Thursday, December 18, 2008

Top 10 Wedding Movies

I am a sucker for wedding movies. I can watch them over and over. So, in honor of the new wedding movie that is coming out in a few weeks, Bride Wars, I have decided to list my top 10 favorite wedding movies. If Bride Wars is even remotely as funny as the trailer I think it may get into my top 10.

Here are my Top 10 Wedding Movies

Wedding Date
"The Wedding Date" centers around Kat Ellis, who returns to her parents' London home for her sister's wedding. Afraid of confronting her ex-fiancé, who dumped her two years before, she hires a top-drawer male escort to pose as her new boyfriend.

This movie had some of my favorite things - British accents and a bunch of Michael Buble music.

27 Dresses
American-born Jane is career-oriented and secretly in love with her employer, George. She spends most of her time as a bridesmaid, and has appropriate dresses as evidence, including a traditional Hindu wedding dress, complete with Bindi. Then her structured and ordered life comes unhinged when her younger sister, Tess, re-enters her life, and a reporter, Kevin, who also has an alias, claims to be attracted to her. Kevin decides to publish Jane's secret and her overwhelming wardrobe. Things get even more complicated when Jane finds out she may end up losing George to none other than her very own sister.

27 Dresses is the autobiography of my best friend Kara. One year we pretty much decided that being a bridesmaid was her career.

Sweet Home Alabama
New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But Melanie's past holds many secrets, including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past, only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can never take the South out of the girl.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Toula Portokalos is a single 30-year-old Greek woman, living with her parents and brother in a Chicago Greek community. After convincing her father to let her go to the university, she meets the non-Greek Ian Miller and they decide to get married. Her father does not accept the wedding of his daughter with a non-Greek man.

When this movie came out my husband said, "that is your family." It was rather funny watching the movie and seeing such resemblances to Greek family traditions and idiosyncrasies.

My Best Friend's Wedding
A woman who, by a promise made years earlier, is supposed to marry her best friend in three weeks, realizes she doesn't want to. When she finds out that he's marrying someone else, however, she becomes jealous and tries to break off the wedding.

American Wedding
Jim proposes to Michelle and she accepts. Now their families are looking forward to it as are Jim's friends, Kevin and Finch. They do their best to keep the other friend - the crude Stifler - from knowing, but he finds out and all he sees is the bachelor party that goes with it. However Jim is more concerned about whether or not Michelle's parents will like him and he is also worried about whether he can learn how to dance before the wedding.

The Wedding Planner
Mary Fiore is the wedding planner. She's ambitious, hard-working, extremely organized, and she knows exactly what to do and say to make any wedding a spectacular event. But when Mary falls (literally) for a handsome doctor, her busy yet uncomplicated life is turned upside down - he's the groom in the biggest wedding of her career! Will she help him walk down the aisle with his internet tycoon girlfriend, or will Mary finally get to be the bride herself? When it comes to love, you can never plan what's going to happen.

I think it is pretty obvious why I like this movie, a wedding planner watching a movie about a wedding planner.

Made of Honor
Made of Honor revolves around Tom and Hannah, who have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her.

License to Wed

Sadie and Ben are in love, and although Ben suggests getting married in the Caribbean, Sadie has her heart set on a wedding at the family church, St. Augustine's. Ben says sure, and they meet with the pastor, Rev. Frank. The only date open for two years is three weeks away, and Frank insists the kids go through his marriage prep course. They're to write their own vows; he also demands chastity, bugs their apartment, initiates arguments, has them care for robot twins, creates friction between Ben and her family, and raises doubts in Sadie. Desperate, Ben looks for dirt on Frank. Can he undermine Frank's authority and keep Sadie's heart?

What Happens in Vegas
Set in Sin City, this story revolves around two people who discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery, with one of them winning a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. The unhappy pair try to undermine each other and get their hands on the money -- falling in love along the way.

Once Bride Wars comes out I will do a review of the movie, but for now here is a sneek peek.

Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.

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