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The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours before Your Special Day Paperback – Bargain Price, January 5, 2010
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This planning guide, which includes ideas for up to a year before the wedding, has easy craft projects for invitations, decorations, and accessories. Supplies are easily found in craft stores with a bridal supplies section. Similar to Linda Kopp’s recent Crafty Ideas for the Bride on a Budget, Cochran’s (The DIY Bride) latest has less emphasis on wedding food and includes projects for more small but necessary items that add up fast when purchased ready-made. Prospective brides and their friends will find many good ideas here.--Library Journal
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Pros: It does a great job of giving you a time line for each project.
It shows you your average savings.
Gives detailed instructions and helpful hints.
If you are good at crafting you probably can manipulate some of these crafts to fit your wedding.
Cons: Not enough pictures. If you are someone who often does craft you should be ok but for a beginner or occasional crafter more instructional pictures would have been helpful.
For the most part, only helpful for very specif themes. If you are planning a beach, Asian, or floral theme wedding this book is for you. Very few crafts would be helpful for all types of weddings. However, if you are willing to think outside the instructions, you can use some of these ideas for any theme.
Several of the projects look corny or cheap.
All in all, I got one idea from this book for my wedding. One idea does not equal this price tag.
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.
-- Author Unknown
Are you planning your special wedding day? If so, how would you like to make your wedding look like it cost thousands of dollars, when it actually only cost a fraction of that amount?
Planning a wedding may seem like a fairytale occasion but in reality it takes a lot of work, advance preparation, and high organization skills to turn your special day into a memorable event.
Khris Cochran's offer a stress free solution in her book The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours before Your Special Day. In it you will find unique wedding craft ideas that can easily be made with your own hands. The bright vivid pictures will have you wanting to make each and every one of the 40 craft projects in this one book.
I am a huge fan of DIY; I could spend hours watching all the wonderful shows it offers. I was so impressed with Khris Cochran's knowledge and guidance. The high quality wedding ideas she presents is ingenious. These ideas can reduce your wedding costs from the moment you open the book.
Of the forty projects in this book, my all time favorite were the hand-colored wedding invitation. Normally, the price for 100 invitations would cost approximately $300.00 with this book you are able to make your own at the same high quality of only $60.00. These invitations are to be my future wedding invitations when I find that special someone.
Another helpful feature this book offers is the project timeline.Read more ›
At the end of the day I don't know that DIY saves you much if you count for time, but what I can tell you is it was very evident to all of our guests that not one detail hadn't been thought of and from the heart. For our wedding we had the ring-bearer bird's nest, the memorial candles and the custom water bottle labels. They all turned out great!
One reviewer mentioned this not being great for people who are new to crafting. While I've done plenty of crafting and DIY projects, I didn't find this especially onerous. That being said, if you were in fact new, although I'm sure you could eventually figure all these projects out, it probably wouldn't be a time saver.
All in all, this book was great and helped give us precisely the custom, special and unique wedding we wanted.
Her colors are blue, to match her fiance's eyes. He seems to prefer the peacock feathers
The second being the Wedding Program that is stiched. I thought that could be very pretty
and tie in the wedding colors and time of year.
There is no way that I would be doing our own floral arangements, even with the savings.
We will be too busy at the end, as will everyone else.
All and all I found it a interesting book, with ideas I may use at other events.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Only half of the things in this book pertained to my wedding theme. I think you can find better ideas on pinterest!Published on August 23, 2014 by 88Seashell
I was able to individualize projects in this book to fit my wedding and was thrilled at the variety of projects shown. Read morePublished on March 11, 2014 by Katie Joyce
I bought this book with the best of intentions, but really didn't end up doing more than flipping though the pages.Published on February 13, 2014 by Kate Hullfish
Bought this for my cousin. She loved receiving but not sure if she has found it helpful?? So I'm not sure if it was a good buy or not??Published on January 29, 2014 by K.Malcolm
I didn't use any single project in this book for my wedding. The projects in this book either require complicated equipment (cuttlebug machine) or look cheap (the embellished... Read morePublished on November 7, 2013 by Kathy
As the DIY Girl, this book helped me plan my sister's wedding with her! Very helpful as the Maid of Honor (MOH)!Published on May 11, 2013 by SMB_1106
The book has a nice sampling of ideas for various areas of a wedding. While there were good ideas, I wouldn't say many were very "WOW". Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Laura
I'm the poster child for DIY any and everything, including my wedding. Our whole wedding was gorgeous and (excluding my dress) we had 250+ people, food, alcohol, and a PHENOMENAL... Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Carmen Smith