Happy New Year readers.  I hope that 2010 is off to a fabulous start for everyone, and congratulations to all my newly engaged brides to be. Maharani Weddings is dedicated to making your planning process a bit more fun, and definitely more fabulous!

I get a lot of questions from brides asking where they can save money.  The best places to trim some of your budget is on your save the dates, invitations, favors, and albums.  When compared to décor, food, and location, these items aren’t at the front of your guests mind, and we all know where even the most beautiful of invites sadly end up.

So, I was thrilled when I found out about these workshops from Paper Source, dedicated to these very topics!

DIY Wedding Save the Dates
Congratulations! You’re getting married and want to share the news with family and friends, plus make sure everyone “saves the date!” In this hands-on class you’ll create a mix of wonderful models to inspire your own final creation.  You’ll discover how easy it is to set the mood for your wedding long before you send out invitations – just craft a Save the Date message as special as the two of you!

$35, various locations

DIY Wedding Favors
It’s the little things that make your Wedding Day visually delightful : favors to savor, programs with panache, table settings that sing. Using Paper Source’s beautiful array of papers, an assortment of embellishments and our stylish favor boxes, you’ll create a mix of samples to take home with you for inspiration.  Not only can you save money making your own wedding day delights, but you’ll have fun doing it!

$35, various locations

DIY Wedding Invites
Paper Source requests the honor of your presence at this one-of-a-kind workshop on wedding invitations.  We’ll look at several examples, and then you’ll learn how to design and produce your own invitations.  You’ll experiment with several different papers and designs to create the invitation of your dreams.  In addition, we’ll talk about how to “mass produce” your handmade treasure and learn different techniques for using ribbons to help you “tie the knot”.  A discussion of addressing and printing will follow.  RSVP soon!

$40, various locations

Fabulous Handmade Album
Make a unique and beautiful photo album using our classic pre-existing Italian album blocks. These pre-assembled and separated with glassine sheets have 30 pages, and all you’ll have to do is create your own personalized spine and cover combinations.  We’ll use Paper Source’s exquisite decorative paper and book cloth to create a one-of-a-kind album.

$50, various locations