We don’t blame you if you don’t want to venture outside on cold winter evenings. What better way to spend them than curled up on the sofa with a good film. And if you’re planning a wedding no one will question you if your choice is a film where the plot revolves around tying the knot. Who knows, you might pick up an idea or two!
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Stars Julia Roberts who finds herself with a HUGE dilemma: her best friend, and the guy she loves, is marring someone else (title is somewhat of a give-away)! The story goes: best friends agree to marry one another if they haven’t found someone to marry before they reach a certain age. The film is what happens (in Hollywood) when one of them actually finds his – or her – other half, played by Cameron Diaz, and jealousy takes control. Do you know anyone who has this kind of deal with a very good friend?
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
The classic Brit flick that made women become infatuated with Hugh Grant. Again the title is a clue to what is to come. A group of British friends find themselves with an abundance of weddings on their social calendars – sound familiar? First there are none then they all come along at once… This is a tale of boy meets girl at wedding, girl leaves the country, boy lives through the heartache of the one that got away, boy and girl meet again (at another wedding!), girl is now engaged, boy goes on a quest to find his ‘the one’, something else happens, and well… watch it and find out if you haven’t already!
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
This film tells the story of two star-crossed lovers and the battle to be with each other. Not exactly Romeo and Juliet, but it’s a heart-warming story about Greek 30-something year old Toula who is expected to follow traditions and marry a fellow Greek. Cue handsome non-Greek man (SATC’s Aiden – swoon) and plans turn out to be not so straightforward anymore. Will love conquer tradition?
The Wedding Planner (2001)
Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) is the ambitious and hard-working wedding planner who orchestras other people’s weddings with a precision that even Monica in Friends would be jealous of. After a shoe incident, Mary falls for a handsome doctor (Matthew McConaughey) who turns out to be the groom in her next job! How will this turn out?
27 Dresses (2008)
Katherine Heigl of Grey’s Anatomy fame plays Jane, always the bridesmaid never the bride. No prize for guessing how many times Jane has been a bridesmaid, but this is a fun take on weddings and will have you giggling well into the end credits. Will Jane find a man of her own or is her future filled with puffball arms and horrible dresses?
Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
In the sleepy town of Porpoise Spit, Australia, Muriel spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba and dreaming of her big wedding. The twist is that Muriel has never been on a date. Not one of the popular girls at school, she finds a true friend in carefree Rhonda. They end up moving to Sydney, where Muriel, free from the criticism of her father, can finally embrace life and make herself happy.
Wedding Crashers (2005)
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play any bride’s worst nightmare: wedding reception crashers! Powered by the idea that weddings is a good place to meet someone – if only for one night – the pair have made it into a second job to sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic settings and women looking for love. A funny account of weddings from a male point-of-view.
What is your favourite wedding film?