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

Hi there!

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!   

xo Rachel



Tools + Supplies

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)



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

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


If I Made **

Passionflower **

Real Flower Business **

Team Flower (Centerpieces)

Schools + Workshops


Tallulah Rose Flower School


Local Color Flowers

Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

Floret Flowers

Taproot Flowers *

New York Botanical Garden **

Little Flower School **

Longwood Gardens **

* 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

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!


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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

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Client Communication


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Hemingway App




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