Are you getting married soon? Great, you could hire the services of a wedding planner to make sure your wedding day is a success. On the other hand, curl up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and plan your wedding according to your favourite Hollywood movies.
Here are some wedding lessons we have learned from the big screen.
Make sure you are marrying the right person.
Taking a cue from Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride, make sure the person you intend to marry is the right one for you. Otherwise, you may get to the wedding, stand in front of your beloved, and with misguided inspiration from Ms Roberts, you may suddenly get cold feet and leave the poor groom (or bride) standing at the altar. Jilted! The character in the film repeated this mistake over and over again (hence the title of the film). Still, at least she found love eventually, but you probably don’t want to go through the stress of planning multiple weddings. Get to know the person first, and only get married if you are truly, madly, deeply in love with them.
Don’t double book your wedding venue
The wedding day should be a time of celebration for you and your entire guest list of friends and family. So it would be terrible if you arrived at the wedding destination and discovered somebody else had taken your place. Such is the tragedy that befell best friends Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) when they booked the same venue on the same day at the same time; in this case the Plaza Hotel for the movie Bride Wars. Our advice is this: you could always book something as huge as Liberty Grand wedding venues (just in case the unthinkable happens), venues big enough for multiple wedding receptions. Or you could check and double-check with your venue before the big day arrives. After all, you don’t want to go to war with your best friend, or any other poor bride or groom at their wedding.
Be careful what you eat
Food is a big part of any wedding, so you do need to consider the menu when planning. Of course, you also need to be mindful of what you eat before the wedding day. In the hilarious comedy Bridesmaids, the bridal fitting turned into a disaster when Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, et al. suffered a bout of food poisoning after eating at a Brazilian restaurant. Not something you want to repeat – as the wrong food will repeat, with horrible results. So, to avoid the same mishap at your wedding, for any of your bridesmaids and wedding guests, plan the menu in advance, take note of dietary requirements, and hire the professionals (if you don’t trust your mom’s fish ball stew). You will only thank us for it later!
Not only but also…
Here are some other wedding tips from the movies…
My Big Fat Greek Wedding – If your family has any crazy idiosyncrasies, warn your partner.
Wedding Crashers – Hire a bouncer to keep out any unwelcome guests, no matter how funny they are.
My Best Friend’s Wedding – Never, ever invite your partner’s ex to the wedding. You never know what twisted, devious stunts she will pull to get her man back!
Whoever said watching movies was a waste of time! Thanks for reading, and let us know of any wedding lessons you have learned from the big screen.