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Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding: From Engagement Ring to Honeymoon, a Week-by-Week Guide to Planning the Happiest Day of Your Life Paperback – February 7, 2006
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The Location. Flowers. Dress. Invitations. Linens. Food. China. Music. And, of course, the Cake. Once the proposal is accepted, the planning begins. To create a wedding that reflects your style and unique personality, you need a firm timeline showing exactly what needs to be done…and when. Let Joyce Scardina Becker, one of the world's leading wedding consultants, walk you through the process. That way, you're guaranteed to walk down the aisle stress-free―and in style.
Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding gives you detailed and easy-to-follow instructions for perfecting all aspects of your wonderful event. It shows how to customize each piece to create a day you will forever cherish.
Organized around a 52-week timeline, which can be adjusted according to your own needs, each chapter features an essential aspect of planning the happiest day of your life. The book includes insider tips on how to get what you want, plan an appropriate budget, understand essential planning lingo, and much more. It also reveals some of the unique ways brides have accomplished a range of wedding tasks to fit everyone's pocketbook.
From announcing your engagement to planning your honeymoon getaway and everything in between, Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding is the indispensable must-have guide for any groom and bride-to-be.
About the Author
Joyce Scardina Becker is a Certified Wedding Consultant and veteran wedding planner with more than twenty-five years of experience. Based in San Francisco, she is president of Events of Distinction, a leading wedding and special event consulting company. A contributing editor to TheKnot.com, she is also the founding director and instructor of the Wedding Consultation Certificate Program at California State University, Hayward.
More About the Author
Since 1997, Joyce has been the Founding Director and Instructor of the Wedding Planner Certificate Program, which is offered annually at California State University East Bay. Nationally recognized by event professionals and students, this intensive 40-hour program was the first of its kind on a university campus, providing a comprehensive education for students who wish to pursue a professional career in wedding management.
Joyce has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and she has frequently been a featured speaker at industry conferences and bridal shows. Her ideas and designs have appeared in over 200 media outlets, including The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, The Huffington Post and msn.com. Her words of wisdom have been translated into several languages; she has been profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle and Elegant Bride magazine; and her events have graced the covers of Special Events Magazine (twice), Catering Magazine and Hotel F&B Executive. Joyce served as the "Northern California Expert" for TheKnot.com website, a Contributing Editor for The Knot magazine, and currently she blogs for The Knot's local wedding web page, SanFrancisco.Weddings.com.
Joyce is the Founding President of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA), the first national non-profit (Section 501c6) trade association created specifically for providers of wedding products and services. Its mission is to advance the wedding profession, enhance the professional growth of its members, uphold the highest ethics, and educate the public about qualified specialists.
Joyce's talents began to bloom at age 5, when she planned a "Surprise Halloween Party" for her kindergarten class. (The surprise was on her mother, when the entire kindergarten class showed up at her front door!) Joyce went on to attend San Francisco State University, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management. Later, she received a prestigious degree in Retail Floristry from City College of San Francisco, and subsequently she earned the esteemed Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential.
Today, what Joyce loves most is bringing her clients' visions and dreams to life on their wedding day. She focuses on creating innovative, cutting-edge designs that artistically embrace the couple's personal tastes, preferences, and styles.
Top Customer Reviews
In sharing her many years of experience, the author saves you time, and also saves you money and heartache by pointing out the key questions to ask of vendors and the pitfalls to avoid. The book pays for itself many times over.
I particularly liked the examples of real brides and real weddings, the latest trends, and the comprehensive resource guide at the end of the book. This book is so good, even other event planners recommend it!
Wendy Maclaurin Richardson
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this book because I am getting into wedding planning events. I like the book. She does a great job in helping a bride or anyone else helping a bride navigate their way... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Grace
This book was a gift purchase. I have not seen the book. Granddaughter says it is a good choice and thanked me.Published 22 months ago by Jeanne Zanzi
This book was so consistent with main stream propaganda that you must spend a ton of money to have a great wedding. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by Jacqueline
That is THE book to get if you want to plan the perfect wedding with no stress ! I todelly recommand it. Perfect book for the perfect day !Published on May 12, 2011 by Cinthy
This was not at all what I though it was. Too much text not enough organizer. I recommend the Knot countdown instead; that's more of your own ideas where as this book just tells... Read morePublished on April 6, 2011 by JShields
I love the logical and simple week to week "TO DO" list. So many wedding planning guides jump around all over the place in no logical order so this book appeals to my way of doing... Read morePublished on May 12, 2010 by Mrs. M. Littlewood-scott
This book was so easy to read and understand. It it THE wedding planning book to have!Published on February 10, 2010 by Jennifer A. Schleis
After using this book as my bible in planning my wedding, I was just going write a review about how valuable Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding was for me. Read morePublished on September 21, 2009 by DR
I got this book and have to admit I regret it. The book is so out of date and out of touch with modern brides. Read morePublished on September 16, 2009 by CRH