It’s that time of year again: Wedding Season. Whether you’re a bride, groom, planner or just a guest, we’re sure you’re plenty busy these days. But before you start hitting the store registries and practicing your toasts, check out our rundown of 10 wedding scenes from film & TV.
They say Wedding Season is a marathon, not a sprint.
Dance too hard in the early weddings and you might not make it past July.
Forget a proper wedding gift and you could find yourself resorting to morally-questionable measures.
In honor of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates coming out this weekend, here are 10 Scenes from Film & TV to Help You Survive Wedding Season.
1. Humperdink and Buttercup
The Movie: The Princess Bride (1987)
The Takeaway: When choosing a Wedding Officiant, your decision should come down to one criteria: Articulation. You’ve got to listen to this guy talk for a solid half hour, so be sure to choose someone with proper diction.
2. Jeremy and Gloria
The Movie: Wedding Crashers (2005)
The Takeaway: If you’re going to arrive late, try and do it covertly. You wouldn’t want to disrupt the whole ceremony and cause a huge fight or anything.
3. Ross and Emily
The Show: Friends
The Takeaway: If you’re up there on that alter, do be sure to get your spouse’s name right. The importance of this advice cannot be overstated.
4. Ross and Rachel
The Show: Friends
The Takeaway: So let’s say you decided to ignore Takeaway #3. Time for Plan B: Hightail it to Vegas and drunkenly marry whoever’s name you said last time.
5. Lillian and Doug
The Movie: Bridesmaids (2011)
The Takeaway: It doesn’t matter if you’re the wedding planner or just an over-eager bridesmaid: there is nothing more important than a newly married couple’s first song. Personally, we recommend Wilson Phillips.
6. Peter and Juliet
The Movie: Love, Actually (2003)
The Takeaway: …but if Wilson Phillips isn’t available, a simple Beatles cover should do the trick.
7. Elaine and Carl
8. Joffrey and Margaery
The Show: Game of Thrones
The Takeaway: Choosing just the right vintage wine is a crucial part of any successful wedding reception. Messing up this choice can be deadly.
9. Brian and Annie
The Movie: Father of the Bride (1991)
The Takeaway: Keep it together. Weddings can be emotional times, but do try and keep it in check – nothing ruins a heartfelt exchange of vows like a heaving sob from the crowd.
10. Frank and Marissa
The Movie: Old School (2003)
The Takeaway: The Best Man’s toast is not the proper venue for venting about your relationship problems.