Combined Wedding Feasts
Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if it is permissible to hold two wedding feasts on the same day.
May I get the details on whether there is anything such as combined wedding feasts in Islam? Is it recommended?
For example, the elder brother and younger brother will get married in the same year but on a different month. They plan to combine their wedding feast on a single day. The reason being to save cost and energy of their family.
Thank you for answering.
It is perfectly fine because from a technical point of view. As long as both grooms are inviting people and both are providing food, then, there are technically two wedding feasts (walimas).
It also fulfills one side of the Sunna and that is the sunna of simplicity.
Is it specifically recommended to have two separate places so that people remember very clearly that two couples got married? I don’t know.
Please see The Fiqh of the Marriage Feast (Walima).
I pray this helps.
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.