can give credibility to charging higher prices.
Florist Salary & Hourly Rate ($/hr)
Hourly rate: $13.08/hr
(Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics)