Top 10 Movies to Get You in the Wedding Planning Mood


Alexandria Elaine Events | Top 10 Movies to Get You in the Wedding Planning Mood

Whether you enjoy movies that are sappy and sweet, or comical and clever, there is a movie in here for you! So get comfy, grab some popcorn, and get ready to watch a classic feel-good movie.



Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride


What It's About: The emotions the Bride's family faces as she goes through her wedding planning process after a rather quick engagement. This story focuses on a father who struggles to let his daughter go, and the realizations that he comes to as his daughter's wedding planning is underway. This movie is a classic Steve Martin movie, and will get you in all the feels as you prepare to navigate the enormous task that is wedding planning with your family.


Why You Should Watch It: This movie gives an overview of the whole wedding planning process and how to process the emotions that come with it as a family. It's also a very relatable storyline. Watch this movie if you're feeling like a wedding planning comedy that's also sentimental at times.


View the trailer HERE.



Crazy Rich Asians


Crazy Rich Asians

What It's About: The tale of two people who must overcome cultural and socioeconomic differences to be together. This movie outlines what it's like to have familial disapproval on relationships and being faced with the difficult choice to work through it and (hopefully) overcome all of the obstacles, or to give up on dreams of being together because of too many hurdles just to be happy.


Why You Should Watch It: This movie covers a lot of the highs and lows that come together in a relationship, along with the emotions that come with being surrounded by people who are starting their married lives together. You can see the difference between a surface level and happy-looking marriage, versus what it takes to have a marriage that truly lasts. All of the excitement and activities leading up to the wedding in Singapore are also major wedding planning inspiration! There are some really fun wedding and party scenes in the movie.


View the trailer HERE.


Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids


What It's About: The Bride's girl squad of her besties from different periods in her life all come together to try and make her wedding and the events leading up to it special. This movie shows what happens when people get together who don't necessarily get along and they all have to join and put their biases aside to make the wedding about the Bride again.


Why You Should Watch It: This movie is hilarious! It also illustrates the importance of choosing your bridesmaids very carefully, and making sure they will all get along nicely. Sometimes when we have friends from different periods in our life they are a reflection of all of our "past selves" and they don't always align. No one is the same person that they were when they were in high school. This movie is a metaphor for all of your "past selves" coming together to create a beautiful moment in your life. After watching this comedy, you'll be inspired (if you haven't been already) to find your ride-or-die girls for your special day, and to make sure they all get along. When they all get along, pre-wedding activities will be so much fun!


View the trailer HERE.


The Wedding Ringer

The Wedding Ringer

What It's About: Kevin Hart stars as a Best Man-for-hire in this comedy. He provides Best Man services like the planning of the bachelor party, getting some groomsmen together, being wedding stand-in, crafting a wedding speech, and more for anyone who's willing to pay.


Why You Should Watch It: This movie is a great wedding planning comedy to watch! It will remind you to not take the planning so seriously and to roll with the punches.



View the trailer HERE.







Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers


What It's About: Two buddies get together every wedding season with the goal of crashing as many weddings as they can. They even go so far as to create fake personas and fake relationships to the Bride and Groom in case they get caught. Will they get caught and be forced to drop their favorite hobby?!


Why You Should Watch It: There are a few scenes in this movie that perfectly illustrate just how fun weddings can be! It's hard not to get hyped up for wedding planning while watching the two main characters get pumped just to be a part of these events. There just might also be a cute love story in there...




View the trailer HERE.




Love Wedding Repeat

Love Wedding Repeat

What It's About: Love is a complicated thing- whether you're in a relationship, looking for a relationship, or about to get married. This story shows multiple versions of the same wedding, and what can go wrong when we let love drive us crazy.


Why You Should Watch It: This movie illustrates the importance of contingency planning and curating your guest list carefully. It is also an interesting take on different versions of the same day.


View the trailer HERE.









The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby


What It's About: In my opinion, this is the greatest love-tragedy. A mysterious legend, Jay Gatsby vies for the affection of his long, lost love from before he was deployed in WWI as a young soldier. He comes back after the war only to learn that the woman of his dreams has married a wealthy man in a lavish ceremony. Gatsby spends the rest of his life building up his persona and throwing outrageous parties as an attempt to win her back.


Why You Should Watch It: Besides serving as major fun reception inspiration, there is also an underlying story in here that makes you really think about the importance of marrying Mr. Right versus Mr. Right Now.


View the trailer HERE.



The Vow

The Vow

What It's About: A young couple gets into an accident, leaving the wife suffering from major memory loss. This story focuses on her husband's dedication to their relationship and proving his love for her in order to "win her back."


Why You Should Watch It: It is a great reminder of the sanctity of marriage and the importance of wedding vows. Warning: You'll need tissues for this one!


View the trailer HERE.










The Week Of

The Week-Of


What It's About: What happens when both sets of families clash in the planning leading up to the wedding. Miscommunications happen, many last minute problems arise, and no one can agree on anything (including the budget!) Watching this movie will stress you out so much that you will be sure to steer clear of any of the mistakes these families make.


Why You Should Watch It: This movie illustrates the importance of fostering great relationships on both sides of the wedding. Remember not only are you and your fiance getting married, but your families are as well. Also shows the importance of spending extra money to reap better quality, and to have contingency planning (and hire a planner!). Weddings are too big of a tasks to take on yourself.


View the trailer HERE.


I Love You, Man


I Love You, Man

What It's About: A woman gets engaged to the man of her dreams, only to find out that her fiance has no friends and no one to be a best man. This movie focuses on the struggle her fiance faces in getting together that "perfect" group of bros to be beside him on the wedding day.


Why You Should Watch It:

This comedy will inspire you and your husband-to-be to find the right group to back you up on your day. This movie illustrates the importance of having relationships outside of your spouse, and how much it can mean to have good friends by your side.


View the trailer HERE.