The first time I heard about mass weddings was in 1994 (?) when a Korean religious group hosted one for its Korean and Filipino members. I saw it on the news first and then Kabayan Noli De Castro (now Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines) featured it on his popular late Saturday afternoon current affairs program, Magandang Gabi Bayan. I thought it was weird seeing so many couples get married at the same time. Now I think it’s practical for those who want to have a wedding minus a lot of the expenses associated with it.
Last Saturday morning, the Korean government hosted a mass wedding for 100 “mixed” couples, a Korean and a non-Korean. Here’s an excerpt of the news article that can be found on Korea Times:
The Ministry of Justice hosted the joint wedding at the park’s 88 Lawn Field for 100 Korean-foreigner couples, whose wedding ceremonies had been delayed due to financial hardship.
This is the first event of this kind hosted by the government. The event, dubbed “Together Festival,” was to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean government as well as to show the Korean government is ready to embrace a multiracial family.
And here are some pictures I found on the internet:
Those couples must’ve purchased anti acne products to keep their skin clear for the wedding!