If you're looking to relieve some of the stress from planning your own wedding, why not take a second to sit back, relax, and watch a classic wedding movie? Let's face it, there isn't a single wedding film where everything runs smoothly from start to finish, so the plot and barmy characters should make you feel a little better about your own planning worries. If you're not sure what to pick, we can guarantee that one of these picks should fit the bill rather nicely:
Four Weddings and a Funeral
This classic, British rom-com is probably the most famous wedding movie in existence, which makes is a great place to start if you're organising a wedding movie marathon. It's a typical 'will-they-won't-they' story, but with a fantastic cast and script that will keep you laughing and crying in equal measures right until the very end.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
This feel-good film is easy to watch, and is almost certain to put a smile on your face. A story of love acceptance, and tradition, it explores the difficulty of navigating the path between the expectations of others, and what you truly want. Let's face it, this is feeling that almost all brides will have been able to relate to at some point or another, and it will also leave you feeling somewhat relieved that your family are not quite as difficult as you originally thought.
The Wedding Signer
If you're a fan of your 80's tunes, then this is most certainly the wedding film for you! It has a sweet and well-executed story with likeable characters and a fun soundtrack, which is all you could really want from a great wedding romance. It may also make you reaaaally want to book a wedding band for your evening festivities... just saying.
This comedy is a hilarious alternative to your typical wedding film, with lead actors Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn teaming up to play a not-so-romantic pair of protagonists. From moments of drink-spitting laughter to heart-warming declarations of love that will make you go 'awww', this film is guaranteed to leave you in a great mood. You'll also feel pretty fortunate that your own family, despite their faults, are a 100% more normal than this crazy bunch...
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Yes it's profoundly sexist and hella cheesy, but we can forgive it (I mean it's a 1950's film set in 1800's America right?). If you're looking for some colourful, sing-along fun that will keep you entertained and engaged from start to finish, then there really aren't many films that pull it off as successfully as this iconic musical.
This is one for you and the girls - perfect for a night in with a bottle of wine. If you're looking to lighten up an evening of hen party planning or wedding invitation writing, this film is sure to give you a good ol' giggle throughout. You should also feel a lot better about dress fittings after watching this film, as there is no way that yours could be as bad as the famous scene in this film...
American Pie 3 - The Wedding
We sat through two cringe-filled films waiting for Jason Biggs to get the girl, so it's great to see his efforts finally pay off in the third instalment of the series. As we all know, however, nothing ever goes smoothly and hitch-free in an American Pie film, so there's also good dose of sick humour and laugh-out-loud moments to keep you entertained throughout.
This film is full to the brim with sing-along opportunities and funny moments, making it the perfect choice to enjoy with your family and friends. There aren't many people in existance who don't love at least one Abba song, and this film will have you all humming the classics for days after you've sat down watched it.
The Father of the Bride
This wedding film is so good, they made it twice! Whether you're a fan of the 1950's original, the 90's remake, or both, you're sure to enjoy sitting down on a lazy afternoon in front of this heart-warming family tale. Not only is it entertaining and funny, but it's also very honest, in the way that it deals with the dilemmas of a father presented with the prospect of giving away his daughter.
The Corpse Bride
If you're looking for a completely different kind-of wedding film, then this is it! Tim Burton's creepy, melancholy tale of love and betrayal has a cast of quirky characters that will keep you coming back to watch it again and again, no matter how old you are! While it may not be the most heart-warming of our list, it's a thoroughly entertaining film with an interesting plot and great art design.
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