We know that lots of people were looking forward to attending weddings this weekend and for a lot of couples their plans have completely changed. With so many of us self-isolating we thought it might be nice to share some of our favourite wedding movies (in no particular order), so that even if we can’t attend any for the next while, we can still soak up the romance of other people’s special days.
We know that it’s not just couples who are feeling the stress of the current situation and we’re sure there are countless wedding parties all working hard to support their brides and grooms. Which makes our first pick an obvious one.
If you haven’t seen it before and could use a few laughs, we can vouch for this one. It’s full of moments that anyone who’s been a bridesmaid will recognise, and a few that we hope you haven’t!
It’s a great testament to friendship and should give some light relief if you’re feeling down.
The Wedding Singer
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler star in this classic, it’s another one with lots of giggles and a great 1980’s soundtrack.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
If we’re sharing romantic comedies about weddings, it’s only right to include a Julia Roberts flick. The Runaway Bride was a close contender but we’re going with My Best Friend’s Wedding, mostly because of the scene where everyone sings ‘I say a little prayer for you’. What can we say, in difficult times we all need some cheesy romance to keep our spirits up.
Four Weddings and a Funeral
If we can’t go to one wedding this weekend we’re going to live vicariously through this movie and go to four instead. Another classic, this one has Hugh Grant and Andie McDowell in one of the 1990’s top romantic comedies.
‘You’re terrible Muriel’ might be the line we remember and quote the most from this one but it’s far from being a terrible movie. Featuring a lot of Abba and an outstanding performance from Toni Colette this is another one to raise your spirits.
Father of the Bride
We know that there are going to be some disappointed brides who’ve had to postpone walking down the aisle with their dads so this one is especially for you. It’s as much about family as it about romance and it really is a warm hug of a wedding movie.
There are lots of laughs with Steve Martin as the father and Martin Short as the wedding planner. If you haven’t seen it before these two are bound to give you a much-needed laugh.
While we’re all self-isolating at home we can still use movies to travel the world so we’re taking a virtual trip to India for this one. It’s visually beautiful, full of romance, and has lots of family drama. Escapism at its finest!
The Wedding Planner
Getting back to cheesy movies, we couldn’t leave out this classic with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey. There’s lots of weddings in this one and plenty of romance.
The Five Year Engagement
We really hope that no weddings are going to be postponed for very long, but we were reminded of this movie when we were faced with couples needing to extend their engagements. We’re wondering if there’ll be a remake of it, maybe with a global pandemic extending it to a 6 year engagement?
The Princess Bride
In tough times we tend to go back to things from our childhoods for comfort and The Princess Bride is a movie that we’ve loved for years. Starting with a young boy who is home sick from school and is being looked after by his granddad, this feels timely as so many of us are self-isolating at home.
If you like action, adventure, comedy and romance this is definitely one to check out; even if you haven’t watched it before we’re sure you’ll recognise some of the quotes!
We all have lots of indoor time ahead, so we really hope that our list of wedding movies gives you some light-hearted inspiration for your weekend viewing. If we’ve missed any of your favourites let us know in the comments and if the current situation continues, we might just make another list next week.