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27th Jun '17 2:56:19 PM KingLyger
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife Slice of Life]]", Cranky and Matilda's wedding gets moved up a day because of a mistake on the invitations. That the Mane 6 are indisposed fighting off a [[MixAndMatchCritters bug-bear]] doesn't help matters, and as a result the {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s have to step up in order to make the wedding happen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
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In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife Slice of Life]]", Cranky and Matilda's wedding gets moved up a day because of a mistake on the invitations. That the Mane 6 are indisposed fighting off a [[MixAndMatchCritters bug-bear]] doesn't help matters, and as a result the {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s have to step up in order to make the wedding happen.happen.
** In "The Perfect Pear", when Bright Mac finds out that Pear Butter's father, Grandpear, is going to move her and the whole Pear family out of Ponyville, Bright Mac arranges for him and Pear Butter to be married that very same night, with Mayor Mare presiding and Chiffon Swirl/Mrs. Cake and Burnt Oak to act as witnesses.
6th Jun '17 4:50:43 AM Gaby007
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* ''Fanfic/BlackSky'': Trusting in his daughter's Intuition that it would be better for her ''and'' her groom to marry ''right now'', Sirius gives her his blessing to use a wedding ritual to locate the perfect husband and send her to the guy for consummation. When he lays eyes upon Dorea, Xanxus is [[LoveAtFirstSight more than happy to comply]]. He's freezed not even a week following the event.
30th Apr '17 9:09:14 AM lakingsif
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For some cases where a wedding was rushed because the couple wanted to, see MyOwnPrivateIDo. Can lead to a WartimeWedding and may be a LastWishWedding.

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For some cases where a wedding was rushed because the couple wanted to, see MyOwnPrivateIDo. Can lead to a WartimeWedding and may be a LastWishWedding.
LastWishMarriage.
30th Apr '17 9:08:10 AM lakingsif
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For some cases where a wedding was rushed because the couple wanted to, see MyOwnPrivateIDo. Can lead to a WartimeWedding.

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For some cases where a wedding was rushed because the couple wanted to, see MyOwnPrivateIDo. Can lead to a WartimeWedding.
WartimeWedding and may be a LastWishWedding.
28th Mar '17 7:33:05 AM Intelleblue
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* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', Lord Capulet - seeing Juliet's "repentance" - moves the date of Juliet's wedding to Paris up a day, from Thursday to Wednesday.


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* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', Lord Capulet - seeing Juliet's "repentance" - moves the date of Juliet's wedding to Paris up a day, from Thursday to Wednesday, [[spoiler: which prompts Juliet to fake her death sooner, which causes Romeo to kill himself.]]
14th Mar '17 4:30:02 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Manga/TheSecretAgreement'', Kyuusai sees Iori leaving a famous tearoom with his family and fiancee and tells Yuuichi about it. When Iori turns up later the same night, he confirms it was an omiai[[note]]meeting of a pair of marriage candidates[[/note]] and casually mentions that the wedding is the next day, and if it weren't for keeping up appearances they probably wouldn't have bothered with the omiai at all.

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* In ''Manga/TheSecretAgreement'', Kyuusai sees Iori leaving a famous tearoom with his family and fiancee fiancée and tells Yuuichi about it. When Iori turns up later the same night, he confirms it was an omiai[[note]]meeting of a pair of marriage candidates[[/note]] and casually mentions that the wedding is the next day, and if it weren't for keeping up appearances they probably wouldn't have bothered with the omiai at all.



* Inverted in the Fanfic/ElementalChessTrilogy. Roy and Riza's wedding, in ''Flowers of Antimony,'' is repeatedly ''delayed'' by various extenuating circumstances, not least the bridegroom falling deathly ill.



* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', Captain Hiller and his fiancee have a ceremony that takes all of about five minutes. There's a battle that could save the human race the next day.
* The end to ''Film/SevenBridesForSevenBrothers'' features a sextuple shotgun wedding which [[spoiler: the brides trick the townspeople into agreeing to because both they and the brothers want to marry, but the townspeople are against it]]. Also applies to the stage musical adapted from it.

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* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', Captain Hiller and his fiancee fiancée have a ceremony that takes all of about five minutes. There's a battle that could save the human race the next day.
* The end to ''Film/SevenBridesForSevenBrothers'' features a sextuple shotgun wedding to which [[spoiler: the brides trick the townspeople into agreeing to because both they and the brothers want to marry, but the townspeople are against it]]. Also applies to the stage musical adapted from it.



* In ''Film/AWalkToRemember'', the young couple gets married after an extremely short courtship. Because he knows she's dying, and "getting married at the same church her mom did" was one of the things she wanted to do before she died. [[TearJerker Sweet]] or [[{{Glurge}} saccharine?]] You decide.
* Controversially used in one version ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' when [[spoiler:Mercedes explains to Mondego that she only married him because she was pregnant with Dante's child]].

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* In ''Film/AWalkToRemember'', the young couple gets married after an extremely short courtship. Because It's because he knows she's dying, and "getting married at the same church her mom did" was one of the things she wanted to do before she died. [[TearJerker Sweet]] or [[{{Glurge}} saccharine?]] You decide.
* Controversially used in one version of ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' when [[spoiler:Mercedes explains to Mondego that she only married him because she was pregnant with Dante's child]].



* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', AltarTheSpeed meets SkipToTheEnd. The wedding ceremony has already been interrupted a couple times, and then Lone Starr shows up and reveals he's a prince to Princess Vespa before proposing to her. The priest, who's incredibly fed up by all the interruptions, proceeds thusly-

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* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', AltarTheSpeed meets SkipToTheEnd. The wedding ceremony has already been interrupted a couple times, and then Lone Starr shows up and reveals he's a prince to Princess Vespa before proposing to her. The priest, who's incredibly fed up by all the interruptions, proceeds thusly-thus:



* In ''Film/MeetTheFockers'', the happy couple decide to bring their planned wedding date forward as Pam is pregnant, and they don't want her dad to realise they have had pre-marital sex.

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* In ''Film/MeetTheFockers'', the happy couple decide to bring their planned wedding date forward as Pam is pregnant, and they don't want her dad to realise they have had pre-marital premarital sex.



* From: the Literature/{{Deryni}} works by Creator/KatherineKurtz: Duncan [=McLain=] and Maryse [=MacArdry=] fell in love in April 1107 and planned to ask their parents' permission to marry at the end of the summer. A [=McLain=] man killed Maryse's eldest berother, and the clan chiefs decided to separate their clans to avoid a full-on blood feud. The night before Caulay [=MacArdry=] was to leave Culdi, Duncan and Maryse secretly wed in the castle's chapel, then consummated their union in the stable loft.

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* From: the Literature/{{Deryni}} works by Creator/KatherineKurtz: Duncan [=McLain=] and Maryse [=MacArdry=] fell in love in April 1107 and planned to ask their parents' permission to marry at the end of the summer. A [=McLain=] man killed Maryse's eldest berother, brother, and the clan chiefs decided to separate their clans to avoid a full-on blood feud. The night before Caulay [=MacArdry=] was to leave Culdi, Duncan and Maryse secretly wed in the castle's chapel, then consummated their union in the stable loft.



* In the original ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' the courtship between Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins is quite short, as his character was not suited for a long courtship, and Charlotte Lucas just wants to be married rather than wooed.

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* In the original ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice,'' the courtship between Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins is quite short, as his character was not suited for a long courtship, and Charlotte Lucas just wants to be married rather than wooed.



* In the same book, Mr. Wickham and Lydia. He was at first not planning on getting married to Lydia, and only when they were found and some monetary pressure was judiciously applied did he agree. She then needed to be married out of the Gardiner house because she'd been living with him and coming home unmarried would cause a scandal.

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* ** In the same book, Mr. Wickham and Lydia. He was at first is not planning on getting married to Lydia, Lydia ''at all'', and only when they were are found and some monetary pressure was is judiciously applied did does he agree. She then needed needs to be married out of the Gardiner house because she'd she's been living with him him, and coming home unmarried would cause a scandal.



** In case you wonder why they have to be married to turn her into vampire: Bella wants to have sex with Edward as an human once before doing it as vampire. And Edward is against sex before marriage.

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** In case you wonder why they have to be married to turn her into vampire: Bella wants to have sex with Edward as an human once before doing it as vampire. And vampire, and Edward is against sex before marriage.



* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', Lord Capulet - seeing Juliet's ''repentance'' - moves the date of Juliet's wedding to Paris up a day, from Thursday to Wednesday.

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* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', Lord Capulet - seeing Juliet's ''repentance'' "repentance" - moves the date of Juliet's wedding to Paris up a day, from Thursday to Wednesday.



* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''Literature/TheMadKing'', the American hero is visiting his mother's native land, which

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* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''Literature/TheMadKing'', the American hero is visiting his mother's native land, whichland.



** This happens ''hilariously'' in ''Anne of Windy Poplars.'' Anne facilitates a hasty elopment for two young people, Dovie and Jarvis, who have been engaged for over a year but were unable to get married because Dovie's father did not approve. So, they elope and Anne is left with the task of telling Dovie's notoriously temperamental father. She goes to break the news ...only for Dovie's father to announce with relief that it's ''about time''. He'd picked out Jarvis for his daughter when they were children and had only ''pretended'' to not like the relationship [[ForbiddenFruit so Jarvis would hang around more]]!

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** This happens ''hilariously'' in ''Anne of Windy Poplars.'' Anne facilitates a hasty elopment elopement for two young people, Dovie and Jarvis, who have been engaged for over a year but were unable to get married because Dovie's father did not approve. So, they elope and Anne is left with the task of telling Dovie's notoriously temperamental father. She goes to break the news ...news... only for Dovie's father to announce with relief that it's ''about time''. He'd picked out Jarvis for his daughter when they were children and had only ''pretended'' to not like the relationship [[ForbiddenFruit so Jarvis would hang around more]]!



** This also happens in a few of Creator/LMMontgomery's short stories, with the most extreme case occurring in "The Twins and a Wedding". (Twins Sue and Johnny, having never been to a wedding before, are upset that their parents refuse to take them to their cousin Pamelia's wedding, even though they were invited. They decide to buy train tickets after their parents have left and attend anyway, but unfortunately get off a stop too early. While looking for their uncle's home, the two come across a couple in the midst of an argument, as the man has to leave for a four-year trip to Japan and the woman refuses to get married with two days notice. Upon discovering the twins' distress over missing the wedding, the couple decides to get married that afternoon so that Sue and Johnny can still get to enjoy a wedding.)

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** This also happens in a few of Creator/LMMontgomery's short stories, with the most extreme case occurring in "The Twins and a Wedding". (Twins Sue and Johnny, having never been to a wedding before, wedding, are upset that their parents refuse to take them to their cousin Pamelia's wedding, even though they were invited. They decide to buy train tickets after their parents have left and attend anyway, but unfortunately get off a stop too early. While looking for their uncle's home, the two come across a couple in the midst of an argument, as the man has to leave for a four-year trip to Japan and the woman refuses to get married with two days days' notice. Upon discovering the twins' distress over missing the wedding, the couple decides to get married that afternoon so that Sue and Johnny can still get to enjoy a wedding.)



** Apparently a common occurance during the wars against Voldemort. Molly and Arthur rushed their marriage the first time, and Bill and Fleur the second.
* Literature/PaulSinclair, hero of Creator/JohnHemry's ''Against All Enemies'' (and three previous books), was planning to get married shortly after transferring off USS ''Michaelson''. But Paul's made some powerful enemies in the earlier books, and ''someone'' arranged for his orders to be changed: now he's [[ReassignedToAntarctica going on a four-year posting to Mars]]. ''Two days'' after leaving the ''Michaelson''. It's practically a miracle that his fiancee manages to get short-notice access to the chapel.

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** Apparently a common occurance occurrence during the wars against Voldemort. Molly and Arthur rushed their marriage the first time, and Bill and Fleur the second.
* Literature/PaulSinclair, hero of Creator/JohnHemry's ''Against All Enemies'' (and three previous books), was planning to get married shortly after transferring off USS ''Michaelson''. But Paul's made some powerful enemies in the earlier books, and ''someone'' arranged for his orders to be changed: now he's [[ReassignedToAntarctica going on a four-year posting to Mars]]. ''Two days'' after leaving the ''Michaelson''. It's practically a miracle that his fiancee fiancée manages to get short-notice access to the chapel.



** Ramsay Snow kidnaps the recently widowed Lady Hornwood (her only son had also recently died). Immediately after doing so, marries her and then rapes her in front of witnesses in order to make clear that they are married and the marriage is consummated, so he can claim her lands. [[KickTheDog He then locks her in a tower where she chews off her own fingers before starving to death.]]

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** Ramsay Snow kidnaps the recently widowed Lady Hornwood (her only son had also recently died). Immediately after doing so, he marries her and then rapes her in front of witnesses in order to make clear that they are married and the marriage is consummated, so he can claim her lands. [[KickTheDog He then locks her in a tower where she chews off her own fingers before starving to death.]]



* PlayedForLaughs in ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo''. After discovering that Alex Mackay got his fiancee, Julie Sims, pregnant, Gustavus Adolphus himself marches them down to the bridal shop to ensure they're married before the birth so the child isn't a bastard in the genealogical sense, and even serves in the bridal party.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo''. After discovering that Alex Mackay got his fiancee, fiancée, Julie Sims, pregnant, Gustavus Adolphus himself marches them down to the bridal shop to ensure they're married before the birth so the child isn't a bastard in the genealogical sense, and even serves in the bridal party.



* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Howard and Bernadette moved up their Wedding Day so that they would already be married by the time Howard was sent into space. After failing to find anyone willing to conduct the ceremony at short notice, ''all of their friends'' got ordained as ministers on-line (Sheldon apparently got ordained ''twice'', once by the State of California and once by the [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon High Council]]) and conducted the ceremony as a team. On the roof of Leonard and Sheldon's apartment, just as the Website/{{Google}} Earth satellite was photographing the area. They timed it so that [[GoogleEarthZoom the photo was taken]] [[MomentOfAwesome just as the newlyweds kissed]].

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Howard and Bernadette moved move up their Wedding Day WeddingDay so that they would already they'll be married by the time Howard was is sent into space. After failing to find anyone willing to conduct the ceremony at short notice, ''all of their friends'' got get ordained as ministers on-line online (Sheldon apparently got gets ordained ''twice'', once by the State of California and once by the [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon High Council]]) and conducted conduct the ceremony as a team. On team on the roof of Leonard and Sheldon's apartment, just as the Website/{{Google}} Earth satellite was photographing the area. They timed time it so that [[GoogleEarthZoom the photo was is taken]] [[MomentOfAwesome just as the newlyweds kissed]].kiss]].



* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Tiana and Bob get married the same day he proposes, because they have a trip planned right after and Tiana's niece, Candace, wanted to be a bridesmaid at their wedding.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', the kids' aunt Tiana and her guy Bob get married the same day he proposes, because they have a trip planned right after and Tiana's niece, Candace, wanted Candace is holding Tiana to an old promise that she gets to be a bridesmaid at their her wedding.
19th Jan '17 7:48:13 PM PaulA
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* Creator/TeresaEdgerton's second {{Celydonn}} series features this.
** ''The Castle of the Silver Wheel'': Tryffin hadn't planned on courting, let alone marrying, his cousin Gwenlliant for years, since she was only twelve years old. When her father planned an ArrangedMarriage for her with a man known to have killed three wives and several mistresses with bad treatment, however, Tryffin stepped in at the last minute, claiming a ChildhoodMarriagePromise with Gwenlliant's help.
** ''The Moon and the Thorn'': Mahaffy's ArrangedMarriage was moved up due to war - in case Mahaffy died in battle, the girl's father, Lord Macsen, wanted to ensure that his daughter would have the legal rights of a widow. Since Lord Macsen's troops were vital, Mahaffy had no choice but to agree.

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* Creator/TeresaEdgerton's second {{Celydonn}} ''Literature/{{Celydonn}}'' series features this.
** ''The Castle of the Silver Wheel'': ''Literature/TheCastleOfTheSilverWheel'': Tryffin hadn't planned on courting, let alone marrying, his cousin Gwenlliant for years, since she was only twelve years old. When her father planned an ArrangedMarriage for her with a man known to have killed three wives and several mistresses with bad treatment, however, Tryffin stepped in at the last minute, claiming a ChildhoodMarriagePromise with Gwenlliant's help.
** ''The Moon and the Thorn'': ''Literature/TheMoonAndTheThorn'': Mahaffy's ArrangedMarriage was moved up due to war - in case Mahaffy died in battle, the girl's father, Lord Macsen, wanted to ensure that his daughter would have the legal rights of a widow. Since Lord Macsen's troops were vital, Mahaffy had no choice but to agree.
4th Jan '17 7:09:26 PM Joyce13
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** This also happens in a few of Creator/LMMontgomery's short stories, with the most extreme case occurring in "The Twins and a Wedding". (Twins Sue and Johnny, having never been to a wedding before, are upset that their parents refuse to take them to their cousin Pamelia's wedding, even though they were invited. They decide to buy train tickets after their parents have left and attend anyway, but unfortunately get off a stop too early. While looking for their uncle's home, the two come across a couple in the midst of an argument, as the man has to leave for a four-year trip to Japan and the woman refuses to get married with two days notice. Upon discovering the twins' distress over missing the wedding, the couple decides to get married that afternoon so that Sue and Johnny can still get to enjoy a wedding.)
12th Sep '16 4:10:12 AM Freezer
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* In the ''Literature/HomecomingSaga'', protagonist Nafai and his three brothers get married to four women they barely know, in order to pair them up in preparation for a journey to [[AdamAndEvePlot reestablish humanity back on Earth]]. Somewhat mitigated as they all belong to a culture where marriage is a one-year contract, renewable annually, so this isn't so out of the ordinary for them.
6th Sep '16 7:26:41 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''The Mad King'', the American hero is visiting his mother's native land, which
-->''Neither his mother nor his father had ever returned to the little country since the day, thirty years before, that the big American had literally stolen his bride away, escaping across the border but a scant half-hour ahead of the pursuing troop of Luthanian cavalry. ''

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* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''The Mad King'', ''Literature/TheMadKing'', the American hero is visiting his mother's native land, which
-->''Neither his mother nor his father had ever returned to the little country since the day, thirty years before, that the big American had literally stolen his bride away, escaping across the border but a scant half-hour ahead of the pursuing troop of Luthanian cavalry. ''
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