Iran: SSF imposes more restrictions on wedding ceremonies

The State Security Force issued a communique on September 21, 2016, setting new rules for wedding ceremonies which will even further restrict women and youths and prepare the grounds for making more arrests.

According to this statement, hairdressers and barbershops are allowed to provide services to brides and bridegrooms only until 6 p.m.

Wedding ceremonies must not be held in private gardens but only in places which have official licenses. Photographers and cameramen can shoot films and take pictures only until 8 p.m.

Wedding ceremonies must end by 12 midnight. Halls and gardens are not authorized to keep the guests after this hour. Also, it is prohibited to have wedding convoys and sound horns in the streets.

(The state-run Entekhab website – September 21, 2016)