9 Great Movie Wedding Dresses


Plenty of movies have revolved around weddings, or at least featured wedding scenes. Some are beautiful and wonderful and magical, others are disastrous or just plain funny. With that in mind let’s look at some of the very best wedding dresses that have ever appeared on the silver screen:

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

The comedy classic is all about Toula (Nia Vardolos) marrying a non-Greek man (John Corbett) despite her father’s wishes. The hilarious movie eventually features Toula in plenty of, well, tulle, on her wedding day. She takes most of the tulle off after the ceremony on the way to the reception.

The Graduate

The last scene in The Graduate is one of the most famous in movie history, and features Ben (Dustin Hoffman) running away with the bride (Elaine), aka the daughter of “Mrs. Robinson.” One thing’s for darn sure: Elaine can really run in her wedding dress!

Gone With The Wind

The wedding gown Scarlett O’Hara wears to marry her first husband was a voluminous frock that nearly took up the entire screen. Her marriage didn’t last long, but fans still remember the dress.


Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph’s) wedding dress is very…ruffle-tastic. The dress came from Paris, but it wasn’t, um, the best choice.

Father Of The Bride

Annie (Kimberly Williams) wears a traditional wedding dress in Father of the Bride, however her footwear is anything but. She rocks white lace trainers in honor of her dad (Steve Martin), who owns an athletic shoe company.

Sex And The City

The dresses Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) wears for her wedding Vogue shoot are incredible, as they’re all by very famous designers. Carrie gets sent the gorgeous Vivienne Westwood option, though she ultimately marries Mr. Big (Chris Noth) in a nameless white suit dress.

Steel Magnolias

Shelby (Julia Roberts) marries Jackson (Dylan McDermott) in a classic ‘80s wedding gown.

Runaway Bride

Julia Roberts is adorable as Maggie, the woman who runs out on three grooms before finding love with a writer (Richard Gere). The dress she ultimately marries in is a stunning off-the-shoulder number perfect for a hillside wedding.

The Five-Year Engagement

Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt) extend their engagement for five years due to numerous complications, most of which involve their careers. When they finally marry they do it in excellent style, as they run around choosing what they want (officiant, clothes, music, etc) thanks to Violet’s pre-planning.