March 8, 2010
Who doesn’t love a romantic comedy? Even my Mister has to admit despite all the ”man laws” telling him not to… that romantic comedies are the ultimate in “feel good” fun! I like to compare being a bride to being like a little kid on Christmas Eve… the anticipation is half the fun!
I say relish in watching movies and letting people ooh and aww over you. After all, you’re only a bride once! And watching romantic comedies will easily help you stay in that wedding spirit and maybe even give you some ideas! Below are 15 of romantic comedy’s finest plotted around (drum roll please)… WEDDINGS! Enjoy!
Okay, seriously, this one’s the BEST! Humorously combining the outrageous nature of bringing two families together as well as the joy true love can bring, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a movie that is fun for all!
A college favorite, this special treat was a go-to feature for my best friend (waddd up, Bre!) and me our freshman year of college. Men can love it because of Jennifer Lopez; while us ladies can feast on some serious man candy in Matthew McConaughey. Delight!
3. Father of the Bride (Parts 1 + 2)
This is one movie that I could watch from beginning to end, over and over again and never get tired of it. From the goofball characters to the heart-tugging plot, this is one wedding movie that will never go out of style!
And speaking of classics, this is one of the greatest! I can remember seeing this film as a kid and laughing my head off… but what was even more wonderful was watching it again as an adult and repeating the laughter all over again. The funny thing is, as I know my humor has changed through the years, I know I wasn’t laughing at the same things. There’s no way I could’ve understood all the funny parts :)
Fair warning, you have to get through some serious rough patches before you can get to the happy ending, but like all good things in life, it just takes time. Be sure to watch this one with girlfriends!
Anyone care for a sing-a-long? Is so, look no further than this Oscar winning classic! Set in rural Oregon in 1850, this feature film has it all! From singing and dancing to adventure and comedy, you’ll be glad to watch this one again and again!
If raunchy humor doesn’t bother you, then you should most def check out this treat! As the third film in the American Pie series, this crazed wedding film may contain a bit more bawdy one liners, but it still deals with the concerns that stress every bride… and who can’t appreciate that?
Love love love this one! I know it’s hard for some to see Julia Roberts lose, but what person can’t relate to the tagline of the film: Julianne fell in love with her best friend the he decided to marry someone else?? I mean, come on! We all want what we can’t have!
9. Mamma Mia!
Here we go again!! My My! (Yeah, yeah… don’t act like you don’t sing it every time you hear it too! Hehe!) For cereal, while I can’t help but LOOOVE musicals, I will say that anyone who’s not a fan of ABBA should probably stay away from this treat… everyone else… join in the chorus!
10. Muriel’s Wedding
Talk about bridal insanity! This kitschy number has more plot twists, dips and funness than you’ll know what to do with! So, sit back, relax and enjoy!
11. Funny Face
Okay, I’ll admit it… I love love love Audrey Hepburn! Arguably one of the most pristine faces ever to grave the silver screen, this drop dead gorgeous lady is ahhhhmazing in Funny Face! Not only is it a love story for the ages, but part of the movie is set in Paris!! Ooh la la! Za City of Lights!
12. Bride Wars
While this is not your typical fall in love / happy ending romantic comedy, it does focus on one of the greatest bonds a bride will ever have… the one to her maid of honor! So, grab your BFF and enjoy!
13. The Quiet Man
What can I say? I’m a sucker for old movies… and this one is no different! This double Oscar winner features two of Western’s favorite people: John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. The chemistry these two have is undeniable, and anyone on looking is sure to enjoy it!
14. 27 Dresses
Yep, yet another classic tale of a “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” getting her shot at love… and who could ever resist an underdog story??
15. Monsoon Wedding
I still can’t believe the first time I saw this movie, I was still in high school. Siiiighhhh, memories. This super fun film has all the ingredients for greatness with an overbearing father, obsessed wedding planner, a bride with a secret and families coming together from across the world… love it!
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