Max, a young and hungry reporter, disillusioned with the life of a newlywed and the responsibilities that his new wife and home present, can hardly make ends meet. The burden of his inability to catapult his career eats away at him. Covering the royal nuptials gives him purpose and exposure on the front page in a small town newspaper, but running into an old college buddy awakens his envious soul. When offered a job with a prominent yet shady news organization, Max jumps at the chance, quickly discovering the cost that choice will take on his burgeoning sense of morality and commitment to his marriage. He chases the story which happens to involve the wedding of the century, and his wife, Sarah, wonders exactly what happened to the man she fell in love with.
Sarah rushes to Max’s side with a job of her own, showing that she is determined to help with their finances in an effort to stop him from leaving. Max turns her away and follows his new career, and Grace Kelly, onto the ship. Sarah is left with her job as a clerk in a bridal salon in an upscale department store, working in the midst of wedding dresses, and constantly reminded of everything she has lost. Led through a moment of self-discovery by the schoolgirls who are getting a jump on their own royal wedding plans, Sarah comes face to face with her decision: let Max go, or fight for what she wants.
On board the S.S. Constitution, Max is accomplice to more treachery to feed the tabloid machine to which he has sold his soul. He finally understands that a future without Sarah isn’t worth having. Max asks Sarah for another chance, and the two of them grasp the realization that marriage isn’t a fairytale, but with hard work, together, they may be able to live happily ever after.