Weddings have a unique ability to capture the audience and provoke an emotional response.
From intimate, romantic elopements to grand, lavish ceremonies and decadent parties, the movie and TV wedding scene inspires many of us to make our own wedding plans.
If you’re tying the knot and want to organize a great event worthy of the big (or small) screen, here are some tips to add a touch of drama to your big day.
Choose a venue
No Hollywood or blockbuster set-series wedding is complete without a stunning venue. For many couples, finding a location is the most exciting element of wedding planning. If you’re going the TV and movie route, you can take inspiration from hit episodes or incredible romantic movie backdrops, or go all out and book a venue to be featured on the silver screen. Think Central Park, the Plaza Hotel, or the New York Public Library hosting the Big Apple extravaganza, or the Los Angeles County Botanical Gardens and Botanical Gardens hosting an outdoor ceremony in the Golden State. If an expansive soundtrack and country estates suit you better, why not take inspiration from period dramas like Pride and Prejudice and Bridgetown? Star-studded venues include Castle Howard, Blenheim Palace, Penshill Park, Rangers House, Leeds Castle, Chatsworth House and Kenwood House. These English gemstones are an ideal base for a traditional wedding.
When looking at venues, it’s wise to consider the type of event you want to plan, your preferences in terms of dates and dates, and the size of your party. Some venues have relatively small capacity, and demand could be high after hundreds of cancellations during the pandemic. To save money and take advantage of better availability, you might consider getting married on weekdays or choosing less popular months such as January, February, and November.
celebrate a theme
Choosing a theme for your wedding is a great way to make planning for your event easier and create a more cohesive vision for your event. You can relax quite a bit and choose a general theme such as classic and timeless, pastel, retro or boho, or go with a more specific theme. For example, maybe you really like a TV show or movie and want to use certain colors, or maybe you’re celebrating a passion for travel or music. If you do decide to use a theme, don’t be afraid to use it. From Star Wars to Bohemian music festivals, you can leave your mark on events and create something memorable and unique.
If you’re a movie junkie, or you’ve bingeed on every outfit imaginable, here are some great ideas for showcasing weddings. Topics you might want to explore include “Bridgeton,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Greatest Showman,” “Harry Potter,” Disney, and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
go all out for entertainment
Have you ever noticed that big screen weddings are all about entertainment? You won’t find budget-friendly magicians or local DJs in a movie wedding scene. For many couples, the reception is an opportunity to relax, have fun with family and friends, and make unforgettable memories. From post-ceremony remixes to the embers of a dance floor party when the clock strikes midnight, you can indulge, dazzle your guests and make your wedding the event of the year. Hire a photo booth and capture fun snaps, book a great DJ, find a great band, engage your guests in interactive activities like cocktail making, or decorate your venue with dancers, ice sculptures, string quartets or circus performers . Plan your entertainment around the theme and atmosphere you want to create. For a festival, for example, you can go to a dancing tent or a silent disco in the wee hours of the morning. Looking to end the night in style, why not get inspired by the classic ’90s movie “Meet Joe Black” and enjoy a fireworks feast?
Plan an A-list menu
No matter how stunning the dress, how incredible the venue, people always talk about food at a wedding. If you’re tying the knot and want your guests to rave about the food and drink, there are plenty of options to explore. Sit-down dining is still very popular, especially among couples who want a more traditional and unique wedding, but you don’t have to go that route. Alternatives include buffets, grills, grazing boards and platters, afternoon tea, brunch, food stalls, pig roast and sushi, seafood and pizza stations. Use your theme, budget and party size to help you determine the type of food that works best for you.
Movies and TV shows are major factors influencing wedding music choices. Often, soundtracks and songs from hit shows and chart-topping movies become the first dance classic or the national anthem to celebrate the arrival of the newlyweds. If you’re looking for inspiration for your playlist, why not explore hits like “All You Need Is Love” from “Love Actually,” “A Thousand Years” from “Twilight,” “Over The Rainbow” from 50 First “Date, “I Don’t Want to Miss Anything” in “Doomsday” or “A Million Dreams” in “The Greatest Showman”? To get the party started and immerse yourself in nostalgic night memories, you can also add “My Girl,” “Hold On,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” or “Shout” to your party playlist.
What big-screen wedding guide would be complete without mentioning clothing? As you enter the venue, for that much sought-after gasp, there are a variety of scenes to inspire you. From the gorgeous glam of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “The Great Gatsby,” to the retro meringues in “Steel Magnolias” and “Enchanted,” to the sleek, understated gowns in “Twilight” and “Romeo and Juliet,” and ” The wacky styles in “Steel Magnolias” and “Romeo and Juliet” and “Sex and the City,” the choice is yours.
TV shows and movies inspire couples all over the world when it comes to planning their wedding. If you’re busy planning your wedding and you’re tasked with organizing an event worthy of the big screen, you can use your favorite movie and TV scenes to choose everything from your venue and theme to your playlists and outfits .