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The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown - Khris Cochran


Book Description:
If you're planning a wedding, it's probably the most complicated event you'll ever need to orchestrate. From invitations and decorations to flower arrangements, centerpieces and goody bags, there's a lot to manage -- and each one has its own (often surprising) price tag.
That's why this unique do-it-yourself wedding planner is perfect for the stylish bride-to-be, with charming craft projects that will add a distinct touch of personality to your wedding -- and help you save a few bucks along the way.
In this hip, budget-friendly guide, Khris Cochran presents 40 original, affordable, time-saving projects in the popular countdown format brides on a deadline love.
Here are just a few of the crafty, creative projects you'll find.
* Edible, save-the-date cards
* Hand-stamped cocktail napkins
* Bead-and-lace bridal slippers
* Feather boutonnière for the groom
* Super-cool "Just Married" sign
In her engaging, straightforward style, Cochran carefully leads readers through each project, sharing 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 memorable wedding keepsakes.
And lots of helpful sidebars provide time estimates -- so savvy brides-to-be can plan out their projects and count down confidently to their special day.

About Author:
Khris Cochran is the author of The DIY Bride and founder of the award-winning DIYBride.com. She has been sharing crafty ideas with hands-on brides-to-be since 2000. Cochran also teaches craft classes in the San Francisco Bay area.

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My Take on the Book:
This is a very useful, do-it-yourself book for any bride. I plan on using it when I get married. I found there were many things anyone could do, and for minimal expense. It seems worth it to make it more personal on that special day anyways. Why not with handmade invitations, or a handmade ring box. These are expensive items, that can be inexpensively made. And they look beautiful. Plus if you don't like colors, stamp look, stencil, or flowers, they can be substituted easily enough. It seems well-worth it to me!
I recommend all brides-in-waiting get this book, and save some money and sanity.

~I received a copy from The Taunton Press for my review. I was not compensated for my post.~

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