wedding movies

02-06-13

Our “I do” flicks!

Throughout the months you spend planning your wonderful wedding, there will be those unavoidable days when you're simply not feelin' it. Try as you might, you've woken up at Unproductive Central with a romantic inspiration level of ZERO. You've read every bridal magazine in your house from cover to cover and stalked the “I do in a day” Pinterest page so much over the past few days that your scrolling fingers have carpal-tunnel. It may be time for you to step away from your desk and snuggle up on the couch. Let Hollywood get your bridal senses tingling again with some of our favourite wedding themed films!

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For the pillar in romance and old time fantasy, you can't get much better than “The Princess Bride”. Let the narator's husky voice whisk you away to the world of Westley and Princess Buttercup. A giant by their side and Prince Humperdink on their tail, the two brave sword fights, fire-swamps and shrieking eels in their quest to be together. You'll either come to the credits of this one ready to fall into the arms of your own prince charming, or to greet him brandishing a wooden spoon and the words, “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father...prepare to die!”

Feeling the demanding push and pull of family? Join Toula Portokalos as she tries to coordinate her massive Greek family around her wedding to her non-Greek fiancee, Ian. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is a great reminder that as much as our crazy relatives can drive us bonkers, they only want what's best for us...which is for us to get married and have babies...lots...of babies.

If you find yourself absolutely overwhelmed with the reality and seriousness of wedding planning for a day, Tim Burton is the perfect medicine. His film “Corpse Bride” is a macabre musical masterpiece about matrimony beyoooOoooOOoond the graAaaaAaave! This gothic animation tells the story of Victor, a stuttering young 18th century gentleman, who finds himself accidently wedded to a doe-eyed yet dead-as-a-doornail bride! Til death do them part? We think not...

Daddy's girls out there will appreciate the fumbling antics of Steve Martin in the classic “Father of the Bride” as he plays a dad not ready to admit that his daughter is growing up. This might be a great one to watch with your old man. You never know, he might be borderline nutty with wedding plans too! Put the kettle on and laugh both your stresses away before one of you ends up in the big house after having your own nervous hotdog bun break down!

Of course we couldn't detail every single movie in our “I do” collection. The Wedding Singer, My Best Friend's Wedding, Muriel's Wedding, 27 Dresses (if only to perve on James Marsden), Bridesmaids and Wedding Crashers (when the lads are driving you nuts!). Arm yourself with your DVD rental card, dim the lights and grab the popcorn for a matrimonial movie marathon. You'll be back on the planning wagon in no time!