Today is the release day for Jamie Brenner's The Wedding Sisters—yay, Jamie—and what better way to celebrate than with a guest post talking about weddings!? Jamie is here to let us in on a little secret: Everything She Knows About Weddings, She Learned from the Movies. Thanks, Jamie!
Why do weddings capture our imagination? Weddings are probably our first concrete notion of romance. For as long as I can remember, I had a fairy tale image in my mind of a white dress and a handsome prince and a magical night of dancing under the stars and the promise of happy ever after. The prince and dancing part was no doubt courtesy of Walt Disney. But then, in my teens, Cinderella was replaced by Molly Ringwald and Julia Roberts. Instead of fairy tales, my notion of weddings was shaped by romantic comedies. Equally as unrealistic? Maybe. But now, with two weddings of my own under my proverbial belt, I realize that some serious wedding advice can be gleaned from such 80s and 90s cinematic gems as The Princess Bride, Sixteen Candles, Father of the Bride, Moonstruck, Mystic Pizza, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. Today, this first week of the June wedding season, I share my cherished movie-inspired wedding wisdom in hopes that you, too, might walk down the aisle of your dreams.
1. You will have to kiss a few frogs before you get your Prince.