NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Weddings in the movies are especially beautiful when the moviegoer isn't paying the bill, but wedding planners across the country get a box office boost every time Father of the Bride plays on TBS (TWX).If movies didn't affect the wedding industry there wouldn't be YouTube video of would-be Princess Buttercups dressed for their Princess Bride-themed weddings to their Wesleys in waiting. There wouldn't be clips of officiants trying to replicate Peter Cook's "mawage is wot bwings us togevah" line from Buttercup's aborted marriage to Prince Humperdinck. Part of the reason weddings are a $74 billion industry in the U.S. and couples lay out more than $24,000 for the average wedding, according to market research firm The Wedding Report, is because they want a little part of that big-screen romance.
4 Movie Weddings and Their Real-Life Costs
Check Out Our Best Services for Investors
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Model portfolio
- Stocks trading below $10
- Intraday trade alerts
Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutinyquantitative, fundamental and technical analysisto maximize profit potential and minimize risk.
More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.