30 Must-See Wedding Movies Before The Big Day

The bringing together of families, cultures, professions, financial situations, and friends makes wedding planning a difficult and stressful time. Sometimes your go-to people are also the ones unintentionally causing you stress. Don’t worry though, because most likely a scenario that you’re maneuvering your way through has already been captured in a movie! Below, you’ll find 30 wedding-related movies to watch before your big day. Most of these are lighthearted and humorous and will help to bring down that stress level. They may also give you insight on a similar situation that you’re having.

American Wedding

“I promised you the wedding of your dreams, and I’m not gonna let anything ruin it.”

A wedding brings together families and friends from high school for a laugh-out-loud wedding weekend.

Universal Pictures

Bridesmaids

“I feel like her life is going off and getting perfect, and mine is just like…”

Making selections for maid of honor and bridesmaids can leave some friends feeling jealous. A fight amongst the MOH and one bridesmaid to see who is truly the bride’s best friend puts the out-of-work MOH in a difficult position.

Universal Pictures

Bride Wars

“You’re only human. You don’t have to have it together every minute of every day.”

Two best friends become frenemies when a clerical error at their dream venue books their weddings on the same date. A catty story full of hilarious sabotage comes to a head with a tackle down the alter.

20th Century Fox

Crazy Rich Asians

“You really should have told me you’re like the Prince William of Asia.”

A man who sets out to find true love by hiding his family’s wealth and background believes he’s found the girl of his dreams—That is until he brings her home to Singapore and she clashes with his mother. What will he do if he must choose between family and the woman he loves?

Warner Bros. Pictures

The Five-Year Engagement

“This engagement party is a moment to celebrate a new future.”

When life brings you opportunities, sometimes you have to delay your wedding by a year… or five. Follow this couple through daily life and a delayed journey to the alter.

Universal Pictures

The Hangover

“And now I know, for sure: I just added two more guys to my wolf pack.”

A crazy Las Vegas bachelor night leaves three groomsmen with no memory of the night before and a missing groom. They try to retrace their steps to find the groom in time for the wedding.

Warner Bros. Studios

I Love You, Man

“Well, I saw you walking on the lawn looking all sad, and I realized I couldn’t let you get married without your best man.”

This man dedicated all his time to girlfriends, leaving no time for friendships. Now he’s engaged and realized he has no best man to stand by his side. This story is one man’s quest to go on man-dates and find the friend of his dreams.

DreamWorks Pictures

The In-Laws

“This wedding is going to be as normal as butter on mashed potatoes.”

Wedding rom-com meets spy thriller. The parents couldn’t be more different: On one side, you have the groom’s father as an international spy; on the other side, you have the bride’s father as a mild-manned foot doctor. This is a wedding movie with some action.

Warner Bros. Pictures

License to Wed

“Anybody who kicks a reverend’s ass for his woman… You’re A-okay in my book.”

If you are engaged and going through marriage preparation courses, you’ll definitely find this movie funny and relatable. An outspoken reverend who also happens to be a long-time family friend puts this couple through intense tests to ensure they are prepared for marriage.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Love Actually

“Love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there—fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husband and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends.”

A romantic comedy that follows eight couples’ love stories all rolled into one movie showing love in different stages of relationships.

Universal Pictures

Made of Honor

“Nobody in the world makes me laugh the way you do. You’re my best friend. I just wanna be with you.”

A story of a guy who has it all: good looks, girlfriends, and the best female friend anyone could ask for. Life was perfect until she accepts a six-week job position in Scotland, falls in love, and gets engaged. That’s when he realizes he can’t live without her. When he’s asked to be her maid of honor, and needing to confess his love, he’s in quite a dilemma!

Columbia Pictures

Mamma Mia!

“I wanted to get married knowing who I am.”

A movie-musical story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father before her wedding day. ABBA music lovers rejoice, as this movie is set to hit songs by the popular 1970s group.

Universal Pictures

Meet The Fockers

“I have nipples, Greg, could you milk me?”

The only thing the Byrnes family and Focker family have in common is that their children are in love. Join these two families during their first awkward and embarrassing encounter.

Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures

Monster-in-Law

“Everybody knows that when a woman marries a man, she marries his mother, too.”

After too many horrible blind dates, this woman finally meets the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, it’s a twofer package with his merciless mother who tries nearly everything to break them up.

New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures

My Best Friend’s Wedding

“Tell him you love him. Bite the bullet.”

It’s rotten timing when your long-time best friend reveals he’s engaged, and that’s when you finally realize that you love him. With only a few days to spare, this woman has to find a way to break up the wedding and confess her love.

TriStar Pictures

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

“My family is big and loud, but they’re my family. We fight, and we laugh, and, yes, we roast lamb on a spit in the front yard—And wherever I go, whatever I do, they will always be there.”

A Greek woman who comes from a strict Greek family falls in love with a non-Greek man. She endures struggles to get her family to accept him and acceptance of her own cultural identity.

IFC Films

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

“Why do parents always say dream big when they really mean ‘not too big?’”

The sequel to the first movie leaves our main characters with a daughter on her way off to college. She, too, struggles with her Greek identity. A family secret of an unsigned marriage certificate brings everyone together to celebrate another Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Universal Pictures

Our Family Wedding

“Both the cultures have to be represented.”

Uniting two families together is difficult. Add in two different cultures, and it’s a hefty challenge. Now layer in long-standing feuds, and you’ll be wishing this bride and groom luck as you watch their story unfold.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

“Andrew is really nice, but it is possible that I have feelings that I not exactly hate for Nicholas.”

A newly-crowned princess has been given 30 days to get married, or she forfeits her line to the throne. In the search for the perfect suitor in an arranged marriage, this princess just may find love after all.

Buena Vista Pictures

The Proposal

“Things changed when we kissed.”

A boss forces her assistant to marry her so she can keep her visa status, or she risks deportation. She invites herself to join his family reunion in Alaska, where she plans to announce their engagement. Don’t miss Betty White in her hilarious role as the grandma with no filter!

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Runaway Bride

“I guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. Because I know in my heart—you’re the only one for me.”

A woman who can commit to being engaged but not walking down the aisle has been a runaway bride more than once. A reporter is assigned to write a story on her, and the duo find out a lot about each other.

Paramount Pictures

Sex and the City

“I let the wedding get bigger than Big.”

It’s easy to get “Carried” away with wedding planning and go so overboard that you forget why you were doing it to begin with. When one woman’s fiancé jilts her at the alter, her three friends are there to support her.

New Line Cinema

Shrek

“There’s a line you gotta wait for. The preacher’s gonna say, ‘Speak now, or forever hold your peace.’ That’s when you say, ‘I object!’”

An ogre saves a beautiful princess trapped in a tower guarded by a dragon. She keeps a secret that she is cursed to transform into an ogress nightly. Believing she needed the kiss of a prince to break the enchantment, she tries to marry a likely suitor, but love comes along in a different form. A great movie to put on for the kids at your wedding too!

DreamWorks Pictures

Sweet Home Alabama

“Since when does it have to be one or the other? You can have roots and wings.”

A woman who’s moved to New York City and transformed her life makes a trip home to finalize a divorce—But is she really ready to move on with her life and end that old chapter?

Buena Vista Pictures

27 Dresses

“Everything was perfect, and I didn’t care, because, right then, the only thing that mattered was the person waiting for me at the end of the aisle, and he was looking at me the way I’d always hoped.”

After being a bridesmaid 27 times, this woman struggles to be her sister’s bridesmaid when she is in love with the groom.

20th Century Fox

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

“It’s an extraordinary thing to meet someone who you can bare your soul to and accept you for what you are.”

Woman and vampire celebrate their marriage in a dreamy wooded setting with family and friends. They then go on a perfect honeymoon, but a twist of events draws them home in a hurry.

Summit Entertainment

Wedding Crashers

“I gotta get out of here, pronto. I got a Stage 5 clinger.”

Two best friends sneak into weddings to take advantage of single women, until one finds himself falling in love and the other has a woman fall in love with him.

New Line Cinema

The Wedding Date

“The hardest thing is loving someone and then having the courage to let them love you back.”

Attending a wedding without a date can often leave you on a singles table or as the third wheel. This girl just couldn’t face attending her sister’s destination wedding alone. What’s a girl to do? Hire a male escort of course! Little did she know that she may fall along the way.

Universal Studios

The Wedding Planner

“Explain to me how you have a career in making everybody else’s dreams in love come true, but in your own life…”

A successful San Francisco wedding planner breaks the cardinal rule of planning: falling in love with the groom.

Columbia Pictures

The Wedding Singer

“You’ll know when you meet the right girl, because it’s not how you feel about her… it’s how she makes you feel about yourself.”

A singer and a waitress who are already both engaged realize they are with the wrong partners. Fate helps to bring them together.

New Line Cinema


While planning my own wedding, I always had wedding on the brain. It was a full-time job on top of my full-time job. (Which is probably also the same reason most of you hired a wedding planner!) I enjoyed opportunities to take a break from my own wedding and watch someone else go through a similar situation. These movies gave me a good laugh, and even on my most stressed days they reminded me to have fun with the process. I hope that I helped you relieve some of your own wedding stress. My stress levels were lowered just by rewatching the movie trailers while writing this week’s post!

Have Amarvelous Wedding! ❤

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