by SULTAN AL-TAMIMI | ARAB NEWS
JEDDAH: Around 1,200 Saudi couples are expected to tie the knot on June 29 in a mass wedding ceremony in Jeddah.
The event will be hosted and officiated by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal who also serves as an honorary chairman of the Jeddah Charitable Society for marriage and family guidance.
“This is the 12th time such a ceremony is been held in the Kingdom. We want to thank our honorary chairman Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal for all his support, which embodies our rulers close attention to these important occasions,” said the head of Makkah court of appeals, and charity fund member Sheikh Abdul Al-Mushin Al Khyaal.
“On Wednesday the 29th, the Jeddah Charitable Society for marriage will have contributed to the marriage of more than 54,130 couples in recent years. These mass wedding ceremonies mainly serve as a way to ease the expensive financial burdens these young men and women face in order to get married. Also it serves to guarantee society’s cooperation in helping them to get married,” said Sheikh Abdul Allah Al-Othiam, Jeddah Charitable Society for Marriage general manager.