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Monica and Chandler’s Wedding Vows & Ceremony Script from the Friends Episode We Can’t Forget

Published Wednesday, Dec. 28th, 2022


Joey, Monica, and Chandler in Friends, S7.E24, via IMDb

Funny wedding vows & classic 90s style from the Friends episode you'll never forget

 

 

Remember 'The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding'? The Friends episode that most of us never saw coming in the early 90s, and one that fans will definitely never forget. It’s a classic! 

 

There’s Joey in his dashing WWII costume, Phoebe and Rachel as supportive bridesmaids, and Ross making sure everything stays on track… in his own way.

 

Of course, the ceremony itself is a lesson on what not to do as a wedding officiant... Everything that could go wrong does: Joey schedules another event too close to the wedding’s start time, arrives late, wears something that draws attention away from the couple, forgets to bring a copy of his script, and forgets to include the declaration of intent or ring exchange until the end of the ceremony…

 

But when you ask Joey Tribbiani to officiate a wedding, you expect a few comedic mishaps, right? (And that's why it's so important to choose the right friend as your officiant.)

 

 

Related: Asking a Friend or Family Member to Officiate Your Wedding? Read This First...
 

 

Officiant Joey also did a few things right, too, like speaking from the heart, keeping things light, and helping the happy couple to exchange heartfelt vows – proof that friends make amazing wedding officiants!

 

Related: 5 Great Reasons to Ask a Friend to Officiate Your Wedding

 

And after years of looking for true love, and finally finding it in each other, Monica and Chandler pledged their devotion to each other in front of everyone they knew. It was an epic late 90s - early 2000s romance! 

 

So if you’re looking for wedding vow ideas, let these sweetly sentimental (and famously funny) words from a few of your favorite Friends inspire you.  

 

 

Next, ask a friend to get ordained online with AMM to officiate your wedding.

 

(Our Officiant Training resources will make sure they’re more prepared than Joey.)

 

 

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Monica’s Wedding Vows 

from 'The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding' 

 

“Chandler, for so long, I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soulmate. Then three years ago, at another wedding, I turned to a friend for comfort, and instead I found everything that I’d ever been looking for my whole life. And now, here we are, with our future before us, and I only want to spend it with you – my prince, my soulmate, my friend… Unless you don’t want to.”

 


Chandler’s Wedding Vows 

from 'The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding' 

 

“Monica, I thought this was going to be the most difficult thing I ever had to do. But when I saw you walking down that aisle, I realized how simple it was. I love you. Any surprises that come our way, it’s ok, because I will always love you. You were the person I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. You want to know if I’m sure? (Chandler kisses Monica)”

 

 

Screenshot from the television show Friends, with Monica and Chandler exchanging wedding vows as Officiant Joey Tribiani watches

Best friends for life! Joey, Monica, and Chandler in Friends, S7.E24, via IMDb

 

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Need more inspiration? 

 

See the full wedding ceremony script from the Friends episode below, or browse free officiant scripts in our script library:

 

 

We’ve also got lots of articles to help you write your own personal vows from scratch: 

 

 

 

 

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The Full Wedding Ceremony Script From Monica and Chandler’s Wedding Episode

 

From Friends, 'The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding,' Season 7, Episode 23 / 24

 

 

Welcome & Invocation

 

First Clergy:
“Dearly beloved…” 

 

Officiant Joey:
(running into the room) “That’s my line!” 

 

“I can take it from here. Thanks… 

 

Dearly beloved, I’m sorry I’m a little late… You may be confused by this now (points at military uniform), but you won’t be Memorial Day Weekend, 2002. Well, let’s get started before the groom takes off again, uh?

 

We’re gathered here today to join this man and this woman in the bonds of holy matrimony. I’ve known Monica and Chandler for a long time, and I cannot imagine two people more perfect for each other. 

 

And now, as I’ve left my notes in my dressing room, I shall proceed to the vows. Monica?”

 

 

Vows Exchange 

 

Monica:
"Chandler, for so long, I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soulmate. Then three years ago, at another wedding, I turned to a friend for comfort, and instead I found everything that I’d ever been looking for my whole life. And now, here we are, with our future before us, and I only want to spend it with you – my prince, my soulmate, my friend…

 

Unless you don’t want to."


Chandler:
"Monica, I thought this was going to be the most difficult thing I ever had to do. But when I saw you walking down that aisle, I realized how simple it was. I love you. Any surprises that come our way, it’s ok, because I will always love you. You were the person I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. You want to know if I’m sure? (Chandler kisses Monica)”

 

 

 

A scene from Friends, The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding, S7.E24, with the couple walking up to the altar while Ross, Phoebe, and Rachel watch, with friends and family in the audience 

Monica and Chandler get married in Friends, S7.E24, via IMDb

 


Pronouncement (Take One)

 

Officiant Joey:
"You may now kiss the bride? 

 

So, by the powers vested in me by the State of New York, and the internet guys, I now pronounce you husband and wife."

 


Declaration of Intent 

 

Officiant Joey:
"Oh, wait! Do you take each other?" 

 

Chandler:
"I do."

 

Monica:

"I do."

 

Officiant Joey:
"Yeah you do!" 

 


Rings Exchange

 

Ross:
"Rings?"

 

Officiant Joey:
"Ah, crap, ok. Let’s do the rings…"

 

(They exchange rings.)

 


Pronouncement (Take Two)

 

Officiant Joey:
"Once again, I pronounce you husband and wife. Kiss her again!" 

 

 

 


 

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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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