What You Should Watch with Your Bridal Party
As your bridal party is often a mix of friends from different phases of your life it’s important to make sure that everyone gets along (the last thing you need is a bridesmaid pouting in the photographs because she’s feels on the outer edge).
An excellent way to strengthen the bond between your bridal ‘A-Team’ is to organise a fun movie night. You can head out to see one of the latest chick flicks on the big screen complete with popcorn munching; or simply get cosy on the couch with a DVD, some tasty snacks and a glass of vino. You’ll be glad you put the effort in later – after all these specially selected ladies will be spending almost 24-hours together on your wedding day and it will make a big difference if they are all buddies.
So we’ve put together a list of the top ten wedding flicks to watch with your bridal chicks. We promise they will appreciate how normal your wedding demands are after after they’ve watched just one of these films!
The Vow (2012)
A loopy romantic drama starring Rachel McAdams as Paige, a sculptor who suffers amnesia, no longer recognising her hottie hubbie Leo, played by Channing Tantum.
The Five Year Engagement (2012)
This rom-com didn’t last longer at the cinemas but it may make your bridal party really appreciate that they are only on duty for twelve to eighteen months instead of five long tortourous years!
The Big Wedding (Release date: 18 October 2012)
Starring Katherine Heigl, Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton this comedy follows a dysfunctional, divorced couple who pretend to be still married at their adopted son’s wedding in order to please the guest of honor: his religious birth mother.
The femme version of comedy The Hangover! In this film the competition between the maid-of-honour and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s true best friend, threatens to take over the life not to mention the wedding of an out-of-work pastry chef.
Bride Wars (2009)
Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway play besties who go more than slightly mental when they both schedule their wedding on the same day.
The Proposal (2008)
Sandra Bullock does the pushy woman so well & here in The Proposal she bullies her PA into marrying her to secure an American Visa…
Made of Honour (2008)
The ‘Male of Honour’ tries to woo the bride in this twisted romance starring Patrick Dempsey, worth watching if you like his look!
The Wedding Planner (2001)
While Jennifer Lopez doesn’t claim to be the world’s best actor, she pulls this film playing the character of a wedding planner, and is matched well with a very cute Matthew McConaughy who plays the groom.
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
While you may not want to encourage any of your besties to have a realisation they are in love with you before the wedding, watching Julia Roberts chase after her best friend is pretty amusing.
Four Weddings & A Funeral (1994)
This classic inspired a run of wedding related films so it never hurts to revisit where it all started back in the nineties with Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.