How to recreate your favourite movie weddings

Holding a wedding bouquet

There’s something magical about a movie wedding. Whether it’s the hurdles the bride and groom have overcome to get to the altar, the emotion of the father of the bride as he gives his daughter away or the intoxicating atmosphere created by the soundtrack, the lights and the spectacular setting, indeed movie weddings are the stuff dreams are made of.

If you’re currently planning your own nuptials, and want to add something special to the proceedings, why not take a bit of inspiration from your favourite films? To get you in the mood, here are some of our favourite movie weddings and a few ideas for how you can incorporate elements from the movies into your big day.

Father of the Bride

One of the most memorable aspects of this iconic movie wedding is the venue. Held in the picture postcard house of the bride’s long suffering parents, the wedding felt homely and welcoming as well as elegant. Using classic wedding décor touches from the 1980s and 90s, you can get the Father of the Bride look at your own wedding. A few ice sculptures, some American themed decorations and family-style meals will help you to create a welcoming and distinctive look for your wedding day.


Everyone loves the sing-along at the end of Bridesmaids. Enjoy your own unforgettable moment in the limelight by preparing a song with some of your closest friends. Pick a track that means a lot to you to bring even more emotion to the occasion. You’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time on stage as you belt your heart out.

A disney-esque wedding cakeMama Mia

Though your wedding budget may not stretch to hiring a private Greek island and flying your nearest and dearest in for the weekend, you can borrow a few elements of this atmospheric wedding for your own big day. Put Greek food on the menu and Abba on the playlist, get some of your parents’ charismatic friends along and hold your wedding in the middle of the summer for the best chance of recreating a barmy Mediterranean night.

The Hangover

As most of the action in The Hangover takes place before the wedding itself, choosing this theme for your big day gives you the green light to go all out with your stag and hen dos. If you really want to make your movie theme authentic, gather up your closest friends, hop on a plane to Vegas and enjoy a weekend you may very well forget.

Like Babble Editors points out, “one theme that has appeared again and again in film is the moment when a couple gets married – the all important wedding”. An integral part of movie culture, and a staple of every teenage girl’s Saturday night viewing, almost every wedding we see on the big screen is a dream come true.

If you’re planning your own unforgettable ceremony, explore the spectacular venues on our site today and start looking forward to a film-worthy wedding of your own.

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