If you’re feeling stressed about wedding planning, put your feet up and watch these movies while tackling items on your to-do list. Assembling wedding invitations? Putting ribbons on jars? Flicking through photos of your dream wedding dress? Compiling a list of songs to dance to? These are all tasks that would be even more fun with the help of our favourite movies!
Crazy, Stupid, Love
This romantic comedy stars Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, amongst others. Sure, there’s no wedding included in the storyline, but it’s full of comedy, love and a happy ending! The story centers around two characters, Cal and Emily, who are going through a divorce, while also showing the growing love story between Hannah and perpetual bachelor, Jacob.
Love Wedding Repeat
If you’re in the mood for something cheeky, this British comedy is right up your street! The movie follows a group of wedding guests as they repeat different versions of the same wedding day. There are lots of painfully awkward moments and laugh out loud scenes. What more could you ask for!
Calling all bridesmaids… this one’s for you! Katherine Heigl plays Jane, a dedicated friend who has been a bridesmaid 27 times. Her sister comes into town and starts dating Jane’s boss, who also happens to be the man of her dreams. You’ll love the over-the-top themed weddings Jane attends!
My Best Friend’s Wedding
A list of our favourite movies would be incomplete without a 90s classic! Julia Roberts plays Julianne who makes a deal with her childhood friend, Michael (played by Dermot Mulroney) that if they are still single by 28, they’ll marry each other. Just four days before her 28th birthday, Michael informs her that he’s marrying his girlfriend Kimberly (played by Cameron Diaz). Julianne realises she’s in love with Michael and wants to stop the wedding, despite accepting the role of Maid of Honour. Talk about complex!
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
You don’t need to be planning a Christmas wedding to enjoy this one! Watching the real-life wedding planning scenarios in this film is so relatable. The story follows Amber, the main character, as she tries to balance the royal wedding traditions with her own idea of a smaller, more intimate wedding. Ever had to deal with over-involved in-laws? You’ll resonate with this one!
The Wedding Planner
Is this the most iconic wedding movie ever made? Probably! Jennifer Lopez plays Mary, a wedding planner who falls in love with one of her clients (played by Matthew McConaughey). The film features a scene where Mary saves the day multiple times as the wedding planner. It’s a bit dramatic, but it’s one of the reasons we love it!
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Wedding-day zits, opinionated family members and a whole lot of laughs… you’ve probably seen it plenty of times and we don’t blame you! It’s completely relatable for anybody who has overbearing relatives or comes from a huge family.
Bridesmaids has become the source of endless gifs, jokes and reminders of what not to do when planning your wedding. The movie stars Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig who play besties, and we promise, you will be laughing out loud and cringing at the same time!
Hands up if you love Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds! The pair play a corporate exec (Bullock) and her assistant (Reynolds) who pretend to be engaged in order to stay in the country once her visa runs out. The charade involves flying to Alaska, an eccentric family and plenty of hilarious moments!
Are there any other movies you’d add to this list?
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.