Your Day, Your Way: Best Wedding Movies

Whether you’re planning a wedding this year or just like romantic comedies, there are a lot of fun wedding movies out there (and some that can be skipped). What better way to prepare yourself as a bride, maid of honor, bridesmaid or even a guest than by watching a few of these all-time favorites.

My favorites (in no particular order):

Father of the Bride (1991)

Steve Martin and Diane Keaton star as parents of bride-to-be Annie in this 1991 remake. The wedding planning that follows is full of humorous and touching moments.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

Robbie (Adam Sandler) the wedding singer and Julia (Drew Barrymore) are engaged to the wrong people, but with a little luck, their paths cross.

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

When Julianne’s (Julia Roberts) long-time friend (Dermot Mulroney) announces he’s getting married, she realizes that she’s in love with him and tries her best to win him back, despite obstacles from his bubbly fiancée (Cameron Diaz) and her other friend George (Rupert Everett).

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

A young Greek woman (Nia Vardalos) falls in love with a non-Greek man (John Corbett) while struggling to balance her traditional Greek family and culture.

The Wedding Planner (2001)

Mary (Jennifer Lopez) is a hard-working, organized wedding planner who has everything under control until she falls (literally) for the groom (Matthew McConaughey) of the biggest wedding of her career.

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon) is an up-and-coming fashion designer in New York when her boyfriend (Patrick Dempsey) proposes to her, hoping to make all her dreams come true. But things aren’t that easy with a family, and a husband (Josh Lucas), still down South. She heads south to finalize her divorce but takes a second look at everything that she left behind.

Honorable Mentions:

The Proposal (2009)

In order to avoid being deported to Canada, Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) convinces her assistant to marry her (Ryan Reynolds). All goes well until they head to his hometown in Alaska to meet his family.

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

This British comedy centers around Charles (Hugh Grant) and his friends, who wonder if they will ever find true love, until Charles meets Carrie (Andie MacDowell) who is American and may just be the one.

Runaway Bride (1999)

Ike Graham (Richard Gere), a New York columnist, seeks out a story about Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts), a runaway bride. He finds the story he expects, but what he doesn’t expect is to fall in love.

The Wedding Date (2005)

Nervous about attending her sister’s wedding along, Kat (Debra Messing) hires a male escort (Dermot Mulroney). Her plan takes a whole new turn once around her family and friends.

27 Dresses (2008)

After being a bridesmaid 27 times, Jane (Katherine Heigl) struggles with the idea of standing of standing by her sister’s side as she watches her marry the man she’s in love with.

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson steal the show as a pair of womanizers who crash weddings; however they are out of their element when one falls for Claire (Rachel McAdams).

Did I miss any? What’s your favorite?

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