[[caption-width-right:232:Two best friends, one wedding date. No mercy.]]

->''"Hideously commercial gloriously so."''
-->-- '''Creator/AnneHathaway'''

''Bride Wars'' is a 2009 film starring Creator/KateHudson and Creator/AnneHathaway. It's about two best friends, Liv (Hudson) and Emma (Hathaway) who had a lifelong dream of having a wedding in June at the Plaza Hotel. However, because of a clerical error by their wedding planner, they ended up having the exact same day. Now they are in the fight for their right to have their dream wedding and their friendship is put up to the test. Probably now best known for film critic Mark Kermode's declaration that he would quit his job if it didn't end up in the ten worst films of the year, since if there were ten movies worse than ''this'', he'd have no desire to stay in the industry. The first (and so far only) movie to come from Hudson's Birdie Productions.

Don't confuse it with ''Film/WeddingWars''.

!!This film provides examples of:
* BouquetToss: Emma and Liv jumped up to catch the bouquet. They caught it at the same time.
* {{Bridezilla}}: There are two of them.
* BrokenAesop: The movie has a Friends Forever message that is ruined by the way the two friends attack each other.
* ConflictBall: The boyfriends even point out how the girls fighting over this is out of character for them.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Inverted. [[spoiler:Emma breaks up with Fletcher]].
* DisposableFiance: [[spoiler:Fletcher.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Read the WhatCouldHaveBeen entry in the Trivia section. Now look again at the scene where the two roll around [[BelligerentSexualTension trying to fight with each other]], only to stop afterwards, breathing heavily in exhaustion.
* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:Subverted. The two brides get pregnant and find that they're due on the same day. Both, however, get excited.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: The general attitude of the two brides about their wedding day. Let's just forget about those pesky grooms.
* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler:Emma and Nate.]]
* AMinorKidroduction: the movie starts with the two leads as young girls having a pretend wedding in the attic.
* [[MyHairCameOutGreen My Hair Came Out Blue]] ({{Invoked}}): Emma sabotaging Liv's hair dye.
* OnlySaneMan: Fletcher, Emma's fiancé, who points out that she's acting immature over an easily resolvable conflict. [[spoiler:He gets dumped for his troubles.]]
* PimpedOutDress / FairytaleWeddingDress: You need a Vera Wang wedding dress and you can't alter it. You must alter your body.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: The two male grooms are barely noticeable throughout the film and are more plot vehicles than characters. At no point do they issue a strong word to their future wives to stop acting like maniacs. Fletcher does call Emma out on her behavior at one point, and [[spoiler:gets dumped for his trouble.]]
* [[ThirdActStupidity Third Act Selfishness]]:
** This could all have been avoided if they'd agreed to a double wedding.
** There's also a scene where Liv remembers she switched the tape, and gives the real one back. She sends her assistant to deliver the real one... who hides it instead, saying "you'll thank me later." Well, no, she ''won't.'' He didn't know it was the real tape; he thought it would be a harmful one.
* {{Undercrank}}: The dance scene set to "Get Ready for This" by 2 Unlimited.
* VillainProtagonist: Both the leads.
* WhatTheHellHero: Fletcher gives this to his fiancée. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well for him.]]