Previously on Buffy: Spike and Buffy were an item; Xander proposed to Anya; Tara and Willow broke up; Buffy dumped Spike; Hallie the vengeance demon helped Dawn make a wish. There comes a certain point in every season when a recapper wearies of the previouslys.
Buffy and Willow are in Buffy's room. They're gasping at disgust at something in front of them. "Buffy, it's hideous. Oh my god, Buffy! Look at its arms!" exclaims Willow, making a blech face. "I know. But it's my duty," replies Buffy, and we cut to both the girls reflected in a full-length mirror. They're wearing peacock-green satin gowns, with square necks and tiers of flamenco-like flounces around the bottom. Both dresses have a huge floppy green flower at the breast, and Willow's has tiered chiffon sleeves. The green color of the dresses is very hard to describe; it's not emerald, or kelly, and it resides in a strange realm somewhere between green and blue. It would be the number-one color choice for your prom dress if your prom's theme was "Under the Sea." As rain pours down outside the window, Willow sulks that she has to wear one of the bridesmaid's gowns even though she's the best man. "Shouldn't I be all Marlene Dietrich-y in a dashing tuxedo number?" she whines. My poor beleaguered corneas, reeling in pain from being forced to see Willow's red hair vibrating against the perverted green of her dress scream, "Yes! Yes! Put on a tuxedo, Willow!" Buffy sits on the bed to put on her earrings as Willow suggests that perhaps they could still "go with the traditional blood larvae and burlap" of traditional demon wedding attire. The sleeves on Willow's dress actually look like some sort of larvae have consumed her arms. Buffy and Willow rehash the fact that Xander's relatives and Anya's demon friends are two great tastes that don't taste great together, and Willow mentions that the rehearsal dinner was "like a zoo without the table manners." Seems Anya told all of Xander's relatives that her demon friends are "circus folk," and the Harrises were drinking and behaving badly. Mr. Harris even threw up in Buffy's purse. Snerf. As we hear these lovely details of the matrimonial process, Anya hurries into the room and gasps in admiration at Buffy and Willow in their dresses. "You guys look so beautiful," she coos. Yeah, like hell's belles. Anya rushes over to give them a hug. "This is the happiest day of my life!" Uh oh. Famous last words. Willow makes a hilarious face at Buffy over Anya's shoulder.