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Table Of Contents

Get Organized
Get Inspired
Get Moving
Deep Breath: Pat Yourself on the Back
Here Comes the Dress
Complete the Package
The Groom’s Outfit
The Bridesmaids’ Ensembles
Deep Breath: Relax, Gorgeous
(and Other Ways to Spread the Word)
Keep It Simple
Invitation Options
Easy Save-the-Dates
The Wedding Web Site
Deep Breath: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
DIY Video
Deep Breath: Freeze Frame
A Piece of Cake?
The DIY Bar
Setting the Table
Deep Breath: Eat, Drink, and Be Married
Flower Basics
Hand Flowers
Corsages and Boutonnieres
Deep Breath: Nature’s Way
Edible Favors
Useful/Dual Purpose Favors
Intangible Gifts
Deep Breath: Do Yourself a Favor
Have Your Rings Made
Rings with a Past
Deep Breath: All That Glitters
Finding an Officiant
Writing Your Own Ceremony and/or Vows
Ceremony Music
Decorate the Ceremony Space
Deep Breath: You Do
Decorate the Reception Space
Reception Music
Deep Breath: It’s All Coming Together
DIY Rules Recap
Contracts 101
DIY Team Assignments
P. 1
DIY Wedding

DIY Wedding



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Publish date: Nov 29, 2007
Added to Scribd: Jan 05, 2010
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jehara_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
this book rocked. it gives so many ideas on how to do things yourself in a fun and creative manner. it by no means suggest that you should or could do everything yourself. but it does help you narrow your focus and determine what your priorities are, what you want to do yourself and what you want to leave to the professionals. it helps you prioritize and encourages you to enlist the help of friends and family and put their talents to use. each chapter is devoted to one area of the planning process from attire to invitations to food and music to photography and videography to rings and favors. this book is chock full of all kinds of creative ideas. each chapter gives you a complete overview of all your different options. the dress: do you want vintage? it gives you ideas of all the different places to look and how to spot a find and a dud. you want to design your own dress and have it made? it gives you a list of questions to ask the dressmaker. the book is sprinkled with "we did, advice from real couples" and with instructions for various projects such as making your own veil or embellishing a pair of shoes to go with your dress. each chapter gives various alternatives, ideas and project instructions. i think i liked this book the best out of all of them. i have found it the most useful and has spurred many ideas that i have written down in a little journal i am keeping to record all our thoughts and ideas.
hoxierice reviewed this
Rated 4/5
After looking at wedding planning books, including other ones on "making the day your own" I liked this book the best. I am not sure why, but maybe because it gives you a plan, what realistically can you do, it also doesn't make assumptions about what a wedding "should" be. Most of the other books felt like they were just giving you permission to do what you want.
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