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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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Open any bridal magazine or visit any wedding website and a bride-to-be is sure to encounter the well-known wedding countdown list—when to mail the save-the-dates, buy the bridal jewelry, choose the centerpieces, order the favors, send the thank you notes, and everything else in between. Khris Cochran, the author of The DIY Bride and creator of DIYBride.com, knows that her hip and crafty readers need an entirely different type of run-up to their big day. The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown is a 224-page four-color book packed with 40 brand new, fun, affordable, easy-to-follow, time-saving craft projects for a one-of-a-kind wedding. Brides will find chic special touches and sweet, unique keepsakes that elevate a wedding with a personal touch and that are also super affordable. Text will include the popular price comparison box so brides will know how much they are saving with each project by doing it themselves, a new budget section that shows bride what they can expect to spend on each project, and new sidebar on the time needed to complete each project.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press (January 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600851193
  • ASIN: B0048ELA2G
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,502,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I almost bought this book but I am so glad I didn't. My local library had it so I was able to check it out before I bought it.

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.
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I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
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.
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I was planning our destination wedding and wanted it to be as special as possible. I love DIY projects and since I had plenty of time for planning, and the desire to make everything thing custom just for our special day, this book was great! I'm sure it ended up saving us a great deal of money, since something ended up being much fancier than we would've afforded had we purchased them (e.g. I made sand- and beach-glass- filled window pane invitations) but if I were trying to be militantly strict I could've found cheaper at pre-fab sites without having the fun little details.

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.
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I found 2 things I would do for my daughters wedding. The peacock feather boutonerie.

Her colors are blue, to match her fiance's eyes. He seems to prefer the peacock feathers

to flowers.

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.
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Bought it for my daughter-in-law-to-be but I read it first ! Good price and tons of good tips for planning a wedding on a shoestring budget. If you can buy it used, do so. After all, it only gets used once ! Right ? Vendor delivered on time and was as discribed.
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