While the guest list is arguably the most important list you and your fiancé will make, there's another one that might end up being a bit more fun: all the TV weddings to watch before walking down the aisle! Despite the fact that they're totally fake and usually far-fetched, watching your favorite fictional characters get married can provide a much-needed release from the stress of planning your own nuptials.
Watch some with your fiancé (we assure you, he, too, is a sucker for Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse), some with girlfriends (because you can't watch Miranda say "I do" solo), and some alone (no one should see the way you sob when Crosby and Jasmine finally make it official). And save our all-time favorite — Jim and Pam's Niagara Falls tearjerker from The Office — to watch the morning of the wedding.
Here, we rounded up 15 of our favorite TV wedding episodes to get you started.
1. Jim and Pam, The Office
The entire Dunder Mifflin crew treks to Niagara Falls to watch the office lovebirds get married. But in true Michael Scott-induced fashion, the entire trip is mostly a comedic disaster. Still, we dare you not to sob when Jim cuts his tie after Pam's veil rips, or when the two escape the church for a secret ceremony.
2. Ben and Leslie, Parks and Recreation
Parks and Rec's too-cute-for-words couple decides to get married on a whim, guiding this episode through a series of I'll-race-you-to-the-altar mishaps. It all ends in a perfectly sweet ceremony — in their government office, naturally — and with Leslie's memorable "I love you and I like you" vow. Matrimonial #goals.
3. Phoebe and Mike, Friends
On the day of Phoebe and Mike's wedding, a freak snowstorm hits Manhattan, making the couple's perfectly laid plans go awry. Monica swoops in to save the day, creating a winter wonderland ceremony outside Central Perk. We finally get to see the sentimental side of the show's goofiest gal, who tells Mike in her vows, "I'm standing here today knowing that I have everything that I'm ever gonna need. You are my family." Crushed it.
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4. Steve and Miranda, Sex and the City
Miranda doesn't initially want a wedding. ("I have a child — the jig is up!" she famously says.) But when she realizes she actually does want to stand up in front of her friends and say "I do" to Steve, we're privvy to the loveliest little garden wedding ever.
5. David and Donna, Beverly Hills, 90210
It takes 10 seasons, but by the show's series finale, the will-they-or-won't-they pair finally makes it official. (Feel free to borrow David's "I can't remember a time when I wasn't in love with you" line for your own vows.)
6. Burt and Carole, Glee
With the New Directions glee club at the helm, this wedding has an unbeatable soundtrack and the sweetest parade of high schoolers dancing down the aisle. It culminates with new brothers Kurt and Finn joyfully slow dancing in front of all their friends and family members.
7. Crosby and Jasmine, Parenthood
A live chorus sings "To Make You Feel My Love" as Jasmine walks down the aisle and we're not crying, you're crying. The best part: Their son Jabbar's positively giddy smile and applause throughout the ceremony.
8. April and Andy, Parks and Recreation
When April and Andy host a fancy party, their guests expect, well, dinner. Instead, they're treated to an impulsively perfect wedding ceremony between the quirky coworkers. "I guess I kind of hate most things, but I never seem to hate you," April adorably tells her betrothed.
9. Becky and Jesse, Full House
Forget Fuller House — we're all about the classics, and Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse's Full House wedding was a classic where-everything-goes-wrong episode. Jesse decides to skydive the day of the wedding and ultimately ends up in jail and Becky, because she's literally the nicest ever, still agrees to marry him. Then he sings everyone's favorite song, "Forever," and all is merry, bright, forgiven, and wed. *"I've been so happy loving youuuuuuu." *
10. Dwight and Angela, The Office
Dwight and Angela's beet farm wedding marks the final episode of The Office, bringing back all of the cast favorites — including Michael Scott with one last "that's what she said" joke — for a reunion and celebration. If lessons can be learned from TV weddings, the takeaway here is don't make your wedding guests carry their own hay bales for ceremony seating.
11. Monica and Chandler, Friends
Rachel is pregnant, Phoebe's pretending to be pregnant, and Chandler thinks Monica is the one who's pregnant. But most importantly, can we get a resounding yes for those printed bridesmaid dresses? (Also, Joey Tribbiani, are you still available to officiate weddings? RSVP ASAP.)
12. Charlotte and Harry, Sex and the City
Poor Charlotte just wants the perfect Jewish wedding. Instead, Harry sees her in her dress before the ceremony, she spills wine on her dress, and then trips on her way back down the aisle. The wedding isn't perfect — but the marriage is.
13. Zack and Kelly, Saved by the Bell
If you stuck with the Bayside High crew through the college years, you know that everyone's favorite preppy did, in fact, end up marrying his high school sweetheart. Zack and Kelly's attempt at a Las Vegas wedding is an epic fail, but eventually they get to say "I do" (sadly not at The Maxx) with the entire gang, including Mr. Belding, by their sides.
14. Cory and Topanga, Boy Meets World
The love between ever-innocent Cory and Topanga is precious. But it's the at-the-altar moment between Cory and his best friend and best man (and our teenage crush) Shawn that gets our emotions running on overdrive. Also, — crossover alert! — do we spy Sex and the City's Stanford Blatch as the officiant?
15. Dylan and Antonia, Beverly Hills 90210
Their romance was sweet and their wedding sweeter. But consider pausing this episode there, because as lovely as Dylan and Toni's (cough, Noxzema Girl, cough) union may have been, it does not end well.
Happy wedding binge watching!