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7th Apr '17 12:08:22 PM Willbyr
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And at any rate, many religions have instituted "formation programs" (such as the Catholic Church's "Pre-Cana" program) which serve as instruction courses in what marriage is supposed to be, as well as simultaneously being "cooling off periods" for those who may have been hasty and screening programs to weed out those who are not intending to be faithful or who are under duress or drunk or [[UruseiYatsura who accidentally said the wrong thing while grabbing an Oni's horns]].

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And at any rate, many religions have instituted "formation programs" (such as the Catholic Church's "Pre-Cana" program) which serve as instruction courses in what marriage is supposed to be, as well as simultaneously being "cooling off periods" for those who may have been hasty and screening programs to weed out those who are not intending to be faithful or who are under duress or drunk or [[UruseiYatsura [[Manga/UruseiYatsura who accidentally said the wrong thing while grabbing an Oni's horns]].
2nd Apr '17 7:51:09 PM bobfrank
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* Literature/TheVoyageOfPaulTwister opens with an interesting twist on this trope: [[spoiler: Aylwyn tricks Paul into unwittingly acting out his part in what is apparently a valid marriage ceremony among her people, but when she breaks the news to him, he turns out to be just fine with it, because he's wanted her since the first book anyway.]]
30th Mar '17 3:43:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Among many other hijinks during their crazy night in Vegas, one of the characters in ''TheHangover'' manages to get himself hitched.

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* Among many other hijinks during their crazy night in Vegas, one of the characters in ''TheHangover'' ''Film/TheHangover'' manages to get himself hitched.
23rd Mar '17 9:26:30 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jon Snow accidentally invokes the wildling marriage custom of bride-stealing, when he is unable to kill her and instead lets her go. This is one of the few genuinely humorous moments of the series, though it is overshadowed by the two of them actually falling in love.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jon Snow accidentally invokes the wildling marriage custom of bride-stealing, when he captures the spearwife Ygritte, is unable to kill her and instead lets her go. This is one of the few genuinely humorous moments of the series, though it is overshadowed by the two of them actually falling in love.
9th Mar '17 7:23:50 PM _ballerina_
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* In ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' during the pursuing of Lord Darkar, Stella and Brandon wash up on the shore of a subterranean kingdom, ruled by a picky, design-oriented alien queen who becomes obsessed with the the symmetry of Brandon's face. They chat for a little while and then reveals to Brandon that they're engaged (it's news to him.)
1st Nov '16 7:39:16 AM ChronoLegion
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** In some states, like Pennsylvania, it's still legal to get married without an officiant present, although the couple still has to get a marriage license beforehand.
1st Nov '16 7:30:04 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Literature/{{Stardoc}}'', by S.L. Viehl. Our heroine has been seeing a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe blue space hunk]]. Things start getting hot and heavy; that's when he springs on her that if they do the deed, they're as good as married in the sight of his culture. [[spoiler:She accepts, but [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse it ends badly]].]]

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* ''Literature/{{Stardoc}}'', by S.L. Viehl. Our heroine has been seeing a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe blue space hunk]]. Things start getting hot and heavy; that's when he springs on her that if they do the deed, they're as good as married in the sight of his culture. [[spoiler:She accepts, but [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse it ends badly]].]]]] In a later novel, it's revealed that, in Jorenian culture, simply talking about marriage is considered to be a proposal.
27th Oct '16 1:05:22 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7597067/6/Storybook-Hero Storybook Hero]]'', Harry Potter letting half-goblin Shank-ko both manage the finances of his business and get a say in who works there are to him just harmless, practical decisions given her business knowledge. To her, she's surprised by how "forward" he is and considers herself his first wife.
23rd Oct '16 9:45:55 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Fanfic/ChangelingCourtshipRituals'' has this happen to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]], who is unaware that Changelings have BlueAndOrangeMorality and consider two people confronting and thwarting each other dating. Her foiling Queen Chrysalis's plan in ''A Canterlot Wedding'' was considered an AccidentalProposal, and their rivalry afterwards just added fuel to the fire.
21st Oct '16 7:35:55 PM PatPayne
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And at any rate, many religions have instituted "formation periods" which serve as instruction courses in what marriage is supposed to be as well as "cooling off periods" for those who may have been hasty and screening programs to weed out those who are not intending to be faithful or who are under duress or drunk or [[UruseiYatsura accidentally said the wrong thing while grabbing an Oni's horns]]

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And at any rate, many religions have instituted "formation periods" programs" (such as the Catholic Church's "Pre-Cana" program) which serve as instruction courses in what marriage is supposed to be be, as well as simultaneously being "cooling off periods" for those who may have been hasty and screening programs to weed out those who are not intending to be faithful or who are under duress or drunk or [[UruseiYatsura who accidentally said the wrong thing while grabbing an Oni's horns]]
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