The DIY Bride An Affair to Remember: 40 Fantastic Projects to Celebrate Your Unique Wedding Style by Khris CochranThe DIY Bride An Affair to Remember: 40 Fantastic Projects to Celebrate Your Unique Wedding Style by Khris Cochran

The DIY Bride An Affair to Remember: 40 Fantastic Projects to Celebrate Your Unique Wedding Style

byKhris Cochran

Paperback | January 3, 2012

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Hip and crafty brides-to-be understand the value of doing it themselves. Not only is taking a hands-on approach to nuptials a great way to save money, but it allows brides-to-be everywhere to showcase their own personal style. Author Khris Cochran, the wedding world's craft guru, understands how an engaged gal today plans and designs her wedding. The creator of and author of two highly successful DYI Bride books, she has packed this third volume with 40 brand new fun and original projects. Organized by wedding theme, including Sand & Sea, Bright Lights, Big City, and A Touch of Country, "The DIY Bride An Affair to Remember "includes themed projects for save-the-dates, invitations, programs, favors, decorations, and more. A popular price comparison box shows how much these DIY projects can save; a budget section itemizes the costs; and a new box offers extra style variations. With 80 inspiring photos, this is the book brides will say "I do" to for a one-of-a-kind wedding.

A DIY Bride herself, Khris Cochran is the creator and founder of the award-winning, 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 messag...
Title:The DIY Bride An Affair to Remember: 40 Fantastic Projects to Celebrate Your Unique Wedding StyleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.6 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:The Taunton PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:160085351X

ISBN - 13:9781600853517

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Table of Contents

The Basics: The DIY Bride's Tools & Techniques/Troubleshooting /Top Tips for Project Success

Chapter One: Sand & Sea
Paperclay Seashell Ring Dish
Sand & Sea Invitations
Rope-Wrapped Centerpiece
Seashell Boutonniere
Paper Boat Favor Containers

Chapter Two: Fairytale Wedding
Accordion-Fold Invitation
Crystal-Accented Table Numbers
Fairytale Flower Girl Costume
Bridesmaid Sash
Bejeweled Bouquet Wrap

Chapter Three: Winter Wonderland
Hot Chocolate Favors
Quilled Snowflake Save-the-Dates
Baby's Breath Centerpiece
Pinecone Bouquet
Fleece Bolero

Chapter Four: Exotic Destinations
Vintage Luggage Guest Book
Sari Fabric Cake Stand
Out of Town Welcome Cigar Box
Tropical Flower Bouquet
Embellished Raffia Fans

Chapter Five: A Touch of Country
Crepe Paper Bouquet
Mini Pie Favors
Embroidered Invitations
Chicken Wire Seating Chart
Wooden Wedding Sign

Chapter Six: Bright Lights, Big City
Las Vegas Scratch-Off Escort Card
New York City Subway Map Program
Memphis Invitation
New Orleans Drink Station
Seattle Skyline Wedding Card Box

Chapter Seven: Into the Garden
Faux Letterpress Invitation
Paper Parasols
“Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Card
Tea Cup Candelabra
No-Sew Ring Pillow

Chapter Eight: The New Modern
Modern Wedding Cake
Precious Metal Clay Ring
Ribbon Wall Curtain
Coneflower Boutonniere
Faux Mercury Glass and Protea Centerpiece


Editorial Reviews

Cochran ( provides an idea trove that will inspire the nuptial process of the budget-conscious. Projects are mostly favors, invites, ring holders and a few of the unexpected, such as making your own wedding rings with precious metal clays. She holds the crafter's hand through the process of producing cigar-box welcome packages, teacup centerpieces and paper parasols, with detailed lists of supplies and directions, tips and hints, and an itemized price breakdown - with a dollop of humor hot-glued on the side. Eight wedding themes are presented, with five projects for each, enhancing any occasion calling for extra flair and less expense. And, if fairy-tale flower girl costumes or chicken-wire seating holders aren't your thing, inspiration can be mixed and matched. And of course, that critical element - an estimate of just how many bridesmaids, moms and aunts will be required for crafty assistance - completes this wicker basket of ideas that will enliven the celebration of marriage - or just any good party. "--Publishers Weekly"Cochran ("The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown") presents a new collection of projects to add a touch of handmade to weddings. Each project has an estimated time for creation, a full price breakdown, and a comparison with the cost of similar commercially or professionally made articles, allowing couples to decide whether the time investment for the project is worthwhile. The projects are organized by wedding style, including modern, urban, fairy tale, exotic, and country, but Cochran frequently provides style-modification suggestions. Bridal craft books are perpetually popular, and this is a nice, accessible collection for readers looking to add flair to their special day." --Library Journal"