Could you start off by telling me something about yourselves, about your background?
Education (school and further education; where; what type)
Jobs (what; where; for how long; reasons for changes)
Where born and lived (place; urban/rural; housing; reasons for moves)
Parents (where living; jobs; any experience of divorce, separation or widowhood)
Brothers and sisters (number; ages; whether married; where living; any children; any experience of divorce, separation or widowhood)
2 Can you tell me something about your relationship?
How did you come to meet?
How long did you go out together before getting married?
Did you get engaged?
How long were you engaged?
How did you spend your time together when you were going out/engaged?
What made you think you'd like to marry [name of spouse]?
What made you decide to get engaged?
What did other people (parents, siblings, friends) say when they heard you were getting engaged/married?
Why did you get married when you did?
Do you think you'd always thought you would get married one day, or not?
Did you ever break off your relationship before you got married?
Did you ever think about living together rather than getting legally married?