Oliver Pryde has been living with his girlfriend for 6 years and he is happy with the arrangement and, until Sandy Bennett announces that she wishes to get married, he thought she was too. Her claim that to be unconventional these days means getting married has wrong-footed him. She is content with her victory until she discovers that statistics prove that marriages of people who have previously lived together last as many months as the years they have co-habited!
Oliver and Sandy get into a big argument over marriage, he hates the idea and calls it outdated; she wants a ring on her finger - after all, it's been 6 years.
After promising to marry Sandy, Oliver is now being forced to sleep on the camp bed, and have no 'nookie'. They agree to marry in a week, so Oliver doesn't get splinters, so there's lots to do - and sort out a honeymoon.
It's the night before their wedding, and Sandy stays at home with her mother. Oliver meanwhile, has a stag do with the lads. After a drunken night he realizes he's lost his case for the wedding, and has to return home.
Sandy and Oliver have a few days in the Honeymoon suite in their regular Norfolk Hotel, though Oliver is a bit shocked by the price! They also beat another honeymooning couple to the suite, which Oliver starts worrying about.
Sandy and Oliver return home after their honeymoon. Oliver tries to pretend things haven't changed, but change they have. The wedding presents also make the flat look shabby! Oliver then gets a shock when they go round Edgar's.
Sandy and Oliver celebrate their 'two week, 2 day' anniversary by organizing a party. Only Tom and Joan are having a party the same night, and everyone's been invited to that! Why haven't Sandy and Oliver though?
It's their first Christmas together and so to celebrate they decide to invite both sets of parents over for Boxing Day lunch - at least that was the plan!