The Best Rom-Com Wedding Dresses of All Time, From Elegant to Over the Top

There are more than enough reasons to indulge in a romantic comedy from time to time. They're lighthearted, they make you laugh, the backdrops often inspire some sort of wanderlust, and the costumes are usually on the playful side. What's not to love? Furthermore, if said rom-com happens to involve a movie wedding, then the bridal dresses are typically drool-worthy—or so over the top that they're too fun to resist.

Ahead, see our roundup of our all-time favorite rom-com wedding dresses. From a minimal gown worn by Drew Barrymore to a high-volume Vivienne Westwood dress that's a pure work of art, these 11 gowns are well worth revisiting.


My Big Fat Greek Wedding
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Who can forget Toula's poofy white gown from this 2002 classic?


Bride Wars
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While the plotline of this rom-com is centered around a series of stressful wedding planning scenarios that give us anxiety, the gowns are pretty enough to soothe our nerves at least through the end of the movie, like this one on Anne Hathaway.


Crazy Rich Asians
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Crazy Rich Asians set the bar high for weddings. A water-paved pathway, green velvet seats surrounded by forest greens, and of course the bride's elegant, striking gown. 


Father of the Bride
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This '90s cult favorite will always pay homage to the big lacey gowns of the time. 


Love Actually
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This festive film is a good one to pull out during the holiday season, especially thanks to the wedding scene with Keira Knightley's cool feathered bridal frock. 


Mamma Mia!
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Amanda Seyfried's wedding dress in this musical rom-com is a breezy, ruffled delight. 


Runaway Bride
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Though there are a few wedding dresses to choose from in this Julia Roberts classic, our favorite is this lace-and-satin gown. 


Sex and the City
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Two words: Vivienne Westwood.


Jumping the Broom
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Paula Patton's gorgeous strapless dress in Jumping the Broom is about as classic as it gets.


The Wedding Planner
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Many people drew similarities to Meghan Markle's wedding dress and Jennifer Lopez's in The Wedding Planner; a satin boatneck dress with clean, elegant lines.


The Wedding Singer
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Of all the films in this list, none are quite as flamboyant and fun as those in The Wedding Singer.

Up Next: Unconventional wedding dresses that are pure eye candy.

Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)