| the ultimate list of supplies + resources for new wedding florists |
When I first thought about opening Taproot, I felt completely overwhelmed by how much research was ahead of me. Which classes should I take? Where could I find wholesale vases? And how exactly does one make a corsage that isn't hideous?
This is the list of resources that would have saved me hours of my time. It's a work in progress; we regularly update it. Please note that some of these are affiliate links, which means we may receive a small commission should you make a purchase. These funds allow us to create free and low cost educational material for new wedding florists, like our blog and our free mini courses. We only use affiliate links for products we use and love.
I hope this list helps you as you grow your own floral design business!
- FLOWERS + DESIGN -
Tools + Supplies
Fresh From the Field Wedding Flowers | Erin Benzakein & Lynn Byczynski
Vintage Flowers | Vic Brotherson
Handpicked | Ingrid Carozzi & Eva Nyqvist
The Flower Chef | Carly Cylinder
The Flower Workshop | Ariella Chezar
Floral Diplomacy | Laura Dowling
The Flower Recipe Book | Alethea Harampolis & Jill Rizzo
The Plant Recipe Book | Alethea Harampolis & Jill Rizzo
The Wreath Recipe Book | Alethea Harampolis & Jill Rizzo
Flowers A to Z | Cecelia Heffernan
In Full Flower: Inspired Designs By Floral’s New Creatives | Gemma & Andrew Ingalls
The 50 Mile Bouquet | Debra Prinzing
Slow Flowers | Debra Prinzing
The Art of Flower Arranging | Paula Pryke
Foraged Flora | Louesa Roebuck & Sarah Lonsdale
Bringing Nature Home | Ngoc Minh Ngo & Nicolette Owen
The Surprising Life of Constance Spry | Sue Shepard
Flower Confidential | Amy Stewart
If I Made **
Team Flower (Centerpieces)
Schools + Workshops
* This suggestion is obviously biased, but I’d love it if you joined us for a class!
** I’ve heard good things about these, but have not attended them myself. Should you have questions or concerns about programs you’re considering, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be happy to chat about my experiences!
- BUSINESS -
Inspiration + Market Research
Pivot | Jenny Blake
DotCom Secrets | Russell Brunson
Expert Secrets | Russell Brunson
Big Magic | Elizabeth Gilbert
Purple Cow | Seth Godin
Tribes | Seth Godin
What To Do When It's Your Turn | Seth Godin
The $100 Startup | Chris Guillebeau
Blue Ocean Shift | W. Chan Kim
Blue Ocean Strategy | W. Chan Kim
The Fire Starter Sessions | Danielle LaPorte
Profit First | Mike Michalowicz
Do The Work | Steven Pressfield
The War of Art | Steven Pressfield
Strengths Finder 2.0 | Tom Rath
Start With Why | Simon Sinek
Captivate | Vanessa Van Edwards
more coming soon!