Looking for ways to save on your big day? Maybe calligraphy is your calling or you've a knack for floral arranging, but need a little direction. Consider enrolling in one of these wedding workshops and you just may find a way to DIY something spendy.
1. Shasta Bell Calligraphy Workshop.
If you’re craving the luxe feel of an elegantly written invitation but it’s not quite in the confines of your budget, consider contacting Shasta Bell to ask about her Introduction to Modern Calligraphy workshop. During the two-hour class, you'll learn the basics of modern pointed pen calligraphy and leave with your very own starter set of pens and nibs and a practice book. Sign up online, but hurry! Classes are filling up fast. shastabell.com
2. Munster Rose Floral Styling Workshop.
Snag a coveted spot in one of Munster Rose's workshops, or allow owner Jackie Reisenauer to share her floral styling expertise with you and your maids in one of her party sessions. The Blooming Blast party package includes a floral tutorial for you, your family and friends—just the people you'll want to enlist should you decide to DIY your flowers. munsterrose.com
3. Michael's Cake Decorating Workshop.
If you're willing to try your hand in the kitchen, consider the Wilton Cake Decorating workshop at various Michael's locations across the Twin Cities. In four, in-depth sessions class goers will master the art of baking and decorating a delectible treat that will leave their guests licking their fingers and yearning for more. michaels.com
4. Crafting Classes at Paper Source.
If you're interested in tackling the whole invitation process on your own, you may want to learn from the pros at Paper Source before you start to copy and paste. The stationer offers various workshops throughout the year, where students will master techniques such as stamping, embossing, marbling, and watercolor. First impressions are everything, so make yours to your guests one they won't forget. papersource.com