I’m sure it’s no surprise that an office full of ladies LOVE chick-flicks and some of our favorites just happen to be wedding movies (bet that’s not a surprise either). So, this week I took a poll around the office and have compiled a list of our favorite wedding movies.Whether you’re planning your wedding a need a little laughter to get you back on track, just looking for a calm evening in, or want to show your fiance how much worse it could be, here are our favorite wedding movies.
Tina LOVES Bridesmaids. Maybe it’s the cynical side of her, but she cracks up every time we watch it. As invitation designers, we loved the part where the butterfly came out as she opened the wedding invitation (don’t ask; we can’t provide a real butterfly for your wedding invitations). A close second was the bridal shower. The HUGE cookie cake, the puppy as the “Thank You” gift, a trip to Paris; what part of this bridal shower wasn’t over the top?! Hilarious!
Our fearless leader is fond of The Wedding Planner. What can we say, Ginger has a soft heart. G’s favorite part: when you find out that the Wedding Planner is feeding the Best Man his toast through an ear piece — talk about having every piece of the wedding planned out to avoid a failure! The relationship with her father and their Scrabble tournaments is touching as well. Could your dad make the alternations to your wedding dress?! As an added bonus, Matthew McConaughey is pretty easy on the eyes.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding tops JoJo’s list of favorite wedding movies. The scene where their parents meet for the first time is priceless. The Greek family is celebrating the only way they know how — roasting a pig in the front lawn. And, they have no idea what a bunt cake is or why there is a whole in the middle (which she fills with a potted plant). When they’re introducing the family, nearly everyone has a form of “Nick” in their name. All in all, it’s pretty great.
The dynamic trio of Alex, Amanda and Becca and selected a few favorites:
- Wedding Crashers — a wedding comedy from the man’s point of view. I’m sure your fiance would be willing to watch this one with you. As the title implies it’s about a couple of dudes that love crashing weddings. They have it down to a science and were trained from a master wedding crasher. Of course, one of the leads falls in love with a lady and the other has to fall in line or let go of his BFF — oh, the choices.
- My Best Friend’s Wedding — who doesn’t love Julia Roberts? Her best friend is getting married and she struggles with her love for him as she watches him move on to another women. After some failed attempts to dis-rail their wedding plans, she finally gives in to their love and is happily apart of their wedding day. One of my favorite parts is when she takes the bride and groom to a karaoke — hold your ears, the signing isn’t all good.
- Runaway Bride — once again, staring Julia Roberts. She morphs herself into being whatever the man she’s dating is looking for — including the way she likes her eggs. But, in a twist of fate she finds out who she really is and who she really loves. All in all, a good flick and one that we watch here at the office quite regularly.
As for my favorite, I have to go with an old classic, The Princess Bride. Based on the book by William Goldman, this movie has it all — and is likely one your fiance will watch with you. A story of true love, complete with a kidnapping, pirates, sword fights and a test of wills. Of course, there is a happy ending, but the twists and turns they take getting there are worth watching.
All the talk of our favorite wedding movies began quite the debate. So, here are few others that made the list, but ended up just a bride’s maid…
The Proposal — look on her face when he says he’s from Alaska is awesome! Plus, it has Betty White! The dance in the woods is hysterical, makes me laugh out loud every time!
Bride Wars — with a happy/sad/happy ending, the pranks they play on each other getting there are pretty clever. Of course, I wouldn’t wish this situation to happen to anyone. I’d be really upset if my Maid of Honor was getting married the same day and unable to be a part of my wedding. How sad…
The Wedding Date — Set in Britain, the accents are pretty great — so is the eye candy. The Stags and Hens party is pretty amusing and the round-about way they get to their double-happy ending is pretty fantastic. Love it!
Sweet Home Alabama — as the name implies, it’s set in the south. A story of a long lost love, returned home. Who gets the girl at the end of this one? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Well, there you have it, our list of favorite wedding movies. So, what are you waiting for, get to watching some of these great flicks!