Courtship may be completely omitted, as in cases of some arranged marriages where the couple do not meet before the wedding.
In the United Kingdom, a poll of 3,000 While the date is fairly casual in most European-influenced cultures, in some traditional societies, courtship is a highly structured activity, with very specific formal rules.
Or maybe couples that have modest rings and receptions feel that their boundless love is a celebration enough.
Maybe this is all being thrown by some hidden Kardashian variable that none of us has uncovered yet.
The average duration of courtship varies considerably throughout the world.