"Katie Fforde's unique spin on romantic comedy is a blend of the sweet, the sad, and the sexy." —Patricia Gaffney
Sarah is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth—she doesn't believe in love. But as the confetti flutters away on the June breeze of yet another successful wedding season she finds herself agreeing to organize two more events, on the same day, and only two months away. And while her celebrity bride is all sweetness and light, the other bride, Sarah's own sister, quickly starts driving her crazy with her high expectations and very limited budget. Luckily, Sarah is aided in her seemingly impossible task by two best friends, Elsa, an accomplished dress designer, and Bron, a multitalented hairdresser. All three are very good at their jobs, but romance doesn't feature very prominently in any of their lives. As the big day draws near, every moment is spent preparing for the weddings, and they certainly haven't got any time to even think about love; or have they?
Fforde (Practically Perfect) disappoints with the predictable, formulaic, and unrealistic story of three unlucky-in-love women who work in the wedding industry: Sarah, a wedding planner; Elsa, a dressmaker; and Bron, a hairdresser. Sarah is still jaded years after she caught her college boyfriend cheating on her, but hot and charming wedding photographer Hugo seems determined to break down her resistance. Elsa, shy and proper, would prefer to fade into the background, until she meets Laurence, who encourages her to take the spotlight more often. Bron lives with a controlling man and is desperate to strike out on her own path. A plot lands on the three unfailingly polite, sweet, and near-perfect women in the form of a celebrity wedding they must throw together in less than three months. The catch? Sarah's pregnant sister is getting married the same day and wants Sarah to plan hers as well. Tiresome, twistless plots and two-dimensional characters make this a snore.