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The Wedding Planner is about a woman who falls in love, and then discovers that her dream guy is already engaged, and that she is actually planning his wedding.


Today my little sister got engaged. Technically, she’s not my sister, she is my ex-husbands little sister. But I feel like she’s mine. I’ve known her since she was 2. I’ve watched her grow from just a wee little toddler into a tantrum-throwing child, into a whimsical teenager, into a beautiful young woman. I’ve been lucky enough to develop a friendship with her, and I am thankful that even though her big brother isn’t in my life anymore, she still is. And now… now she’s getting married. I was very honored when she asked me to help her plan her wedding. I hope I am more help than hindrance…


  • Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Lopez
  • Rated: PG-13 for language and some sexual humor.
  • Released: 2001
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • My Opinion: A great movie!


Mary is a wedding planner. Her motto is “Those who can’t wed, plan!” But she finally meets the perfect guy, Steve. Only to discover he is the fiancé of her newest client. To complicate matters, this is a very important client, whose account will secure Mary’s career as a partner in the business. So Mary has to try to put aside her personal feelings and conflicts, and just get the job done. But when the bride has urgent business to attend to, Steve takes over the wedding planning, and makes it much more difficult for Mary to get over him, and to plan his perfect wedding.


The Wedding Planner is full of laughs from opening scene to end credits. I especially liked how the movie respected certain boundaries of those who are engaged, no cheating and such. It is an innocent romance that develops into a happy ending for all.


  • You can rent The Wedding Planner at any movie store or Netflix.
  • You can purchase this movie at Amazon.com.
  • There are also plenty of good used copies at eBay.
  • You can watch The Wedding Planner online via Amazon Instant Video.


If you liked The Wedding Planner you might also enjoy The Bachelor, starring Chris O’Donnell and Renée Zellweger, about a man that has to wed by his 30th birthday in order to receive a huge inheritance.