Comedy newspaper institution The Onion recently launched their latest issue: "Our Not-At-All Bitter Salute to Love and Marriage." If you're looking to ease your way back into work, after the long weekend, this might be it.
It features the Depressing Map To the Church [seen above] and The Wedding Videographer's Side Project about a fictional videographer who seemed more interested in using his church-wedding footage to create a religious-epic film than capturing the couple's big day.
There's also the article Best Man Has No Idea Why He Was Picked.
There's lots more. It's all very silly and made us chuckle.
But it also serves as a reminder: stick with reputable wedding professionals and plan accordingly!
For advice on hiring your wedding videographer, click here.
For info on the Best Man and his duties, click here.
Of course we love romantic comedies! They're a lot of fun any time, and especially so when planning a wedding.
But lately we've noticed more and more of these movies about characters who are creepy rather than sweet people we could relate to (P.S. I Love You, All About Steve, etc.). Not that this is an entirely new phenomenon; we always thought Meg Ryan was a scary stalker in Sleepless In Seattle, not the 'free-spirited romantic' that her character was supposed to be.
The funny folks at the A.V. Club have noticed this too, and have compiled a snarky list of 24 romantic-comedy characters who don’t deserve love.
Think of it as a protest to Hollywood: we want our romantic characters as relatable as they are flawed, not simply ugly!
Check out the funny list here.
Our favorite pop culture nerds, The A.V. Club, share their personal stories every Friday when they respond to readers' questions. They call it the "AVCQ&A."
This week's discussion: Wedding ceremony music & poetry!
A reader wrote in, "With my August 8th wedding date rapidly approaching, my fiancée and I have been trying to arrange the final details of our ceremony. One of these has involved picking music and (possibly?) poetry that we would like played/read during our wedding. This got me to thinking, what pieces of pop culture would The A.V. Club like to have displayed at their own weddings? If already married, what music or literature did you have at your wedding?"
The responses offer funny and touching inspiration for wedding songs and expressions of love, both classic and quirky.
Our love for schmaltzy chick-flicks is very well documented, but we also love our rom-coms to be on the smarter side... from time to time.
Check out this great list from one of our favorite art-nerd sites, the A.V. Club: Romance Minus the Schmaltz: 29 Falling-In-Love Movies We Actually Believe In.
What do you think? Did your favorite romantic film make the cut?