Some of the best advice on love and marriage can be learned from the movies. Chick flicks and romantic comedy films may not be your first source of tips and advice for planning the perfect wedding, but there are some valuable lessons worth picking up from your favourite wedding movies.
If movies are really reflections of life, then these tips and lessons should help you plan and enjoy your big day. They’re applicable whether you’re holding your wedding in Los Angeles, New York, London, Adelaide, or wherever.
Don’t Lose Sight of the Bigger Picture
It’s easy to freak out when the littlest things go wrong, but you don’t have to. Take it from the movie A Few Best Men, where almost everything that can go wrong went wrong.
This is a reminder, however, that you should never lose sight of the bigger picture.
The most important thing is that you love your significant other, and that no hung-over best man, out-of-control decoration, or other wedding mishaps can change that.
It Doesn’t Always Have to be that Expensive
Yes, it’s your big day and you want it to be perfect, but that doesn’t mean you and your family have to sell everything you have just to pay for the event—just like what Steve Martin’s character did in the 1991 film Father of the Bride.
While you want the wedding to be special, keep in mind that it’s just one day in life’s grand scheme of things. If you’re holding your wedding in South Australia, for example, you can find affordable wedding decorations in Adelaide from MyWeddingConcierge.com.au and other online directories.
Spending more than you can afford could mean the difference between renting for years and being able to buy your own house.
Get the Right Kind of Entertainment
If there’s something Adam Sandler taught us in The Wedding Singer, it’s that you need to make sure the entertainment doesn’t suck. Whether you’re hiring a DJ or a band, they should be professional at what they do and know when to go with the flow, feelings, and ambiance, especially when it comes to dancing or singing your own version of “Grow Old with You.”
There’s more to chick flicks and rom-com movies than simple entertainment. If you pay close attention to the storyline and dialogue, you might just learn a lesson or two on love and marriage.