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If you're the type of bride whose ideal Friday night includes watching Netflix and ordering takeout, why not turn your favorite pastime into wedding planning? Sure, most wedding movies are over the top and slightly (okay, very) unrealistic, but, surprisingly, a few of the classic rom-coms can serve as big-day inspiration. From wedding dresses and ceremonies, to twists on traditions and cool themes for an epic rehearsal dinner, there's a rom-com for every kind of bride.
In Love Actually, love conquers all. The Christmastime rom-com weaves in and out through the lives of British strangers who are all connected by love, heartbreak, hope and relationships. Our favorite part occurs at the wedding of Keira Knightley's character, when guests break out into a flash performance of "All You Need Is Love" within the chapel. Wondering how to add a unique moment to your big day? Consider playing a special song as you walk down the aisle¬–before or after you say, "I do."
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My Best Friend's Wedding
Nothing hurts our heart more than watching Julia Roberts' character pine for her best friend. And yet, beyond the tale of regret, there is serious wedding inspiration lurking in this film. Check out Cameron Diaz's strapless, long-sleeve wedding dress. How about the final scene's all-white-everything reception? And let's not forget the rehearsal dinner, where an epic sing along to "I Say A Little Prayer For You," occurred!
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Meet The Parents
It's always the time to turn on a repeat, especially if it includes the funny Greg Focker! Spark ideas for an intimate backyard ceremony while you watch this movie. Just be sure to resolve any plumbing issues your home might have, so as to avoid life-imitating-art at all costs!
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Sweet Home Alabama
This is an example of not only fantastic storytelling, but it provides so much detail to spark wedding inspiration we don't even know where to begin! Let's start when Witherspoon's character picked out her own diamond sparkler at the flagship Tiffany's–fantasy alert! And then there is the southern charm of the outdoor wedding. Ok, so the ceremony was called off–but only so she could marry her true love!
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Coming To America
Laugh along to this Eddie Murphy classic and get some serious ideas along the way. Brides in the planning phase with visions of an over-the-top bash will appreciate this rom-com—just check out that dress!
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Romantic comedy queen Julia Roberts has us laughing and dreaming of the perfect wedding in this cute movie. Are you a trampoline-jumping bride, like the first time her character tried to say, "I do?" Or what about a Hawaiian luau as a rehearsal dinner theme? Watch this film for ideas, and then ride off into the sunset with your own Richard Gere.
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If planning a destination wedding is in your sights, this is the flick for you. Think jaw-dropping island vistas and the Aegean Sea as the setting for your big day. Flower crowns, fairy lights and a bohemian island ambiance are all captured in this fun musical to sing along to.