September 22 marks 20 years since Friends premiered on NBC. During the show's decade on the air, we witnessed plenty of weddings (and Ross was responsible for "just like half of that"). The lessons learned are just as relevant today. Here, the top 20:
Perhaps taking a cue from the wedding speech that turned into aBritney Spears dance, these groomsmen stormed the dance floor for a surprise dance medley to Justin Timberlake's biggest hits! We're seriously impressed by their dance skills — we think Justin would be proud.
After the euphoria of getting engaged starts to taper off, it's time for Planning Mode: You're going to have a blast! But no matter how mentally prepared you are to get married, you may still run into a few "surprises":
Nathan and Jessica crafted quite the elaborate scenario for their engagement photos! After dozing off in the park, Nathan wakes up alone — dressed as Mario. Jessica is missing, and he quickly realizes she must've transformed into Princess Peach. He sets off on a long journey to rescue her, but he gets a little sidetracked along the way. When he finally reaches her, she's angry that he took so long — but he knows exactly how to cheer her up! He proposes, and the two run back to reality together.
Plus: See more of the most creative themed engagement photos!
In anticipation of Joffrey and Margaery's impending Purple Wedding — we still haven't recovered from the Red Wedding — we've pulled together some of our favorite details inspired by the spellbinding visuals on the show!
A week after his wife of 43 years, Carol, lost her battle with lupus and lung cancer, Lee Ballantyne, 65, dined alone for the first time— and ended up paying the check for couple reminded him so much of his relationship with his late wife.
If you've ever looked up engagement photo inspiration, you've undoubtedly seen some of the same types of pictures over and over — couples posing in a way that not-so-subtly shows off the ring, a bride-to-be gazing adoringly at her fiancé as he stares off into the distance, the fairytale "foot pop" while kissing, and couples tossing leaves, to name a few.
After getting engaged, Marian Schembari and her fiancé, Elliot Speed, didn't originally plan on taking engagement photos, but when they kept seeing these types of pictures pop up on Pinterest, they decided to do a spoof shoot, where they swapped the traditional gender roles or did extreme versions of the stereotypical images. Their close friend, wedding photographer Malia Moss, followed the couple around San Francisco snapping the hilarious photos. "It was the most fun I've had at a photo shoot in my entire life," Moss told Yahoo Shine. Check out the results!
At most wedding receptions, the main entertainment is in the form of a DJ or band. But what about guests who don't like to dance? Let's face it, a wedding reception can sometimes be a little boring for those folks. That's why Bridal Guide went on the hunt for easy party games you can add, ranging from individual projects to table games to group activities.
Let's face it: There are some aspects of wedding planning that are less fun than others. Even the most happy-go-lucky bride can lose her patience when bills are mounting, tensions are heating up between parents or the bridesmaids, and weekends/vacation days are nonexistent (they're reserved for vendor appointments). We can empathize! I thought I would round up some of the most romantic wedding moments that make us want to say "awww," because as stressful as wedding planning can be, it's all worth it to marry your best friend.
By: The Bridal Detective
Tasked with throwing an epic bachelorette party? Before you hit "send" on that group email, polling everyone on what they think you all should do, read these planning pearls of wisdom from maids of honor and brides. Follow their stress-less advice and you're all guaranteed to have an amazing time!
By: Stefania Sainato