An arranged marriage was a wedding arranged by a person or persons other than those being married. Arranged marriages can take place with the participants' prior knowledge or agreement or without it, depending on the circumstances, context and the culture of those arranging the marriage. Often, the arrangements will be made by family members on behalf of their children as part of their culture, but such marriages may also be arranged for political reasons.
In 2373, Ensign Vorik, realizing that his arranged marriage on Vulcan was probably dissolved on account of him having disappeared in the Delta Quadrant, proposed marriage to B'Elanna Torres. (VOY: " Blood Fever")