Unless like me, you were flat out working at a race track all last weekend, you were probably three sheets to the wind and in the midst of a #RoyalWeddingParty when Harry and Megs tied the knot. I know most of my facebook feed was full of ‘the dress’ and ‘the kiss’ as though my mates had actually been there.
Although, rumour has it that Brits are increasingly turning to social media (thank goodness for Pinterest), family and friends’ weddings, magazines and even films and television when it comes to inspiration for their big day, rather than the lavish ceremonies of the Royal Family.
According to Showcase Cinemas, Brits are twice as likely to look to films and the iconic scenes of the silver screen for wedding planning inspiration. And the gap is even wider for millennials, with those aged 18-24 being four times as likely to look to films and social media sites for themes, style tips and more.
Brits’ top 10 favourite wedding films make for interesting reading and include some cult classics, musicals and hilarious rom-coms… A quarter of Brits said Four Weddings and a Funeral as their top big day inspiration, despite the white wedding flick featuring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell being released more than 20 years ago.
One in five voted Mamma Mia and its sunshine ceremony was a source of ideas for their wedding day, with no big day complete without an ABBA sing-song.
Rom-com Bridesmaids was the third most popular wedding film despite the calamitous antics of the bridal party, with the comical build up to the big day perhaps providing ideas of what not to do.
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride also made the top 10, with Brits stepping away from tradition with alternative and gothic themed celebrations.
27 Dresses, the tale of a girl who was a bridesmaid 27 times before getting wed, didn’t make the top 10, regardless of its abundance of ceremonies, cakes, flowers and outfits.
The Top Ten Wedding Films according to Showcase Cinemas is;
- Four Weddings and a Funeral
- Mamma Mia
- Father of the Bride
- Muriel’s Wedding
- Wedding Crashers
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
- Corpse Bride
- The Proposal
- The Wedding Singer
I am a B-I-G fan of Mamma Mia (who doesn’t love a musical), but what’s yours?