My Handmade Wedding: A crafter's guide to making your big day perfect

My Handmade Wedding: A crafter's guide to making your big day perfect

by Marrianne Mercer


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Ideal for creative, budget-savvy brides and grooms to be, this practical, friendly guide will help couples plan and personalise their big day. It begins with a chapter on organisation: assessing your needs and your budget, selecting a theme and a style and working out what to do when. It then covers every element you might want to consider making, buying or renting, providing money-saving tips throughout. The book is packed with over 20 tried-and-tested projects, from a range of stationery designs, candle favours, wedding cakes, ring pillows and veils, to lanterns, bunting and paper flowers. The book is full of beautiful wedding photographs, which show the reader exactly how the projects work in a real wedding setting. Readers might want to recreate the author Marriannes wedding exactly, or simply pick and choose elements they love to personalise their big day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782211587
Publisher: Search Press
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Marrianne (Maz) Mercer studied at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University to gain a degree in Graphic Design and Advertising in 2005. From there she moved back to Kent to start her career as a graphic designer. She now works as a designer for a book publisher and enjoys making handmade beaded jewellery at weekends.

Table of Contents


Planning your wedding
Choosing a venue
Choosing a theme
Make or buy?
Planning your time
Wedding Stationery
Why make your own stationery?
Key stationery items
Choosing your materials
Creating a computer design
Creating a handmade design

The Wedding Party
Where to start?
Floral accessories
Making paper flowers
Make your own gerberas
Make your own buttonholes
Make your own corsages
Make your own bouquets
Stitched accessories
Make your own veil
Make your own hair flower

The Ceremony
Personalising your space
Paper pompoms
Make your own paper pompoms
Make your own ring pillow
Leaving the ceremony
Make your own confetti

The Reception
Filling your space
How I did it: bunting
Make your own bunting
How I did it: table coverings
Table decorations
Make your own flowers
Make your own vases
Decorating the top table
Make your own candles
Make your own lanterns
Seating plan
Place names
The cake
Decorate your cake

After the Honeymoon
Saying thank you


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