When bonding with your bridesmaids and preparing for your wedding day, what better way to spend your time than binge watching feel-good rom coms? It’s sure to help you relax and enjoy your time together in the run up to your wedding day.
Bridesmaids is a brilliant film to watch in the run up to your big day. Kristen Wiig stars as a lead bridesmaid attempting to organise a great hen party for her best friend, played by Maya Rudolph. She’s joined by a colourful ensemble cast featuring Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Melissa McCarthy.
The film explores typical bridesmaid rivalry, the chaos of planning and the stresses of a gang of different women trying to get along for the sake of their bride. It’s a witty, bold and often insightful take on the woes and charms of being a bridesmaid. The perfect choice, in fact, if you’re looking for a good laugh with your best friends about the chaos of wedding day planning.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
This is a classic romcom, starring a younger Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal (with the late Carrie Fisher starring as Meg’s feisty best friend). When Harry Met Sally is built around the trope of the two best friends that wind up together, because they’re clearly such a great match. It’s witty and intelligent, capturing the irritations and disappointments in their affectionate dynamic.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)
This iteration of Shakespeare’s timeless romance is directed by Baz Luhrmann, infusing the classic romance with great electricity, chaos and style. Starring a young Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, who beautifully embody the star-crossed lovers. This is a great choice if you’re looking for a drama to weep over together!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Audrey Hepburn’s role of a lifetime, this is a fun, colourful romcom to enjoy with your friends. Holly Golightly is sassy, witty and independent – making the film a great choice if you’re not a natural romantic at heart.
Timeout places the film in their list of the ‘Top 100 Romantic Films of All Time’. They said:
“It’s the role that Audrey Hepburn will forever be remembered for: the beautiful, bolshy city girl with a brittle edge in this handsome, well-dressed adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella. Of course, Edwards’ film deftly sidestepped the sadder, seedier aspects of Holly Golightly’s life in the book – working as a high-society escort in early 1960s Manhattan. Instead, the film prefers to indulge the on-off, will-they-won’t-they aspect of her relationship with Paul (Peppard), her dapper neighbour.”
With a number of heartfelt, romantic and witty romcoms to choose from, which films will you choose to watch in the run up to your wedding day?