Rom-coms can make us laugh, cry, smile, fall in love, and sometimes go, "huh?!"
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Rom-coms can make us laugh, cry, smile, fall in love, and sometimes go, "huh?!" You know what we're talking about. Those scenes that take a movie from believable to "yeah right". While we love that movies can make dreams and fantasies a reality on screen, we're calling them out. Here's our list of things that happen in wedding movies that aren't likely to happen to you.
The bridesmaid saves the dresses (all of them)
When Katherine Heigl whips opens the doors to her bridesmaids' dress graveyard in 27 Dresses, it's a shock. It's not just the unrealistically large size of her closet or her apartment for that matter (she must be the best-paid assistant in all of Manhattan), but that she'd hang on to those style nightmares for years and years.
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Crashing a wedding
The idea of it sounds fun—free food, free booze, and lots of single people—but it's unlikely that two random bros would crash a wedding and then be so blatant about their presence. The Wedding Crashers intro montage says it all. Dancing, drinking, giving speeches, shoving cake in their faces. It's the absurdity of it that made for the laughs.
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Yes, best friends can squabble, even over weddings, but a full on fight? Bride Wars took it to the limit when Kate Hudson's character was tackled by former-BFF (played by Anne Hathaway) as she's walking down the aisle. I mean, really, who does that? And not only that, but they made up, become sisters when Anne's character married Kate's character's brother, and ended up pregnant at the same time. In real life, she'd be your ex-BFF, and you'd only know she was pregnant if you were late-night stalking her on Instagram.
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A private musical performance
"Someday somebody's gonna make you wanna turn around and say goodbye … " If you're a Wilson Phillips fan, or just a lover of anything the ladies of SNL do, then you know where we're going with this. When this '90s group surprises the bride with a performance of her favorite song, it makes for a feel-good moment. But unless your childhood bestie is rising on the Billboard charts or you've got deep pockets, you'll probably be enjoying your favorite song via DJ or band.
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The bride makes a run for it
A wedding should only happen if both people want it to, and fortunately if they don't, most people call it off long before the big day. But not in the movies. In Sweet Home Alabama, not only is Reese Witherspoon positive she doesn't want to marry Patrick Dempsey (Really? He's McDreamy!), but she's not even divorced. Thankfully for Dempsey, he's on the other end of the runaway bride scandal in Made of Honor when Michelle Monaghan rushes off the altar to profess her love. He then gets punched in the face by the now ex-fiancé (a little more realistic), but at least he gets the girl.
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Breaking out in song
Have you ever seen a family celebrating an upcoming wedding by singing at the top of their lungs in a restaurant? We have! Not in real life, of course. Really … who does that? But it's one of our favorite scenes in My Best Friend's Wedding. It was the moment we fell in love with Rupert Everett's character—best fake fiancé ever!—and those crazy sisters from Nashville.
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A surprise wedding
The Five-Year Engagement may have been one of the more depressing wedding movies we've ever seen, but they redeemed themselves with the ending scene. While the sentiment was sweet, proposing in a food truck and then rushing off to a park where the groom gets to choose the details isn't likely to happen. Unless you have a super creative fiancé, and you're pretty laid back. Again … if you're researching weddings, you're probably not this girl.