So your wedding is coming up, and you’re eager to bask in the glow of all things matrimonial. But your life can’t be all work and planning right up until the big day; you need some down time, too! Why not combine entertainment and wedding preparation? Check out our list of top wedding movies and wedding shows to get you in the wedding mood.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Though it’s an oldie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding with Nia Vardalos and John Corbett is a hilarious classic that’s sure to resonate with any pair that’s facing the impending drama of large, culturally vibrant families coming together for the big day. Above all, this movie emphasizes the importance of real, genuine, unconditional love in all its forms.
Say Yes to the Dress
Want the high-fashion approach to your nuptials? Say Yes to the Dress shares the process of selecting a wedding dress as guided by the experts at Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan. There’s also an Atlanta-based spinoff of the original show. No matter what the bride’s shape, needs, concerns, or budget, these skilled professionals manage to come up with a wedding win every time.
Even if the dresses revealed on the show are beyond your budget, you’ll learn timeless tips for obtaining the right fit for your figure and making each step of the wedding process memorable and meaningful.
Here’s one for the grooms! Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn bring the laughs in this comedy showcasing the amusing romps and romances of two good friends who, as the title suggests, repeatedly crash weddings. Who knows—maybe you’ll gain some ideas for avoiding the interference of wedding crashers at your own celebration.
You’ve heard of the bridezilla—the bride who morphs from a normal human woman into a self-centered, bossy, unreasonable terror. Sure, every bride should be able to assert herself and call the shots, but these brides-to-be go way beyond and often end up alienating friends, family members, and even the groom. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, and you might even come away with a few tips about what not to do.
Any movie with Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph is a guaranteed belly-laugh, and Bridesmaids is no exception. Gather your bridesmaids and get this party started.
If you’re in the mood for a feel-good musical, try Mamma Mia!, the popular jukebox musical based on ABBA’s songs. Throw in a dream cast consisting of Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfriend, Colin Firth, and many more, and you’re sure to enjoy this evening of melodious pre-wedding fun. This movie definitely celebrates the delight of a destination wedding.
Speaking of destination weddings—this romantic comedy featuring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder is an adorable look at the modern wedding landscape. Awkward moments, dysfunctional relationships, sizzling chemistry, and the awakening of new love and hope make this movie unforgettably special.
From 27 Dresses to The Wedding Planner, and from Rich Bride, Poor Bride to Four Weddings, there are plenty of movies and TV shows that center on a couple’s big day. You can watch them while you arrange seating charts, DIY wedding favors, or relax with a glass of wine. Remember to give us a call at Nanina’s in the Park to schedule a tour and reserve your wedding date at one of the finest venues in the state.