Wedding Balls

Grace helps Bob with the gift registry
Grace helps Bob with the gift registry
Title “Wedding Balls”
Episode # 4.21 (88)
Season # 4
Original Airdate 18-Apr-2002
Writers Laura Kightlinger
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Will expects two friends to arrive in New York to plan a wedding, but when the bride-to-be falls ill, he asks a willing Grace to work with the clueless groom to work out the details — but she gets a little too involved in the dreamy details and fancies herself a bride instead. Meanwhile, Will and Karen get chummy over a steamy potboiler book that they're both reading which leaves a jealous Jack fuming as the odd man out in the book-of-the-month club.


  • Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
  • Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
  • Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
  • Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)

Guest Cast

  • Steven Shenbaum (Bob)
  • Tracy Nelson (Alison Pollette)
  • Kimberly Scott (Rita Pigeon)
  • Stephanie Erb (Mona)
  • Nicole Forester (Lucy)
  • Tia Riebling (Mute Bride)
  • Judy Nazemetz (Clerk)


  • Alison is Will's cousin from Los Angeles.
  • Will and Karen's favorite book is called "The Marriage of Equals" by Rita Pigeon.
  • Karen uses her alias, Anastasia Beaverhausen, when going to the author reading.




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Airdates & Ratings

04/18/20029:00 PM10.3/16%#08
07/18/20029:00 PM05.2/09%#31