Joining Poppy as an Independent Designer means you will get paid to do the parts of the job you love — actual floral design — and you can drop the parts of the job you’d rather not do, like social media, budgeting, and defending your pricing to clients over and over again. As a Poppy designer, jobs come to you.
Get access to a steady stream of jobs, without the hassle of marketing and acquiring customers.
We handle recipe writing, flower buying, customer communications, and invoicing. You play with flowers.
You’ll join a like-minded group of designers who support each other, grow together, and share expertise.
DESIGNING WITH POPPY
1. Submit Your Portfolio - We’ll ask you a few background questions and review examples of your previous work.
2. Show Us Your Skills- Complete a design demo at home with a Poppy floral kit.
3. Join the Network - Onboard to the designer portal and start booking jobs.
4. Get Paid - Enjoy streamlined payments through our portal for each Poppy job you complete.
We’re thrilled you are interested in joining Poppy’s national network of incredible floral designers. Joining Poppy is the easiest way to access dozens of wedding floral design jobs in your area! Our process starts with your application.
Congratulations, you are now part of the Poppy Designer Network alongside hundreds of other floral designers!
We charge $55 to purchase your Poppy Test Kit. The Poppy Test Kit enables us to review your skills and ensures all Poppy designers are capable of designing for our couples. We do not have a membership fee for the Designer Network.
Poppy assigns your hourly rate and the number of design labor hours we expect for each event. Our Poppy designer rate starts at $25 an hour. We assign your hourly rate when you submit Poppy Test Kit. Your hourly rate is based on your skills and experience.
The total number of design labor hours for each event includes floral processing, design, loading, and installation. Our in-house floral experts have a framework for assigning hours based on our evaluation of thousands of recipes across hundreds of events. We tend to budget more time than expected, so that you are compensated for your design work.
When you complete an event, you will submit an invoice through the Poppy Designer Portal. We pay designers within 3 to 5 days after the event, once the invoice is approved. You will learn more about this at your New Designer Orientation.
You will receive access to the Poppy Designer Portal, where you will be able to review the job listings in your area. You will also be notified via email and text message of jobs local to you.
You will need to claim these opportunities by clicking claim in the design guide for the event. This pairs you with that job and no other designer can then accept the event.
We want you to be able to evaluate each job easily. Each job in the Poppy Designer Portal includes a Poppy Design Guide. The Poppy Design Guide will show you the items, color palette, and style for the event along with the estimated hours and pay for the event. That way, you know what hours and pay are allocated for the event before you accept the job. We also pay hourly for travel to and from the events.
We’re so glad you asked! Your Poppy Design Guide will tell you everything you need to know. When you accept a job through Poppy, you will receive a Poppy Design Guide. Our customers can make changes up to 60 days prior to their wedding. Your Design Guide will include any and all updates made by customers.
We built Poppy to be easy for designers! We’ve built a ton of technology that enables the Poppy team to efficiently handle sales, proposals, creating recipes, ordering flower and hard goods, and we organize shipments to your design location.
You will need to provide your skills, clippers, buckets with water, and a car for transportation. We send you all the flowers and hard goods you will need to design, down to tape for the bouquets.
Other perks of the Poppy Designer Network include