Group wedding to be held next month
September 12, 2018 | 4:58 PM
by Times News Service

Muscat: In an effort to help young couples with the cost of weddings, a group wedding is set to be held in Al Seeb next month.

The ceremony, which will take place on November 23, will be organised by the Social Development Committee in the wilayat of Al Seeb, and is expected to cost between OMR 20,000 to 25,000.

“The aim of this group wedding is to ease the cost that comes with organising a wedding, and to encourage younger couples to get married,” said Hilal Al Sarmi, representative of Al Seeb in the Shura Council and the head of the organising committee,

"We are also hoping that organising such an event will bring members of the community closer together," he added.

As per the registration conditions, the groom must be an Omani citizen, with members of the wilayat of Al Seeb given priority, the groom must not have another wife, and a deposit of OMR 200 must be paid to guarantee a spot.

“The deposit will be returned back to the grooms, as this event will be free of charge, in fact we will be providing them with gift worth more than OMR 300,” Al Sarmi said.

The marriage ceremony will take place on the first day, followed by the wedding reception on the next day, “We will be providing all the sweets, and dinner for the both days and will cover all the costs,” Al Sarmi added.

Grooms will be able to invited up to 50 friends and family members.

“We have not announced the location
of the reception yet, however we are working hard to find a venue that will be able to accommodate the high number of expected guests,” said Al Sarmi.

The group wedding was announced on the 9th of September and the committee has already received eight applications.

“Many businesses have shown their support for the event by offering to provide gift for the grooms, but we are hoping that more businesses will particpate in the event,” Al Sarmi added.

For more information on how you can support the group wedding please call: 98852572 or 97655655.

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