- All-Star Cast: Many of Britain's finest comic actors turn up here, several others, including Hugh Grant, having their Star-Making Role.
- BFI Top 100 British Films: #23
- Breakaway Pop Hit: Wet Wet Wet's cover of "Love Is All Around" was a huge success in the UK, staying at the top of the charts for 15 weeks. Marti Pellow, the lead singer, later joked that "We did everyone's head in the summer of 1994". Screenwriter Richard Curtis poked fun at the song's success in Love Actually with the subplot about Billy Mack re-recording it as "Christmas Is All Around"
- California Doubling: The budget for the film was so small that the Scottish wedding wasn't filmed in Scotland, and the extras in the wedding scenes had to bring their own suits.
- The Danza: David, Charles' brother, is played by David Bower.
- Deleted Scene:
- Originally there was a scene in which Carrie lifts the veil of the dress she is trying on and sees Charles. It was cut after previews, as this practice is considered unlucky.
- The film originally included a scene explaining how the core septet of friends first met (besides Charles and David being brothers and Fiona and Tom being siblings); Charles, Matthew, and Fiona were classmates at university, Gareth was their tutor (until he was dismissed for publishing a controversial analysis of King Lear entitled "Grandpa Goes Gaga"), and Scarlett was found passed out under Charles' kitchen table the morning after a party and moved in with him soon after. The scene was dropped in the interest of preserving the idea of the characters as guests one keeps meeting at weddings without learning much about their lives.note
- Disabled Character, Disabled Actor: David Bower is actually deaf. Hugh Grant actually had to learn sign language for their scenes.
- Inspiration for the Work: Inspiration for the film came when writer Richard Curtis was flipping through some old diaries and realized that he had been to 72 weddings in 10 years.
- Multiple Languages, Same Voice Actor: Kristin Scott Thomas dubbed her own voice for the French version.
- Shrug of God: The 2019 Red Nose Day sequel leaves vague whether Scarlet is a case of The Character Died with Him, with it only being briefly noted she couldn't be at the wedding.
- Star-Making Role: For Hugh Grant.
- What Could Have Been:
- At one point, Alan Rickman was being considered for Charles. Richard Curtis fought for him, but in the end it was decided he was too old for the part. Tim Roth was also offered the role.
- Michael Sheen was considered for the role of Father Gerald, since the producers were worried about the part being a mere cameo and thus too small a role for Rowan Atkinson.
- Sarah Jessica Parker auditioned for Carrie. Phoebe Cates, Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields and Marisa Tomei turned it down.
- Working Title: True Love and Near Misses, Loitering in Sacred Places, Rolling in the Aisles and Skulking Around.
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