15 Movies Every Southern Bride-to-Be Should Watch Before Her Wedding Day
Whether it’s a fanciful Southern romance or bridal flick full of laughs, Hollywood has an endless supply of films to help brides take a break. But, with mama flipping out over a floral mishap and thank you notes waiting to be written, we know stressed out brides don’t have time to binge watch them all.
Don’t worry. We’re here to help. Grab a bottle of wine and your maid of honor. We’ve narrowed it down to our favorite Southern romances and wedding movies that are worth the break from your bridal Pinterest board.
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Father of the Bride
From comical comments on wedding price tags to tear-jerking, fatherly realizations, this classic gives us a witty, emotional glimpse into the mind of a father of a bride. Get ready for the best on screen depiction of the wedding planning process as the film’s heartwarming and hilarious situations make you belly laugh and tear up like never before.
Sweet Home Alabama
This movie proves there’s an unmistakable charm in something said with a Southern accent, no matter how quip or cheesy. Watch as this city slicker returns to her Southern roots and falls back in love with small town living and her childhood sweetheart.
A classic that leaves us with tears in our eyes every time, The Notebook is a no-brainer for brides looking for a romantic break from the to-do list. Forget about your real life wedding woes as Noah and Allie fall in love in the South Carolina countryside.
Pride and Prejudice
If you’re anything like us, this favorite film makes you stop in your TV guide scrolling tracks and watch adoringly every time. No matter how many seating arrangements you’ve been sweating over this week, this Jane Austin love story will put you back in the mood for romance.
When two best friends find themselves fighting over a wedding date in June, disaster is sure to ensue. With all of the friend-on-friend sabotage happening on screen, this flick is sure to make your own wedding woes feel miniscule.
Wedding mayhem ensues in this classic wedding movie as the daughter of a Louisville truck driver marries a well-off groom at a family estate full of drama. Get to know the secrets of pretty much everyone in attendance though simultaneous subplots in a single day as little dramas develop at this family event.
Though not your traditional wedding flick, this classic Southern movie will always melt our hearts. After what seems like endless, unfair twists and turns, watch as two best friends make their love official in a backyard wedding ceremony for the ages.
This movie is definitely our pick for brides looking for unfiltered (and sometimes a bit filthy) comic relief. Be ready for a few raunchy scenarios coupled with over-the-top humor in this can’t beat bridal rom-com.
Don’t let this bride’s past wedding fails spook you. This must-see bridal movie proves that when it’s meant to be, there just might be majestic horses waiting to race you into the great unknown with your groom
The Last Song
We always love a Nicholas Sparks movie, but we can’t help but think the real star of this Southern romance is the location – Tybee Island. Any bride looking to say “I do” surrounded by gorgeous oak trees will fall for this movie’s stunning scenery as well as its characters’ sweet summer romance.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
When a long-time backup marriage pact between two friends goes awry, drama ensues. Watch as Julia Roberts tries to break up a wedding and declares feelings for someone who’s no longer available.
A beautiful story set in the South, Dear John features a refreshingly realistic romance. Though there may not be a wedding to lust over in this Charleston-set storyline, you’re sure to fall for the strength of love in this charming Southern story.
It Happened One Night
Considered by some as an unsurpassable wedding movie classic, this 1930’s flick is perfect for vintage movie-loving brides. Funny, amusing, and optimistic, this movie set the standard for many of today’s favorite wedding films.
A Walk to Remember
From cardigans and signing to star gazing and love quotes, there isn’t much this tragically touching romance doesn’t have to offer. If you loved this movie in middle school, it just might be time to watch again.