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I’m Too Sexy for Your Commercial Wedding

diycover4 It is an amazing thing to read a book written by someone you know and actually admire.  I received a complimentary copy of The DIY Bride:  40 Fun Projects For Your Ultimate One-of-a-Kind Wedding from The Taunton Press company (Thank you so much, Patty!).

A lot of my other wedding planner friends have received or bought copies and have loved it as well. This book is really special to me because I actually know Khris.  Khris and I initially met when I stumbled across her site, DIY Bride, while writing the script for my podcast many, many moons ago. It was a crafter’s DREEEAAAMMM (iWEDdies will appreciate the spelling 😉 )  I mentioned her in several shows because her content was ALWAYS fresh, with videos, online communities and classes and new ideas and how-to’s.  And fast-forward many months (dare I say even a year and a half) later….

Khris’ community is one of the hottest things on the net and she’s a jet-setting author, and I’m….

Well, anyway, (LOL)

Thumbing through the book, I was instantly engaged by all of the large color pictures.  The concepts and crafts are so practical, yet beautiful, that even high-maintenance diva like myself says "Hey! I can do that!"  The basics section is great– Khris introduces you to everything you want and need to know about the fundamentals of getting started with making any craft for your wedding. Definitely a must have. 

As you go through the book, she takes you through out the planning process– from Save the Date crafts to creating a beautiful keepsake box after the wedding.  Each project is detailed with Tips and Hints from the Craft Diva herself, as well as a Cost Comparison chart which allows you to see how much you can pay for it in retail, and how much it will cost you to do it all by your fabulous onesies.

As I go through the book, I am further amazed about the beauty of the projects. I always knew Khris was talented and smart, but now it’s on paper!  And Khris, true to her sweet self, doesn’t leave you hanging– she provides you with templates and real life experiences/explanations. What is so fabulous is that the projects are universal– even if the look of the project isn’t for you, you can explore other fabrics, colors, ideas, etc. that are true to you and your own wedding.   

This is a book for you to have in your library for before and after your wedding.  I’m going through this right now, thinking of all the great uses it will have for future fabuluxe parties and bridal events.  It is available by the above link on Amazon or at your favorite local bookstore.

Khris, I am SO very proud of you :)  Thank you again for knowing ME!  You rock!

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  • Great minds do indeed think alike, I blogged about this today too. 😆

    February 14, 2008 at 2:03 pm
  • Very funny…I got a copy of her book for valentines day and had planned on blogging about it as well! :mrgreen:

    February 14, 2008 at 10:23 pm
  • I hadn’t heard about this… Generally, I’m not a fan of DIY (too busy to even think about taking on an extra project!) but I will keep an eye out for it – based on your rec.

    February 26, 2008 at 9:07 pm
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