The One With The Vows
Season 7, episode 21
167th overall episode of Friends
Chandler enlists the guys' help to write his vows.
Episode Information

May 3, 2001

Written by

Doty Abrams

Directed by

Gary Halvorson

Episode Guide

The One With Rachel's Big Kiss


The One With Chandler's Dad


"The One With The Vows" is the twenty-first episode of the seventh season of Friends, which aired on May 3, 2001. It is a clip show.


Monica and Chandler are getting married in four weeks and have to write their vows but neither of them have a clue of what to say, leading them to reflect on their past.


Cast and Crew

Main Cast

Jennifer Aniston - Rachel Green
Courteney Cox Arquette - Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow - Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc - Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry - Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer - Ross Geller

Supporting Cast

Alexandra Zhang - Waitress


Directed By:
Gary Halvorson

Written By:
Doty Abrams



  • Rachel is wearing the same top that Monica wore in The One After Vegas when Chandler suggested they move in together.
  • This episode holds the distinction of being the least-watched first run episode of Friends ever, with only 15.6 million viewers.
  • Elliott Gould and Christina Pickles briefly appear in one of the flashbacks, yet they are uncredited.
  • Monica mentions that she and Chandler will be getting married in exactly one month, which means that Ross and Rachel would be sleeping together the same night or at least the following night and that's when Emma would be conceived (as revealed in The One With The Videotape).


  • When the girls are working on the wedding vows and Monica asks if she can lie, Monica is leaning on her hands. When the camera angle changes, a pen appears in her hand.

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"The One With Rachel's Big Kiss"
Season Seven Episodes Followed by
"The One With Chandler's Dad"

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