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If wedding planning is starting to feel overwhelming, I highly recommend picking up at copy of the book Countdown To Your Perfect Wedding. Written by award-winning California-based event planner and designer Joyce Scardina Becker of Events of Distinction, the book breaks down essential wedding tasks and serves as a point-by-point checklist explaining what needs to be done and when (based on a 52 week timeline).
And you can actually get a chance to talk to the author herself: Joyce will be holding three upcoming speaking engagements and book signings in the Bay Area. The first will be taking place Thursday, January 28 at 7:30pm at Books Inc. (2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco); the second is on Saturday, January 30 at 2:00pm at Borders (Stonestown Galleria, 233 Winston Drive, San Francisco); and the third will be on Saturday, March 6 at 3:00pm at Books Inc. (855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto). Mark your calendars! —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Northern California