These dresses were all labeled 'courthouse couture' which would be a misnomer for most Neels weddings--but the fashions (better if in tweed) are suitably 'rushed down the aisle' to work for our purposes.Winter of Change is in good company with other Neels books in having quick weddings. In this case it is Cousin Emma whose wedding date comes around so speedily (with hardly more warning than a week) and I can't count how many heroines get marched down the aisle without so much as a new hat.
We've discussed engagements before, I think, but this is more than just a quick 2 month waiting period. This is 6 days warning we're talking about. But no one is fussed (or whispering about due dates) when the hero holds his wedding without telling or inviting his family and doesn't wait for preliminaries (whatever they are).
So how do we feel about this? Is it romantic (but only in a book)? Is it ill-advised? What kind of in-law relations would this lead to? Thoughts?