floraldesignsupplies
| the ultimate list of supplies + resources for new wedding florists |
 

- FLOWERS + DESIGN - 
 

 

TOOLS + SUPPLIES
 

Armature + Frameworks

Flower Frogs

Pin Cups

Floral Clay

Chicken Wire

Oasis Floral Foam

 

Boutonnière + Corsage Supplies

Boutstix Floral Magnets

Corsage Magnetic Design Disks

Wrist Corsage Snap Bracelets

Small Zip Ties

Corsage Pins (1 ½ inch) | Corsage Pins (2 inch) | Straight Pins

Wrist Cuff Blanks | Wrist Cuff Blanks | Wrist Cuff Blanks

 

Candles

Quick Candles (USA)  |  Quick Candles (UK)

Floral Design Solutions

 

Delivery

Bouquet Sleeves

Cellophane

Chrysal Foam Transporter

Kraft Paper Rolls | Kraft Paper Sheets

Paper Cutters

Recycled Tissue Paper

Storage Bins (we use these to deliver weddings!)

 

Flower Food + Hydration

Chrysal Hydration Solution | Chrysal Holding & Display Solution | Chrysal Vase & Foam Solution

Chrysal Food Packets

Crowning Glory | Crowning Glory Refill

Chrysal Arrive Alive

Eco Fresh Bouquet (our favorite!)

Floralife Quick Dip (pint) | Floralife Quick Dip (gallon)

Water Picks | Water Tubes

 

Glue

Floral glue

Goo Gone

Gorilla Glue

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

 

Installation Work

Arbor | Arch | Chuppah

Metal Hoops + Wall Support

Wooden Hoops

 

Ribbon + Fabric

May Arts Ribbon  |  Mokuba  |  Silk & Willow

M & J Trimming (best ribbon store in NY!)

Midori Ribbon (excellent for ordering online)

We Gather (Brooklyn-made)

Mood Fabrics (for draping + chuppah covers)

 

Studio + Shop

Apron  |  Apron  |  Apron

Pocket Holster

Tool Belt

Lazy Susans

Ikea Work Table (Trestles (4) + Tops (2)

Stainless Steel Worktable

Buckets  |  Buckets

Wire Shelving

Cool Bot

Standing mat

 

Tape

Clear Floral Tape

Stem Wrap

Waterproof Floral Tape

 

Tools

Clippers | Clippers

Floral Knife

Floral Scissors | Floral Scissors

Loppers

Ribbon Shears

Rose Stripper | Rose Stripper

Wire Cutters

 

Vases + Decor

Jamali Garden  |  Save On Crafts

Luna Bazaar  |  Accent Decor  

Campo de’ Fiori

Home Decoration Accessories, Ltd

 

Wire

16 Gauge | 18 Gauge | 20 Gauge

22 Gauge | 24 Gauge | 26 Gauge

Bindwire | Rustic Wire

 

Floral Supply Stores/Websites

Amazon  |  Afloral

B & J Supply Co.  |  Dorothy Biddle

Jamali Garden  |  Floral Supply Syndicate

Oasis Floral Products

 

 

FLOWERS

 

Farmers

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

Floret Farmer-Florist Collective

Garden Valley Ranch

Green Valley Floral

Peterkort Roses

Battenfeld’s Farm

Rose Story Farm

 

Wholesalers

DVFlora

Mayesh Wholesale Florist

Wholesale Florist + Florist Supplier Association

Flowervision (UK)

(Link above is for London location;  additional locations throughout the UK.)

 

EDUCATION

 

 

Articles

The Secrets Behind Your Flowers

Wooing and Celebrating With Seasonal, Sustainable Blooms

What Happened to Traditional Floral Bouquets?

The Farm-to-Centerpiece Movement

 

Blogs

Botanical Brouhaha

Flirty Fleurs

Floret Flower Farm

Real Flower Business



Books (Technique, History, + Inspiration)

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

 

Books (Flower Farming + Gardening)

Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden  |  Erin Benzakein

The Flower Farmer | Lynn Byczynski

The Flower Farmer’s Year | Georgie Newbery

The Cutting Garden  |  Sarah Raven

 

Magazines (Floral Design)

Flower Magazine  |  Florists’ Review  |  Fusion Flowers

 

Magazines (Farming)

Growing For Market

 

Videos

Wrist Corsages | Flower Moxie

Mechanics for Table Runner | Team Flower

Summer Bouquet | Team Flower

 

Schools, Workshops, & Online Classes
 

Online

Real Flower Business

Team Flower (Centerpieces)

Passionflower **

If I Made **


Schools + Workshops

UK

Tallulah Rose Flower School


USA

Local Color Flowers

Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

Floret Flowers

Taproot Flowers *

New York Botanical Garden **

Little Flower School **

Longwood Gardens **

Note:
* 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 hello@taprootflowers.com. I’d be happy to chat about my experiences!


 

INSPIRATION, MARKET RESEARCH, + ADVERTISING
 

Wedding Magazines

Martha Stewart Weddings  |  New York Magazine Weddings Guide  |  Brides
Southern Weddings  |  Destination Weddings  |  Catalyst Wedding Magazine

Note: Many states and/or large cities have their own wedding magazines!

 

NETWORKING
 

Professional Associations

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

Society of American Florists

British Florist Association

 

- BUSINESS -



Tools + Systems

 

Scheduling

Acuity

Calendly


Writing

Copyscape

Grammarly

Hemingway App

OmmWriter

Penzu

 

more coming soon!