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Most of all new families were registered in June, which is almost 30 percent of the total number of marriages.
In the capital, from January to June this year, about 34 thousand couples got married. More than 60 percent did it in a festive atmosphere.
“In 2021, we can observe a trend towards an increase in the number of marriages not only in relation to last year, but also by 2019. The number of marriages in the first half of 2021 increased by three percent compared to the same period in 2019. The increase by 2020 was over 40 percent. This is directly related to the fact that in 2020 many couples chose to postpone the wedding ceremonies to a later period, until the epidemiological situation improves, ”said Svetlana Ukhaneva, acting head of the Moscow Civil Registry Office.
A noticeable increase in the number of people entering into marriage was observed in May. Compared to May 2019, it increased by more than 11 percent. This year, on May 8, on the eve of the Krasnaya Gorka holiday, 30 newlywed couples were married in the capital at the same time in the cabins of the cable car, which became a unique event in the world. The most popular month for marriage in the first half of the year was June, when new families created about 30 percent of the total number of couples.
More than 3.5 thousand solemn ceremonies took place at unusual venues in the first half of this year. The most popular place was the OKO tower, where 344 couples got married. And in the mansion “Royal” from January to June, 292 couples were married. In a mansion on Volkhonka with a view of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, 175 couples got married, and 167 solemn ceremonies took place on the territory of the Cathedral of Matrona of Moscow.
The most popular registry office was the Wedding Palace No. 1. From January to June, about three thousand couples signed up here. Better known popularly as Griboyedovsky registry officeopen to honeymooners seven days a week and even at night from Saturday to Sunday.
Also, newlyweds often choose the Wedding Palace No. 3, where more than 1,700 solemn ceremonies took place, the Shipilovsky Department of the Civil Registry Office – more than 1,600 solemn ceremonies. More than 1600 couples were registered by the Tagansky registry office.
June 1 their doors for newlyweds opened after major renovation Wedding Palace No. 4. It is open from Thursday to Sunday from 09:00 to 20:00. For all newlyweds, free live music is played at the ceremonies, and after the wedding, the couple can arrange a photo session in the landscaped courtyard.
Since the beginning of this year, six new offsite marriage sites have opened in the capital. Among them – the historical pavilion “Space” and the Moscow cable car, the Northern river station and the metro station “Mayakovskaya”.
You can apply for offsite sites in person at the registry office to which the selected site is attached, or online through the portal mos.ru or a portal of public services. The state duty remains the same – 350 rubles, when applying online – 245 rubles.
The list of unusual venues where couples get married is regularly updated. The full list and dates can be found here… Also on the mos.ru portal there is special project, which provides detailed information on all available sites and published a step-by-step guide on how to apply.
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