I do, I do, I do: mass wedding in Singapore

A mass wedding for Chinese couples at the Khek Association in Peck Seah Street on September 17, 1955.

The trend of mass weddings in Singapore is said to have started in the 1930s, so couples from low-income families could, among other things, pool their resources to hold celebrations without incurring huge expenses.

It continued into the 1970s and was reportedly run primarily by tour operators, who merged these events with honeymoon packages to make them more appealing to honeymooners.

The number of mass weddings then began to decline as people became more affluent and moved towards more personalized events. Nowadays, mass weddings are now organized for a myriad of factors, such as when the happy occasion coincides with an “auspicious” date.

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