30 Couples Get Married In Mass Ceremony In Bolivia

Monday, November 8th 2021, 9:08 am
By: CBS News

Dozens of couples in the Bolivian capital of La Paz got married on Saturday in a mass ceremony offered by authorities to reduce the cost of the festivities.

The 30 couples, some dressed in Indigenous formal attire, gathered in the field of a small stadium.

Some of the couples said they had postponed a long time awaited ceremony.

"We had to get married, but with the quarantine and the pandemic we've delayed it," said Maribel Morales.

Social services reduced the normal price of the paperwork by half and donated champagne and the cost of the musicians' services, who performed a waltz.

The event was the first mass ceremony after some COVID-19 restrictions had been lifted in Bolivia.