Are you planning a wedding? Time to grab your girls and have a marathon of these iconic wedding chick flicks!
I know I've been going a little hard on all the wedding content lately, but I can't help it! I'm getting married later this year so I am in the absolute thick of it!
When I was in high school, I always loved 2000s rom coms and girly movies about weddings - the 2010s were a great time for all of that. What high school girl doesn't love to daydream about her future wedding??? But it has been a few years since I've seen all the classics, so I decided to put together a list of all my favorite wedding chick flicks for my girls with marriage on the brain (no engagement ring needed!).
I remember watching this movie and thinking it was cute back in the day, but watching it after being engaged, I can definitely relate to just how stressful wedding planning can be. For best friends Liv and Emma, it's a day they've been dreaming about since they were kids, specifically a June wedding at The Plaza hotel. They both accidentally get engaged at the same time and due to a secretary's mix up, their weddings get scheduled for the same date.
They start to get competitive and try to sabotage each other's wedding days! Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway star in this fun flick about love, friendship, and marriage.
This movie was the hotly anticipated story of Carrie and Big's wedding (kind of!). It continues the storyline from the end of the show and follows all of the girls as their relationships evolve.
This movie has designer wedding dresses, the New York Public Library, and (obviously) Manolo Blahniks! Everything a bride-to-be and SATC fans could wish for.
Something Borrowed is a movie based on the book of the same name. It featured Kate Hudson as Darcy, a self-absorbed woman engaged to the man her best friend (Ginnifer Godwin) has secretly been in love with for years. You can probably tell that this leads to a lot of problems and blurs the line between friendship and soulmates.
The Vow is not all smiles and giggles, but it features some of my favorite movie vows! It's about a couple who has to deal with the aftermath of a car accident that causes the wife to forget her husband.
You may need some tissues for this one, but it'll show you what unconditional love means.
This movie is probably best described by the title. Julia Roberts' character realizes she is in love with her best guy friend after her reveals to her he is engaged. She must decide whether to tell him or let him go before it's too late.
Steel Magnolias is another Julia Roberts film. It features Dolly Parton and is about a young bride who has health problems and the friendships she forms in a small southern town. I can't guarantee that all the movies on this list have a happy ending, so tread carefully!
Speaking of heart-wrenching...The Notebook is one of those movies that hurts so good. It really is one of the best love stories of all time, and part of that is probably due to the fact that the idea is so simple: two kids falling in love.
There is no wedding scene in The Notebook, but Allie does try on her wedding dress and it is probably my favorite movie wedding dress ever! If you haven't seen The Notebook, it's about 2 teenagers who fall in love and are ripped apart by people who don't think they should be together. There's a lot more to the movie, but I'll just leave it at that...
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere reunite in this film about a runaway bride and the reporter that writes a story about her.
This has peak 90s wedding vibes!
13 Going on 30 is the cutest movie ever about a girl named Jenna who wishes she were older and more sophisticated. When her wish comes true, Jenna realizes she may have gone down the wrong path in her life, and decides to try and make things right.
Spoiler alert: this one has a very happy ending!
27 dresses is literally all about the phrase "Always a bridesmaid and never a bride." Kathryn Heigl and James Marsden star in this sweet story about a girl who always puts others before herself which leads to accidentally introducing her little sister to the guy she's secretly in love with.
If you're looking for one of the most epic wedding scenes in a movie ever, Crazy Rich Asians is the one! It's about Rachel learning that her boyfriend is part of a super rich and powerful family from Singapore. They travel to the country to attend her boyfriend's best friend's wedding - which will definitely make your jaw drop.
Sigh. Do you like a friends to lovers romance with playful banter? Are you ready to feel things for a man in mutton chops that you would never have expected? Emma will be your favorite. The wedding scene alone is forever emblazoned on my heart.
It's such a delightful movie, and while it's more romance than wedding themed, it will make you feel so romantic and sweet inside.
We have already discussed an iconic SATC movie where a wedding is a large scene in the film, but SATC2 carries this trend over. It features the fabulous wedding of Stanford Blatch and Anthony Maratino. The SATC movies are so fun because they evaluate all the different hurdles experienced by the women in their relationships and how they overcome them.
Is this movie girly per se? Not necessarily. But even the most serious of brides will get a giggle out of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as the guys who crash weddings to pick up chicks.
Plus, there's lots of wedding inspo sprinkled throughout!
Sweet Home Alabama is about a southern girl (Reese Witherspoon) who moves to the big city and becomes a fashion designer. When she gets engaged to a New York guy, she must return home and face the life she left behind.
I love a good southern love story (ahem, The Notebook) and this one is about confronting where you came from and realizing the person you ultimately want to be.
It's funny because when I first watched Mamma Mia, I didn't really realize that the whole plot revolves around a wedding! Cut me some slack, I was in middle school when it came out! But Mamma Mia is about a girl on a Greek island who wants to invite her dad to her upcoming wedding. The problem is, she doesn't know who he is.
So she invites 3 possibilities to her wedding with the hopes she will know who he is the minute she sees him. Spoiler alert: chaos ensues!
Bridesmaids is just a classic girly comedy. I actually can't wait to rewatch it because it's been a really long time since I've seen one of my favorite Kristen Wiig movies.
The second Princess Diaries involves Mia's need to select an eligible suitor for marriage. If you loved the first Princess Diaries, or are super into royal weddings you'll like this sweet chick flick.