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28th Nov '17 8:24:26 AM Synchronicity
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* Weddings right prior to war breaking out or right in the beginning of it: These marriages are usually rushed and can represent calm before the storm. It can be particularly ominous {{Foreshadowing}}. Often ends in the fresh husband going off to war. [[RedShirt These bridegrooms seem to have a fairly low chance of survival]], and if they do come back, [[ShellShockedVeteran they're not the fresh-faced soldier who got married anymore]].

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* Weddings right prior to war breaking out or right in the beginning of it: These marriages are usually rushed and can represent calm before the storm. It can be particularly ominous {{Foreshadowing}}. Often ends in the fresh husband going off to war. [[RedShirt These bridegrooms seem to have a fairly low chance of survival]], and if they do come back, [[ShellShockedVeteran they're not the fresh-faced soldier soldiers who got married anymore]].
28th Nov '17 8:21:52 AM Synchronicity
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* Weddings right prior to war breaking out or right in the beginning of it: These marriages are usually rushed and can represent calm before the storm. It can be particularly ominous {{Foreshadowing}}. Often ends in the fresh husband going off to war. [[RedShirt These bridegrooms seem to have a fairly low chance of survival.]]

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* Weddings right prior to war breaking out or right in the beginning of it: These marriages are usually rushed and can represent calm before the storm. It can be particularly ominous {{Foreshadowing}}. Often ends in the fresh husband going off to war. [[RedShirt These bridegrooms seem to have a fairly low chance of survival.]]survival]], and if they do come back, [[ShellShockedVeteran they're not the fresh-faced soldier who got married anymore]].
28th Nov '17 8:20:11 AM Synchronicity
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The Wartime Wedding is a great way to put a HopeSpot in the middle of a story in order to lighten the mood, considering that among other things, a marriage symbolizes love and unity, reminding the characters in the universe that things such as happiness still exist.

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The Wartime Wedding is a great way to put a HopeSpot in the middle of a war story in order to lighten the mood, considering that among mood. Among other things, a marriage symbolizes love and unity, reminding unity and can remind the characters in the universe that things such as happiness still exist.
exist. At the same time, the usual joy of the WeddingDay is undercut by the tragedy of war.
28th Nov '17 8:18:14 AM Synchronicity
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War is a brutal, tragic thing. Expect plenty of {{Cruel And Unusual Death}}s and {{Tear Jerker}}s. The atmosphere of a lot of war stories is generally saddening and depressing, if not outright horrifying and peppered with NightmareFuel. That said, when a writer thinks that enough is enough and that these poor characters need a bit of happiness in their lives without deviating from the somber war genre, then what better way to show that than to have two characters get married?

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War is a brutal, tragic thing. Expect plenty of {{Cruel And Unusual Death}}s and {{Tear Jerker}}s. [[WarIsHell The atmosphere of a lot of war stories is generally saddening and depressing, if not outright horrifying and peppered with NightmareFuel.horrifying]]. That said, when a writer thinks that enough is enough and that these poor characters need a bit of happiness in their lives without deviating from the somber war genre, then what better way to show that than to have two characters get married?



* Weddings right after war: When the wartime sweethearts have HookedUpAfterwards, they're very likely to get married to show that, somehow, the characters are moving on with their lives. This type of wartime wedding generally symbolizes the beginning of recovery. Oftentimes used as a BittersweetEnding.

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* Weddings right after war: When the wartime sweethearts have HookedUpAfterwards, they're very likely to get married to show that, somehow, the characters are moving on with their lives. This type of wartime wedding generally symbolizes the beginning of recovery.recovery, especially if [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter there's talk of children]]. Oftentimes used as a BittersweetEnding.






* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': So much. Considering that pretty much the whole story is set in war, it makes sense.
## The Red Wedding
## The Purple Wedding
## [[spoiler: Tommen and Margaery]]'s wedding
## [[spoiler: Daenerys and Hizdahr]]'s wedding
## Going back a generation and war, Ned-and-Catelyn and Jon-and-Lysa's double wedding

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': So much. Considering that pretty much A common occurrence, since {{Arranged Marriage}}s are used before and during wartime to secure alliances. In the whole backstory, [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage Ned and Cat]], as well as Jon and Lysa, got married before the men shipped out to fight for Robert. In the story is set in war, it makes sense.
## The Red Wedding
## The Purple Wedding
## [[spoiler: Tommen
proper, several characters get married after the War of the Five Kings begins, but they are generally treated as standard procedure at best and Margaery]]'s wedding
## [[spoiler: Daenerys and Hizdahr]]'s wedding
## Going back a generation and war, Ned-and-Catelyn and Jon-and-Lysa's double wedding
horrifyingly bloody at worst instead of {{Hope Spot}}s.
28th Nov '17 7:35:47 AM Veanne
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** Read an account of (the author's) UsefulNotes/WorldWarII wedding in Jan Nowak-Jeziorański's memoir ''Literature/CourierFromWarsaw''.
2nd Nov '17 12:45:09 PM angie710
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* While less prevalent in the present day, soldiers who marry immediately before a deployment often do so for the very pragmatic reason that spouses may be entitled to benefits if the soldier should die on duty, while girlfriends, boyfriends, sweethearts, fiancé(e)s, and "live-in friends" get nothing.

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* While less prevalent in the present day, soldiers who marry immediately before a deployment often do so for the very pragmatic reason that spouses may be entitled to benefits if the soldier should die on duty, while girlfriends, boyfriends, sweethearts, FriendsWithBenefits, fiancé(e)s, and "live-in friends" get nothing.
* Another not-so-lovely example: [[OldManMarryingAChild child marriages]] [[https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/why-does-it-happen/ do become more prevalent during wars or natural disasters]]. Reasons for this vary, but usually have to do with feelings of insecurity: parents see arranging marriages for their underage daughters (and, less commonly, sons) as a way to escape from poverty or gain resources to rebuild their lives, or as a way of ensuring that their daughters will be safe and have a good place to live and food to eat, or to protect her from sexual violence that might leave her DefiledForever.
2nd Nov '17 12:38:50 PM angie710
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* While less prevalent in the present day, soldiers who marry immediately before a deployment often do so for the very pragmatic reason that spouses may be entitled to benefits if the soldier should die on duty, while girlfriends, boyfriends, sweethearts, and "live-in friends" get nothing.

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* While less prevalent in the present day, soldiers who marry immediately before a deployment often do so for the very pragmatic reason that spouses may be entitled to benefits if the soldier should die on duty, while girlfriends, boyfriends, sweethearts, fiancé(e)s, and "live-in friends" get nothing.
23rd Aug '17 3:20:49 AM PaulA
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* There's a villainous twist to this in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Phoenix and Ashes]]''. Alison intends to bespell Reggie into a Wartime Wedding to one of her daughters, magically ensure that an heir is conceived, then [[UriahGambit get Reggie back to the front to be killed]], leaving Alison controlling the Fenyx estate and its wealth through her daughter.

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* There's a villainous twist to this in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Phoenix and Ashes]]''.''Literature/PhoenixAndAshes''. Alison intends to bespell Reggie into a Wartime Wedding to one of her daughters, magically ensure that an heir is conceived, then [[UriahGambit get Reggie back to the front to be killed]], leaving Alison controlling the Fenyx estate and its wealth through her daughter.
23rd Jul '17 3:48:40 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/DeepLove'' Granny and her husband married during WW2. Their marriage lasted one night.

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* In ''Literature/DeepLove'' Granny and her husband married during WW2.[=WW2=]. Their marriage lasted one night.
10th Jul '17 5:25:26 AM AntonF
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** [[spoiler:Bill's and Fleur's]] wedding in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows seventh book]].

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** [[spoiler:Bill's and Fleur's]] wedding in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows seventh book]]. For added bonus, the reception eventually falls in the crossfire, too.
** While not shown, [[spoiler: Lupin and Tonks]] marry between the sixth and seventh books, more than a year after the Second Wizarding War officially commenced.


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** James and Lily Potter also had both their wedding and the birth of their son during the last stages of the First Wizarding War. The last bit is especially important since Voldemort wouldn't fall (and the War wouldn't end) without Harry being born.
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