Weddings

The 36 Best Wedding Dresses in the History of Television  

Alexandra Plesa
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Television weddings rarely go off without a hitch. Sometimes the groom doesn’t show up. Other times he gets poisoned at the reception. In rare occasions, the bride decides she doesn’t want to go through with the whole event and bolts. But regardless of the particulars, weddings make for great TV. These special episodes celebrate relationships that viewers have been rooting for seasons – maybe even since the beginning of the series. They’re fun to watch, emotional, and memorable.

But, plot points aside, there's another factor that makes these episodes especially watchable: the wedding dresses. These are the best TV wedding dresses of all time, perfect for admiring, envying, and gasping over from the comfort of the couch. From Blair to Charlotte to CeCe to Penny, this list rounds up the very best wedding dresses on TV, even the goth wedding gowns and nerdy dresses. Read on for some serious wedding inspiration, and get those remote-clicking, list-voting fingers ready. Vote up the TV character wedding dresses you’re still swooning over, even if it’s been years since the ceremony took place. 

Mary Stuart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 36 Best Wedding Dresses in the History of Television
Photo: The CW

TV Show: Reign

Kate Middleton's got nothing on Queen Mary Stuart. She looked flawless for her wedding to Prince Francis. It doesn’t get any more royal than this.

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Claire Fraser
Claire Fraser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 36 Best Wedding Dresses in the History of Television
Photo: Starz

TV Show: Outlander

Claire looked absolutely dazzling for her highland wedding to Jamie. Consummating the marriage was a bit awkward, sure, but they got over it. 

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Temperance
Photo: FOX

TV Show: Bones

Booth and Bones finally got hitched in season 9, during a beautiful ceremony attended by all of their loved ones. Although their nuptials didn’t go quite as planned, their vows were emotional and the wedding dress was a thing of beauty.

Plus, they’re still going strong, so fans are rooting they’ll eventually get a much-deserved happily ever after.

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Kate Beckett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 36 Best Wedding Dresses in the History of Television
Photo: ABC

TV Show: Castle

This gorgeous dress sadly didn’t get to see the inside of a chapel, but just look at her. She looks perfect.

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