Movies You Need To Watch Before Walking Down The Aisle


Wedding planning can burn out even the most namaste brides-to-be. For the nights when you just want to put away the planners and "Netflix 'n chill," snuggle up with your fiancé and watch one of our favorite wedding movies! You'll laugh, you'll definitely cry, and you'll maybe even get some inspo.


It's Complicated (2009)

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes divorce, then comes the affair with your ex. Or not. This Nancy Meyers rom-com has Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin navigating the murky waters of post-divorce life.


Father of the Bride (1991)

Getting married isn't just a big deal for you and your spouse. It brings about big changes for each of your families, too. No movie better encapsulates the madcap nature of throwing a wedding and adjusting to a diminishing nest like Father of the Bride. Not only does Steve Martin's George get surprised by his daughter's engagement — he has to host the wedding at their home.


Wedding Crashers (2005)

So maybe you don't want any strangers showing up to your wedding, guessing the readings during your ceremony (we all know it will be Corinthians) taking advantage of your cocktail hour and open bar. But you'll want to have the same amount of fun that manchildren John (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) do in Wedding Crashers. Aside from the laughs and gasps, Wedding Crashers has a sweet, romantic undercurrent, making it a great pre-wedding movie for you and your fiancé to take in before you dance to "Shout" at your own rockin' party.


The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

The lesson of this Emily Blunt-Jason Segel rom-com: Maybe don't drag out your engagement. Also, try to avoid getting sucked into the stressful, but more or less pointless, details of wedding planning.


Bridesmaids (2011)

Weddings are great because they bring together people from all aspects of your life. Childhood friends and your college crew, your work friends and family all come together to celebrate you. Everyone puts aside their differences and opinions to do what's best for the bride, right? Not so fast. In Bridesmaids, Annie (Kristin Wiig) has some feelings about Helen (Rose Byrne), the new best friend to her childhood best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph). That's putting it lightly. Bridesmaids, truly one of the top comedies of the last decade, will change your outlook on friendship, Brazilian food, and Wilson Phillips.


Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

If you can just direct your attention away from Ryan Gosling's abs for one moment, you'll discover a sweet story about a separated couple (Julianne Moore and Steve Carell) struggling to make the best out of a bad situation.


Bride Wars (2009)

Sometimes you go through your engagement and wedding planning at the same time as your best friends. It can be a blast, but make sure you can actually go to each other's weddings! In Bride Wars, Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway star as childhood best friends who always wanted their weddings to be just about the same, with each other as their maids of honor. One problem: a clerical error has resulted in their weddings being booked for the same day, at the same place — resulting in the ultimate test of friendship.

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