Tuesday, May 1, 2012

{Review} The 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
by Khris Cochran
Publisher: Taunton
Released: January 03, 2012
Genre: NONFICTION - ADULT: Family & Home: Crafts & Hobbies
How I got it: NetGalley

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 DIYBride.com 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.

Review:I requested this because my mother-in-law will be getting hitched in June. Being on a low budget we're trying to do as much as possible DIY. So I figured I'd see what this book had to offer. I was actually a little disappointed. I guess I was hoping for more projects, using everyday objects.
There were a couple I liked though, I want to try the shell ring dish, for the wedding as it's Hawaiian themed. Also I'm going to try an alteration of the Bride maid's 5 tier necklace, which looks complex but I have been assured by a friend that it isn't. The projects are nice and  the instructions are easy to follow. It even gives comparative prices between doing it yourself or purchasing. If you're a crafter and want to work on wedding related product then I think this would be useful, but if you're getting married and on a budget then your money might be better spent in other areas.


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