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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 Newer Than They Think though. Most wedding "traditions" in the Western world (like the big white dress and the huge, figurine-topped wedding cake) are derived from Queen Victoria'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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