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Finding movies that are romantic, but still appeal to both of you is a difficult task. The typical love stories that girlfriends or wives enjoy tend to get that “chick-flick” reputation from their male partners. Here are a few suggestions that both of you can enjoy together, most of which combine the mushy romance with comedy, mystery or, in the case of Pearl Harbour, explosions:


  • Romeo and Juliet (Baz Luhrmann’s version with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes)
  • 50 First Dates
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Love Actually
  • Dirty Dancing
  • The Replacements
  • Notting Hill
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Hitch
  • The Notebook
  • Shallow Hal
  • The Holiday
  • Wedding Crashers
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Jerry Maguire
  • There’s Something About Mary
  • Ghost
  • Pearl Harbour
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • Mr & Mrs Smith

Musical taste is such a individual part of someone’s personality. However, here are a few favourites that both men and women can enjoy:


  • Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – UB40
  • Anything You Want – Roy Orbison
  • Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  • Light My Fire – The Doors
  • Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
  • Every Breath You Take – The Police
  • All My Life – KC & JoJo
  • You’re the Only One – Jimmy Cliff
  • Since I Don’t Have You – Guns ‘n Roses
  • Angel – Aerosmith
  • Hey There, Delilah – Plain White T’s
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Every Little Thing She Does is Magic – The Police
  • More Than Words – Extreme
  • With or Without You – U2
  • Is This Love? – Bob Marley
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Chat to your wedding DJ and / or musician for tip more ideas that you can perhaps incorporate into your wedding!

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