We love, love, love the 90s and have so much 90s nostalgia. From chilling with f.r.i.e.n.d.s. to learning what it meant to be Clueless – there was a lot going on! Who doesn’t love an end of season wedding? Now that it’s our turn to get married in the season finale, apart from telling the office, learning the appropriate wedding invitation etiquette and figuring out how to work a wedding budget there’s one thing we have to do: Binge watch our favourite wedding movies from the 90s!
1) Four Weddings and a Funeral
Up there with the emotional rollercoasters when it comes to wedding movies from the 90s, Four Wedding and a Funeral promises to make you laugh, make you cry and realise just how amazing your friends are (definitely gather the girls and the tissues for this one!). We’re a bit biased, but, we’d have to say that British rom-coms are THE GREATEST! Especially when they involve a rather young and dashing Hugh Grant, playing a lovable (if not unlucky in love) Englishman! Throw in a stellar cast of actors from both the UK and stateside and you have a wedding movie to remember. Not only this, but, you don’t get one wedding to fall in love with… You get several! Four to be precise – all of which have their little disasters, happy moments, not-so-happy moments and laugh-out-loud “OMG!” moments. FYI, it’s basically the book of life.
2) My Best Friend’s Wedding
A conniving Julia Roberts plays quite possibly the worst maid of honour EVER. Why? She’s in love with the bride’s husband-to-be: Her best friend – only it becomes very clear that she wants to be *more* than just friends! The kick in the teeth? Leading man Dermot Mulroney’s bride-to-be is a total triple threat: Gorgeous, smart and only 20! Worrying that she’s about to turn 28 and her ‘let’s get married if we’re not with anyone by the time we’re 28’ pact with the bestie is about to fall apart, Julianne (played by Julia) works to sabotage her hunky best friend’s big day. This rom-com deserves its place as one of the finest wedding movies from the 90s. Why? It has Cameron Diaz (100% babe). There’s a fabulous gay friend, who is wise beyond belief (Rupert Everett) and there’s just the right amount of bitchy deviousness from a spurned Julianne!
3) Father of the Bride
Here’s one to watch with your dad. Impressing the father-of-the-bride is no easy task. Ultimate dad Steve Martin (Cheaper by the Dozen anyone?) plays George Banks, the overly protective, proud father of his daughter, who’s been away studying. What he doesn’t bank on (get it?) is daughter Annie coming home from her academic adventures ENGAGED! Facing no longer being the leading man in Annie’s life and the prospect of losing his little girl forever, George is pretty damn troubled by the whole arrangement! Thrown in at the deep end, he has to meet the in-laws, battle through the wedding planning and go through of the motions of an All-American comedy! This makes it onto our list of wedding movies from the 90s for being relatable – shout out to all the father-of-the-brides’ out there!
4) Muriel’s Wedding
We feel for Muriel. Socially awkward, a little inappropriate and dreaming of getting married but not even allowed to date (as an adult woman!) because of her strict dad, Toni Collette’s character is the very definition of never been kissed. Her social butterfly friends make her life seem pretty bleak in comparison – resorting to trying on dresses for a man she’s not even met yet and generally moping about. Flash forward to meeting a new a bestie, Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths) and Muriel takes a MASSIVE step: She moves to the big city, changes her name and vows to make her fantasies a reality! You’ve got to admire her dedication. This is the ultimate film to watch for the empowering message of learning to not care what other people think! Self-discovery? Yes please!
5) Picture Perfect
We had to include Rache- we mean Jennifer Aniston. #GirlBoss Kate (played by Jen) is married to her career and totally flies the flag for all the single ladies out there. Ironically though, her boss in advertising seems to be promoting married people all over the place! Wanting to get ahead, she cheekily uses a photo of some random guy to fake a fiancé. The problem is – a picture says a thousand words and, once the proof is out there, the truth will also come out – eventually. When her boss asks to meet the lucky fiancé, a newly promoted Kate must track down the real man behind her phoney ‘husband-to-be’ and get him to play along with her deception! We then start rooting for an actual wedding!
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