Want a bit of light relief from the wedding planning? Then I urge you to get your hands on Scenes From An Impending Marriage: A Prenuptial Memoir by Adrian Tomine (Faber and Faber, £7.99). Illustrator Adrian is best known for his cover illustrations for The New Yorker magazine, as well as the acclaimed graphic novel, Shortcomings.
This hilarious little book charts Adrian's journey through the wedding planning process, through a series of comic vignettes. It covers everything from choosing the venue ('What do you mean? It's my favourite combo: hideous and expensive') to doing the guest list ('I'm just saying it wouldn't hurt to create a "buffer zone" between the quiet, sober, West Coast Asians and the loud, drunken, East Coast Irish!') and taking dance classes ('This nonsense stops the moment we're married'). As for the favours, each guest received a copy of the book as a memento of the day. Sweet!