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Vulcan marriage ceremony

Vulcan wedding ceremony


Human wedding ceremony

Worf and Dax's wedding

Klingon wedding ceremony

A wedding was a ceremony that in some form or another had been independently created on many humanoid homeworlds. It was the act of marrying two or more people depending on culture often for the purpose of religion and/or sexual reproduction.

Human marriages were typically between one woman and one man. (VOY: "Favorite Son")

In the Federation, particulary in Starfleet might be performed by Federation or Starfleet officials. James T. Kirk officated the wedding of Robert Tomlinson and Angela Martine, though the ceremony was interrupted by a confrontation with a Romulan ship in which Tomlinson was killed. (TOS: "Balance of Terror"). Jean-Luc Picard married Miles O'Brien and Keiko Ishikawa in 2367. (TNG: "Data's Day") Sisko performed the ceremony for Ensign Hoya, as well as Rom and Leeta's wedding in late 2373, though . (DS9: "The Ship", "Call to Arms") William Ross performed Benjamin Sisko and Kasidy Yates' wedding in 2375, although a minister was preferred by Yates' mother. (DS9: "'Til Death Do Us Part", "Penumbra") Kathryn Janeway married Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres, as did their demon planet biomimetic copies. (VOY: "Course: Oblivion", "Drive")

Alyssa Ogawa revealed to Beverly Crusher, that Andrew Powell asked her to marry him in 2370. (TNG: "Lower Decks")

Jadzia Dax and Worf were married in a Klingon wedding ceremony aboard Deep Space Nine. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited")

Deanna Troi and William T. Riker were married in Alaska in 2379 according to Human wedding traditions. They would later go to Betazed to experience the traditions of the Betazoid wedding. (Star Trek Nemesis)

In an alternate timeline, Harry Kim was the best man at the wedding of Tom Paris and Kes. He was supposed to give the toast, but was so nervous that he ended up spilling champagne all over Paris's dress uniform. (VOY: "Before and After")

Standard Ferengi marriage contracts lasted five years, after which spouses may extend the contract if they decide to stay together. (DS9: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume")

In Taresian culture, the term "joined" was used for the practice apparently coinciding with what Humans called marriage. (VOY: "Favorite Son")

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Background information Edit

Both Sisko's and Admiral Ross' wedding dialogue were written to pay homage to Kirk's dialogue in "Balance of Terror".

According to a dialogue in the deleted scene 2 of the episode "Defiant", a Tholian ambassador aboard Deep Space 9 reported that someone broke into his quarters during the night and stole three cases of latinum which was meant to be the dowry for his wedding. [1]

Harry Kim's statement in "Favorite Son" that Human marriages were "usually" one woman with one man seems to suggest that other configurations exist, but are somewhat rare.

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