On the night of the wedding, Kingsley Shacklebolt's Patronus interrupts the reception to warn the merry-makers - most of the Order of the Phoenix - that the Ministry has fallen, the Minister has died, and the Death Eaters are coming.
- Why did the Ministry have to "fall" in order for Death Eaters to attack the Burrow? Was it just a coincidence that Scrimgeour was murdered the same night as the attack on the Weasleys' house?
- Unless I am misremembering, wasn't the Burrow protected by a Fidelius Charm, with Arthur Weasley as Secret-Keeper? How, then, could the Death Eaters attack the wedding reception?