Three letters … DIY … Do It Yourself
Do you get frightened by the sound of it? Would you pay anyone to do it, whatever “it” is, for you? Or does DIY immediately spark your interest and excitement – giving you a chance to display your creativity, craftiness, and sometimes get others involved for a fun team effort!
With bat & bar mitzvah planning in full gear, and the wedding season fast approaching, we wanted to share with you the option of DIY workshops. With the guidance of professionals, you can design and create almost anything and add your own unique and personal touches to your event.
Here are some DIY workshops to check out in the New York area. If you have any other suggestions, add them to the comments section below.
STATIONERY, INVITATIONS & FAVORS: No Experience Needed!
Gowanus Print Lab offers DIY Wedding, a week-long workshop designed to help couples create everything paper they need for their wedding Invitations, save the date cards, place cards, thank you notes, menus, even favors – everything! No experience necessary- an expert will be by your side from design stage through final print. All supplies (other than paper) are included!
Whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday party, bat or bar mitzvah, or a bridal shower (great mother-daugher day!), the workshops at Gowanus Print Lab are great options.
FOOD & DRINKS: Fun Cooking & Brewing Classes!
Brooklyn Kitchen hosts classes on almost anything you can think of. From cake decorating and cupcake making to pickling, canning, and pasta making, they can pretty much teach you anything! They even have a beer brewing class so your specialty cocktails can include a homemade brew!
FLOWERS: Learn how to make your own WOW arrangements!
Floral Design and Event Production company Ovando offers DIY Floral Arrangement classes. One coming up in March is specific to learning how to create floral arrangements for weddings. Class covers basics of floral design including how to create “simple not simplistic” bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres.
WEDDING BANDS: Make a gift you can wear forever!
Work with your fiancé and a skilled metalsmith to design and create original wedding rings “as personal as your relationship”. Read our Create Your Own Wedding Bands post for more detail.
DIY Workshops are a great way to spend some fun, quality time with your loved ones while also checking some of your “to-do’s” off the list. They can save you money, but more importantly they can be an amazing experience to share with the ones you love. We’d love to hear from those of you that take advantage of these great offerings! Keep us posted!