Starring Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, Judd Apatow and Paul Feig's upcoming movie Bridesmaids is trying hard to be the female version of The Hangover. The just-released trailer (above) gives us a peek at the over-the-top Vegas bachelorette party, but it also features some wedding planning challenges — practically clichés by now — that any former bridesmaid can recognize. Here are five I spotted:
- The Bride Says It Will Be Easy: After the bride assures Kristen Wiig's character that all she'll have to do is plan the bachelorette party, Kristen searches the Internet and finds a more realistic, and never-ending, list of bridesmaid duties.
- You Have to Ditch Your Real-Life Budget: Judging by her broken-down car, Kristen's character doesn't live an extravagant lifestyle. But she still has to go on a trip to Vegas and fancy parties in anticipation of the wedding.
- It Can Be Awkward When You're Single: When you're helping plan a wedding, it seems people can't stop talking about love, marriage, and why you're still single. That's why you should hook up with a Jon Hamm type and try to get him to come as your date! That'll surely shut 'em up.
- The Bridal Party Can Be a Motley Crew: You can choose your friends, but you can't choose who they chose for their bridal party. There's a good chance that your new bridesmaid buddies have very different ideas about bachelorette parties or how much should be spent. Be prepared to be diplomatic.
- It's Fun! Despite the humorous obstacles Kristen Wiig must navigate, you can tell this set of bridesmaids are going to enjoy themselves. And that's usually how it works out when you're helping a close friend or family member celebrate an important life moment.