The One With The Vows
Season 7, episode 21
167th overall episode of Friends
The guys reads Chandler's 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
Elliot Gould - Jack Geller (uncredited)
Christina Pickles - Judy Geller (uncredited) 


Directed By:
Gary Halvorson

Written By:
Doty Abrams



  • 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).
  • Phoebe says that 9 out of 10 marriages end in divorce and then asks Ross "how's the Mrs.?" His next "Mrs" will be Rachel whom he marries after the series finale.
  • Whilst Ross, Rachel, Joey and Phoebe are sitting in Central Perk, they suggest that Monica and Chandler will move out of the city to raise their kids. In The One Where Chandler Gets Caught, Monica and Chandler reveal they're moving to Westchester.
  • Joey comments that everything is changing and he was happy the way things were before. In The Pilot of Joey he tells his sister "I was happy in New York but all of my friends got married and started families".


  • 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"