Synopses & Reviews
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.
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 "
Today's average wedding costs $20,000, so the appeal of doing it yourself has never been greater. And crafty and creative brides-to-be need look no farther than this hip, budget-friendly wedding planner. Khris Cochran, author of The "DIY Bride" and creator of DIYBride.com presents 40 original, affordable, and time-saving projects in the popular countdown format that brides on a deadline just can't live without. You'll find everything from edible, save-the-date cards and hand-stamped cocktail napkins to bead-and-lace bridal slippers, a feather boutonniere for the groom, and a super-cool "Just Married" sign. In her trademark straightforward style, Cochran carefully leads readers through each project and supplies spot-on tips and shortcuts. Four-color, step-by-step illustrations, easy-to-read templates, and pattern guides take the mystery out of creating these wedding keepsakes. Helpful sidebars provide time estimates, so savvy brides-to-be can plan out their projects and count down confidently to their special day.
Crafty and creative brides-to-be need look no farther than this hip, budget-friendly wedding planner to find original, affordable, and time-saving projects. Four-color, step-by-step illustrations take the mystery out of creating wedding keepsakes.
Original, affordable, timesaving projects in the popular countdown format that brides on a deadline love. This hip, budget-friendly wedding planner takes the mystery out of creating wedding keepsakes with 40 fabulous projects with full-color, step-by-step illustrations.
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.
Table of Contents
IntroductionThe Basics: Tools & TechniquesProject Countdown for the Big DayProject Planning Sheet 12 Months – 9 Months To Go! Engagement Invites, Save-the-Dates & Thank YousEngagement Party InvitationBridal Party CalendarS’mores Save-the-DateTropical Save-the-DateMagnet Save-the-DateHeart Thank You Card 8 Months - 6 Months To Go!Invitations and Keepsakes Wood Laminate InvitationDestination Wedding Invite BookletPlayful InviteWatercolor InviteDry Embossed InvitationLace Flower Girl BasketMemorial CandleWire Bird’s Nest Ring Pillow 5 Months – 3 Months To Go!Accessories with Your Sense of Style Bridal TiaraVintage Button Hair PinsBridal Shoe MakeoverMaid-of-Honor ShawlFeather BoutonniereDay Spa Bachelorette Party Invite 8 Weeks to 4 Weeks to Go!Setting the Scene for the Wedding Wall Monogram DecorationChurch Door MonogramSewn ProgramBeach Glass CenterpiecesOwl Cake Topper 3 Weeks to 1 Week to Go!Crafting a One-of-a-Kind Reception Memory Lane Table MarkersStamped Cocktail Napkins Magnetic Clothespin Seating ChartJust Married BannerPost-Wedding Brunch Place Settings 6 Days to 2 Days to Go!Sweet Send Offs to Mark the Occasion Cupcake in a JarMilk & Cookies FavorWater Bottle LabelsVineyard Charm & Truffle Favor 1 Day to Go!Forget-Me-Not Details Carnation PomandersAsian Rock CenterpieceGourmet Popcorn Buffet Six Hours To Go!Finishing Touches for the Special Day Lily Bridal BouquetLime CenterpieceDIY Photo Booth ResourcesIndex