The DIY Bride: 40 Fun Projects for Your Ultimate One-of-a-Kind Wedding

by Khris Cochran

The Taunton Press | December 31, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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From choosing a delicious menu to assembling the guest list, hundreds of details go into planning a successful wedding. The DIY Bride helps brides put their stamp on the big day without breaking the bank. Written by the creator of the number one Web site for wedding crafts, DIYBride.com, this fun, easy guide showcases unique, easy-to-do craft projects that range from beautiful handmade announcements and invitations to personalized favors and much more. Khris Cochran includes valuable cost-comparison sidebars that clearly detail the huge savings involved. She also shows brides how to involve their friends and families in the project-making process, making this a fun journey for all. The DIY Bride is an essential purchase for any woman who dreams of an unforgettable wedding--from the inside out.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.68 in

Published: December 31, 2007

Publisher: The Taunton Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1561589640

ISBN - 13: 9781561589647

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The DIY Bride: 40 Fun Projects for Your Ultimate One-of-a-Kind Wedding

by Khris Cochran

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.68 in

Published: December 31, 2007

Publisher: The Taunton Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1561589640

ISBN - 13: 9781561589647

About the Book

From choosing a delicious menu to assembling the guest list, hundreds of details go into planning a successful wedding. This fun, guide showcases unique, easy-to-do craft projects that range from beautiful handmade announcements to magical honeymoon scrapbooks.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Basics: Tools & Techniques
Proper Project Planning for the Big Day--Telling the World: Save-the-Dates, Invitations, and Thank You''s, Shake It Up! Save The Date Card, The Viewfinder Save-The-Date Card, Couture Silk Pocketfold Invitation, Savvy Stamped Invitations, Customized Map Cards, Peek-A-Boo Thank You
Beautiful Bride--Elegant Jewelry & Accessories: Glamour Girl Bird Cage Veil, Vintage Necklace, Tiara, Flower Girly Girl Tiara, Ridiculously Simple Drop Earrings, Fabric Flower Brooch
Tying the Knot--Crafting Your Wonderful Wedding Ceremony: Buds and Blossoms Bridal Bag, Blessings Bouquet Charms, Herb Boutonnieres, Decoupage Flower Girl Bucket, Stephanotis Ring Pillow, Faux Metal Pew Cone, Hanging Garden Aisle Markers, Booklet Program, Personalized Program Fan, "Best Dog" Collar, Personalized Aisle Runner, Ceremony Canopy
Having a Ball--The Touches that Make the Reception: Rhinestone Monogram Cake Topper, Cupcake Tower, Crystal Drop Cake Jewelry, Standing Table Numbers, Floating Table Number Centerpiece, Cork Placecard Holders, Seating Chart, Luminaria Tree, Split Bamboo Centerpiece, Ribbon-Bound Guest Book
Giving with Style--Favors, Gifts & Goodies: Fudge Favors, Votive Candles & Matches, Bridesmaid Tote, Resin Cufflinks
Looking Back--Making Memories to Save: Time Capsule, Photo Memento Block, Keepsake Display Box
Resources
Index

From the Publisher

From choosing a delicious menu to assembling the guest list, hundreds of details go into planning a successful wedding. The DIY Bride helps brides put their stamp on the big day without breaking the bank. Written by the creator of the number one Web site for wedding crafts, DIYBride.com, this fun, easy guide showcases unique, easy-to-do craft projects that range from beautiful handmade announcements and invitations to personalized favors and much more. Khris Cochran includes valuable cost-comparison sidebars that clearly detail the huge savings involved. She also shows brides how to involve their friends and families in the project-making process, making this a fun journey for all. The DIY Bride is an essential purchase for any woman who dreams of an unforgettable wedding--from the inside out.

About the Author

A DIY Bride herself, Khris Cochran is the creator and founder of the award-winning DIYBride.com, one of the most popular bridal crafting websites out there today. The DIYBride website is one of the most-linked sites, with links from The Knot, Modern Bride, and Brides magazines, and hundreds of references to the site from wedding message boards. In addition to dishing out wedding expertise daily on DIYBride.com, Khris teaches craft classes in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is her first book.

Editorial Reviews

"DIY Bride is a classy, sassy, oh-so-fun crafty approach to livening up your big wedding day. Khris Cochran serves up a delectable tray of clever ideas that are frosted with style and originality and proves that having a luxurious, signature wedding doesn''t mean you have to empty your bank account. Just your glue gun!" -- Kathy Cano-Murillo, CraftyChica.com Khris Cochran''s The DIY Bride provides inspiration and projects for save-the-date cards, invitations, jewelry and accessories, ceremony decorations, programs, favors and more. Cochran, who founded the website DIYBride.com, also provides a cost comparison to show how much a similar item would cost if purchased in a store, allowing busy couples to decide whether it would be better to buy or make certain projects. A hair ornament for a flower girl, for example, costs about $5 to make but would cost about $40 to buy. The DIY Bride provides clear instructions and suggests whether a project could be completed by the couple themselves, with the help of the wedding party or with members of the family, offering clever ideas and the potential for fun invitation-building parties with friends." --Bookpage "Khris Cochran, founder of DIYBride.com, helps send do-it-yourselfers down the aisle on the cheap with her new, illustrated book "The DIY Bride: 40 Fun Projects for Your Ultimate One-of-a-Kind Wedding" (Taunton, $19.95). The book offers step-by-step, budget-saving craft ideas for those planning to wed. --"Dayton Daily News "(Ohio)
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