You’re getting married and that’s really exciting! As you plan your wedding through checklists, schedules and charts, you’re going to want to occasionally take a break from all the work. Some couples choose to go out for dinner or drinks or meet with friends, while other prefer cuddling on the couch and watching a movie. If you find yourself getting so excited, all you want to do is talk weddings, check out one of these 11 movies about the big day… but be warned, not all of them show the fun side of wedding preparation!
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When it comes to the big day, every couple wants their celebration to be a success, which means that every bride fears that there will be a disaster at her wedding. For most people, that might mean a fear of no one showing up, but in the movie ‘Wedding Crashers’, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson might bring up a concern that’s just the opposite… Check out this comedy if you want to find yourself laughing… and also cringing.
The Wedding Planner
While most wedding movies are about the bride and groom, this romantic comedy starts the story off with the person who coordinates the wedding, helps book vendors, and hears great wedding vows and terrible wedding vows alike—this movie is about the wedding planner. While the talented planner, played by Jennifer Lopez, unexpectedly finds her own romance, she learns there’s much more to people than meets the eye… which is not always a good thing!
My Best Friend’s Wedding
While we may tend to think of celebrity couples as romantic and happy, this is not always the case in real life, or even in the movies! In the 1997 film, ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’, Julia Roberts finds herself in the middle of a very sticky situation. While this movie is great for lovers of romantic comedies (and of Julia Roberts), this movie may have you in for an emotional ride.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Of course you’ve heard of, and probably seen ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’. This movie especially speaks out to those who understand the struggle of having a family who wants you to marry into your own culture and heritage. This Oscar-nominated film will have you laughing and possibly rolling your eyes a bit… And if you catch it now, you’ll be prepared for the sequel, rumored to come out in 2016.
This movie is less about the bride, and more about all her favorite girls. Watch some of your favorite actresses transition from celebrity bridesmaids in real life to celebrity bridesmaids for the sake of comedy. This movie brings together a hilarious cast, featuring Kristen Wigg, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper and Rose Byrne acting out a competitive bridal party wanting to be the leader in creating the best wedding for the bride, played by Maya Rudolph. This movie was made by the creators of Superbad, Knocked Up and 40-Year-Old Virgin, and fittingly, is going to have you in tears… from laughter.
Julia Roberts makes the list again for her 1999 film ‘Runaway Bride’. This romantic comedy follows a journalist, played by Richard Gere, as he tracks down a woman known for getting cold feet and running off on the day of her wedding. Things get complicated when the two beauties develop feelings for one another. If you’re in the mood for a sweet, feel-good classic, this pick may be for you!
The Wedding Date
This charming 2004 romantic comedy brings you into the life of a woman, played by Debra Messing, who was left by a man she thought she would marry and now, at the wedding of her sister (Amy Adams) must prove that her romantic life is fulfilled without him, leading her to hire a male escort, played by Dermot Mulroney.
If you’re anything like Katherine Heigl’s character in ’27 Dresses’, you may have had to learn how to re-wear your past bridesmaid dresses. This cute movie, featuring the handsome James Marsden, is your classic feel-good occasionally-cringe-worthy sweet romantic comedy with clever jokes and Elton John songs.
Father of the Bride
Steve Martin, Diana Keaton and Kimberly Williams play in this 1991 film about an overprotective father struggling to make sense of his daughter’s sudden engagement. If you love family-friendly movies and Steve Martin, ‘Father of the Bride’ is for you.
Meet the Parents
It’s completely natural to be nervous the first time you meet your in-laws-to-be or introduce your in-laws to your folks, but what if you watched everything that can go wrong, actually go wrong? ‘Meet the Parents’ featuring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro will make you uncomfortable, embarrassed and yelling at your television. Of course, it will also have you laughing, and hopefully feeling grateful that your meeting with the in-laws was relatively so easy!
Okay, so ‘The Hangover” isn’t directly about a wedding… but the hilarious comedy, which brings together Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifanakis, Todd Phillips and Justin Bartha follows the crew to a wild bachelor party in Las Vegas, where the guys lose all their memory of the night before… oh, and the groom. This movie adds an unusual twist with kidnapping, face tattoos, tigers and Mike Tyson. For an absurd and funny movie that strays away from any conventional plot lines, check this one out.
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In the midst of all of the wedding planning, it is important to take breaks here and there. If you love movies and can’t stop thinking about your exciting big day, pick out a movie that will be right for you and your spouse-to-be and cuddle up for one of these great movies about weddings.