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Someone Had A "Friends"-Themed Bridal Shower And It Was Awesome

The One Where Stephanie Gets Married.

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When Lindsay Irvin (an editor at Arkansas Bride) was the maid of honor in her best friend Stephanie's wedding, she decided to throw her a Friends-themed bridal shower.

Lindsay Irvin

(Stephanie and Lindsay from left to right.)

"We met on the first day of college in our political science class. 11 years later, we're still best friends," Irvin told BuzzFeed.

"Honestly, looking back on our early years of friendship, I can't recall a time when her TV was on anything else when I was over," Irvin said.

Lindsay Irvin

"She always watched Friends on DVD in college," Irvin told BuzzFeed. "Between classes, as she got ready for class or ready for work, late at night to fall asleep. She even made me play the Friends board game one time. I think she's seen every single episode 20 times each or so."

When Irvin told the other bridesmaids she wanted to do a Friends theme but wasn't sure if it was traditional enough for a bridal shower, they encouraged her to go for it.

Lindsay Irvin

"Everyone likes Friends, so it was a crowd pleaser. The little details made it, like the custom invitations I commissioned were pretty impressive."


And the bride loved how much thought went into a party that was perfectly suited for her.

Lindsay Irvin

Irvin told BuzzFeed that Stephanie also liked "the coffee bar with the mismatched, cute coffee mugs, just like how they were all different at Central Perk."


"As a bridal magazine editor, I love nothing more than seeing brides and their entourages do things that truly reflect their personalities and styles," Irvin said. "Personalizing is how you make these special occasions special."

"Weddings and their related events are unnecessarily ruled by certain traditions, many of which have lost their luster," the maid of honor explained. "So I encourage my friends and my readers to personalize as much as they can."

Lindsay Irvin

"This theme was perfect for my friend, and would've been perfect for my sister, that's two people in my life, so I'm sure there are a tons and tons of other people it would be perfect for too!"

Lindsay Irvin's photos originally appeared on You can learn more about her work at Arkansas Bride and follow her on Twitter.

You can also take Lindsay's quiz about all of the weddings on Friends.

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