We liked the sound of these Charlton workshops if any of you are getting married or involved in weddings. We also thought some of the skills could be applied to baby showers, birthdays, graduations, First Communions, etc. Come on. Haven't you always wanted to learn how to make a proper bow?
Carrie Wattu, editor
Local Bride-to-Be Offers Budget-Friendly Wedding Workshops
A fairytale wedding with all the bells and whistles is a dream come true for most women. So when current economic woes threatened to cut into bride-to-be Dezeree Delanski’s wedding plans, she refused to scale back. Instead she fought back - with creativity. Dezeree discovered a way to keep the impressive details that define a fabulous wedding, and still stay on budget. And now she will share her creative talents in a series of four upcoming budget-friendly workshops.
“I want brides to know they can still have it all, even if money is tight. Many of the finishing touches that are so important to a wedding can easily become do-it-yourself projects without the expense of hiring out,” she said, adding: “Not only will brides save a bundle of money, the projects are a memorable and fun joint effort!”
Dezeree will host a series of unique “Brides on a Budget” workshops on designated Sunday afternoons in April and May at Charlton Mills (the box factory), Route 20 in Charlton. Pre registration is required. Call (508)-248-7976 to reserve a spot!
April 19: Wedding Shower Ideas 1 to 4 p.m.
A potpourri of ideas to host a sensational shower. Participants will learn the basics in arranging flowers for keepsake bouquets and shower table centerpieces. Workshop will include tips to create memorable shower favors and utilize unique packaging ideas. Learn how to stage the wedding shower scene with theme decorations and more!
April 26: Favor and Place Card Ideas 2 to 4 p.m.
Yes you CAN afford impressive wedding favors. Workshop offers ideas for clever and creative projects you and your bridesmaids can craft yourselves. Participants will also learn how to make exciting and exceptional place cards.
May 17: Card Boxes 2 to 4 p.m.
Discover how to assemble and decorate a gorgeous presentation box to accept the bride and groom’s wedding cards. Both simple and ornate designs will be explored during this fun workshop.
May 24: Gift Wrapping and Bow Making 2 to 4 p.m.
Learn the tricks to turning out professional quality bows for packaging and decorating. Bow instruction will include fashioning fantastic church pew bows, decorative reception bows, as well as gift box bows to wrap it all up in style.
Workshop fee is $15 per project, and includes materials to make a project to take home. Bridesmaids and or family members and friends are welcome to “pair up” and work on a single project together for one fee. Participants can register for any or all of the classes. Pre registration is preferred as there will be limited enrollment. Call (508)-248-7976 to reserve a spot!