Cardi B's premiered the video for her sad summer slap "Be Careful" this week and it contains one of my favorite music video conventions of all time: a wedding scene. Her bridal style features a lot of amazing chains, diamonds, and platinum blonde hair, and then she totally inverts all that with the video's goth funeral scene. It's one of her best videos so far.
"Be Careful" is the very latest in a long line of videos that use nuptials as the jumping off point for lots of tears and celebrations. Meghan and Harry, eat your heart out.
Guns N Roses, "November Rain"
A wedding! A funeral! A concert hall!!! This super long video has it all.
Mariah Carey, "We Belong Together"
A matrimony moment from the queen. Fun fact, the wedding dress she's wearing in the video is the exact same one she wore at her real life wedding to Tommy Mottola.
UGK f. Outkast, "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
Definitely my favorite wedding-themed video. An absolute masterpiece directed by Bryan Barber, featuring the best groom style ever from André 3000.
Beyoncé, "Best Thing I Never Had"
Can you imagine being engaged to Beyoncé and fucking it up? Neither can I, but this video makes that insane situation a reality.
Lizzo, "Truth Hurts"
Lizo flips the normal wedding video into a hilarious ode to self-love.
Prince, "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World"
It's not super clear what's going on in this video, but all I know is that Prince is wearing a lot of red lace and there are a lot of women in white lace gowns. That seems like a perfect wedding to me.
Florida Georgia Line, "Dirt"
Weddings are about family and this country tearjerker certainly knows that. Spoiler alert: it also includes a funeral.
Taeyang, "Wedding Dress"
Everyone in my high school tried learning the choreography to this banger from former Big Bang member Taeyang. This video as a whole is worth studying.
Dixie Chicks, "Ready to Run
Getting married at the same time as your two best friends seems chill, especially if you ditch your grooms and hitch a ride on the back of a garbage truck.
Jagged Edge, "Let's Get Married" (Remix)
This list would simply be incomplete without it.
Sade, "No Ordinary Love"
It's totally like if Shape of Water starred Sade.
Nicki Minaj f. Drake, "Moment 4 Life"
A fairytale wedding for the ages. Nicki as a princess bride is iconic.
Panic! At The Disco, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
"What a beautiful wedding!" — the bridesmaid, to the waiter.
Lana Del Rey, "Ultraviolence"
Lana's wedding is like a beam of California sunshine in the third circle of hell and we love it.
Jodeci, "Love U 4 Life"
A gorgeous 90s glam wedding that deserves prime space on your Pinterest wedding board.