1,900 couples have collective marriage ceremony in Brazil

World Today

Almost 2,000 couples tied the knot in a mass wedding this Sunday in one of the venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Dubbed “Yes Day,” the collective marriage was the largest ever held in the city. CCTV America’s Lucrecia Franco reported this story from Rio de Janeiro.

Exactly 1,900 couples said “we do” and exchanged vows at the arena that will host volleyball in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Though full of romantic moments, the collective marriage was an idea of Rio’s Court of Justice to solve bureaucratic problems caused by families who don’t have legal unions.

Getting married in Brazil is complicated and expensive. It costs about $300 just for the documents and requires going to several public offices.

However, this mass wedding was free.