Wedding Movies to Binge Watch While Quarantining

Whether you’re in the midst of wedding planning or your wedding date is a ways away, it’s no surprise that social distancing has made it difficult to find the motivation to push through your planning checklist. With some newfound time to snuggle up on the couch for a movie marathon with your S.O. (or a Zoom/FaceTime date with your bridesmaids), give yourself a well-deserved break to remember why you were so excited about the planning process in the first place. Grab the popcorn and put away your planners, because these 5 wedding movies are guaranteed to give you the inspiration you need to get back into the wedding spirit. 

27 Dresses (2008)

We’ve watched this romantic comedy 27 times and we’re not afraid to admit it. Jane, played by Katherine Heigl, is the epitome of “always the bridesmaid, never the bride,” and she’s got a closet full of bridesmaid fashion to prove it. After falling for her boss and subsequently getting involved with the cynical writer (James Marsden) covering her sister’s wedding, Jane is forced to confront a problem many of us may be able to relate to IRL–the inability to say no.

The Wedding Planner (2001)

Jennifer Lopez stars as Mary Fiore, a wedding planner who has nearly given up on finding love. That is, until one day when her knight in shining armor, Steve, (ahem, Matthew McConaughey) swoops in and saves her from being struck by a runaway dumpster. Mary’s life seems to take an upward turn after their whirlwind romance; she lands the wedding of socialite Fran Donolly, played by Bridgette Wilson-Sampras. There’s just one catch–“Steve” is the groom. Dun, dun, dun.

Bride Wars (2009)

Before this comedy came along, we could never quite find a movie that captured all the feelings of planning your wedding at the same time as your best friend (it happens). In Bride Wars, Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway star as childhood best friends, Liv and Emma, who have dreamed of their wedding days since they were little girls (with each other as their MOH’s, of course). Havoc wreaks when a clerical error results in their weddings being booked for the same day, at the same place. Grab the chocolate and find out if Liv and Emma’s relationship will stand the ultimate friendship test.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

It’s a tale as old as time: Girl meets boy. Boy brings girl home to meet the parents. Girl finds out boy’s family is one of the most wealthy and influential in all of Singapore. Aside from making Hollywood history as one of the first major motion pictures to feature a predominantly Asian cast, this film captures perhaps one of the most luxurious, culturally-rich and glamorous on-screen weddings ever seen. From show-stopping fashion to the ultimate decor inspiration, this movie is guaranteed to get your wedding planning juices flowing.

Father of the Bride (1991)

Nothing screams “classic” quite like Father of the Bride, and for good reason. The film centers around overprotective dad George Banks (played by Steve Martin) navigating the role of father of the bride to his first born daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams). His daughter comes home from Europe after graduating college with a surprise—she’s engaged after a whirlwind romance to her now fiancé Bryan, whom George has never met. With his wife Nina (played by Diane Keaton), George experiences meeting the in-laws, learning to love his future son-in-law, and planning an extravagant wedding with eccentric wedding planner Franck (Martin Short) in arguably one of the most well known wedding movies of all time.

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