#Sana All: Taguig lovebirds tie the knot in ‘new normal’ ceremonies
Taguig has designed a safe way to get married in the new normal.
The city piloted its new normal wedding setup in a socially-distanced Kasalang Bayan held on Feb. 26 at the scenic Mercado Del Lago in Barangay Lower Bicutan.
“The Kasalang Bayan is one of the happiest events which we await yearly, but it was cancelled several times because of the pandemic,” said Mayor Lino Cayetano. “Now we have a secure way to keep the tradition going and to wed couples in Taguig.”
He added: “This is a great template for weddings in the new normal, so this event is not only romantic but also historic. It is only further proof that we can go about life in Taguig.”
To keep the event safe for all attendees, Taguig’s Office of the Civil Registry opened slots for only 30 couples. Every pair and witnesses from their own household each occupied one kubo at Mercado del Lago.
Through this, each couple got to make the most of the solemn ceremony which included wine and cake rituals as well as a kiss to conclude the ceremony.
Mayor Lino, who also officiated the Kasalang Bayan, noted that the program was part of a broader change in the new normal where residents, workers and visitors can safely do things.
“I am so happy that we can come together and celebrate a wondrous and inspiring occasion,” said Mayor Lino. “I hope people see the deeper message in this occasion: There is a safe way to shop, dine out, do business, gather and more. Welcome to the new normal.”