The Wedding Party is a 1969 American film farce.
Its simple plot focuses on a soon-to-be groom and his interactions with various relatives of his fiancée and members of the wedding party prior to the ceremony on the family's estate on Shelter Island.
The independent film was a joint effort by Sarah Lawrence theatre professor Wilford Leach and two of his students, protégé Brian De Palma and wealthy Cynthia Monroe, who bankrolled the project. The trio shared screen credit as writers, directors, and producers, although it is De Palma's touch that is most evident in the film's technical aspects, while Leach's theatrical background suggests he was responsible for supervising the performances of the ensemble cast. Leach went on to a successful career as a Tony Award-winning theatre director, while De Palma continued as an auteur of quirky films frequently emulating the themes and techniques of Alfred Hitchcock.
The film was made in 1963 but not released until six years later, after one of...