The top photo shows wedding head table arrangement made by our staff at a wedding hall. The other two photos also show the head table arrangement for wedding but these two arrangements were made by our students under the directions of our instructor during real lessons in the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. We teach these kinds of horizontal floral arrangements displayed on the table for main guest at a wedding party. Besides this kind of arrangement California Flower Art Academy
offers under mentioned wedding related programs:
The reason why we introduce wedding related programs is as follows: From time to time we are approached by prospective students who would like to learn wedding flowers. Most of such students have a full time job. However they are always concerned about being laid off or losing the current job due to the employer's restructuring or down sizing policy. If this kind of situation should take place, some of employees often lose a job without advance notification. And they will have a hard time UNTIL or UNLESS they find another job.
In order to prepare for this kind of unexpected situation, some people are doing a side work (for BACK-UP PURPOSE) as far as such side job does not conflict with employer's business or doing investment on stocks etc for saving money preparing for an unexpected lay off in the future. One of possible "countermeasures against such incident" MAY be earning a floral arranging skill and once they lose a primary job, they do floral design job. Some students who have this kind of idea say "I MIGHT work as a floral designer. But not for the time being". As a floral design school, we teach flower arrangement to anybody who wants to learn floral designs and we are not in a position to provide any instructions or directions to these people. Quite frankly speaking, in order to make this kind of idea work out successfully, we guess that they have to clear several conditions as mentioned below:
A. Unless they engage in flower arranging activities on a daily basis, it MAY be difficult to do it as a primary job for earning income enough to live a life. If they are not regularly engaged in flower arranging activities, they will have a very hard time and need some time until they are accustomed to the floral design job.
B. Even if they are successful in working as a floral designer employed by a floral shop, it is so difficult to have their own floral shop. Operating their own business is even more difficult than working as an employee. After having their own shop, they need to learn lots of things such as how to take care of customers, cash flower management, inventory control, how to make advertisement, how to make business website, how to deliver flowers to customers etc. etc.
C. It is said that it usually takes at least 3 years to make their start up business BREAK EVEN. Unless they have a very influential connection OR have a high amount of fund to operate a business, it MAY be so difficult to find customers.
If they buy a business of floral shop that already has a lots of customers, they don't have to worry about difficulties of getting customers for the time being. However in order to buy a business that is making profit, they need a very large amount of fund.
D. There are tons of floral shops or florists in the floral market. That means they will be exposed to very severe competition. Unless they work very hard with unwavering resolve, it MAY be so difficult to be successful in beating their competitions and making reasonable amount of profit.
As mentioned above, there are lots of hurdles they need to overcome if they would like to be successful in the new business. We have no intention to discourage people who are going to challenge doing their own business. We are sure most people who are successful in start up business, entrepreneurs are badly required to take actions with unwavering resolve. Namely the attitude of "I MAY (or MAY not) engage in floral design business" does not work out. They must be well prepared to work with unflagging resolve. All we would like to say is it is obvious that they will be badly required to work very hard in order to be successful. As far as they establish a well organized business plan and have a fund enough to start up a new business, knowledge/skill for running a business and sufficient time, they have lots of possibilities to be successful.