Has your other half recently got down on one knee and popped the big question with one of our stunning platinum engagement rings? If so, you’ll probably be excited and be starting to think about what you want for your big day. So pick up a load of wedding magazines, get on Pinterest and make a trip to the DVD shop. You can learn so much from a romantic comedy.
The Runaway Bride (1999)
Every bride and groom-to-be feel a little nervous before their wedding day. It’s natural to feel this way about a life-changing event. But Julia Roberts’ character in this film gets completely overwhelmed by her anxieties. One thing this film does teach us however is, don’t get married unless you are ready.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
This award winning romantic comedy is a must watch. It uses humour to address many of the issues that modern couples go through, including interracial relationships and how to handle an interfering family. In this film Nia Vardalos’ character ‘Toula’ breaks away from her family’s expectations for her to marry a Greek man, much to their dismay.
There is a happy ending to the film though, showing that it doesn’t matter where you’re from, your skin colour or religion, as long as you love each other.
Father of the Bride (1991)
Do you think you will have a small wedding? Then you may sympathise with George, Steve Martin’s character, in this film. He is of course the father of the bride who is rather unhappy that his daughter is planning to marry a man she has known for only 3 months. To add to this he is unhappy about the cost of the wedding and of course his ill-fitting suit.
It all turns out well in the end, but it acts as a reminder that a wedding is not only stressful on you as a couple, but your family too.
Made of Honor (2008)
A more modern film, this one shows the importance of being friends as well as lovers. You never know where you may find love.
27 Dresses (2008)
Always the bridesmaid and never the bride. 27 Dresses teaches its viewers to never give up on true love and that you can find it at any time in your life.
Bride Wars (2009)
One thing that is seen more often than not, is that friends of a similar age all buy homes, have children and get married at similar times. And with a busy summer filled with weddings, every bride wants theirs to be the best (yours will be obviously). Make sure not to get caught up in the competition and focus on why you are really getting married – because you’re in love.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Another oldie, but a goodie, the Wedding Singer is the story of a man whose job it is to entertain wedding guests but is unhappy with his own love life. Throughout the film he falls in love with Julia (Drew Barrymore) and discovers what true love is, and how a partner should treat you.
Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
This film is all about finding yourself, and how you should be mature and know what you want out of life before you can expect this certainty from a partner.
The Wedding Date (2005)
Where did you meet and fall in love with your partner? We bet you didn’t hire him as an escort like Debra Messing’s character in this film did.
So now you know our pick of the best romantic films, snuggle up on the sofa and get comfy. It’s time for a movie marathon!