The 10 Best Sitcom Weddings of All Time
Weddings are happy events that can elicit both tears and laughter. When our favorite television couples finally tie the knot, the same feelings arise because we feel invested in these characters and relationships. On sitcoms, these wedding episodes are often some of the sweetest, funniest, and most heartfelt. Let’s take a look at ten of the greatest sitcom nuptials.
1. Jim and Pam (The Office)
Is there a more joyful wedding than Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley’s? The best friends turned lovers have one of television’s sweetest dynamics, very much being the voices of reason amongst their eccentric co-workers.
Their wedding in Niagara Falls has its fair share of mishaps. Andy injures himself during a dance-off. Jim spills the beans about Pam’s pregnancy to her grandmother, Michael makes an inappropriate speech, and Pam’s veil tears. Of course, when Jim cuts his tie in response to her torn veil, the tears start flowing.
But their actual wedding ceremonies are what makes the episode unique and heartwarming. The couple sneaks off to the falls and is married by the ship’s captain privately before returning to the church. And they were right to have that auspicious moment to themselves.
They return to their friends, all dancing down the aisle to the song “Forever,” no longer caring about having the perfect ceremony. It’s over-the-top but so happy and fun. Jim and Pam are very much the heart of The Office, and this episode was the ideal way to celebrate their love. And that final look Jim gives to the camera is priceless.
2. Monica and Chandler (Friends)
Monica and Chandler’s relationship may have come as a surprise, but they soon became beloved as a couple. Their characters grow a lot throughout the show, Chandler especially. Still, it is unsurprising when he gets last-minute cold feet, and his other friends must find him.
Thankfully for Monica, she is blissfully unaware of his fears. Likewise, she’s surprised when he says he knows she’s pregnant. Of course, Rachel is the one who is, ending the episode on a dramatic cliffhanger.
But their actual ceremony is one of humor as Joey officiates in his costume from a WWI movie he’s filming. And it’s one of great heart with vows that solidify how wonderful it is to fall in your with your best friend.
3. Leslie and Ben (Parks and Recreation)
Leslie and Ben are what I like to call an “adorkable” couple. They are two lovable nerds who love and like each other. Their wedding is a beautiful representation of what makes the couple and the series both hilarious and heartwarming. When a wrench is thrown into their wedding plans, they ultimately have a small, intimate ceremony inside the Parks and Recreation offices.
Leslie is in a homemade gown adorned with historical newspaper clippings. Donna sings, Ron walks Leslie down the aisle, and Tom officiates. It’s a moment that celebrates the love and friendship that embodies the series. And it’s only fitting that Leslie and Ben wed in the place they fell in love.
4. Mitchell and Cameron (Modern Family)
What makes the smiles come and tears flow with Mitchell and Cameron’s wedding is that after all the hysterical mishaps, they can finally share their love proudly and with every family member. It was no secret that Mitchell’s father, Jay struggled with having a gay son.
Consequently, he almost misses his son’s wedding. But when the couple keeps losing venues, Jay steps in, saves the day, and even walks Mitchell down the aisle without question. As far as Cam and Mitch, seeing the characters have their much-deserved day in the sun was incredible.
5. Jesse and Rebecca (Full House)
The most enduring romantic couple on Full House is, without a doubt, Jesse and Becky. These two have incredible chemistry and are a sweet, realistic couple who bicker and make up regularly. The audience laughs at their squabbles and roots for their love.
It’s only natural that their wedding would be just as funny and romantic as the couple. Jesse, thinking he needs one last thrill, goes skydiving. And in true sitcom fashion, he ends up arrested, and Becky must bail out her groom. But it all turns out okay in the end.
They hitch a ride with a gospel choir back to the church, who provide beautiful background vocals when Jesse sings “Forever.” And what is their first dance song? Why an Elvis song, of course. It’s a happy time filled with silly hijinks and heartwarming feelings.
6. Cory and Topanga (Boy Meets World)
Cory and Topanga are young when they finally get married, but it was a long time coming for fans of the series. Some people are lucky to meet their soul mate when they are young, so the two do not wait to wed.
Cory and Topanga are such a natural pair. They’re best friends who make each other better. And as Cory tells Topanga in his vows, she is the only thing that truly makes sense in the world. This is one of the loveliest episodes of the series.
7. Phoebe and Mike (Friends)
When Phoebe finally found true love with Mike, fans rejoiced that she found a man as sweet and fun-loving as she is. Because of a snowstorm, their wedding does not go as planned. And yet it’s one of the best moments of the series.
Just outside Central Perk, Phoebe (who forgoes her coat to laughingly be her own “something blue”) exchanges vows with the love of her life. For a character who lived such a rough life, seeing her find true happiness is a joy. We laugh at Mike accurately calling her “wonderfully weird” and her asking for a coat because she’s freezing. And we cry when she calls him “her family.” It’s the perfect blend of silly and sweet- just like Phoebe and Mike.
8. Marshall and Lily (How I Met Your Mother)
The characters who call themselves “Marshmallow and Lily Pad” have one of the finest sitcom weddings that is equally hysterical and happy. Everything seems to go wrong, the most astonishing being when Marshall has a hair catastrophe and must wear a fedora to hide it.
In the end, the couple wed with just their friends surrounding them. As Barney officiates, holding back tears, Marshall and Lily exchange personalized vows of why they love each other: they make each other laugh, feel loved, safe, and, most importantly, because they’re best friends. It’s a moment that solidifies why they are the best part of the series.
9. Cece and Schmidt (New Girl)
Although Jess and Nick’s wedding is lovely too, Cece and Schmidt’s edges them out. They are a couple that never has doubts once they commit to each other, with every issue being a force outside their control—Schmidt’s romantic gesture to bring Cece’s mom to their wedding backfires. There are travel delays, and he misses the ceremony.
But in the end, they still have the wedding of their dreams. In their apartment, their friends around them celebrate their love and commitment, with Schmidt symbolically smashing an aptly named jar. Mazleltoff to the happy couple.
10. Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 (Get Smart)
Classic sitcoms tend to lean into comedy more than the tears. One of the most hilarious is the wedding of secret agents Max and 99 on the spy spoof sitcom Get Smart. Max must fight off KAOS agents as he makes his way down the aisle, with his suit in shambles by the end.
It’s a hilarious visual that perfectly embodies the goofy nature of the show. But the moment still features a heartfelt moment for the couple when they say, “I do.” These partners turned spouses hold the title of the funniest sitcom wedding ever.
What was your favorite sitcom wedding? Did it make this list?
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