In case you haven’t noticed the Mid-Atlantic is supposed to be hit with a pretty big snowstorm starting sometime today. More than one meteorologist has forecast that we are going to get “walloped” by snow. In the face of all this bad weather we will be closing early (2pm) today and remaining closed on Saturday and Sunday. It pains us to turn away so many brides, but this blizzard business is nothing to mess around with.
Instead, this is the weekend for staying home and for hunkering down, but it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your bridal fix. I’ve got a list of some great wedding movies that you can binge watch as the snow falls.
Father of the Bride (1991)
I think this movie had a profound effect on my ideas of what a wedding should and shouldn’t be and it definitely made me think blenders make terrible gifts. It also made me love the song “My Girl” as if that’s hard, and it never fails to entertain.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
The moment I wake up before I put on my make up. This movie is worth watching just to get up off your couch during that scene and sing along.
The Philadelphia Story
Katherine Hepburn is amazing to watch in this screwball comedy. If you’ve never seen it, it’s an absolute must. Charming, witty, funny, silly and packed full of banter. There’s a wedding in there somewhere too, but just who is the groom?
You have to love ABBA and you have to love musicals, but as long as you do this movie is so much fun. It’s great to have on in the background as you putter around your house getting stuff done, too.
This overlooked mid-nineties classic starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. follows a young woman about to get married who just may have met the man she was truly destined to be with. In turn she hops on a plane, follows a stranger halfway around the world and I won’t spoil the end for you.
The Princess Bride
As if you need an excuse to watch the Princess Bride. You were probably already planning on it. As you wish.
While You Were Sleeping
This is sort of a Christmas/wedding movie, which makes it doubly perfect for this winter storm. There’s lots of slipping on ice and lots of falling in love. Aww.
So curl up, hunker down and stay safe this weekend.