It's official — Mary Anne's father and Dawn's mother are getting married! The Baby-sitters think it's so romantic, especially since Mr. Spier and Mrs. Schafer first fell in love when they were in high school.
But nothing can top Mary Anne and Dawn's excitement. They want a huge wedding with beautiful dresses, lots of presents, and a five-layer cake. After all, this isn't just any wedding. Mary Anne and Dawn are going to be baby-sitters, best friends, and sisters, too!
It's Ms. Schafer's birthday! Dawn, Mary-Anne and Mr. Spier are going to surprise her with dinner at a restaurant. Every thing is perfect and when the cake comes she finds A RING on the cake. They're getting married! But it is not all fun. Dawn and Mary-Anne start to fight a lot. And Mary-Anne's father did not tell her they're moving to Dawn's house. Also, they do not want a big wedding. It basically ends with Dawn and Mary-Anne reaching to grab the brides flowers.
Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader Letter
I am often asked how I can come up with the ideas for so many Baby-sitters Club stories. Surprisingly, I find that the longer the series continues, the easier it is to come up with ideas. There are so many characters that eventually they begin to suggest their own storylines. For example, Dawn and Jeff move to Stoneybrook in book #4, and Jeff is very unhappy. So by book #13 I felt that Jeff might want to move back to California to live with his father. Also in book #4, Mary Anne and Dawn decide to bring their parents back together. And now, in book #30, they finally get married!
Some storylines that seem right for a character don’t actually work out, though. For example, my editors and I once considered a big story for Mallory — sending her to boarding school. In the end, we decided that wasn’t such a good idea. Readers would miss her too much. Some ideas are better than others!