The bride is the star of the wedding, but there are many relationships surrounding her which require equal attention: parents, friends, cousins. Whether she is having the pre wedding jitters or reminiscing about the days when she was a singleton, here are some of the best bridal movies to talk about friendship, love and hope
A must watch movie for the bride and her friends, the movie revolves around the lives of the bride Lilian, and her 4 bridesmaids. The maid of honor is Wiig, who is also the bride’s best friend, and the four fellow bridesmaids are Lilian’s cousin Rita, friend Becca, future sister-in-law Megan and the groom’s boss Helen. Wiig fails in an attempt to make a good impression and opts out of being a bridesmaid, after going through a series of misfortunes in her personal life. The other bridesmaids realize that the wedding cannot go on without Wiig and they successfully bring her back and subsequently Wiig’s luck seems to change. A medley of comedy and drama, this movie is perfect to look the complexities of life in a lighter vein.
27 dresses (2008)
This is a definite watch if you are having trouble choosing the right gown. Surrounded by a lot of beautiful dresses is Jane Nichols (the cute Katherine Heigl), who is in love with her boss George. Much to her dismay, Jane’s sister Tess sweeps George off his feet with her concocted perfect girl image and Jane is left being single and waiting on other brides. The, ‘always the bridesmaid but never the bride’ Jane is interviewed by Kevin who is featuring her as the most successfully running bridesmaid with 27 dresses. After a fallout with Tess, Jane decides to reveal the truth about her sister on Tess and George’s wedding day. George himself calls off the wedding and after an unflattering kiss, Jane decides that George is not the one for her and she confesses her love to Kevin.
Mamma Mia (2008)
This movie about the relationship between a bride and her mother is sure to put a tear in your eye. Mamma Mia is a musical tribute to ABBA. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is about to get married to the man of her dreams. However, Sophie does not know who her father is and her mother Donna (Meryl Streep) never reveals the same. Sophie however calls the 3 men who could potentially be her father to her wedding but after several unsuccessful tests, she still has no clue about her dad. Finally her mother walks her down the aisle only for the wedding to be called off. Full of fun and crazy tunes, the movie explores the deep love a mother and daughter have for each other so make sure to watch this with your mommy.
Runaway Bride (1999)
This film is a sure fire cure for premarital jitters. Based on a true story, Maggie (Julia Roberts) has been nicknamed ‘Runaway Bride’ by the media after jilting 3 men at the altar due to wedding stress. Ike (Richard Gere) is a journalist who eventually tracks her down to make a story as Maggie is getting ready for her fourth wedding. The two fall in love and whether or not they end up together is the plot of the story. It explores love from an idealistic point of view and it breaks all preconceived notions about the role of the man and the woman in a relationship.
The wedding planner (2001)
The movie is an eye opener when it comes to the details and aspects one needs to cover for a wedding. Wedding planner Mary (Jennifer Lopez) falls in love with her friend Fran’s fiancé Eddie (Matthew McConaughey) and he silently reciprocates. The two try to suppress their obvious feelings for each other. Mary’s dad wants her to get married to the man he has selected for her. After a lot of misunderstandings and misadventures the pair finally ends up together.