Top 10 films about weddings to watch before your big day

Call your bridesmaids over, grab a pizza takeaway and your favourite tub of Ben and Jerry’s, and settle down for an evening full of laughter with some of the best pre-wedding films to get you into the mood.

As @FaithWalcott recently tweeted, “as a right of passage one must watch the top movie wedding films of all time before one can walk down the aisle.”

1. Bridesmaids

Get ready to laugh your head off with your closest friends as you watch single Annie, whose own life is a disaster, try and put together the dream wedding for her best friend Lillian.

Through a number of trials and tribulations, Annie bluffs her way through her maid of honour duties. Just wait for the wedding dress trial scene… it’s one that nightmares are made of! Should you really let your bridesmaids pick their own dresses?

2. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

We all know how hard it can be organising a wedding with a huge family, with everyone having their say. This film will make you realise just how hard living up to the expectations of your in-laws can be! If you’re feeling the stress of unwanted family opinions, then this film is a great watch for you.

3. 27 Dresses

If you’re still struggling with choosing dresses for your bridesmaids, this film may give you some extra inspiration.

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, step into Jane’s life as she finally starts to find love after being on the sidelines for 27 weddings.

4. Meet the Parents

This will make you appreciate just how great your relationship is with your prospective in-laws. With some cringe-worthy scenes, watch as a young man’s visit to his girlfriend’s parents’ house turns out to be a complete disaster from the get-go.

5. The Proposal

No chick-flick line-up is complete without a nod to a film in which Sandra Bullock stars as the leading lady. With some eye-candy in the form of Ryan Reynolds, this film has to be on the list.

This classic love story, of a marriage to stop Margaret being expedited from the US is not as simple as it may first seem.

6. The Hangover

Are you feeling like your hen party was a little bit wilder than you had imagined? The Hangover will soon put things into perspective for you. At least you didn’t lose one of your hen party members in Las Vegas…

7. Mamma Mia

Grab your girls for a good singalong with the cast of Mamma Mia. In the dreamy Greek setting, and the admirable mother–daughter bond, you’ll want to grab the phone to call your mother and find out how her dress shopping is going!

Don’t forget to add some of the legendary songs to your wedding reception playlist.

8. Bride Wars

If you’re getting married within a couple of months of some of your closest friends, this really is a great film to watch together.

Just be grateful you managed to book your weddings at different days, unlike Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway.

9. The Five Year Engagement

Maybe your significant other half has dragged out the engagement for a good few years and you can resonate with Tom and Violet’s relationship.

Watch as their commitment to each other is tested to the limit. We reckon it really is worth the wait if you meet the right person for you.

10. Crazy, Stupid, Love

Another Ryan Gosling treat. Carl’s dream world comes crashing down when he realises his wife has been unfaithful. Watch as he tries to tackle the testing world of dating at age 40.

The Best Films to Watch With Your Bridesmaids

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