Wedding Wednesday

Five Classic Wedding Movies

Here's how to take a break from wedding planning over the holidays, spend time with friends and family, and still get a little something accomplished on your Big Day initiatives.

By Laura Cassidy December 18, 2013

Let us guess: Friends and family are in town—or you're going out of town to see them—and you're stuck between full-steam-ahead wedding planning mode and a put-it-all-on-hold-for-now holiday pause. How about a compromise? Cue up one of these classic wedding-focused flicks with a friend or future in-law, soak up the atmosphere and mood, and use the inspiration to color your Big Day plans.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Vibe: A Northwest woods-y, folks-y affair.
Localize it: Looking to evoke your own down-home family spread? It's a classic motif around here; check out our Real Weddings galleries for real-world inspiration.

High Noon
Vibe: Old West meets Old Hollywood
Localize it: Who remembers when Isadora's had an in-store line of gorgeous, Silver Screen-esque, often bias-cut gowns that were custom made by that kind gentleman with an expertly skilled hand? Well, Edward is back, not at the antique jeweler's but at Edward K Exclusives.

The Palm Beach Story
Vibe: Madcap screwball comedy
Localize it: Want some of that folly and fun at your reception? Consider talking to EnJoy Productions, who can turn you on to aerialists, burlesque dancers, cabaret performers, and all manner of offbeat entertainment options.

Swing Time
Vibe: Fancy foot work
Localize it: Try Washington Dance Club or classes at the Century Ballroom if you're looking to do some Fred Astaire stuff at your reception.

Princess Bride
Vibe: Late '80s fantasy (can we call a late '80s film a classic and file it with old black-and-whites? Hm, looks like we just did.)
Localize it: The real Princess Bride is a wedding gown boutique in Bothell, and it just so happens that they're in the middle of a string of trunk shows.


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