The purpose of this course is to learn leadership and organization involved in Events Planning. A system of committees is developed to procure, organize, and design floral and plant materials for large events. The outcome of this course is to enable each student to understand the dynamics of organizing a large event, and developing specific portions of the event through small group cooperation. Each student is responsible for maintaining a time log showing committee involvement and the outcome of the group's effort for the open house. The class is repeated so that students may increase their responsibility through multiple opportunities to stage an event in conjunction with each of the Wedding Flower workshops.
A brief description of each workshop follows:Hort 338A Wedding/Event Design Consultation 2.0 credits (first year in the Floral Design Program AAS, or BS Hort Floral Emphasis)
Hort 338B Wedding/Event Design Organization 2.0 credits
Improvisational bridal bouquet
Committee Organization, Leadership and participation
Time sheet showing inventory of time spent and ideas learned
go to Workshop B syllabus page
Please note: Grades will be based primarily on participation, attendance, and your actual design work for the Flower and Bridal Open House. Your timely completion of assignments, and your level of committment will determine the letter grade that you receive. Grading includes peer evaluations, self evaluations, and observation by the instructor.
The Main Event
During winter semester our Department plays host to a huge open house and reception where those attending will be able to browse through several demonstrations and displays. We will have the opportunity to mingle and interact with interested people, explaining how we have used the materials in the designs, what flowers were selected, and how they could communicate with a floral designer for their own wedding flowers. During the open house, all students will be dressed in "Sunday best" attire, along with their choice of floral adornment.
The core event for the floral designers will be the bridal flower workshop that will be held prior to the open house. Each student receives personal instruction in constructing a fresh flower bridal bouquet during the workshop. Each student in Hort 338R must also be enrolled in the appropriate workshop(s).
There will be some out of class time involved in inventory, ordering, flower preparation, and other organizational committees involved in the open house. The date of the open house varies each year, but is usually in mid March. It is the responsibility of each student to participate in the decoration, setting up, and cleaning up for the open house.