Monday, January 2, 2012

Review: The DIY Bride An Affair to Remember by Khris Cochran

The DIY Bride An Affair to Remember: 40 Fantastic Projects to Celebrate Your Unique Wedding Style by Khris Cochran
Publisher: Taunton
Published: January 3, 2012
Pages: 224
Received: for review from 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 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.
This book was perfect to gather inspirations for my upcoming wedding.  There were so many wonderful ideas with step by step instructions. I loved that there were a variety of themes offered in the book as my theme crosses over between a few and there were some ideas that I've taken from different sections that I'd like to try out and incorporate for my big day.

Some of my favourite DIYs were:
-Ribbon Wall Curtain
-Pine Cone Bouquet
-Baby's Breath Centerpieces
-Crystal Accented Table Numbers

My favourite chapter was the Sun & Sand Theme and if I were doing a beach themed wedding I would use all of the ideas in this section. I loved the Rope Wrapped Vase - very pretty.

I would recommend this book to brides who are looking to get quite a few DIY projects done for the wedding instead of paying big bucks for someone else to complete them. These projects can be tweaked to suit your needs, but the instructions are great as it lists everything you will need to have on hand to complete them. 

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