Question 9: Is there any command in Hadeeth that orders us to lift our hands on delivering a Khutbah (sermon) before concluding a marriage contract?
Answer: It is not permissible to raise one’s hands during the Khutbah of concluding the marriage contract because this was not reported in any Hadeeth… read more here.
Question 8: Is there any harm in thirty or fifty people gathering for the conclusion of a marriage contract?
Answer: There is no harm if the said number or more or less attends, as this is a means of announcing the marriage, which is required by Sharee`ah (Islaamic law). It is confirmed that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Announce the contract of marriage.“… read more here.