One happy bride-to-be is delighted that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's wedding day bash in Santa Barbara, California, is off - because now her big day will be extra special.

The unnamed bride, who was planning to hold her reception at the same hotel as Ben and Jen on Sunday evening (14SEP03), was worried her party would be a sham because she had the same caterers as the superstar couple.

Both brides and grooms were expecting the small fortune they were paying for parties at the FOUR SEASONS BILTMORE hotel to pay for a magical event, but the anonymous bride feared her party would be second-rate.

The bride's mother VIVIEN TOURHART says, "She was worried about the caterers. They're the same caterers and she thought that she was going to be shortchanged because of the star symbol."

Guests attending the unstarry wedding were already shocked to learn they would have to carry their invitations with them at all times or risk being thrown out of the hotel.

Tourhart ads, "As the mother of the bride, I have to hand carry my invitation because of security purposes."

12/09/2003 19:27