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Memorable wedding lines from the '80s



Lukelaurawedding Wedding movies of the '80s aren't exactly epic. (No, you can't count "General Hospital's" Luke and Laura for today's topic.) All told, there are more than 30 movies during the decade that involve a wedding ceremony as a significant part of the plot, but try to pick great quotes from these movies and you'll end up with dialog drier than the bridal cake.

For the truly great quotes, you have to leave the '80s altogether. The Graduate in 1967 ("Are we getting married tomorrow?") and 1994's Four Weddingsinger Weddings and a Funeral ("Marriage is just a way of getting out of an embarrassing pause in conversation.") come to mind. And the greatest 80s wedding movie of all -- The Wedding Singer -- wasn't filmed until 1998!

But since June is running out, and the brides are getting antsy, it's time to pick the best wedding moments from our favorite decade.


16_candles 5. Sixteen Candles (1984): Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall. "I can't believe it. You make someone a bridesmaid and they s--t all over you."

4. Haunted Honeymoon (1986): Gilda Radner, Gene Wilder. "This is gonna be some wedding. A loony for a husband, and Peter Pan for his wife."

3. Diner (1982): Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern. "We all know most marriages depend on a firm grasp of football trivia."

2. When Harry Met Sally (1989): Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan. "All I'm saying is that somewhere out there is the man you are supposed to marry. And if you don't get him first, somebody else will, and you'll have to spend the rest of your life knowing that somebody else is married to your husband "

1. Flash Gordon (1980): Sam Jones, Max von Sydow.

Flashgordon Priest: "Do you, Ming the Merciless, Ruler of the Universe, take this Earthling Dale Arden, to be your Empress of the Hour?"
Ming: "Of the hour, yes."
Priest: "Do you promise to use her as you will?"
Ming: "Certainly!"
Priest: "Not to blast her into space? ... Uh, until such time as you grow weary of her."
The Emperor Ming: "I do."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:23pm]


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