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My name is Barbara Esses and I do events for a living. I'm Ruthie Hecht; I'm an event planner and I work with and for my mother. We're going to teach you the do's and don'ts for the perfect wedding. At a wedding recently, one of the bride's maids fainted. The officiant said, "I am sure there is a doctor in the house. America is full of doctors and I am sure that almost every wedding one goes to today there would be a doctor"; however, it's not what we want. It is absolutely mandatory that everybody in the wedding party eat one meal before the wedding, so if it's an evening wedding they have to eat lunch, if it's a daytime wedding they have to eat breakfast. I consider it the bride and groom's responsibility to make sure that they have food and that they eat it. You will not look one ounce fatter in the dress if you eat breakfast and lunch on the day of the wedding, so we have to implore upon the bride's maid and the groom's men and anybody marching in the ceremony to please eat before. We provide juice and water for them all day long while we are taking pictures so that nobody walks down the isle feeling faint and gets up to wherever the wedding is taking place and actually does faint, but if they do, there usually is a doctor in the house.