Egyptians also have placed a premium on marital and family stability. They see marriage as a decision not just for individuals, but for parents and the larger families, he said. Most marriages are still arranged to some extent.
How is marriage in Egypt?
The only legal marriage for foreigners in Egypt is a civil ceremony performed at the local marriage court, which is in accordance with Islamic practice. Persons wishing a religious ceremony may arrange for one separately, but it is the civil ceremony that establishes the legal marriage.
Were there arranged marriages in ancient Egypt?
Marriage in ancient Egypt was not arranged by the brides and the grooms families. Instead, the couple decided to live together and inform their parents of their decision. There was no marriage contract, but there was a contract for the transfer of property.