Saturday September 23rd, 2023
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You Can Now Take Official Wedding Photos at Egypt's Historical Sites

Once it was taboo to pose as a bride and groom in front of Egypt's archaeological sites. Now couples will be able to take official wedding photos in front of these ancient sites for EGP 1500 an hour!

Farah Ibrahim

Some choose a lush garden, others opt for a grand palace, but we think we can all agree that there’s no greater backdrop in the world for wedding photos than any of Egypt’s ancient sites. Imagine being draped in a gorgeous wedding dress in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza! In the past, wedding photoshoots were not allowed in such locations. Other shoots were okay, but unless you were REALLY good at Photoshop, you could only pose in front of the Pyramids of Giza or the temples of Luxor as regular tourists, and not as a bride and groom.

But as the old reality TV saying goes, “What the Bride Wants, the Bride Gets”, even if she has to wait for a new law to make it happen. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will allow couples to take wedding pictures shot by a professional photographer at Egypt’s archaeological locations for EGP 1,500 an hour. It’s not just the fact that our wildest Instagram dreams are coming true, although that certainly is what’s happening - it’s all part of a move to promote tourism, as this new law basically creates free advertising for Egypt.