25 Lies Movies Tell Us About Weddings

If movie weddings resembled anything close to the truth, we don't think anyone would ever make it down the aisle. Grooms can't get it together. Brides become the enemy of all. No one can manage to forever hold their peace. And, don't even get us started on the long-suffering bridesmaids.
A subset of the rom-com, this genre consists of comedies of error that rely on the same tropes over and over again. And, after attending more than our fair share of real-life weddings, we are relieved to report that they are not the horror shows Hollywood would have us believe. But, since perhaps there's no type of movie easier to pick apart, we rounded up 25 pieces of evidence that prove that these films and real life have very little common.
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Your bridesmaid dress is your nemesis. — 27 Dresses
This just looks like a 7-year-old's birthday cake.
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You can get caught trying to break up the bride and groom and still be maid of honor. — My Best Friend's Wedding
Don't think you can hide behind a giant cell phone either.
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If you spend the whole night video-taping the bride, nobody will think it's weird. —Love Actually
Save it for the declaration-of-never-ending-love signs you hold up outside her door.
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If you can't find a date, you should hire a male prostitute. —The Wedding Date
They're not cheap.
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Wilson Phillips will perform at the reception. —Bridesmaids
We suggest you book your DJ now.
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You can invite the other guy and dance with him in the woods. —Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1
It's not a werewolf bar mitzvah.
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People will continue to RSVP no matter how many times you run away at the altar. —Runaway Bride
You get exactly zero times to do this.
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You'll fall in love with your wedding singer. —The Wedding Singer
You're not even trying to make it work if this happens.
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If you end your green-card marriage early, he'll totally understand. —Muriel's Wedding
You know if there were a Muriel's Wedding 2, they would fall in love for real.
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The bride will change her mind at the altar. —The Graduate
It is too late.
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Nothing will go wrong if you invite three men who might be your dad to your wedding. —Mamma Mia!
Song and dance won't save you.
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When you run into an ex you're still pining over at a wedding, it will be great. —(500) Days Of Summer
Ha, ha! Hollywood.
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If you spend enough time together, you'll eventually fall in love and get married. — Bridget Jones's Diary
You've just got to not want it enough.
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Your very own crush will be waiting outside the wedding for you.—Sixteen Candles
The disproportionate number of people who wait outside doors in movies is a danger to us all.
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If your families oppose your marriage, you should probably just kill yourself. — Romeo + Juliet
Did people not run away in Shakespeare's day?
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You will be the object of someone's unwanted and relentless affection. —Wedding Crashers
Gird your loins...never.
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The less you want the bride's bouquet, the more likely you are to get it. —Picture Perfect
Flowers can't actually smell fear.
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Bridesmaids make fun of the bride. —The Bachelorette
Well, this might happen, but it shouldn't.
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You can trade your fiancé for your wedding planner. — The Wedding Planner
This would be a direct breach of the Wedding Planner's Code Of Ethics.
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Your future in-laws totally won't care if you tried to dupe them for a green card. —The Proposal
Nope.
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Wedding-day acne can be cured with Windex. —My Big Fat Greek Wedding
And, we were worried about using it on non-mirrored surfaces.
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You can go from fighting in the aisle to bride and bridesmaid in five minutes. —Bride Wars
At least, take 10.
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It's really the father of the bride's big day. — Father Of The Bride
It really isn't — and dads know that.
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The couple will declare they're not in love and kiss. — The Sweetest Thing
But, if somehow this did happen, we wouldn't cancel the party either.
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If you're sleeping with your friend's fiancé, she'll get over it in a few months. — Something Borrowed
You can't dance something like that out.
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