A longtime family tradition of being the next to marry after catching the bouquet goes astray when a nerdy little girl accidentally catches it, and none of her female relatives can marry until she does – which will be a difficult feat to accomplish.
Synopsis:There is an odd curse on the Reynolds' family. No one knows how it came about or why, but a female family member can only be married if she catches a wedding bouquet from the previous family member to marry. If one tries to marry without having done so, fate intervenes. Something stops the ceremony from completing. When 7-year-old little Harriet accidentally catches the bouquet at an aunt's wedding, total chaos disrupts her family. Besides Harriet having many years to go before she can get married, she's also a nerd. Even when she matures into a young woman, her lack of confidence and meek appearance are a major turn-off for men.
Her aunts Marge, Shirley, and Patsy have been patient enough. Now in their 40s and miserable, the three can wait no longer to finally take their stroll down the aisle. But there is one obstacle in their way – getting Harriet a husband.
Harriet does have her eye on someone. Bill Dresher, a patron at the library where Harriet works. But Harriet is only a smiling face to him. His girlfriend, Lacey, is hot. While the two don't share a lot in common, they seem fairly happy together.
Wanting to do something for her looks, Harriet visits an adult toy store for breast enhancers. Wearing those gets her noticed at work the next day, but not necessarily the type of attention she craves. Her aunts decide to take stern action. Bill happens to be a relationship therapist who shows insecure people like Harriet how to date. Her aunts hire Bill to teach her. Bill's nerdy brother, Scott, falls for Harriet instantly, but she has no interest in him. It's Bill or nothing.
While Bill works with Harriet, he starts to discover what a wonderful woman she really is, and how much they actually have in common. Both love books, and hope to have children one day. But neither wants to make the first move, until a co-worker of Harriet's insists that she confront Bill with her true feelings while she has the chance. Harriet does just that, informing Bill that she loves him, even though she knows he could never love a woman like her.
Meanwhile, Harriet's aunts have grown desperate. They get Harriet drunk and whisk her away to a cabin, unaware that Scott has heard part of their plan. He tells Bill that Harriet is in trouble, and Bill rushes off to save the day.
At the cabin, Harriet is tied up. The aunts bribe a local man to marry off his son for a hefty price. A shady minister is brought in to perform the ceremony, during which, wedding party members keep disappearing when they go outside until only Marge remains. Bill seizes the moment by locking himself inside with Harriet, and freeing her.
Escape isn't that easy. Bill has to battle against the hefty woman, and nearly loses. Harriet is the one to save the day. She gets what she wanted in the end; a wedding to remember. Wearing prison jumpsuits, her aunts are permitted to attend under heavy guard. Patsy is on her way to catching Harriet's bouquet when a dog comes out of nowhere and steals it from her.