When Millie Compton's fiance bolts from the altar, she rushes into the church dressing room in tears. She is joined by her sister (the matron of honor), her mother and grandmother and her best friend (a bridesmaid). Unable to fathom Pardue's flight, they admit his mother and sister, also a bridesmaid, who are equally bewildered. Consolation turns to recrimination as the mothers take each other on in a purse-smacking fight. Hilarity gives way to a happy ending when Pardue calls to confess that prenuptial nerves sent him dashing to the men's room to be sick, but now the wedding can go on.