The Mother of All Weddings

For event planners, a family nuptial can be an exercise in drama—and high anxiety.



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The bride wore a strapless, off-white Vera Wang gown with a corseted back and carried white tulips as she walked toward a garden themed wedding canopy. It was one of those crystalline moments of perfection that nearly every bride-to-be has imagined: the guests, watching in hushed silence; the groom, eagerly awaiting the woman about to become his wife; the parents, proudly looking on.

And then, a dramatic thud as one of the six groomsmen fainted dead away.

For Martha Bindeman, wedding planner and mother of the bride, it was a moment that demonstrated you can’t plan for everything.

Event planners may know how to design, organize and orchestrate every detail of their own daughters’ weddings, but that doesn’t mean they—or their daughters—are immune to the high anxiety, family drama and unforeseen disasters that can accompany any big occasion.

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