Back in February I posted a trailer for a new wedding film, Bridesmaids, and asked is this The Hangover for girls? Well, I was lucky enough to attend the Bridesmaids preview screening at London's swanky Soho Hotel organised by the lovely Charley of London Bride and Universal Pictures and I can confirm that yes ~ yes it is!

A super girly and fun night was had by all who attended and the film was a BIG hit ~ I could hear a myriad of wedding industry folk giggling, guffawing and shrieking around me. And when we dragged ourselves away from the luxurious, cow patterned seats of the screening room, nearly everyone I spoke to said they really enjoyed the film.

{Not only is this a review but an inspirational post too ~ just check out the…ahem, gorgeous pink, shiny bridesmaids dresses!}

It was such a funny and sweet film with plenty of gross humour. I was laughing/cringing my way through it {as I did watching The Hangover movies} but there is no mistaking this is a romantic comedy at heart ~ with refreshingly rich and complex characters. You can't help but identify with Annie, Kristen Wigg ~ who co-wrote the movie. She embodies the insecure, jealous, eager to please, thoughtful, neurotic, loving and a little bit nutty side of each of us at times!

My verdict: Go and see it with your bridesmaids and have a giggle ~ just let them know in advance that you don't expect a lavish Paris themed bachelorette complete with chocolate fountain & giant heart cookie…unless of course you do! {In which case, you might want to consider this post from last week.}

I loved it so much that I intend to watch it again with Zee because it's not just for girls ~ boys will find it hilarious too!

For more reviews check out London Bride‘s detailed account of the night and Alexis from OMG I'm Getting Married wrote a wonderful post about her own bridesmaids inspired by the film.  Also, if you want to see some fabulous photos from the evening check out Juliet Mckee's candid shots on the Sugar & Spice Photography blog and while you're there have a peek at her gorgeous wedding photography too!

Elizabeth x