Useful for both brides-to-be and newbie wedding planners, “Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding” by Joyce Scardina Becker offers a week-by-week planning guide to creating a problem-free wedding. The 310-page paperback book covers a wealth of topics, from picking the most flattering wedding gown to dealing with rental companies. With 25 years' experience planning weddings, Becker is president of San Francisco-based Events of Distinction. She also leads the wedding consultant certificate program at California State University, East Bay. For more information, call 415/751-0211 or visit www.stmartins.com.