Anne Hathaway and Leighton Meester make for two very beautiful brides-to-be — on screen, that is. The brunette actresses both donned Vera Wang for their characters’ big days, in Bride Wars and Gossip Girl, respectively.
And who could forget the moment when Kate Hudson set her sights on her dream dress in 2009’s Bride Wars? Though she couldn’t quite fit in the small size, her character Liv Lerner famously proclaimed, “You don’t alter Vera to fit you, you alter yourself to fit Vera!”
Hudson, 33, isn’t the first actress to play a frazzled bride. In 2009, Jenna Fischer‘s pregnant Pam Beesly grew so frustrated with her squabbling family and zany co-workers that she and her fiance, Jim Halpert (John Krasinski), decided to run away. They exchanged vows privately on a boat overlooking Niagara Falls. Pam — who wore an empire waist dress by David’s Bridal — returned to the church an hour late, where the couple said “I do” for the second time, unbeknownst to their guests.
Some stars’ characters donned classic wedding dress styles, like Courteney Cox‘s Monica Gellar (Friends, House of Bianchi) and America Ferrera‘s Lucia Ramirez (Our Family Wedding, Monique Lhuillier), while others went more modern, like Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill, David’s Bridal) and Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City, Vivienne Westwood).
To see what more stars’ characters wore on their wedding days — including Katherine Heigl, Kelly Rutherford, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, and more! — check out Us Weekly‘s gallery now.