Sometimes, you just don't get married alone.
Mass weddings can happen for a variety of reasons. It could be charitable efforts to give poor people a good ceremony. It could be for religious reasons (e.g. the Unification Church). It could also be couples lining up to be married on an auspicious date of the year.
Below are photos and captions of mass weddings.
Brides and grooms take part in a mass wedding for 32 couples from areas of northern Israel skirting the Lebanese frontier, in Tel Aviv August 14, 2006. Reuters
Indian Muslim brides sit during a mass wedding ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 10, 2007. A total of 163 Muslim couples from various city slums of Ahmedabad took wedding vows during the two days mass marriage ceremony organized by a Muslim voluntary organisation, organisers said. Reuters
A newly-wed couple kiss during their mass wedding at San Jose town, Palawan province, western Philippines, February 14, 2010. At least 300 couples attended the mass wedding on Valentine's Day. Reuters
A Palestinian bride poses for a picture with her groom during a group wedding ceremony in Sidon, southern Lebanon, July 18, 2010. Fifty Palestinian couples participated in the group wedding ceremony organized by the Hamas movement in Lebanon. Reuters
Brides and grooms pose during a mass wedding ceremony in Amman July 15, 2011. A Jordanian Islamic charity organized a mass wedding for 72 couples unable to afford expensive ceremonies Reuters
Hindu brides sit during a mass wedding ceremony in Noida December 26, 2009. A total of 101 couples from the city took wedding vows on Saturday during the mass wedding ceremony organised by a Hindu voluntary organisation, organisers said Reuters