"Yes. That is the point of marriage, I suppose."
A marriage, or matrimony, was a legally or culturally recognized bond between two or more spouses. In many cultures, marriage could be celebrated through a wedding ceremony. The dissolution of a marriage was known as a divorce or annulment. A subsequent marriage, after the death of a spouse or the dissolution of a previous marriage, was known as a remarriage.
In 2268, the joining of amnesiac Captain James T. Kirk and the Tribal Priestess Miramanee of Amerind on their joining day was believed to mean the end of darkness, and a time for joy for all the tribe as Kirk was viewed as a god for his earlier resuscitation of a boy. After walking the holy path, Kirk married Miramanee inside the earth lodge. Eventually, a storm of wind and thunder led to Amerind inhabitants needing Kirk to enter "the Temple" to rouse the temple spirit. Unable to do so revealed Kirk to be a false god to the inhabitants who then become violent and threw stones, which resulted in the death of Miramanee, leaving Kirk a widower. (TOS: "The Paradise Syndrome")
Human marriages were typically between one woman and one man. (VOY: "Favorite Son") The case, however, of the Mariposans and Bringloidi, and their need for a large genetic base to survive, meant that each woman, from both groups, had to have at least three children by three different men. It also meant that monogamous marriages would not be possible for several generations. (TNG: "Up The Long Ladder")
- Arranged marriage
- Common law marriage
- How to Advance Your Career Through Marriage
- Intermarriage / Mixed marriage
- Marriage certificate
- Marriage proposal
- Subspace radio marriage
- Vulcan marriage drum
According to a dialogue in the deleted scene 2 of DS9: "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.