The Best Movies to Watch for Wedding Inspiration

Rent these classics to gather ideas for your own celebration!

The Best Movies to Watch for Wedding Inspiration

For beautiful wedding inspiration, look no further than the silver screen. From classics like Four Weddings and a Funeral to more recent hits like Mamma Mia!, some of the most beautiful celebrations can be found in your favorite films. Read on to discover which movies (all available to stream on Amazon) to watch if you’re looking for ideas for your own celebration. Grab your girls and settle in for a wedding-inspired movie night!  

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FLORAL DESIGN: Melancholia

Flowers are one of the most important aspects of any wedding and no one understands that better than Justine (Kirsten Dunst) in Melancholia. Justine’s bouquet of bouquet of delicate white blooms framed by long verdant fronds creates an understated sophistication to her ceremony. The reception hall centerpieces perfectly compliment her bouquet with towering ivory and foliage floral arrangements that aren’t too busy.


For destination wedding inspiration, Mamma Mia! is the film to watch. Set in the Greek islands against the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea and the iconic white-washed architecture, Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried) wedding feels exotic and magical. Treat your guests to a truly memorable experience that doubles as a getaway for photos and memories that will last a lifetime.

BRIDAL GOWN: Runaway Bride

Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) wears her fair share of wedding dresses in Runaway Bride, but it’s her last gown that “takes the cake.” Designed by Amsale Aberra, the off-the-shoulder silhouette, refined beadwork, and couture satin draping present a timeless style. Finding a gown that will stand the test of time is a rule of thumb every bride-to-be should follow.

VENUE: Four Weddings and a Funeral

In the iconic Hugh Grant film Four Weddings and a Funeral, all the featured nuptials take place in some of London’s most breathtaking churches. The storied ceremony venues create a visually stunning backdrop with interesting architecture and delicate murals, which is most notable at the Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich, London where Bernard (David Haig) and Lydia (Sophie Thompson) wed. Choosing a historic setting is a beautiful way to exchange your vows in where hundreds of other happily ever afters began.

DÉCOR: Bride Wars

Two brides dreaming of weddings at The Plaza can only mean one thing: plenty of gorgeous inspiration fit for a classic, elegant celebration. Particularly memorable is the beautiful white reception, complete with lush floral centerpieces, silver chairs, and ivory linens, Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) stumble upon as young girls. With such perfect decor, it’s no wonder both brides desired similarly striking weddings of their own!

DANCE: The Wedding Date

Kat (Debra Messing) and Nick’s (Dermot Mulroney) dance lessons serve as a hilarious reminder that every couple needs the right moves. All eyes will be on you during the first dance, so grab your sweetheart and practice your big moment to ensure no one gets stepped on!