Posted by & filed under Wedding planning.

With your wedding day fast approaching you’re probably trying to stay in and save money. So why not pop some popcorn, grab a bottle of wine, slip into your favourite pajamas and binge on a few of the best wedding films ever made to get you in the mood for your big day?

Here are five of our all-time favourite wedding films:

1)      Runaway Bride

Julia Roberts stars as Maggie Carpenter, a young woman known in her local area for always running away from her open-mouthed groom-to-be at the altar.  Meanwhile Ike Graham, played by Richard Gere, is a newspaper columnist who goes to write an in-depth article about Maggie as she approaches her wedding day for the fourth time.


2)      Father of the Bride

Starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Kimberly Williams, this American comedy is about a business man called George who is surprised when his daughter announces that she is getting married and immediately feels reluctant to give her away.  Taking an immediate dislike to her fiancé, George has to come to terms with his daughter’s decision.


3)      27 Dresses

Always the bridesmaid but never the bride!  Jane (played by Katherine Heigl) has been a bridesmaid 27 times and yet never found love herself.  Jane is secretly in love with her boss who falls for her manipulative sister when she comes to town, can Jane plan a wedding for the two without letting her true feelings show?


4)      Four Weddings and a Funeral

This classic British romantic comedy stars Hugh Grant in the lead role as Charles, a bachelor who falls in love with an American girl who he keeps bumping into over the course of four weddings and a funeral.  Each time the pair meet their lives have taken them in new directions, will they ever end up together?


5)      Muriel’s Wedding

This Australian comedy follows socially awkward Muriel whose one big dream in life is to have a huge, glamourous wedding, the only problem? Muriel has never been on a date before and spends her days alone in her bedroom listening to Abba.  That is until she steals some money, makes a crazy friend and changes her name to Mariel.