'Bridesmaids' poll: What is your favorite wedding movie?


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It’s tradition for a bride to wear something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day. Bridesmaids, the R-rated Kristin Wiig vehicle about a bachelorette party gone wild that opens May 13, borrows more from the boys’ Hangover than its more feminine matrimonial predecessors, and its “blue” could refer to black-and-blues inflicted at Melissa McCarthy’s Female Fight Club.

But there have been many great wedding movies, probably because no two weddings are alike: different venue, different best-man speech, different DJ, different great-aunt who’s frisky. It’s fertile ground for comedy, especially when you include the elaborate build-up: the eccentric wedding planner, the bundt-cake peace offering during the initial meeting of the in-laws, the horrific karaoke session that seems to stop time. Take a film like Four Weddings and a Funeral, which manages to include multiple nuptials without once feeling redundant.

But what is your favorite wedding movie? Which one do you find yourself watching over and over, as if it were your own wedding video? Are you a sucker for a perfect happy ending? Or do you appreciate a complicated conclusion where love means letting go? RSVP below.

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  • Lindsay

    There was an 80s movie about bridesmaids whose title I can’t remember. I was pretty young when I watched it, but my friend Jeni and I used to obsess over it. All I really remember is a scene where the bridesmaids, disgusted with their hideous dresses, cut them up so as to refashion them and then dye them a less ugly color in the bathtub. Anyone remember this film or, more importantly, the name of this movie? I can’t figure it out for the life of me.

    • Stacey

      I remember that movie, but can’t think of the name either, and can’t find it anywhere online.

      • Lisa

        Omg, i’ve been thinking of this movie too, coz i was listening to ‘going to the chapel’ and i know that’s in the soundtrack, will try n search some more n come up with some answers!!

    • Kathy

      The name of the movie was “Bridesmaids” and it is one of my favorites. I’ve only seen it on tv, so I’m sure I’d love the uncut version even more. I have it on a VHS tape and it’s about worn out, I’d love to get it on a DVD, but whenever I try to locate it all I get is the modern movie of that name.

  • Mariel

    Where’s Muriel!?

    • Jennifer

      Yep, Muriel’s Wedding for me.
      And it’s “redundant.”

  • Stacie

    Tough call. I love Father of the Bride, but Wedding Crashers I’ve seen a lot more times.

  • YM

    I loved FWAAF. Still do. I’ll watch it on a random Saturday afternoon.

  • mkeller

    I love The Wedding Singer! Adam Sandler was great in that movie.

    • Emjay

      Yes! One of the few times I’ve actually enjoyed him.

  • Tiffany

    The Wedding Singer for me. Makes me laugh each time and the fact it is set in the 80’s makes it even better.

  • Jackie

    Favorite Wedding Movie: ‘Mamma Mia’
    Favorite Wedding Scene: ‘Love, Actually’

    • Erin

      Agree on Love Actually. I love that scene!!

    • R

      Yes to both, but especially Mamma Mia! The best!

  • Joan

    Betsy’s Wedding…come on…Alan Alda, Madeline Kahn and Catherine O’Hara…

  • KimAnnLee

    Royal Wedding with Fred Astaire and Jane Powell. Does the Philadelphia Story count as a wedding theme movie? It is my favorite non musical moive.

    • Hobbes

      I totally think the The Philadelphia Story counts, and it is my absolute favorite.

      • Templar

        Philadelphia Story is a classic, but treat yourself to the musical remake “High Society” with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly.

    • myma

      Funny, I was thinking of both Philadelphia Story and High Society, and since neither are in the poll I will vote for both, early and often.

  • Erin

    For me it’s a tie between Father of the Bride and The Wedding Singer.

  • Jenny

    tie between Four Weddings and A Funeral and The Best Man.

    • Tina

      I so agree about Best Man. The way Morris Chestnut was crying while saying his vows thinking about her cheating with her best friend, loved it. Also Claudine. It’s not a “wedding movie” but the end scene where Claudine and the garbage man gets married and the police bust in there to get her son and that Gladys Knight and the Pips song plays in the background. Then they all get arrested. So romantic. But the best wedding movie isn’t a movie but when Dwayne on “Different World” scream Baby please please and Whitley yelled I do. Diane Carroll was excellent in that episode.

      • sharon

        Tina you took you back with A Different World.My favorite is The Wood

  • Rebecca

    Am I the only one who thinks that “Bridesmaids” looks like a female, less funny, lame version of “The Hangover”?

  • Michaela

    Lindsay…the movie your talking about was a 1989 TV movie called Bridesmaids…starring Sela Ward

    • Lindsay

      Yes! That’s totally it. Thanks!

      • Lisa

        Ooh yay!! Ty michaela!! :)

  • Wendy

    My Best Friends Wedding!!!!! Love it

  • Dana

    wedding singer without a doubt Even my kids love it.

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