Cupid's Pulse Article: Star-Casted Romantic Comedy, ‘The Big Wedding’Cupid's Pulse Article: Star-Casted Romantic Comedy, ‘The Big Wedding’

By Meghan Fitzgerald

The Big Wedding has a vamped up cast, including Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Topher Grace. This new romantic comedy directed by Justin Zackham is about a modern family attempting to remain sane for the weekend of Alejandro (Ben Barnes) and Missy O’ Connor’s (Amanda Seyfriend) wedding. Don (Robert De Niro) and Ellie Griffin (Diane Keaton) are a long divorced couple who are playing “happy” for their adopted son’s wedding. Alejandro’s biological mother is also in attendance, after deciding to fly halfway around the world. Not only does she not approve of divorce, but she also doesn’t know that Alejandro’s foster parents are adopted. The Griffin family tries to keep their cool as they are bombarded with the past, present and future throughout the weekend.

Should you see it?: This movie will be one for the books. One that people will remember for years to come. With this cast, how could you not see it? With the soft hues of humor intertwined with an old and new story of love, you can not miss it. It has the dysfunctional family attempting to keep it together, old romance, comedy, and a real story.

Who to take: All people who enjoy Rom-Com’s should without a doubt see this movie. It has Katherine Heigl in it: Queen of Rom-Com city. 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Life as We Know It. The list goes on and on. Do you love the humor of Diane Keaton, Robert Williams, and Robert De Niro? Than you need to see this movie as soon as possible. 

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How do you avoid wedding chaos?

Cupid’s Advice:

It seems that wedding chaos is inevitable if your family is the slightest bit dysfunctional. Any wedding malfunctions are common, even if it seems drastic and not normal. To keep the slight malfunctions from turning into complete chaos, you need a leader. A person to put everyone in line, to keep calm and organized. Cupid has some more advice on this:

1. Keep the bride calm: As much as men can say they have equal part involvement as the bride, they’re wrong. Most women have been thinking about their wedding since they were young. They have been checking over the table arrangement, moisture of the cake, songs played at the reception….all since day 1. They know their wedding like the back of the hand, and if a slight problem occurs; the bride must remain calm.

2. Unwanted guests: At some wedding, unwanted guests may arise. Ex-husbands, old friends, abandoned family members; they all could pop in at any moment. With these unwanted guests showing up at your perfect wedding, chaos may loom. The best thing to do here is stay perfectly calm, and have a responsible and unbiased adult exit them out of the venue. No chaos if there are no unwanted guests.

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3. Caterer/flowers: Check in with your caterer constantly days before your wedding. Make sure they have the right times, addresses, and menu. Chaos will emerge if there is no food at the wedding. The same thing goes along for flowers. It is necessary to keep in contact with your florist and be aware of what you ordered, how much you ordered, the colors, and anything else essential.

Have you ever been to a wedding resulting in chaos? Share your experience below.