Friends

The One with the Cheap Wedding Dress

Season 7, Ep 18, Aired 3/15/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Monica regrets telling a woman about a discount bridal shop when they end up fighting over the same dress. Meanwhile, Joey and Ross discover that they're dating the same girl.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Andrea Bendewald

    Megan

  • Gabrielle Union

    Kristen

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Kim Harris

    The Store Owner

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Joey & Ross fight over the new girl, Kristen.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Aug 08, 2008

  • Hilarious and entertaining!

    By EO_til_the_end7, Jul 29, 2008

  • Monica regrets telling a woman about a discount bridal shop when they end up fighting over the same dress. Joey and Ross discover that they're dating the same girl.

    By Black_Grace, Apr 19, 2007

  • Great episode; shows how much Monica cares about Chandler. Two of the guys fight, but it's not Joey and Chandler or Ross and Chandler like usual.

    By twodeel, Aug 27, 2006

  • This is one of my all-time favorite "Friends" episodes.

    By tdakoo, Mar 28, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Chandler: So did Monica tell you about this great band called the Swing Kings that we're trying to get to play at the wedding? Phoebe: Since when are you into swing music? Chandler: Oh since forever! I used to go all over town listening to bands! Monica: Chandler. Chandler: Gap commercial. (To Monica) So did you book them? Did you call? Monica: I will. Chandler: Do you want me to call? Monica: No, I'll do it. You just stick to your job. Phoebe: What is your job? Chandler: Staying out of the way.

    • Monica: So, when are you getting married? Megan: Oh, I'm not. (Referring to the wedding dresses) I just like to try these on. Rachel: I do the same thing. Megan: I'm just kidding. I'm getting married July 25. Rachel: I'm just kidding too....I'm getting married in December.

    • Ross: So Joey, um, you look familiar. Are uh, are you on TV or something? Kristen: Well, Joey doesn't like to talk about it but, he's one of the stars of Days of Our Lives. Ross: That's right! That's right, don't you play a woman? Joey: A woman in a man's body. Ross: Much better. Joey: So ya know Ross, it's funny 'cause, you look familiar to me too. Have you ever been married? Ross: Well yes. Yes, I have. In fact um, just the other day, Kristen and I were talking about how I've been married and how I have a son. Kristen: Yeah, little Eric. Ross: That's right! Wait. No, Ben. Joey: So you've just married the one time then? Ross: Well, um... Kristen: You've been married twice? Ross: Yes...and another time after that. Boy, I'm getting hungry! Hey Joey, have you ever been so hungry on a date that when the girl goes to the bathroom, you eat some of her food? Kristen: You said the waiter ate my crab cake. Joey: Yeah. So uh, Ross, well now why did that first marriage breakup, hmm? Was it because the woman was straight or because she was a lesbian? Kristen: Do you two know each other? Joey & Ross: No. Joey: No. It just seems like Ross is the kind of a guy that would marry a woman on the verge of being a lesbian and then push her over the edge. Ross: Wait a minute! Were you on a poster for gonorrhea? Joey: Have you ever slept in the same bed as a monkey?! Ross: Hey, you leave Marcel out of this! Joey: Fine! Have you ever got stuck in a pair of your own leather pants?! Ross: Hey have you ever locked yourself in a TV cabinet, V.D. boy?! Joey: Monkey lover! (They both notice that Kristen had left) Joey: When do you think we lost her? Ross: Probably around gonorrhea.

    • Kristen: Ross, this is Joey. Joey, Ross. Joey: Hi! Ross: Hi, it's nice to meet you. Yeah, I used to have a friend named Joey. I don't anymore.

    • Monica: Megan! Megan: Monica! Monica: You came! Megan: Yes! Monica: This is my dress! Megan: No! Monica: Yes it is, you saw me wearing it. Megan: And now you'll see me buying it. Monica: You freak!

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui voyait la robe de la mariée (The One Who Saw The Wedding Dress)

    • This episode runs 22:01 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). There's an added ending to the Ross and Joey story with a nice improvisation by Matt LeBlanc.

    • Andrea Bendewald is one of Jennifer Aniston's real-life best friends, and was a bridesmaid at her wedding.

    Trivia (6)

    • Continuity: Monica gives up her "perfect" wedding gown in order to book The Swing Kings for Chandler's sake, but in "The One After 'I Do'", the band playing at their reception is Dane Anthony and JUNGLE SWING.

    • Trivia: When Monica first meets Megan in the store, Megan says her wedding date is July 25th. That happens to be Matt LeBlanc's birthday in real life.

    • Goof: It is less than two months before Monica and Chandler's wedding and she has yet to book a band or buy a wedding dress. In actuality these items must be booked and bought months in advance to allow for dress alterations and contract negotiation with the band. Plus it seems a bit of a stretch that super-organized Monica, who started planning her wedding the day after she got engaged, would leave these details until just two months before the wedding.

    • Continuity: In this episode, Rachel is sitting in Chandler's Barcalounger, the one that was broken a couple of episodes ago. This episode was supposed to air before "The One Where Rosita Dies".

    • Goof: When Monica is wearing her dress at the end and tells Chandler she can't keep it because Megan has blackmailed her, she also tells him she's booked the Swing Kings. If she's already booked the band, why doesn't she just keep the dress anyway? It's not like Megan would be able to do anything about it after she'd already booked the band.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Chandler: So did Monica tell you about this great band called the Swing Kings that we’re trying to get to play at the wedding? Phoebe: Since when are you into swing music? Chandler: Oh since forever! I used to go all over town listening to bands! Monica: Chandler. Chandler: Gap commercial. Chandler is referring to Gap's 1998 television commercial featuring khaki-clad dancers swing-dancing to "Jump, Jive, and Wail" by The Brian Setzer Orchestra.

    • Megan: My fiance wants the heavy metal band Carcass. Phoebe: Uh, is that spelled with a "c" or a "k?" Oh, my God, it doesn't matter. They're both great! Carcass is a British death metal band, active from 1985 to 1995 (and reunited 2008). Although it is unclear if the writers actually knew of them or just made up a name suitable for a heavy metal-group, not knowing that such a band existed. There is no known bands with the name Karcass, Carkass or Karkass.

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