Whether you are looking for inspiration or just need a break from all the wedding planning, wedding movies are the best! There is nothing like a romantic comedy to bring a smile to your face. Curl up in your comfiest loungewear or call your girls for a movie night. It’s time to start moving through the must-watch wedding movies for every bride-to-be.
Take a break from all the wedding planning with The Wedding Planner.
Jennifer Lopez stars as Mary Fiore, an ambitious and successful San Francisco wedding planner who works only for the most wealthy and exclusive clients but who is also a perpetual single. Pressured by her father Sal (Alex Rocco) to settle down, Mary is saved from a collision with an out of control dumpster by Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey), a successful pediatrician. After sharing a romantic evening and a dance together, Mary learns that Eddie is engaged and that she’s being hired by his controlling fiancée Fran (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras), an Internet tycoon, to plan their lavish wedding.
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride has never been more true than in 27 Dresses.
Katherine Heigl plays Jane, an idealistic, romantic and completely selfless woman–a perennial bridal attendant whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. But, when younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman) captures the heart of Jane’s boss, George (Edward Burns)–with whom she is secretly in love–Jane begins to reexamine her “always-a-bridesmaid” lifestyle. Her love interest, and Bennie and the Jets duet partner, is played by James Marsden.
Get ready to laugh with Father of the Bride.
Steve Martin stars in this remake of the 1950 Vincente Minnelli classic as shoe executive George Banks, whose happily married existence hits a bump when he greets his daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams), home from a semester studying in Europe. She tells her father that she is engaged to be married. When the shocked George asks to whom, she says his name is Bryan (George Newbern) and that he is an “independent communications consultant.” George is even more shocked when he finds out what the wedding will cost. As George is ignored during the mad preparations for the wedding, he wistfully looks back to all the good times he has had with Annie and sadly looks forward to the time when he loses his little girl. The star-studded cast includes Martin Short, Diane Keaton and Keiran Culkin.
A southern staple for matrimonial laughs is Sweet Home Alabama.
New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon) suddenly finds herself engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor, Andrew (Patrick Dempsey). But Melanie’s past holds many secrets, including Jake(Josh Lucas), the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past, only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can never take the South out of the girl.
You’ve never laughed until you’ve laughed watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Toula (Nia Vardalos) is a Greek-American woman who is in her early thirties and single, with no immediate prospects of changing that status any time soon. This bothers Toula a bit, but not half as much as it distresses her mother (Lainie Kazan) and father (Michael Constantine), who want to send her to Greece in hopes of finding a husband in the old country. Toula isn’t interested in leaving the country to find a man, but since she works in the family business — a Greek restaurant in Chicago called Dancing Zorba’s — she has to hear about it whether she likes it or not. One day, after seeing a handsome stranger in the restaurant and not having the courage to talk to him, Toula decides she needs a bit of self-improvement. Despite her dad’s misgivings, Toula signs up for a night-school class studying computers, trades in her glasses for contact lenses, gets a different job at a travel agency, and spruces herself up with a new look and a new attitude.
To her very pleasant surprise, she once again encounters the handsome stranger, who soon asks her out on a date. School teacher Ian Miller (John Corbett) is seemingly perfect — he’s tall, handsome, smart, good-natured, and soon in love with Toula — except for two little things: he’s not Greek, and he’s a vegetarian, both of which horrify Toula’s family. When Ian pops the question (and Toula says yes), the bride-to-be has to negotiate a reasonably peaceful meeting between Ian’s upper-class parents and her own working-class extended family. There’s also the matter of the wedding, which Toula’s mother is planning around the notion that quantity IS quality.
To be continued…
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