Create your own perfect wedding with these exquisite ideas for place settings, accessories and more. Not only will your wedding be unique but you will save on the cost too, without having to sacrifice the style. From first plans right through to lively moments spent reflecting on your special day, these unusual ideas and deft effects will make all the difference. Beautiful hand-crafted invitations add a personal touch while confetti boxes are great for storing dried rose petals ready for bride and groom to be showered when leaving the church. The favor bags made from gorgeous Japanese Kyoseishi paper are perfect for filling with treats to thank guests for coming, and the paper bride with pearl bouquet looks stunning on top of the wedding cake. There is even a project for a photo album in which to display all those treasured pictures. These superb projects provide those extra touches that will ensure your special day is one to remember.
This probably needs to come with a reality check. Unless you already have some competence with papercraft, or you are supremely confident of your ability, it's probably a good idea not to do any of these projects for real. Anything less than perfection is going to result in a day that looks as though it's been catered from a pound shop and your efforts could eclipse excellence elsewhere. This is not to belittle pound shops, or a lack of extravagance in weddings, but the fact is what, whatever you do in this area, you really do have to do it well.
Having got that out of the way, this is a brilliant little book that could give your day a very considerable edge and save a deal of money into the bargain. This is another project-based craft book, so you get fairly simple demonstrations of 35 attractive and original ideas for boxes, bags, table decorations, albums and keepsakes, all of which are achievable with something more than just a modicum of skill. All of the items preseted are things which tend to appear at weddings and which can be bought at often considerable prices. By making your own, you can add an individual touch that will make the event much more personal and less manufactured.
As long as you're realistic about your abilities, or you're prepared to practice until your results are nothing less than perfect, this is a worthwhile purchase.