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Getting married for the first time but your partner isn’t?

The ominous ‘they’ say that your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life. This can often add to the mounting pressure of preparations in the days leading up to that moment when you finally say ‘I do’. It isn’t uncommon for couples to be nervous, but some have more reason than others.

If you’re getting married for the first time but your partner is making their sophomore appearance at the altar, you may feel like you have some cause for concern. The truth is, they are likely feeling very similar pressures for very similar reasons. Here are a few thoughts that might be running through your head and why you shouldn’t be having them, or how you can stop them.

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Arranged marriages: can they work?

Arranged marriages are a cultural phenomenon – what do you think of them, can they work and can they last?

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Types of marriage: Some different wedding ideas

When someone mentions the word wedding what do you think of? A big church or manor more regal than the Queen’s pantyhose, a long flowing wedding gown as white as the groom’s face at the altar, or perhaps just the stag do that will end all stag dos. Perhaps that is a tad presumptuous on our part. Not all weddings are big and white and fluffy. Not all weddings are bookended by unsightly quantities of booze (although you may argue that, as a guest, some of the best are). Some weddings have alternative traditions, steeped in equally prevalent historic value. Others have zero historic value, but they’re fun all the same.

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The difference between a Gypsy wedding and Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

Channel 4’s Big Fat Gypsy Weddings is reality TV at its most unreal. We bypass the stereotypes and take a look at what you are more likely to encounter at a Gypsy wedding.

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The difference between gay and straight weddings

Besides the obvious difference, gay and straight weddings tend to be quite different occasions. Here’s a quick summary of where their paths often diverge.

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Prenuptial agreements: self preservation or romantic suicide?

Nothing says ‘I don’t believe in fairy tale endings’ quite as quickly as the words ‘prenuptial agreement’. So when you’ve been enjoying a romantic engagement of candlelit dinners and dates to the theatre, the flutter of butterflies in your stomach and nights of uncontrollable ardency, prenuptial agreements may not seem like the most obvious discussion before the big day.

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