March 10, 2015

my favorite wedding movies

Last week, I shared some of my favorite wedding-related books in honor of The Marrying Type's release. So today I’m going to take that theme to the big screen. Here’s a list of my five favorite movies and five favorite TV episodes featuring weddings.

1. Wedding Crashers - I recently re-watched this movie on TV, and I was reminded of why I like it so much. Such a funny concept and hilariously executed, I love the idea of two best friends spending their weekends crashing high-end weddings. And they not only attend the weddings, but they totally insert themselves into the whole deal.

2. 27 Dresses - There is so much to like about this one. For one, the premise of a nice girl finally finding one is near and dear to my heart. (cough cough Hard Hats and Doormats. cough cough) I also like the idea of a jaded man rediscovering his heart. Plus there are lots of laughs, the couple challenges each other to be better, and there are lots of funny wedding moments.

3. Father of the Bride - This one will always tug on my heartstrings. I wanted to see this movie so badly when I was little, and it was everything I wanted. (This being the Steve Martin version. I later saw the one with Liz Taylor, and was equally delighted.) There’s something so fun about seeing the wedding process from a different point of view--the father of the bride’s.

4. The Wedding Singer - This. Movie. Is. Everything. Probably my all-time favorite Adam Sandler movie (and the reason he still gets a free pass from me, even though he seems determined to make movies I don’t want to see), I love the retro feel of this movie and the idea of falling in love with someone else while planning a wedding. Also, the song Robby’s character writes and sings at the end of the movie--swoon.

5. The Hangover - I still haven’t seen the sequels (and after the reviews for them, I’ll probably keep it that way), but this is another one of those “clever idea” wedding stories. With the wedding as a catalyst for a night of mayhem that no one could remember, I laughed so hard and quoted this movie for the rest of the summer after I saw it.

Honorable Mentions: My Best Friend's Wedding and The Wedding Date.

What are your favorite wedding movies? 

About The Marrying Type
Always the wedding planner, never a bride, Elliot Lynch is famous for orchestrating the splashiest weddings in Charleston, South Carolina. When her father’s sloppy management practices leave them on the brink of bankruptcy, Elliot will do whatever it takes to save the family business. When asked to appear on “The Marrying Type,” a reality TV show about the people behind the scenes as couples exchange I dos, she says yes to the invasion of privacy (and the hefty paycheck that comes with it). 
With a camera crew capturing every detail of her life, Elliot faces her most challenging contract yet: planning a wedding where her ex is involved in every part of the process. Add in a lazy assistant, liquor-loving bridesmaid, and rival planner encroaching on her turf, and Elliot’s wedding season goes from high-end to high-stress.
Forced to confront her past, Elliot must live out her troubled present on national TV if she has any hope of saving her future.

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