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'''Basic Trope''': A wedding that one party is forced into.

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'''Basic Trope''': A wedding that one party is forced into.into, usually because of unplanned pregnancy.


** Instead of just one gun there are multiple, e.g., Bella Sue's father forces Charlie up the aisle at gunpoint, but then Charlie pulls out ''his'' gun and threatens to shoot unless he (Charlie) doesn't have to marry Bella Sue, resulting in a MexicanStandoff.

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** Instead of just one gun there are multiple, e.g., Bella Sue's father forces Charlie up the aisle at gunpoint, but then Charlie pulls out ''his'' gun and threatens to shoot unless he (Charlie) doesn't have to marry Bella Sue, which leads Bella Sue pointing guns at both of them ''[[HypocriticalHumor because she refuses to allow bloodshed on her wedding day]]'', resulting in a MexicanStandoff.



** Charlie knocks-up Bella Sue and is expecting this trope but he's a Lawyer and Bella Sue's Father says that he'd rather have a bastard in the family than a lawyer.

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** Charlie knocks-up Bella Sue and is expecting this trope but he's a Lawyer and [[EvilLawyerJoke Bella Sue's Father says that he'd rather have a bastard in the family than a lawyer.]]



** Bella Sue wants a nice, normal wedding, with a groom who's there because he ''wants'' to be, and asks her father to back down.

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** Bella Sue wants a nice, normal peaceful, wedding, with a groom who's there because he ''wants'' to be, and asks her father to back down.



** The guns were loaded with blanks, the thugs were Charile's family, and the 'psycho for hire' speech was an act. It turns out [[ItAmusedMe Charlie's family has a dark sense of humor.]]

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** Literal shotguns are brought to the shotgun wedding.

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** BreakupDemand


** Charlie doesn't even look at Bella Sue, the local girl, at all.
** Charlie ''wants'' to have an affair with Bella Sue, but she doesn't go for it. (This might lead him to a more romantic attachment, but that's another trope).
** Bella Sue's father doesn't give a damn what Bella Sue does with Charlie.
** Bella Sue's father is angry, but he instead forces Charlie to leave immediately.

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** *** Charlie doesn't even look at Bella Sue, the local girl, at all.
** *** Charlie ''wants'' to have an affair with Bella Sue, but she doesn't go for it. (This might lead him to a more romantic attachment, but that's another trope).
** *** Bella Sue's father doesn't give a damn what Bella Sue does with Charlie.
** *** Bella Sue's father is angry, but he instead forces Charlie to leave immediately.


** Charlie and Bella Sue were already planning on getting married, with a date at the church/courthouse set well ahead of time. They just figured incorrectly that it would take longer to get Charlie Junior underway. She's still a pregnant bride, but it's a happy coincidence instead of the ''reason.''

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** Charlie and Bella Sue were already planning on getting married, with a date at the church/courthouse set well ahead of time. Wanting to start having kids right away, they ditch the contraception. They just figured incorrectly that it would take longer to get Charlie Junior underway. She's still a pregnant bride, but it's a happy coincidence instead of the ''reason.''


** Charlie and Bella Sue were already planning on getting married, wanted to start a family right away, already had a dress and a date. They just and figured incorrectly that it would take longer to get Charlie Junior underway. She's still a pregnant bride, but it's a happy coincidence instead of the ''reason.''

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** Charlie and Bella Sue were already planning on getting married, wanted to start with a family right away, already had a dress and a date. date at the church/courthouse set well ahead of time. They just and figured incorrectly that it would take longer to get Charlie Junior underway. She's still a pregnant bride, but it's a happy coincidence instead of the ''reason.''

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** Charlie and Bella Sue were already planning on getting married, wanted to start a family right away, already had a dress and a date. They just and figured incorrectly that it would take longer to get Charlie Junior underway. She's still a pregnant bride, but it's a happy coincidence instead of the ''reason.''

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** Alice finds out she's pregnant and informs Bob. A week later, they're seen at the courthouse or a small chapel getting married.

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** Charlie ''raped'' Bella Sue...and she is being ''forced'' to marry him in order to protect her and her family's [[FamilyHonor public image]]. Perhaps the [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse only choice she has]] is "marry your rapist," or "[[HonorRelatedAbuse be killed]]."

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** Charlie [[RefugeInAudacity asks Bella Sue's father if he can get a stuffed crust pizza for his last meal.]]

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** Bella Sue's father plans to kill Charlie behind Bella Sue's back once he has the chance. The wedding will keep his daughter's reputation clean and any potential children from being born out of wedlock, and once she's widowed she can go after that nice Chuck Fin boy she was always talking about.


** Two shotguns are married by a NRA priest. Among the invites are several handguns and AK-47s.

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** Two shotguns are married by a NRA priest. Among the invites are several handguns and AK-47s.handguns, AK-47s, ''and a minigun''.


* '''Exaggerated and Played For Drama or Played For Laughs, Depending On How It's Done:'''


* '''Exploited''': Charlie and Bella Sue use a law stating that if a couple where neither is married or engaged have sex, and someone finds out, that they have to get married, in order to "have to" get married whether Bella Sue's dad likes it or not. In a place where {{Arranged Marriage}}s are the norm, this may be used as a way to marry someone of one's own choosing.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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Charlie and Bella Sue use a law stating that if a couple where neither is married or engaged have sex, and someone finds out, that they have to get married, in order to "have to" get married whether Bella Sue's dad likes it or not. In a place where {{Arranged Marriage}}s are the norm, this may be used as a way to marry someone of one's own choosing.



* '''Implied''':
** AliceAndBob get married. Alice is [[ObviousPregnancy visibly pregnant]] at the altar.
** AliceAndBob haven't been dating for very long, and out of the blue, [[FourthDateMarriage they get engaged and plan a wedding as quickly as possible]], or [[{{Elopement}} elope]].



* '''Implied''': AliceAndBob get married. Alice is [[ObviousPregnancy visibly pregnant]] at the altar.
** AliceAndBob haven't been dating for very long, and out of the blue, [[FourthDateMarriage they get engaged and plan a wedding as quickly as possible]], or [[{{Elopement}} elope]].



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