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Wedding Season is Canceled, But These Wedding Films Are Almost As Fun as the Real Thing

Looking to fill the void of this month's honorary wedding season? These classic wedding films will keep hope in love alive from the comfort of your couch.
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June is perhaps one of the most popular months for weddings, yet, as we know, this year is going to be a lot different. Although many people's dreams have been postponed, due to the coronavirus, it may still be possible to keep the traditional romantic month alive with these iconic wedding films. Whether it's the bride's whirlwind pre-wedding drama or relationships that make us cry and then fall in love with, nothing is better than immersing yourself in a classic love story? Maybe after, you'll even want to pop the question or hint at a future wedding while binge-watching these movies.

If marriage is not in your near future, don't worry, these movies can help you figure out what dress and theme to add to your future wedding checklist. From the 2003 romantic comedy film Love Actually to the 2011 comedy film Bridesmaids, get your popcorn and tissues ready for these crazy yet warmhearted wedding films. Check out what we selected as the best wedding films worthy of a binge-watching marathon this month and next. 

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

Ever wonder the consequences of realizing your feelings too late, especially for a best friend? Well, My Best Friend's Wedding truly fits that situation. Starring Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney, this film centers around two childhood friends where one character realizes her love for her friend a little too late. As children, they promised to marry each other if they were not married by age 28 but her friend announces his engagement right before her 28th birthday. As a result, Robert's character has a mission to stop this wedding no matter the cost. 

Bridesmaids (2011)

Get ready to laugh for 2 hours and 12 minutes with this comedy film that includes comedians Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Melissa McCarthy. Kristen Wiig's character Annie, a single woman whose life seems to be defined by a series of unfortunate events, is tasked with the position as maid of honor for her lifelong best friend Lillian played by Maya Rudolph. With a life as messy as Annie's, the days leading up to the wedding will be as crazy as they are entertaining. 

Father of the Bride (1991)

One of the most iconic wedding movies still today, this 1991 film (the remake of the 1950 film) is for every woman with an overprotective dad. This comedy stars Steve Martin and Diane Keaton as the parents whose lives are completely changed after their daughter returns from studying abroad and annonces she's engaged. Watch as Steve Martin hilariously finds ways try to stop this wedding before he loses his daughter to another man. 

Love Actually (2003)

This ultimate rom-com can be a wedding movie as much as it can be a Christmas movie. This iconic film intertwines nine stories that depict the most complicated, but enduring emotion: love. A wedding is featured at the beginning of the film, however after, it becomes quite complicated between the new wife and her husband's best man. Taking a rare peek behing the curtian of life after the wedding, this movie is a must-see.

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Despite the film primarily focusing on the bond between women, this bond is formed because of an upcoming wedding. Julia Roberts' character meets other main characters at a salon where she prepares for her wedding later that day. The film still features all the pre-wedding jitters and wedding ceremonies dreams you're looking for.  

Royal Wedding (1951)

Although nothing can beat Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding in 2018, this film is a runnerup. Set in 1947 London when all of England is preparing for Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillips wedding, an American brother and sister dance duo visit and fall in love with England's most elite. This musical comedy is sure to have as much jazz as elegant flair that you might want at your wedding. 

About Time (2013)

This romantic comedy reaffirms that we all want the power to time travel for our romantic relationships. Whether if it's a desire to return to when you first met your significant other or fix a mistake in a love life, this film includes all situations. Starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, Gleeson's character realizes he can time travel and makes his primary goal to get a girlfriend. With the help of time-travel, he falls in love with McAdams's character Amy but realizes that his power doesn't protect him from life's problems. 

The Best Man (1999)

As if weddings aren't stressful enough, a string of scandalous secrets are revealed right before this couple's wedding. This romantic comedy-turned-drama film stars Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chesnut, Sanna Lathan, and even more famous faces. Taye Diggs' character Harper is designated as the best man, however his soon to be released book loosely based on his friends' lives cause drama that can ruin friendships and this wedding. This films reminds us prepare for the unexpected, especially during wedding season. 

Mamma Mia! (2008)

If you want a destination wedding, Mamma Mia demonstrates the islands of Greece are the perfect location. Starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried, this musical romantic comedy centers on a daughter who prepares for wedding in Greece and invites three men from her mother's past with the hope that one is her real father. From the continuous songs of pop group ABBA to the gorgeous views of Greece, this film is a joyful classic to watch. 

The Graduate (1967)

It's rare to actually see someone oppose a wedding publicly, but the drama of that bold action is exactly what unfolds in this film. Although the film focuses on Dustin Hoffman's character Benjamin, who is lost on what to do post college, the end wedding scene remains to be an iconic 80s moment in film.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Love is difficult to find, especially when it seems the timing is wrong for two individuals trying to make a relationship work. This famous romantic comedy, starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, focuses on two individuals who have a romantic first meeting at a wedding in England, yet when MacDowell returns to America, the potential for a future relationship is up in the air. Though the timing then seemed unrealistic, the two's paths continuously cross at later weddings and a funeral. Being a film for love failures – we think it is still highly relatable.


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