Since the days of Shakespeare, weddings have played a critical role in all manner of storytelling. Whether they’re setting up conflict or signaling Happily Ever After, the formal bonding of two (or more!) characters in holy matrimony can shift focus towards the conclusion or realign elements to signify a new chapter. Plus, weddings are a great excuse to get all your favorite fictional folks drunk, kissing, and wearing fancy outfits for a dreamy opening or show-stopping finale.
Listed alphabetically by title of the film or show, here are 30 of the most memorable wedding scenes from movies and television. Crucially, this is not a “best of” list—rather a collection of moments we thought fit nicely together.