Just when all the excitement over the election for student body president of Carver Elementary has died down, Ms. Shelby has another special announcement to make. But this time, the news is personal - Ms. Shelby is getting married! The classroom is abuzz with speculation about the new fiance, and Nikki gets a sneak peek at him when he stops by the school - and is shocked that he is not at all what the other girls in the class have imagined. She's even more surprised when she and Deja are chosen in a special lottery to attend the wedding (because Ms. Shelby can't invite the entire class, of course). As the girls in the class form teams and square off to compete over who can plan the best imaginary wedding for their teacher, Nikki excitedly throws herself into preparations for the real thing. But Deja is not so enthusiastic. Her Auntie Dee has been temporarily laid off from her job, and Deja is worried.