Sunday, 5 July 2015

Your Help Needed! Wedding Movies

You’ve probably realised I like to ramble about my life on this blog, I tend to treat it like a diary sometimes. Well, you might also know that I’m getting married next year (Jenna is one of my bridesmaids!) and after buying my wedding dress last weekend, I’m really getting into the spirit of it all!


I meant to do a post like this on the 29th May, as that would mark exactly 1 year till I get married but you know, actual wedding planning got in the way of that, so as I like to say, better late than never.

In the next 10 months I want to watch as many wedding-themed movies as I can. There are some I’ve seen before that I’ll want to re-watch (Bridesmaids and The Wedding Crashers instantly come to mind) but I was hoping you could all help me and suggest some others. Some comedies, dramas, and everything in between. If you love it, I need to know about it!



You see, you’re all so creative and love to think outside the box, and I know you’ll find me loads of movies that I’ve never even heard of. 

Some of these movies I’ll watch alone, others will be with my bridesmaids (if I can convince them to have a night end that doesn’t end in a hangover) and I might even be able to convince my husband-to-be to watch some with me.



I’ll do a post on this blog each time I watch a wedding-related movie, and of course, I’ll give credit where credit is due for any suggestions you’ve got for me! Thanks in advance!

26 comments:

  1. After the Wedding.

    I'll be back with more!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For a second I thought you were telling me you'll name some movies for me after my wedding...I was about to tell you that's not helpful till I realised After the Wedding is an actual movie! Doh!
      - Allie

      Delete
    2. LOL!!! It's a Danish flick from 2006...one of my absolute favorites of the year. It's starts with a wedding...and then delves into a very tricky family dynamic right afterwards. Such a great movie...but it's dark and can be depressing. Depends on your mood. I suggested some lighter, funner (and some heavier stuff) below!

      Delete
  2. I'm gonna offer some comedies surrounding weddings from the male perspective...Sideways, The Hangover, I Love You, Man

    Also, some of my favorites are The Wedding Singer, Father of the Bride (the Steve Martin ones from the 90s), and, for a more dramatic and beautifully real wedding movie, Rachel Getting Married.

    Congratulation on your engagement and finding the right dress! I look forward to seeing your posts on whatever you choose to watch.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Steve Martin one is fun, but the 1950 Spencer Tracy version is SO GOOD!!! UGH...talk about TEARS!!!

      Delete
    2. Brilliant, thanks so much for these. Hopefully I'll be able to entice my fiance into watching some comedies from the groom's point of view.
      Perhaps a Father of the Bride Original Vs Remake could be a post in the future?!
      - Allie

      Delete
  3. Some happy ones off the top of my head:

    The Best Man
    The Wood
    Corpse Bride

    Does The Hangover count?

    I'll stop there, assuming you want to keep these on the upbeat side of things. If you're willing to go down the other path, let me know.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Perfect, I haven't seen any of those! Upbeat is great for the bridesmaids meet ups, but I love sobbing on the sofa on a Sunday night to a drama too, as sad as that sounds. Ha!
      - Allie

      Delete
    2. In that case, there's also Rachel Getting Married and Melancholia.

      Delete
  4. Father of the Bride (original and remake but not the sequels)
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    The Bachelor
    Honeymoon in Vegas
    Only You
    and How can we not forget - 4 weddings and a funeral
    (just to name a few)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're an absolute star, thank you for these. I can't believe how many movies have been suggested that I've never even heard of, I knew you'd all help me out :)
      - Allie

      Delete
  5. Ok, so aside from After the Wedding...

    Muriel's Wedding...a young Toni Collette in a great Australian comedy!
    The aforementioned original Father of the Bride (like, I'm serious...SO GOOD)
    The Philadelphia Story!!! UGH, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart!!! It's divine...and the musical remake, High Society, is also just splendid!!!
    Melancholia...like...depressing as crap but pretty genius!
    In & Out is HILARIOUS, with Kevin Kline at his comedic best.

    I hope these help. Some classics, some newbies, some foreign, some drama, some comedy...it's all there!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is the perfect mix! Seriously, I knew I could count on you all and you've been amazing! Can't wait now to track these down over the week and make a start! Father of the Bride might have to be at the top of the list :)
      - Allie

      Delete
  6. Melancholia it is slightly dark but interesting wedding film
    i guess you could also add Four Weddings and Funeral but i have never seen it lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Darren :) I've known of Four Weddings and a Funeral for years now and still haven't seen it!
      - Allie

      Delete
  7. Okay, movies about weddings aren't my top specialty but I think I might know a few good ones. Come to think of it that would be a great topic for Thursday Movie Picks Meme:

    Okay, so My Big Fat Greek Wedding is one that stands out in my mind as a funny film centered around a wedding. It's got lots of laughs and stuff to quote afterwards ("I fixed the bunt cake!" along with plenty of great jokes (the father who thinks Windex can be used to solve any problem). It's pretty straight forward. The only real issue is that it rather foolishly tries to pass off Toronto as Chicago. It's a little bit annoying how many movies like to pretend Toronto is located somewhere in the United States.

    For something less conventional you could try out Kill Bill. It's an extremely violent pair of movies but the main character is at first only known as "The Bride" (her real name isn't revealed until partway into Vol. 2) and the whole thing centers around her getting revenge after her wedding is destroyed. I suppose it will be a helpful guide on what to do if someone murders your husband.

    Also, if you'd like something more unusual you could try Corpse Bride. It's a movie about a wedding, except with zombies, ghosts, skeletons, and other undead characters.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We'll have to get in touch with Wanderer and add this to her list for next year, ha!
      Thanks for these John :)
      Kill Bill nearly made my Blind Spot list funnily enough, my fiance has the box set and I still haven't brought myself to watching even the first one. This is definitely one I can get him to watch with me at least!
      Oh my goodness, I'd forgotten all about Corpse Bride...I've been meaning to watch that one for years. Ugh, there's just not enough time!
      - Allie

      Delete
  8. Some of the movies I like were already mentioned in the comments, so here's a few more to add: The Princess Bride, The Proposal, My Best Friend's Wedding.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I forgot to mention The Proposal! One of my favourite films ever, and weirdly enough it was on the TV the night before my fiance proposed to me! His confused/bemused face made sense to me the day after, ha!
      - Allie

      Delete
  9. I love Rachel Getting Married as well. Congratulations, by the way. Enjoy the time!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!! Hopefully I'll have time to cram in all these amazing movies now :)
      - Allie

      Delete
  10. YAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSS to The Princess Bride!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This list is so long now! I've got my work cut out for me :D
      - Allie

      Delete
  11. I'm going to suggest Royal Wedding, simply because if you've never seen Fred Astaire literally dancing on the ceiling, you need to remedy that. It is one of the most amazing, fantastic dance sequences put to film.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You know, I've heard of that dance sequence and never knew what it was from. Thank you this, it's going on the list! :)
      - Allie

      Delete