Wedding Movies

12 Jun

I’m about to be out of pocket for a few days as I celebrate one of my best friend’s wedding.  This is Marissa and she’s getting married this weekend!IMG_0001

In celebration of Marissa getting married, here are some of my favorite movies about getting married!

Father of the Bride (1991 and 1950)

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I personally like the 1991 version, mostly because of Steve Martin’s performance.  He is hysterical in this and you can really see the frustration that can come with planning a wedding and how family dynamics play into it.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

This was hysterical when it came out and it still makes me laugh.  It’s obviously a extreme example of how overwhelming planning a wedding when you have a VERY opinionated family can be.  But as I’ve watched many friends plan weddings, I understand where the idea for this came from.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Watching Julia Roberts make a fool of herself and Cameron Diaz sing at Karaoke is just hysterical.

Runaway Bride

More Julia Roberts making a fool of herself.  But the thing I remember most from this was the lesson about the eggs.  If you take your eggs the same way as every guy you’ve ever dated while your dating them (egg white omelette for one guy, over easy for another and scrambled for yet aother), there is a problem.  The meaning being that you need to know who you are and what you like before you can be with someone else.

The Wedding Singer

I love watching Adam Sandler do all those great 80’s covers for this movie.  And all of the 80’s clothes!  I also really enjoyed watching Adam win over the girl (Drew B) in this one, especially over the Miami Vice, white jacket wearing douche she was dating.

Sweet Home Alabama

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Who doesn’t want to watch two people who obviously belong together be put through the ringer and almost marry the wrong person before FINALLY realizing that they belong together?!

Wedding Crashers

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Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson ham it up in this comedy.  I can only imagine how many people went and tried to actually crash weddings after seeing this movie.

27 Dresses

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For those of us who have been in a lot of weddings, we sit around wondering when it will finally be our freaking turn!  Don’t worry girls, I haven’t saved my dresses, there will not be parade of bridesmaid dresses should I ever walk down the aisle.  I only ever had one bad dress anyway!

Honorable Mention to Mama Mia, even though I didn’t like the movie, I love the Broadway Musical.  So I’ll throw it on here for all that great Abba music and a very cute story.

So as I wish Marissa and Dean a happy marriage, I’ll be hoping that all of the wedding festivities go off without any of the hitches we saw in these movies.

What do you think of my list, what are your favorite wedding movies?

2 Responses to “Wedding Movies”

  1. Marissa Maingot June 13, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    Thanks Kari. Very Thoughtful!

  2. Lauren June 18, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    I agree, Father of the Bride! I love Martin Short’s performance…oddly, it reminds me of Lisa Vanderpump’s flamboyant party planner in Real Housewives of Somewhere.

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