INDECENT PROPOSAL: 10 Scenes from Film & TV to Help You Survive Wedding Season

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

The Movie: The Graduate (1967)
The Takeaway: Don’t invite exes to the wedding.  This goes for the Bride and the Mother-of-the-Bride.


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.