16 February 2016/ ISBN 9781782211587
How-To Books / Crafts / Weddings
by Rachel A Hyde
to get married but feel daunted by the cost; do you want a more
personal touch to your wedding? This is the go-to book for the
crafter who wants to put their own spin on their special day
and save money. What’s not to like?
The book gets off to a great start by getting the prospective
bride (and groom) to ask each other a few questions. When is
the wedding going to be? How much are you going to make yourself?
Where do you want to hold it? There are ideas for lists to make,
priorities to work out and lots of tips about time, budgeting,
logistics and making choices. The rest of the book is divided
into sections bursting with ideas on various aspects of the
big day from stationery to the party, ceremony, reception and
after the honeymoon. The contents list is a help as each of
these sections contains lots of subsections so you can easily
get to the right part. There are lots of projects in here too,
mostly with photographic steps so you can make your own stationery,
paper flowers, paper pompoms, ring pillow, non-littering confetti,
bunting, vases, lanterns and cake decorations (plus cake). This
is a wonderfully bright book with nice glossy pages full of
photos of the author’s own wedding showing the items in
situ. If you like making flowers from paper, fabric, and fondant
icing, this is also the book for you as there are lots of gaily
colored blooms from gerberas to daisies. Many of the ideas in
here would be useful for other events such as garden parties,
birthdays and other celebrations. In the last chapter, there
are even helpful ideas about recouping money, thank you letters,
and CD photos presentation; I don’t think there is anything
that has not been thought of! I wondered before opening the
book how something this involved was going to be doable but
it is, and of course, you can do as much or as little as you
like for your own wedding. I firmly recommend this book to anybody
who is getting married and likes making things.
If you cannot find a good range of assorted craft materials
locally try www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.
|UK Reviewer: Rachel
Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular
Crafts and other magazines.