12 wedding comedies to watch with your fiancé

Quality time with your fiancé leading up to your wedding day is important – especially if you’ve been spending hours worrying about everything being planned perfectly. You need to allocate time to relax and appreciate the special time you’re going through, and what better way to wind down than cuddling up with a film, a fluffy blanket and a bowl of popcorn? We’ve put together a list of the best wedding comedies to have you laughing, crying and most importantly, getting even more excited for your special day.

 

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I Love You, Man (2009)

Who?

Paul Rudd, Jason Segel

What?

A lonely real estate agent, Peter Klaven, proposes to his girlfriend but is left without anyone to be his best man. Taking advice from his younger brother, Peter proceeds to go on several man dates on his quest to find a close friend. Just as he is about to give up, he meets Sydney Fife, a ruthless bachelor who shakes up the engagement and causes more than his fair share of havoc. With great actors and a fun storyline, this one is a laugh a minute.

Rating (from Rotten Tomatoes):

84%

 

 

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The Wedding Singer (1998)

Who?

Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

What?

Robbie Hart is a wedding singer from New Jersey who once dreamt of being a rock star. He is engaged to his long-term girlfriend Linda, whom he met when he was younger and on track to succeeding as a musician, but when their wedding day comes around, he is jilted at the altar. He confides in a waitress who works at the reception hall where he regularly performs and their friendship slowly but surely blossoms despite the fact she is also engaged to be married. Easy to watch and uplifting throughout, this feel-good comedy is perfect for a weekend watch.

Rating (RT):

67%

 

 

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Wedding Crashers (2005)

Who?

Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

What?

Two divorce mediators, John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, spend all their spare time ‘crashing’ wedding parties to meet women. With sharp cover stories and irresistible charm, they are the hit of every reception and favourites with the ladies. After attending the US Secretary of the Treasury’s daughter’s wedding, the pair have their eyes on his other daughters and they fast become part of the family… but how long can they keep their cover for? Filled with hilarious wit and a fantastic cast, Wedding Crashers is a must-watch if you’ve not yet seen it.

Rating (RT):

75%

 

 

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Bridesmaids (2011)

Who?

Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne

What?

Annie Walker is a single woman who’s been dealt some bad cards in life. Her bakery business failed, leaving her working in a jewellery store and living in a small apartment with difficult roommates. When her childhood friend gets engaged, Annie is asked to be Maid of Honour and meets the rest of the bridal party, a complete mixed bag of ladies who test her patience and make planning the wedding the wildest ride imaginable. If you want a film with loveable characters and outrageous humour, choose Bridesmaids – you won’t be disappointed!

Rating (RT):

90%

 

 

 

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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Who?

Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell

What?

Charles, a well-mannered but socially awkward English boy, and his friends aren’t sure if they’ll ever find love. This is until he meets Carrie – a beautiful American girl – and he is infatuated. The pair bump into each other over the course of five social occasions (cue the title) and he slowly but surely falls for her. At each occasion, something gets in the way of Charles and Carrie pursuing their romance, but will they find a way to each other in the end? This one is not only light-hearted and funny but received raving reviews – definitely worth a watch.

Rating (RT):

95%

 

 

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The Hangover (2009)

Who?

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms

What?

When soon-to-be-married Doug and his random collection of groomsmen head off to Las Vegas for the big bachelor party, things get crazier than you could ever anticipate. They wake up with not only a hangover, but a baby, a tiger and a missing groom. The quest to get Doug back in time for the big day is stressful, painful but absolutely hysterical. Side-splittingly funny one-liners and outrageous characters (look out for Alan) make this one of the best films to watch in the lead-up to the big day. Just make sure you grooms-to-be don’t get any ideas!

Rating (RT):

79%

 

 

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Muriel’s Wedding (1995)

Who?

Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths

What?

Muriel Heslop is a socially awkward, slightly overweight girl from a boring town called Porpoise Spit in Australia. She is obsessed with ABBA and is the target of ridicule by the ‘cooler’ girls in school, who she considers to be her friends. She longs for a way out of Porpoise Spit and a glamorous wedding to the man of her dreams, even though she’s never actually had a date. In desperation, Muriel steals some money to go on an exotic holiday to shake up the life she’s so bored of. A gloriously funny and dramatic film, it’s perfect if you want something a bit different.

Rating (RT):

78%

 

 

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Meet the Parents (2000)

Who?

Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro

What?

Greg Focker is a male nurse planning on proposing to his girlfriend Pam. He soon realises he needs to ask her father’s permission before popping the question, so a visit is in order for him to formally meet the parents. Pam’s father takes an immediate dislike to Greg and just about everything that could possibly go wrong seems to happen. This trip from hell makes for a great evening film. With plenty of laughs and an interesting plot, Meet The Parents is a winner every time.

Rating (RT):

84%

 

 

 

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Mamma Mia! (2008)

Who?

Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried

What?

Sophie Sheridan has never known much about her father, and when she gets engaged, she becomes curious about who he could be. When she finds her mother’s diary and discovers she has three possible fathers, she sends out invites for each of them to come to her wedding. Without telling her mother, she spends time with each in order to decide who her real father is. For those of you who enjoy a musical, this one is just about as colourful and carefree as you can imagine – even if it does include a bit of dodgy singing from Piers Brosnan!

Rating (RT):

54%

 

 

 

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Who?

Nia Vardalos, John Corbett

What?

Toula Portokalos is a 30-year-old Greek woman who works in her family’s restaurant. Her father just wants her to settle down with a respectable Greek boy, but Toula wants a bit more from life. She starts taking computer classes and working at her aunt’s travel agency and eventually meets a high school English teacher named Ian. They fall for each other but as Ian isn’t Greek, Toula’s family are furious when they find out about the pair. How far will Ian go to be with Toula? This one will have you laughing throughout and make you realise the more important things in life.

Rating (RT):

76%

 

 

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American Wedding (2003)

Who?

Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan

What?

Jim Levenstein has finally proposed to his girlfriend Michelle Flaherty and the wedding plans are getting underway. Unfortunately for Jim, trouble-causer and hopeless flirt Steve Stifler is back in town to cause all the havoc he can in the wedding planning process, including setting up a saucy secret bachelor party. A spin-off from the notoriously naughty American Pie films, this one will have you laughing until you cry but cringing equally as much. If tongue-in-cheek humour is your thing and you don’t mind a crude joke here and there, American Wedding will have you in stitches.

Rating (RT):

54%

 

 

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Father of the Bride (1991)

Who?

Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

What?

George Banks is an athletic shoe company owner from California. When he finds out his 22-year-old daughter, Annie, is getting married to her upper-class boyfriend who she only met three months previously, he is less than impressed. Through plenty of comical ups and downs, George eventually accepts the fact that his daughter’s happiness is all that matters to him. This one’s a feel-good movie that will brighten the mood any night of the week.

Rating (RT):

73%

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