Author(s): Marrianne Mercer
Ideal for creative, budget-savvy brides and grooms to be, this practical, friendly guide will help couples plan and personalize their big day. It begins with a chapter on organization: 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 favors, 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 Marrianne s wedding exactly, or simply pick and choose elements they love to personalize their big day."
Marrianne Mercer (now Miall) 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: her first book, "Twenty to Make Button Jewellery" was published in 2011. She crafted her own beautiful DIY wedding in 2013, and it was this that inspired her to share her experiences in her latest book.
Introduction, 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, Favours, Make your own candles, Make your own lanterns, Chalkboard, Signage, Seating plan Place names, The cake, Decorate your cake, After the Honeymoon, Saying thank you, Selling, Templates, Index