The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown

The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown

40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours before Your Special Day

One of the best and worst parts of waiting for your wedding day is the months that go by while you wait. At first it's great to set the date early, because you have plenty of time to make the big arrangements, but once you've got your dress picked out, venues and professionals contracted and guest list composed, there's this terrible lag and it feels like the big day is never going to arrive.

If you're a savvy, crafty bride, this waiting period can be used to continue to work on wedding elements and avoid the twiddling of thumbs and tapping of toes while you anxiously await the main event. There are many extra special touches that can add up to high costs if you're paying professionals to provide them, but can give you a fun wedding-centric retreat when you just wish there was something else you could be doing.

A great book to give you ideas and keep you busy is The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours before Your Special Day by Kris Cochran. It's full of fun and unique ideas to add a little extra pizazz to your attire, ceremony and reception without starting your marriage off with a huge, unnecessary wedding debt.

You can find plenty of projects to keep your creativity flowing while adding flair to your nuptials. The guide is set up like a wedding planner, and starts with projects that you can do as far as a year in advance of your wedding day, all the way up to six hours before you say “I do.” They cover everything from invitations to cake toppers.

The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown is a fun book for the bride who likes to get creative and stay busy. Those months-long stretches of waiting for your wedding day will be a lot less boring once you've found some great projects to keep your mind off the calendar.