. . . of bad luck:
Over the course of three days, a bridal shop lost her bridesmaid dresses, the restaurant hosting the rehearsal dinner closed, and her two wedding dresses were destroyed in a fire. All of it happened less than three weeks before her Dec. 4 nuptials.
Things ultimately got sorted out. Details at the link.
In a completely unrelated story but eerily coincidental story, Jude Rogers comments on the wedding industrial complex. A nugget:
(snip list of over the top nouveau riche celebutard weddings)
After them, the industry boomed. Now, getting married is an orgy of capitalism, consumption and PR. How does a bride sell herself best? How is her day of joy marketed? Don’t have a hen night, have a hen week. Brand your wedding with “the romance of Ancient Rome”, rather than “I want to spend my life with this nice bloke”.