Five movies to watch the year you plan your wedding

Planning your wedding?

Congratulations.  Things are about to get hectic.

It is important to remember to take care of yourself while you make plans, stress over details and manage big personalities.  Wedding planning can be emotionally exhausting.  So if you find yourself on detail-overload, it might be a great time to silence your cell, minimize Pinterest, pour a great big glass of your favorite wine and kick back with one of these great romances.

Here are five movies you should watch this year.



Why can’t you be happy for me and then go home and talk about me behind my back like a normal person?

This movie made for, with and by women.  It is ridiculously funny and centers around a relationship very near and dear to your heart right now…the bride and maid of honor.  Of course it is the rag tag group of bridesmaids that make this movie what it is…hilarious.  So if you need a movie that has all the qualities of a classic rom-com but with the humor kicked into high gear…this is your movie pick of the night.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

I love you, most ardently.

The first time I saw this movie (the Keira Knightly version), I swore to myself that no matter where I was or what I was doing, that the world would come to a grinding halt whenever this movie came on television forevermore.  It mattered not that I also owned the DVD.  I’m proud to say that neither rain, nor sleet, nor messy house and hungry children have kept me from keeping my promise to Mr. Darcy.  This is the most classic of love stories for those nights when you want to lose yourself to both time and place…and you want to be loved, most ardently.   


Notting Hill

After all…I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her. 

Hugh Grant can’t do much wrong in my book.  So to drop him directly into a great story with a cast of amazing, quirky British characters hits all the right places.  Julia Roberts is pretty amazing too.  I love this movie as much for it’s classic romantic comedy with a British flair as I do for it’s crass, mayonnaise eating roommate, Spike.


The Proposal

So Margaret, marry me, because I’d like to date you. 

I’d be hard pressed to find too many things wrong with Ryan Reynolds.  Wait, let me Google a picture of him to check again.  (away from Word spending way too much time intensely studying photos of Ryan Reynolds).  Okay, yep, so there’s nothing wrong with that man.  So his stand alone hotness plus Sandra Bullock –the woman I want to be – multiplied by the ever-awesome Betty White = this may be the best movie of all time. Seriously, its got love and its got humor.  But, let’s face it, both of those are a distant second to Ryan Reynolds in a towel.  We were all thinking it…I just said it.


Father of the Bride

Who else can we ask not to eat?

I have to warn you if you haven’t seen it, this movie might hit you in some emotional spots.  You are planning your wedding and this story focuses on a father dealing with an expensive wedding but mostly with letting his daughter go.  It might make you tear up a bit, but it’s on the list because it is just the best depiction of planning a wedding that is out in movie world.  This is what it’s like.  WHO CAN we ask not to eat? So if you haven’t seen this movie yet and you can stomach a little emotion, it’s a must see.

There are so many amazing movies out there ready to help you forget about the hustle and bustle around you for a few hours.  I could never list all of my favorites.  I would have to have subcategories with titles like “Nicholas Sparks movies where people don’t die”, “Historical Romance” and “OMG Channing Tatum.”  So these are just a few of my favorites, now what are some of yours?

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