It should come as no surprise that some of our favorite episodes of television revolve around weddings! And no one does a TV wedding like network television. There’s nothing better than watching your favorite couple after years of “will they or won’t they” moments, finally come together and declare their love for each other. Only after overcoming complete chaos thrown their way by friends and family. So grab some popcorn and a box of tissues because we’re sharing some of our favorite sitcom weddings and highlighting the moments that had us laughing through the tears. So without further ado, here’s our 12 favorite sitcom weddings!
#12 Mitch & Cameron - Modern Family
“The Wedding Part 1 & 2”
The historic wedding of Mitch & Cameron was a fiery affair. Literally, the event had to be evacuated due to a wildfire. Even after a change of venue, the bad omens continued until the pair announce they are calling off the wedding. Jay agrees they should, but only because he believes they deserve the wedding they’ve been waiting so long for - and he wants to help make it happen. Cut to an incredibly heartfelt ceremony at Jay’s country club involving the entire teary eyed family! We nearly lost it when Jay (hinting that he wants to escort Mitch down the aisle) says, “Actually, I thought you and I should take a little walk”.
#11 Bernadette & Howard - The Big Bang Theory
“The Countdown Reflection”
Sitcoms are known for having impromptu weddings and Bernadette & Howard’s wedding definitely falls in that category. The couple decides they want to be married just two days before Howard leaves for his scheduled launch into space where he will work on the ISS. After a failed attempt at a courthouse marriage, the gang throws together a ceremony on the roof, to be captured by the passing Google Maps satellite.
#10 Topanga & Cory - Boy Meets World
“It’s About Time”
Cory and Topanga may be the youngest couple on our list, but fans knew from the first episode that these two were destined to be Mr. & Mrs. Matthews. A fact that Cory alludes to in his vows: "Ever since I was young, I never really understood anything about the world and I never understood anything that happened in my life. The only thing that ever made sense to me was you ... and how I felt about you. That’s all I’ve ever known, and that’s enough. That’s enough for me for the rest of my life, Topanga." Are you crying yet? Cause we sure are.
#9 Becky & Jesse - Full House
“The Wedding Part 1 & 2”
A lot of television weddings go off the rails, but that is almost an understatement for Jesse and Becky’s wedding. Let’s just say Becky is a very forgiving bride. Adrenaline junkie Jesse goes from getting stuck in a tree after sky diving to getting stuck behind bars in jail. After explaining himself, Becky bails Jesse out and the couple finally makes it to the church by hitching a ride with a choir bus. In a touching ceremony, Jesse steals the moment and Becky’s heart by singing his song for her. And if you didn’t already have a crush on John Stamos you will now.
#8 Liz & Criss - 30 Rock
“Mazel Tov, Dummies!”
Anxious to adopt and start a family of their own, Criss Chros takes Liz Lemon’s hand in marriage. This episode once again proves that Liz Lemon is our spirit animal as she chooses to say “I do” in her Leia dress, exclaiming “I’m a princess!”.
#7 Cece & Schmidt - New Girl
As with so many TV weddings, the groom is missing for much of the episode. In this case it’s for good reason, as Schmidt spends his day tracking down Cece’s mom in an atempt to get her to come to the less than traditional ceremony. As luck would have it, Schmidt gets stuck on the airport tarmac thus missing the entire wedding ceremony and reception. So the roommates/best friends throw together an intimate perfect-for-cece-and-schmidt ceremony in the couples’ former home and the group’s number one hangout, the loft.
#6 Monica & Chandler - Friends
“The One with Monica and Chandler’s Wedding Part 1 & 2”
In true Chandler fashion, Chandler gets cold feet and runs away just hours before the ceremony. The friends scramble to find him while keeping Monica from finding out he went missing. But as always, Chandler comes to his senses and realizes Monica has always been the one for him. And as destiny would have it, the episode concludes with the two happily at the altar with Joey pronouncing them husband and wife.
#5 Lily & Marshall - How I Met Your Mother
Lily and Marshall’s wedding episode has all the components that make a great TV wedding. The day starts out with one thing going wrong (an ex boyfriend showing up) and suddenly a domino effect unfolds as the music, flowers, and photography all get ruined by one thing or another. But the day is saved when Ted suggests Lily and Marshall focus on having the wedding they really want - a small ceremony in the park. So our favorite gang heads outside where Lily and Marshall are married by Barney in front of their two witnesses, Ted and Robin.
#4 Barney & Robin - How I Met Your Mother
“The End of the Aisle”
How I Met Your Mother spends most of season 9 leading up to the wedding of Barney and Robin and it finally pays off with a episode that gives us not one wedding but two! Barney and Robin spend their wedding day contemplating their feelings and impending marriage. Barney, feeling anxious, accuses Lily and Marshall of breaking several of the vows they made on their wedding day. Clearly shaken, they take a moment to reflect and decide to renew their vows (and there we get wedding #1 of the episode). Barney, within earshot, hears Lily and Marshall promise to keep updating their vows as they grow and change. He is calmed as he realizes that is what matters in a marriage and he goes to find Robin. Promising to always stay honest with each other, the couple has a flawless ceremony and are pronounced husband and wife!
#3 April & Andy - Parks and Recreation
“Andy and April's Fancy Party”
Andy and April had the wedding of their dreams - in their living room. We are a huge fan of their low key impromptu wedding and really, what could be more fitting for these two? April sums up her feelings for Andy perfectly in her vows saying, “I guess I kind of hate most things. But I never really seem to hate you. So I want to spend the rest of my life with you, is that cool?”
#2 Leslie & Ben - Parks and Recreation
“Leslie and Ben”
Two seasons later, Leslie and Ben decide to have an impromptu wedding of their own. Eager to become husband and wife, Leslie and Ben take on planning an entire wedding in just two hours. When things inevitably go off the rails, Leslie decides to call it off and go back to their plan A wedding, still a few months away. But the employees of the Parks and Recreation department won’t let Leslie down. They come together to surprise her with a beautiful elopement right in the middle of the office.
#1 Pam & Jim - The Office
“Niagara: Part 1 & 2 “
The long awaited wedding of Jim and Pam had everything a fan could ask for: annoying Dwight shenanigans, embarrassing public speeches from Michael, and a smile straight to the camera from Jim. The best part of this two part episode? Jim and Pam sneaking away to a private ceremony on a boat directly under Niagara Falls while the commotion at the church continues with everyone wondering where they ran off to. And who could forget the epic coordinated dance down the aisle from all the members of the office? That is what seals this TV wedding as #1 on our list!
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