Preston Bailey's Fundamentals of Floral Design

The Preston Bailey Fundamentals of Floral Design program, Part 1 in the Floral Design series, is an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of floral design from Preston Bailey, the industry’s most highly regarded floral design expert.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : General/Others

Function : General

Trainer name : Preston Bailey, Angie Zimmerman

Duration : 240 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

About the course

Floral design is an integral part of every Preston Bailey event. The Preston Bailey Fundamentals of Floral Design program, Part 1 in the Floral Design series, is an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of floral design from Preston Bailey, the industry’s most highly regarded floral design expert.

The course is designed for beginners who have no experience with flowers, flower arranging, or floral design. Students learn the tricks that every good professional floral designer depends on. They also gain a strong foundation in the basics, which prepares them for learning the more complex techniques of Preston’s unique floral designs. Students who complete this course also have the unique opportunity to apply for internships with Preston and his team at Preston Bailey Designs.


In this course, learn to identify, recognize, and understand how to use the tools of floral design.

This course will teach you the following basics:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding and fundamental knowledge of floral design tools
  • Understand the purpose for processing and how it affects the outcome and longevity of a floral design
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the methods used to process flowers for design
  • Learn the basic fundamentals of purchasing flowers wholesale when preparing for the design of flowers for an event

You will also learn supplemental knowledge, such as how to do the following:

  • Recognize each flower and gain knowledge of seasonality and availability
  • Identify the most common types of greenery and the details of ordering them wholesale
  • Understand and learn the flower and greenery names, geographic locations and blooming seasons
  • Understand how selected flowers are designed individually in preparation for a design concept
  • Understanding of how to prepare, design, and structure a flower for a design concept
  • Understand that floral design encompasses more than flowers
  • Identify various materials that fall within the floral design practice
  • Identify materials other than flowers that can be used within a floral design concept
  • Set up an internship in your local area

Course Extention

When you register you receive an initial six (6) months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the six (6) months, an extension of six (6) months is available at a fee of $99.

Computer Requirements:

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player, which is available as a free download.

It is recommended that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers. Use of Microsoft Power Point is recommended but not required.Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. 

Course eligibility


We recommend that you take Certified Wedding Planner and Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design prior to enrolling in this course.

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Course Content

  • Introduction
    • Create Floral Design Tool Kit
    • Research Business License
  • Experiments
    • Processed experiment
    • Non-Processed experiment
  • Reference Binder Project
    • Research
    • Create a Reference Binder
  • Industry Insight
    • Alternative Floral Design Techniques
    • Sharing a Floral Design Techniques
  • Non Floral Material
    • Discuss Non floral materials
    • Research
    • Create a Portfolio of non floral materials
  • Ideas and Practice
    • Corsages and boutonnieres
    • Ceremony Décor
    • Creating a collage
    • Rose Boutonnieres
    • Orchid Boutonnieres
    • Creating a corsage
    • 3-loop bow
  • Bridal Bouquets
    • Round Bridal Bouquets
    • Long Bridal Bouquets
  • Centerpieces
    • Create a vase arrangement
    • Create a small topiary
    • Create a long/ low centerpiece
    • Create 2-foot garland
  • Final Project & Exam


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