Best Wedding Movies of All Time
While planning a wedding with utmost detailing, sometimes things get little too serious. We all have experienced this at one point or another. Well, if this is the case with you then just stop for a moment and take a pit stop with some of the best wedding movies of all time. These movies will fill your hearts with unequalled joy and vigour. And, who knows you might get a unique idea regarding your wedding planning. Here is my pick of best wedding movies of all time:
Father of the Bride, 1991
Who has not seen this remake of 1950’s classic comedy about a father coming terms with the fact that his daughter is now grown up and ready to start a new life with her marriage? Starring Steve Martin as the father and Kimberley Williams as the daughter, this comic caper is a laugh-riot all the way through (except for some intense poignant scenes). Most of the giggles are provoked by Martin trying to arrange for a stupendous wedding for his daughter. Whereas, Martin Short as the shrewd wedding planner steals the show on several occasions.
The movie is literally saturated with hilarious moments hitting your nerves repeatedly. Especially, if you are watching this movie with your in-laws, the first meeting between the parents of bride and groom is a treat to watch.
Runaway Bride, 1999
This beautifully woven comedy is about Maggie Carpenter who has commitment-phobia superbly played by Julia Roberts. Maggie is always ditching her grooms at the altar of their wedding. The crazy antics of Maggie are what totally enthralled me and that is why this movie features on my list. A dogged journalist (played by Richard Gere) catches the wind of Maggie’s whimsical marriage-endings and decides to write an article on this.
However, he pens his article quite deceptively focussing on Maggie’s tragic relationship endings. Feeling insulted by this, Maggie starts pursuing that journalist behind her tainted reputation but ends up falling for him. The question remains, ‘Will that journalist face the same destiny as his previous counterparts?’ Play this movie and send out a warning signal to your husband! Lol.
My Best Friend’s Wedding, 1997
My wedding movie list would be incomplete without this movie. Starring Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Dermot Mulroney, this comedy classic revolves around Julianne Potter (Roberts). She makes a deal with her boyfriend while in college that if they remain single until they are 28, they will tie the knot with each other.
Trouble ensues when Michael (Dermot Mulroney) informs Julianne that he has been engaged to a beautiful girl named Kimberely Wallace (Cameron Diaz). Julianne, who is still in love with Michael, flies to Chicago for their wedding only to be designated as the maid of honour for Kimberely. Julianne accepts this heart-breaking role, but not without throwing in idiosyncratic schemes to ruin the wedding.
Even though every scene of this movie is a gem, nonetheless my favourite remains the scene when Julianne coaxes Kimberely to sing at a Karaoke bar. Kimberely has a horrible voice still she pulls it off much to the disappointment of Julianne.
The Wedding Singer, 1998
Who does not love an enthralling 80s flashback combined with the craziness of wedding? 1998 hit The Wedding Singer provides just that. This wedding classic traces the journey of a wedding singer called Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) and his relationship with Julia (Drew Barrymore).
The year is 1985 and Robbie has an accidental meeting with Julia at one of his wedding gigs. Both of them have mismatched fiancées. However, with unexpected turn of events, they fall in love with each other.
The Hangover, 2009
If you are a guy, then it is most probable that this movie will top the list for you. The rowdy foursome of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha provoked incessant laughter in us when this comic misadventure was released. The story follows the journey of four best friends one of whom is going to get hitched. They plan a Las-Vegas rendezvous to celebrate the bachelor party. However, the twist in the story comes about when one of their friends gets lost.
The Hangover is the perfect retreat for all those guys who are soon going to get entangled in to the web of marriage. Play out the movie loud and go on the ‘misadventure of the lifetime!’
Bride Wars, 2009
What will you do if you happen to share the same wedding day with your best friend? Watch Bride Wars and get an answer to that. Starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathway, this movie traces the story of two childhood friends Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathway) who have shared everything with each other. However, when their respective boyfriends propose them on the same day, the prospect of sharing the same wedding day puts their friendship onto a decisive test.
The biggest twist arrives when they are allotted the same day for their wedding reception. As the heat intensifies, these two best friends turn into enemies to disrupt other’s wedding planning. The question remains, ‘Will they agree on sharing the same wedding day or will their friendship get sacrificed at the altar of their wedding?’
Corpse Bride, 2005
This animated fictional comedy is set in an imaginary Victorian village and starts with Victor and Victoria preparing for their arranged wedding. Shy Victor runs away to a deep forest to rehearse his vows. As he practices his wedding vows in the invisible presence of a young woman ghost, she rises from her grave and ties the knot with him.
The trouble does not end here. The ghost sweeps Victor to the Land of the Dead to live with her. Victor’s wedding plans with Victoria is jeopardised leaving Victoria in tears. The question now arises whether Victor and Victoria tie the knot or not?
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002
Dull and plain Toula (Nia Vardalos) feels that she has let her Greek family down at every front. She has reached 30 and is still single unable to find a single Greek man. However, fortune changes when she meets an introvert American Ian Miller (John Corbett) and falls for him. Their relationship raises eyebrows in her Greek family.
When Ian puts the big question in front of Toula and she accepts, her family strives hard to make their wedding an exclusive ‘Greek’ affair. They start interfering in every little wedding detail, with their consciousness about their ethnic heritage assuming huge proportions. At the end of the movie, the wedding indeed becomes a huge affair, but rest assured your laughs will be no smaller either!
These were my picks of best wedding movies of all time. I am sure you would also have your own favourites. Would love to hear about your choices?