Ask the Editor: Florist vs. Floral Designer


Are floral designers more experienced or qualified than florists? Monica, Kissimmee, FL

No, they are usually two different jobs and you should not infer anything about experience or qualifications in comparing them.  Typically, florists work out of their own shop.  While they may arrange flowers for an event, they also operate a flower shop, preparing bouquets for holidays, birthdays, etc.  Floral designers, on the other hand, usually have focused primarily on event arrangements.  They are often more involved in creating an overall aesthetic that extends beyond the specific flower arrangement.  When looking for someone to do the flowers for your wedding, it really all depends on what you require.

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