Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lopez ... Mary Fiore
Matthew McConaughey ... Steve Edison
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Fran Donolly
Justin Chambers ... Massimo
Judy Greer ... Penny
Alex Rocco ... Salvatore
Joanna Gleason ... Mrs. Donolly
Charles Kimbrough ... Mr. Donolly
Kevin Pollak ... Dr. John Dojny
Fred Willard ... Basil St. Mosely
Lou Myers ... Burt Weinberg
Frances Bay ... Dottie
Kathy Najimy ... Geri
Cortney Shounia Cortney Shounia ... Mary Fiore - Age 7
Philip Pavel ... Benton


Mary Fiore is the wedding planner. She's ambitious, hard-working, extremely organized, and she knows exactly what to do and say to make any wedding a spectacular event. Bt when Mary falls (literally) for a handsome doctor her busy yet uncomplicated life is turned upside down - he's the groom in the biggest wedding of her career! Will she help him walk down the aisle with his internet tycoon girlfriend, or will Mary finally get to be the bride herself? When it comes to love, you can never plan what's going to happen. Written by Ron Borgstedt <>

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His big day is her big problem. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Mary's boss, Geri, is married to the best man that Mary fed the toast to in real life. See more »


At the beginning, Fran's full name is said to be Francine, but the wedding announcements show Frances. But Frances just like Fran is a nickname for Francine so it could go either way. See more »


Mary: You smell like sweet red plums and grilled chesse sandwiches.
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Alternate Versions

UK version was edited for language (a single sexual expletive) to secure a PG rating. An uncut 12 rating was available to the distributor (Pathé). See more »


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I like this Movie
6 May 2004 | by a4021668See all my reviews

This is a very simple movie and as we know simple is a sweet and wonderful thing. Everything about this movie is crying out for a peaceful, slow evening movie. The actor and actress are smart and did good job. I like the role of the Jennifer Lopez very much. Especially in the movie her acting is very good and her speaking style is also very good. This is my first film of her. Her performance is very good and also the directors also done very well in the movie. It is very funny. How I say that it is comedian movie I don't know about this. Because some time it make us very sad. It is very good romantic movie but I am sure that this movie won't win any Oscars award, but if you're in the mood for a good romance comedy, this one should be at the top of your list. Let your brain rest, sit back, and enjoy. @@

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Release Date:

26 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wedding Planner See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,510,293, 28 January 2001

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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