34 Of The Most Memorable Wedding Dresses In TV History

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Hand on heart: We love a good TV wedding. It's the perfect moment for a juicy "speak now or forever hold your peace" revelation, a surprise shacking up of two characters (hello, Monica and Chandler), or perhaps just a heartwarming parody of a viral video that makes us weep tears of joy and doesn't require us to sit at the singles' table.

Of course, a good wedding storyline would be nothing without one crucial element: a killer dress. Think about Rhoda's ruffles, Serena's shot of gold, and Blanche's scarlet red fabric. Who hasn't fantasized about walking down the aisle in Summer Roberts' dreamy confection or even Margaery Tyrell's fancy frock? Heck, even Leslie Knope made a stack of paperwork look fabulous.

Ahead, we've rounded up 34 of the most memorable wedding dresses in TV history. They may not all give Vera Wang or Marchesa a run for their money, but they've certainly earned a soft spot in our hearts. Oh, who are we kidding? We've had a custom copy of Hilary Banks' mega-meringue dress ready to go for two decades now.
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Hilary Banks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Sure, the dress itself is poufy, but that choker/pearl cross combo is magical, and one of many reasons why Banks is our spirit animal. Alas, her potential groom, Trevor, died in a bungee jump mishap mid-proposal.
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Charlotte York, Sex and the City

Charlotte had two incredible wedding gowns, but we're partial to this divine, cap-sleeved creation from Badgley Mischka.
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Blanche Devereaux, Golden Girls

A white wedding? Ha. Heartbreaker Blanche Hollingsworth wed her late husband George in this fiery number, which she would try to fit into once a year.
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Claire Randall, Outlander

Should we ever have the opportunity to hop in a time machine and get married in 1700s Scotland, we'd totally go for this low-cut, wide-hipped, metallic show-stopper.
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Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation

We DIY! Campaign flyers, paperwork, and newspaper clippings formed a skirt for this impromptu dress. So sweet, so crafty — much like Amy Poehler.
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Robin Scherbatsky, How I Met Your Mother

Barney's missus tied the knot in a lovely Monique Lhuillier gown with gauzy sheer sleeves. Think the detailing around the waist was a shoutout to Robin Sparkles?
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Wilhelmina Slater, Ugly Betty

Mode's creative director spared no expense for her wedding to Bradford Meade, walking down the aisle in a custom Vera Wang creation and tapping Posh Spice as a bridesmaid.
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Pam Beesly, The Office

Baby on board! Our favorite former receptionist opted for a simple but elegant dress with an empire waist for her wedding day. So cute.
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Lady Rose, Downton Abbey

Talk about a Cinderella moment. Lily James stunned in this vintage dress. Fun fact: The dress was discovered in a charity shop.
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Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

Luke summed up this Monique Lhuillier creation best: "It's perfect."
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Grace Adler, Will & Grace

Say yes to the dress, indeed. Will's BFF wed Leo in a gorgeous Vera Wang creation.
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Photo: Robert Viglasky/BBC.
Mary Morstan, Sherlock

John Watson's bride opted for a Jane Bourvis vintage-inspired lace dress with a floral headpiece for her big day. The boys went for top hats, natch.
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Dr. Temperance Brennan, Bones

Brennan's Romona Keveza wedding dress was tasteful yet unfussy. A total less-is-more situation.
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Monica Geller, Friends

The bouquet of red roses and clean lines clinched it.
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Kelly Kapowski, Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas

Whoa. Our favorite Baysiders would be celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary this October. In the meantime, take a moment to appreciate that open collar, beaded detailing, and drop waist.
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Emily Thorne, Revenge

We really can't pick a favorite between this frilly Monique Lhuillier gown Emily wore for her pre-wedding photo shoot, or the Alencon column dress she actually wore to the ceremony. Can't we have both?
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Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones

Great dress. Poor girl.
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Dr. Arizona Robbins & Dr. Callie Torres, Grey's Anatomy

Here's a two-fer. We love the flocked detailing of Arizona's skirt, but Callie's sparkly sleeves are also fabulous. Let's call it a draw.
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Donna Martin, Beverly Hills, 90210

Donna's strapless dress has surprisingly withstood the test of time. Plus, you've gotta love a good bridal choker.
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Shelby Cole, The Wedding

Halle Berry donned a sweet retro look for this 1998 miniseries. Love the gloves, babe.
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Kelly Gaines, Cheers

We had a total '80s crush on Kelly ("Kelly Kelly") and her off-the-shoulder gown. Again, the pearl choker wins big.
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Margaret Sterling, Mad Men

The bad news: She got married on the day JFK was killed. The silver lining: That headpiece is amazing.
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Sarah Walker, Brothers & Sisters

Sarah went for a quirky-cute cocktail-length number for her second wedding.
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Serena van der Woodsen, Gossip Girl

Don't get us wrong. We adore Blair Waldorf's dueling wedding dresses. But this golden Georges Chakra Couture number is so bonkers, so Malibu Barbie, it just had to be included.
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Lily van der Woodsen, Gossip Girl

Of course, we had to include a special shoutout to Mama VDW's sophisticated strapless gown. If you're going to marry your daughter's future husband's dad, you should at least do it in style.
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Topanga Lawrence, Boy Meets World

The ultimate manic pixie dream girl gets wed in lace. Sadly, no crimping occurred.
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Jasmine Trussell, Parenthood

Only Joy Bryant could make a cardigan and a daisy chain look fan-fucking-tastic.
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Photo: ABC/Photofest.
Amanda Carrington, Dynasty

Who could forget the Moldovan Wedding Disaster and this explosion of tulle?
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Thelma Evans, Good Times

If you can take your eyes off Baby Janet Jackson for one second, you'll notice how lovely Thelma and her long, long train look.
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Lana Lang, Smallville

We weren't thrilled about Lana marrying Lex Luthor, but that drop-dead gorgeous Monique Lhuillier dress took away some of the sting.
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Rhoda Morgenstern, Rhoda

Rhoda's wedding dress might feel a little date now, but hey, she looked incredible. Let's face it: Puffed sleeves and a ruffled turtleneck aren't easy to pull off.
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Margaery Tyrell, Game of Thrones

Win-win: Look like a fashion plate, become an instant widow after your bratty husband is poisoned at the reception.
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Queen Mary Stuart, Reign

Kate Middleton's got nothing on this royal. We saved the most exquisite TV wedding gown for last. That crown, that lace, those crystals. Flawless.

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