Weddings are a topic that’s ripe for movie fodder, for a number of reasons. One is that people love romance, and there’s not much more romantic than a wedding. However, another reason is that weddings have a high potential for drama. When you’re about to get married, you’re more likely to lean towards the romantic movies. Those where everything goes wrong can be frightening – even if they are funny. But the disaster comedies can actually be great to calm your nerves. Even if things don’t go perfectly to plan, at least they can’t go that badly!
Check out our list of top ten wedding movies to watch to get you ready for your big day:
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
This wedding movie classic has to be at the top of anyone’s list if you like both romance and comedy. There’s always humour to be found in culture clashes, especially at weddings!
The Wedding Planner
Wedding movies would be no fun without a little drama. So Jennifer Lopez’s wedding planner falling in love with her client Matthew McConaughey is the perfect plot. Perhaps best avoided if you’ve hired a wedding planner…
“Always the bridesmaid, never the bride” is an oft-repeated phrase. But since you’re about to be the bride, there’s no harm in watching Katherine Heigl be the perpetual bridesmaid.
Struggling bridesmaids are often present in wedding movies. But Bridesmaids is more about female friendships than marriage. It will make you appreciate your own bridesmaids.
The Wedding Singer
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore have paired up as co-stars a couple of times. But this 80s-inspired movie is one of their best known. Maybe you’ll have staff falling in love at your wedding.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Another “woman is in love with someone else’s groom” movie, this Julia Roberts flick is a classic. But it’s perhaps best avoided if you’re feeling insecure or jealous of anyone.
While wedding-themed, this comedy with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn isn’t about brides. It isn’t going to make you worry about anyone stealing your intended, either. It might make you worried about wedding crashers, though.
Four Weddings and a Funeral
This classic film might have a heartbreaking funeral in it, but it also has a bumper pack of weddings. Funny and touching, it isn’t one that you should miss. Plus, it’s got Hugh Grant.
This 1994 film starring Toni Colette is about to become a musical on stage in Australia. If you fancy yourself an off-beat bride, you might connect with awkward Muriel. All those perfect brides in some other wedding movies can be off-putting.
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is a modern (or postmodern) fairy tale that combines fantasy, action, and comedy. Whether just having a wedding in it makes it a wedding movie is debatable, but it also has a princess, a hero, mythical creatures, and more.
There are lots of great wedding movies to watch in the run up to your wedding. Just be careful about which ones you choose if you’re feeling a little sensitive!