In The Handbook of Medway History, 1713-1913 by Orion T. Mason (1913), I came across the following interesting tidbit:
"For many years all newly-married men were elected "Hog Reives" at the annual April meeting." This item was dated 1800.
Of course, one of the challenges with this is that there are no parameters with which to frame the tradition. The text doesn't say when the practice started or ended. There may, however, be more information about that in the Medway Town Record Books.
Also, one would think that if a gentleman was elected a Hog Reave that his marriage had been recorded in the town record book. You would think the marriage record was one of the factors in getting him appointed.
However, genealogy being the quirky discipline that it is, you may just find this works as a marriage substitute in some cases.
I wonder if this was a common tradition in other Massachusetts towns. Let me know if you have come across traditions like this for newlyweds in your research.
Source: Orion, T. Mason, The Handbook of Medway History, 1713-1913. (Medway: G.M. Billings, Printer, 1913), 27.