Questions About The Book-A-Zine
My mailbox has been flooded with questions about the DIY Bride Magazine. Thank you so much for your feedback and enthusiasm! Some of you have had great questions about the magazine and projects and I wanted to address them so that others may benefit.
Q. Is the DIY Bride Magazine a monthly or quarterly magazine? When does the next issue come out?
A. At this writing there are only 2 issues scheduled for publication: the one on stands until March 31st and one to be released next January. If you love the magazine, please let my publishers know!
A. The Silk Baron is my current favorite spot to buy dupioni. Great prices, great service. Other spots I like for their selection and prices are:
Q. Where can I find rhinestone buckles for my invites – that don’t break my budget!
A. The cheapest ones I’ve found are around $1.00 each.
Q. Where’s a good place to find rubber stamps online?
A. I like Addicted To Rubber Stamps for their wide selection. Some of the other spots I really like:
- Paper Source
- Hero Arts
- Simon Stamp (for custom designs)
- Impress Rubber Stamps
- Savvy Stamps
- PaperTrey Ink
- Technique Tuesday
Q. The cost of the stephanotis ring pillow looks waaaaay too low!
A. It is. There’s a mistake on the cost comparison. Stephanotis blooms run anywhere from $17.00 – $25.00 for a box of 25 blooms. You’ll need about 7 boxes which makes the flower cost alone $119 – $175. I’ve recently heard from florists that they’re charging anywhere from $190 – $250+ for a similar ring pillow design. Your DIY cost is going to be about the same.
Q. On page 34 of the magazine, in the OTHER supply list, what’s an “ornate rubber stamp, rotary cutter”?
A. That’s an error. The stamp and the rotary cutter are two different items and should be listed as such.
Q. Where do you find flat back rhinestones at a reasonable price?
Q. How do you keep the paper aisle runner from bunching up or slipping?
A. It’s tricky – and one of the reasons some venues don’t allow aisle runners! For solid wood, cement, and tiled floors I recommend using some removable, no-residue adhesive squares (WallArt Adhesive by GlueArts) every few feet. Hardware stores and some places like Target have non-skid liners (like for shelving and rugs) that can be cut into strips and used at strategic places on the underside of the runner to help prevent slip, too. On grass, I like floral “U” pins. They’re cheap and easy to install along the edges of the runner.