Bridesmaids was released shortly after the Royal wedding in England and it was perfect time! There is lots of wedding fashion and loads of comedy for you to watch together with your girlfriends. We have here some beautiful ideas from the movie for your wedding and a chance to win a DVD! Yes, Bridesmaids is being released on DVD and you can win one copy! Scroll down to enter a simple contest and get a chance to win.
A Bit About the Movie
Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Lillian (Maya Rudolph) are best friends forever and Annie is to be the Maid of Honor at Maya’s wedding. Annie is going through a really bad time in her life – she has been dumped by her boyfriend, her bakery has had to close down and she has to take up a job at a jewelry store, she is going broke as she manages to lose her job too, she shares accommodation with a weird brother-sister duo who kick her out eventually and she has to put up at her mother’s, she drives a car that is a wreck and to add to her woes, her best friend has another friend Helen (Rose Byrne)- a picture perfect, rich girl who is extremely possessive about her own relationship with the bride.
How Annie goes crazy because of her troubles and her constant conflicts with Helen and drives the entire pre-wedding planning upside down is what the movie’s all about. Annie creates a scene in the flight to Las Vegas where the girls are going for their Bachelorette party that results in a total cancellation of the party and Maya’s deciding to choose Helen as the Maid of Honor instead. Helen deftly ‘steals’ all of Annie’s inside knowledge about what Maya really likes and dislikes and her ideas for the Bridal shower and plans an opulent, exaggerated version of them herself. This outrages Annie further and she completely loses it at the shower destroying everything around her like a mad woman. That is the last straw for Maya and she kicks Annie out of her wedding for good.
All the while that this is happening, Annie befriends an Officer (Chris O’Dowd) and manages to upset him too. The other bridesmaids, notably Megan (Melissa McCarthy) who is the groom’s sister add to the hilarious riot with their own histrionics turning the movie into something of a female version of ‘The Hangover’. Unlike ‘The Hangover’, Bridesmaids does have a tiny little romance angle (Wiig-O’Dowd) but is, otherwise, a pure comedy girls would love to watch together.
Inspiring Wedding Ideas from ‘Bridesmaids’
Engagement Party Speeches
Annie and Helen make the Engagement party memorable for Lillian with their speeches. Whether you want a simple and heartfelt line like Annie’s or a more in-depth and moving speech filled with foreign language phrases like Helen’s is totally upto you. A ‘Bridesmaids War’ here would only bring life to your party!
A Dress Fitting Date
Plan a dress rehearsal day out with your bridesmaids. It’s a girls shopping day out so get fashionable, dress chic and accessorize!
Start with a light lunch at a favorite restaurant where the bridesmaids can get to know each other better before the dress fitting.
Tip 1: Try to avoid too much food to avoid bloating up and an uncomfortable dress fitting. Tip 2: Avoid eating suspicious looking food to avoid getting sick at the fitting. Watch the movie for the resulting after effects!
Vegas is the Ultimate Bachelorette Destination
A relaxed day at the lake house is fine, but , budget permitting, getting out is definitely the way to go. A weekend away is the best way to relax and gave fun with your girlfriends. Choosing a destinations like Las Vegas also gives other members of the bridal party who are married and with kids (Wendy McLendon-Covey in the movie), to get some grown up girl bonding time.