Top ‘Friends’ Wedding Looks To Recreate
With the recent reunion special, Friends has returned to its place as one of the nations’ favourite shows – could we BE any more excited? Our 6 favourite New Yorkers have given us plenty of iconic 90s fashion which provides inspiration to this day. And, this is not restricted to everyday looks! Friends has had enough wedding episodes, from Ross and Emily’s jaw-dropping (for ALL the wrong reasons…) ceremony to Monica and Chandler’s heartwarming love story. So, for every Friends superfan out there, here are the top Friends wedding looks that can inspire your own wedding outfits!
We’ve hand-selected some gorgeous ideas from Guides for Brides bridal wear and menswear suppliers below. This article also includes links to some third-party sites to make it easier for you to shop for your wedding. Purchases made on these sites may earn us a commission which helps us to continue to offer our wedding planning services free of charge to the user.
Rachel’s Wedding Dress
Images courtesy of NBCU (left) and Lillian West (right)
The iconic opening scene to Friends’ very first episode features Rachel bursting into Central Perk as a runaway bride! While her marriage to Barry wasn’t meant to be, we’re so glad we got to see her in her beautiful wedding dress. Rachel Green is the queen of fashion and it really shows in this gorgeous detailed ballgown that has really stood the test of time. For a wedding dress that style icon Rachel would approve of, Lillian West’s Style 66176 from Olive Blossom Bridal is perfect! The exquisitely detailed bodice simply embodies Rachel’s gown, with drapey, off-the-shoulder straps that add a contemporary touch. With an overall floral style, this gown is perfect for the romantic dreamer with a love for modern luxury, just like Rachel!
Find this gown at Olive Blossom Bridal.
Monica’s Wedding Dress
Monica actually wears several wedding dresses throughout the series in her quest to find her perfect gown. Her final choice is sleek, elegant and timeless, perfectly embodying Monica and her style! This Justin Alexander dress from TDR Bridal gorgeously reflects the clean and classic trend. We KNOW this V-neck stretch Mikado fit and flare gown with a detachable, thin, beaded belt is all you’ll want for your Monica-inspired look.
Find this dress in stock at TDR Bridal.
Phoebe’s Wedding Dress
Phoebe’s wedding dress was, of course, unique and different, just like her personality! She chose a soft lavender shade, with a ruched satin skirt, corsetted bodice and cap sleeves which beautifully framed her décolletage. We must admit, we found it hard to find anything quite like Phoebe’s choice. However, this gorgeous Essense of Australia gown from Butterfly Bridal Boutique features the same cap sleeve and sweetheart neckline, giving the same elegant and feminine look.
You can find Essense of Australia styles stocked at Butterfly Bridal Boutique.
Cousin Frannie’s Wedding Dress
‘The One with All the Cheesecakes’ gave us some classic Friends storylines, including Monica arriving at her Cousin Frannie’s wedding to discover the groom is her ex-boyfriend! Despite the awkwardness, we can’t help noticing how gorgeous Cousin Frannie’s off the shoulder, long-sleeved wedding dress is. For a similarly stunning look, Suzanne Neville’s ‘Savannah’ gown from Ellie Sanderson’s Beaconsfield Boutique is perfect! Featuring beautiful off the shoulder lace sleeves, Suzanne Neville’s signature hidden corset and a divine organza skirt, this wedding gown is enchanting and timeless.
Find this dress in stock at Ellie Sanderson’s Beaconsfield Boutique.
Mindy’s Wedding Dress
Images courtesy of NBCU (left) and Eva Lendel (right)
While Mindy’s wedding dress certainly wouldn’t be the first choice for every bride, we love how she was true to her style and went for a statement, short bridal look with a longer train. If a traditional bridal gown isn’t for you, we took inspiration from Mindy’s look and have paired it with the fun and flirty, yet sophisticated, “Lynn” playsuit and overskirt from Eva Lendel’s Less is More collection 2021. This sparkling wedding look is ideal for brides that want an outfit that is both light and fresh. Perfect for destination weddings and elopements.
You can find Eva Lendel styles stocked at Ellie Sanderson’s Bridal Boutique in Woodstock.
Emily’s Wedding Dress
Rachel Emily’s ill-fated wedding ceremony is definitely not something you want to recreate for your own special day! However, before those awkward vows, the atmosphere was truly romantic! Emily chose an empire line gown, with flowing skirt and a pretty sparkly belt with matching jacket. We’ve paired it with this gorgeous bespoke gown by Susie Grist Couture, made and designed especially for one of her brides. We love the flowing style!
Get in touch with Susie Grist Couture about your bespoke gown.
Carol’s Wedding Outfit
Carol and Susan’s trailblazing wedding saw the happy couple wear unique outfits for their big day that were peak 90s fashion. Carol’s beautiful blush velvet dress might not be a traditional wedding gown, but it still offers plenty of inspiration! This 1950s style, off the shoulder occasion wear dress from House of Mooshki, named “Venice”, is the perfect match. The bardot neckline is elegant and shows a hint of décolletage, just like Carol’s dress, and the similar foliage design is really sophisticated.
Visit the House of Mooshki website to find an occasion wear stockist near you.
Susan’s Wedding Outfit
Susan’s wedding outfit featured a fabulous velvet suit jacket with tortoiseshell buttons. She was truly ahead of her time as bridal suits have become increasingly popular in recent years. Whether you want a full suit or a jacket to accompany your bridal outfit, this off-white, single-breasted crop jacket from Topshop on ASOS is perfect! Made with soft twill, this jacket is gently tailored with notch lapels and tortoiseshell buttons. We love the crop finish too, perfect for pairing with many different styles.
Buy this jacket from Topshop on ASOS.
Mens Wedding Suits
Chandler’s Wedding Suit
Images courtesy of NBCU (left) and Shepherd & Woodward (right)
Like Monica, Chandler has quite the journey to his ideal suit, with Rachel trying him out in suits worn by James Bond. We love his final choice – a classic three-piece suit that pairs beautifully with Monica’s elegant dress. For a similar style suit, this traditional wedding suit from Shepherd & Woodward is ideal. Featuring traditional pinstripe trousers and a black jacket, the look is elevated with a coloured waistcoat and fun patterned tie.
Find this suit at Shepherd & Woodward.
Mike’s Wedding Suit
Mike’s wedding suit for his and Phoebe’s snowy wedding perfectly pairs with Phoebe’s vintage, princess-style dress. Mike is wearing a traditional morning suit which has become popular in recent years thanks to its appearance at several royal weddings. Ross also wore a similar suit for his wedding in London. For a similar look, this 3-piece suit from The Cotswold Tailor features a beautifully tailored morning coat and timeless waistcoat with pinstripe trousers. If you are going bespoke, you can completely personalise your suit to fit your wedding look, so whether you want to match Mike’s suit or simply take inspiration from it, you can be sure it will be perfect for you!
Enquire about a morning suit at The Cotswold Tailor.
Ross’ Tuxedo at Mindy and Barry’s Wedding
You have to admit, Ross does look very suave in this look chosen for Mindy and Barry’s wedding. We loved how supportive he was for Rachel at this awkward wedding *cringe*! You can easily achieve this look with this stunning dinner suit from Saville Row Company. This suit has been made with a quality wool-blend and finished off with suave details such as silk lapels, pocket flaps and covered buttons. We absolutely love this look!
Purchase this suit from Saville Row Company.
Monica’s Bridesmaid Dress for Ross and Emily’s Wedding
While Emily wasn’t quite Ross’ lobster, we loved Monica’s breathtaking red bridesmaid look at their wedding. After all, this look helped kickstart Monica’s romance with Chandler! For a similar bridesmaid look, this red maxi dress from Chi Chi London is ideal. It perfectly embodies that enchanting, goddess look with its slip silhouette and satin finish.
Buy this dress from Chi Chi London.
Monica’s Bridesmaid Dress for Phoebe and Mike’s Wedding
The original bridesmaid dresses that Monica and Rachel wore for Phoebe’s snowy wedding were actually Michael Kors. This stunning Coast alternative is a little more affordable! This maxi dress features a stunning sequin bodice and a romantic flowing skirt. Perfect for recreating these gorgeous bridesmaid looks – minus the puffer jackets!
Buy this dress from Coast.
Phoebe and Rachel’s Bridesmaid Dresses for Monica and Chandler’s Wedding
After competing to be Monica’s maid of honour, both Rachel and Phoebe look radiant as bridesmaids at Monica and Chandler’s wedding. Their fresh and floral gowns flow beautifully, creating a sleek and elegant look that pairs beautifully with their unique bouquets. For a similar look, this Hope & Ivy bridesmaid dress from ASOS is absolutely gorgeous! This ethereal maxi dress features a cowl neck, slim fit, cold-shoulder straps and a delicate floral print.
Buy this dress from ASOS.
Rachel’s Bridesmaid Dress for Barry and Mindy’s Wedding
Rachel wasn’t exactly thrilled to be a bridesmaid at Barry and Mindy’s wedding. In fact, she seemed just as upset by her Little Bo Peep outfit as she did to be attending her ex-fiance and ex-best friend’s wedding! While Rachel’s bridesmaid dress is certainly… kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic, you can still pull inspiration from it! Hot pink is certainly back on-trend, and this New Look dress does an excellent job of modernising and simplifying this look. This satin pleated midi dress features puff sleeves, a square neckline and a belted waist, overall creating a fun, yet elegant, bridesmaid look.
Buy this dress from New Look.
Fashion-forward Mum Looks
Judy Geller’s Outfit for Monica and Chandler’s Wedding
Monica and her mother Judy certainly had a rocky relationship throughout the show! However, Judy certainly pulled out the stops when it came to her daughter’s wedding day. This stunning gold look is a fabulous Mother of the Bride choice. For a similar style, this metallic satin midi dress from Goddiva is a fabulous choice for guests or members of the wedding party! This striking sleeveless dress is in a wrap style and features a v-neck, shirred waistband and a high-low hem.
Buy this dress from Goddiva.
Nora Bing’s Outfit for Monica and Chandler’s Wedding
Clearly, the Mothers of the Bride and Groom decided to coordinate on Monica and Chandler’s wedding day! Nora Bing is also in a striking gold number with a stylish one-shoulder detail. This look is the perfect inspiration for your bridesmaids! For a similar look, this maxi bridesmaid dress from Chi Chi London also features a gorgeous, one-shoulder detail with a luxe satin finish and a fashion-forward design that features drape detail and a side split.
Buy this dress from Chi Chi London.
Sandra Green’s Outfit for Susan and Carol’s Wedding
Rachel’s mum, Sandra, stands out in this vibrant purple suit at Susan and Carole’s wedding. This gorgeous structured mini dress from Karen Millen is the perfect wedding guest outfit that nods to Sandra’s look. Cut in a forever-flattering A-line silhouette, the piece is enhanced by glossy hardware and luxurious quilted panels. Carefully placed panelling offers a flowing yet structured look, while a front double-ended zipper allows for versatility in styling.
Buy this dress from Karen Millen.
Monica’s Dress for Barry and Mindy’s Wedding
Despite Barry and Mindy’s wedding being a bittersweet experience for Monica, as she ended her romance with Richard, we can’t deny that she had the perfect wedding guest look! This floaty, floral dress is fun without being too bold, and she looks stunning! For a similar look, this gorgeous dress by Adrianna Papell on Little Mistress is perfect for a summer wedding. Draping to the floor in layers of metallic crinkled knit, this dress has a beautifully textured look. Combined with an elegant floral pattern in hues of light blue and pink, this dress is a definite showstopper!
Buy this dress from Little Mistress.
Phoebe’s Dress for Susan and Carol’s Wedding
An understated look that is a departure from Phoebe’s usual boho style, this gorgeous wedding guest look she wore for Susan and Carol’s wedding is truly stunning. Simple yet sophisticated, this dress is the ideal inspiration for a wedding guest outfit. To get the look, this boutique polka dot wrap dress from Boohoo is a gorgeous choice. Stylish and effortless—wrap dresses are the perfect party piece and this matches Phoebe’s stunning style almost perfectly!
Buy this dress at Boohoo.
Monica’s Dress for Cousin Frannie’s Wedding
Monica’s gorgeous, nude, lace dress meant she gatecrashed Cousin Frannie’s wedding in style! This stunning floral lace dress from Chi Chi London is the perfect choice to get the look! The fitted silhouette with embroidered design, blush colour, and mermaid skirt is so dreamy. The perfect wedding guest outfit!
Buy this dress from Chi Chi London.
Mrs Weinberg’s Dress for Barry and Mindy’s Wedding
This gorgeous floral dress from Chi Chi London gives us vibes of Mrs Weinberg’s bright floral outfit at Mindy and Barry’s wedding. It would be perfect for both wedding guests and for the Mother of The Bride! This pleated midi dress is detailed with fuchsia and purple floral print and features a flawless high neckline and a fitted bodice.
Buy this dress from Chi Chi London.
Now you’ve got the inspiration, you can start shopping for your wedding outfits! Don’t forget, Guides for Brides is home to hundreds of fabulous bridal boutiques, menswear tailors and suit hire and mother of the bride stockists who will help you find the perfect looks for the big day.
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