Weddings make for some of the most memorable moments in a television series' run: Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe chugging a few beers on the couch; Charlotte spilling red wine and subsequently crying in a bathroom; the entire final season of How I Met Your Mother. So naturally, the dresses worn by our favorite characters on the most important day of their lives make their mark, too.
From the perfectly puffed sleeve dresses accented with voluminous veils featured in classic '90s television weddings like General Hospital and Full House to more recent, gorgeous gowns like Charlotte's Vera Wang and Badgley Mishka big-day looks on Sex and the City, TV wedding dresses have certainly evolved over the years. And of course, we can't forget about the most fashion-forward brides to grace our small screens: The ladies of Gossip Girl (remember Blair's blue Elie Saab number and Serena's gold-dipped Georges Chakra gown?!).
The wedding dresses on each of these shows will forever remain one of the major things we remember about each series, but you don't have to be a famous fictional character to have an iconic wedding dress of your own. Emulate your favorite dress from Friends, Sex and the City, or even The Bachelor and Bachelorette, by taking inspiration from the gowns' silhouettes, skirts, and necklines. If nothing else, you can look to these women (whether their marriages lasted or not — we're looking at you and your gorgeous Vera Wang gown worn to marry Prince Louis, Blair) for guidance on how to make your personality pop down the aisle.
Ditch the Netflix for a moment and satisfy your nostalgia by binge-clicking through the most iconic wedding dresses ever worn on TV.