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[[caption-width-right:300:A [[FashionMagazine Bridal Magazine]] shows [[TheBeautifulElite a lovely]] couple [[PrettyInMink dressed for]] an enchanting winter wedding.]]

->''The big day''\\
''In your wedding suit today''\\
''Like on the big day''\\
''Yes you're looking fine''\\
''The big day''\\
''Sign on the dotted line''\\
''The big day''\\
''It's your wedding march today''\\
-- {{XTC}}, "Big Day".

Since marriage is a powerful force in human life, it shouldn't be surprising that it is also a powerful organizing force in fiction as well. Thus we have several tropes about them.

Most of this is NewerThanTheyThink though. Most wedding traditions in the Western world, such as the big white dress and the figurine-topped wedding cake, are derived from {{Queen Vic|ky}}toria's wedding to Prince Albert as well as some of the weddings of her daughters.

So, anyone want to go to a wedding?
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!![[SisterTrope Related]]:
+ DatingTropes
+ FlirtingAndCourtship
+ LoveTropes
+ MarriageTropes

!!Tropes:
[[index]]
* AccidentalMarriage
* AccidentalProposal
* AltarTheSpeed
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe
* ArrangedMarriage
** PerfectlyArrangedMarriage
** BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage
* BestWoman
* BitterWeddingSpeech
* BloodSplatteredWeddingDress
* BouquetToss
* BrideAndSwitch
* {{Bridezilla}}
* CakeToppers
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise
* ChildMarriageVeto
* CitizenshipMarriage
* DeconfirmedBachelor
* {{Elopement}}
* EngagementChallenge
* EngagingConversation
* EnormousEngagementRing
* FairytaleWeddingDress (although the bride isn't always the only one in a PimpedOutDress)
* FallbackMarriagePact
* FourthDateMarriage
* GayGroomInAWhiteTux
* GiveAwayTheBride
* GuessWhoImMarrying
* HonorableMarriageProposal
* LohengrinAndMendelssohn
* LostWeddingRing
* TheMaidenNameDebate
* MailOrderBride
* MarriedAtSea
* MarryForLove
* MarryThemAll
* MRSDegree
* MyOwnPrivateIDo
* NobilityMarriesMoney
* OldNewBorrowedAndBlue
* ParentalMarriageVeto
* PrenupBlowup
* QuittingToGetMarried
* RealFakeWedding
* RunawayBride
* SadBollywoodWedding
* ShotgunWedding
* SkipToTheEnd
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace
** TheGraduateHomageShot
* StagParty
* StandardHeroReward (save the kingdom, get to marry the {{princess}})
* StarterMarriage
* SuddenlySuitableSuitor
* TheyDo
* UnableToSupportAWife
* WackyMarriageProposal
* WartimeWedding
* WeddingDay
* WeddingDeadline
* WeddingEnhancedFertility
* WeddingsForEveryone
* WeddingsInJapan
* WeddingSmashers
* WhyWasteAWedding
* WidowedAtTheWedding
* WithThisRing
* YouHaveWaitedLongEnough
[[/index]]
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