Nice outlaws 'too festive' weddings
Matthew Warren · 25 May 2012, 08:48
Published: 25 May 2012 08:48 GMT+02:00
Le Monde reports that the mayor has decided noisy revellers can "disrupt the tranquility and solemnity" of the moment and can also lead to delays for other marriages taking place.
Out will be shouts, whistles and the use of "flags, particularly foreign ones." Folk music "without authorisation" and illegal parking around the city's town hall will also be banished.
"Dancing" and "parading around with streamers and flags" will also be outlawed.
To enforce the rules, those planning to marry will have to sign a special marriage charter.
Anyone breaking the rule will face having their wedding ceremony delayed by 24 hours.
During summer months, the town hall in Nice carries out 25 to 30 weddings every Saturday.
The new measures come into force on June 1st.