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Wedding Movie Madness

I love nothing more than to spend an afternoon or evening watching my favorite wedding movies. It may not be my fiancées favorite pastime, but he is generally a good sport about it. He may not admit it, but he can recite certain scenes from My Best Friend’s Wedding off the top of his head. Quite a few excellent wedding movies have been released in the last couple years, and these are some of my favorites.

Meet the Parents has become one of my all-time faves. It was released back in 2000, and stars the ever-so-funny Ben Stiller. The premise is typical of many wedding movies; a nervous young man is introduced to his future in-laws. What makes this movie so excitingly funny is the role of prospective Father-in-Law, played by Robert DeNiro. The dynamic that plays out between Stiller and DeNiro is unforgettable. Oh, the hilarity of it all!

Meet the Fockers is a sequel to the above mentioned, and was released in 2004. This time around we have the pleasure of meeting the parents of Ben Stiller’s character, Greg Focker. His parents are played by Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand, both of whom deliver unforgettable roles. They stand in stark contrast to the bride’s parents from the previous film. While the bride’s parents are somewhat conservative and stuffy, the parents of the groom are new-age leftists. These two films have become my all-time favorite wedding movies. Sooo funny!

The Corpse Bride is another highly entertaining movie with a wedding theme. This animated masterpiece was released to critical acclaim in 2005. It is quirky in the way that all Tim Burton films are, and it has some of my favorite stars doing voice-over work. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter play the lead roles. The premise goes something like this; a young man is having difficulty with his lines during his wedding rehearsal. He strays off into the forest to practice alone. He nails his lines perfectly, and places the ring on a fallen tree branch…or so he thinks. It turns out that the fallen tree branch was actually the decrepit finger of the Corpse Bride, who has risen from the dead and claims to be his legal bride. Even your boyfriend will love it!

 

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Learn Easy Ways To Plan Your Wedding

There is not a woman alive who has not pictured her ideal wedding and taken mental notes on how she wants it to really be. They, as do you, want it all to be perfect and dive right into the process which can be a daunting task without a little help.

Consider getting married outside of wedding season. That may means having a wedding in a less popular month or on a weekday, but the savings can be significant. Wedding venues are costly during these months. If you need to book during this time, make sure you book far in advance to get the best deal.

When you decide who you want to give the speeches during the reception, ask them to read them to you so you know they are appropriate. If there are going to be different generations there, you don’t want to offend anyone.

Have your wedding at a friend’s home. If someone you know has a large yard or farm, you can get rid of a big wedding expense. Try paying someone to come out in advance and after your event to clean the place for the only location-based cost.

If you cringe at the thought of purchasing an extremely expensive yet incredibly unhealthy wedding cake, there are other options available. You should consider getting in touch with local bakeries and specialty boutiques to inquire about individual portions that are healthier. Some specialty bakeries also ship fresh, low-cal cupcakes and healthy fare, like gluten-free options if you so desire.

Check your wedding venue to emsure that there will be enough room for a dance floor. You won’t have as much fun dancing if the space is too tight. Consider removing unneeded tables and chairs before your reception begins so that there will be more room to dance.

Practice your walk in front of mirrors to feel comfortable on your wedding day. Go with flats if you’re worried about twisting an ankle. Footwear that’s not so sexy is preferable to falling on your bottom on your wedding day!

Rather than spend a bunch of money on a huge cake, you may want to opt for a few tiers of great cupcakes or small tarts. These arrangements are more convenient, versatile, and more cost effective. Guests can even take a cupcake home.

As you can see, planning your wedding doesn’t have to completely stress you out. You’re going to find enjoyment with the planning all the way to the big day!