Weddings are one of the most special and memorable celebrations in a couple’s life. From the
engagement to the planning and every detail in between, the big day should be just how you pictured it. not all weddings are the same, though. People from all over the world and those with different religious beliefs celebrate the union of two people in completely different – but equally special – ways. One kind of wedding, in particular, is a Jewish wedding. If you are a Jewish bride planning to tie the knot or are marrying your Jewish husband-to-be, here are a few things you might like to know.
The wedding ceremony traditionally takes place under the chuppah, which is a symbol of home that the couple will share. After the rabbi blesses the couple and they drink from a cup of wine, the marriage will become official during the ring exchange. Next is the reading of the ketubah, which is the “marriage contract.” This part of the wedding acts as a break between the first and second part of the wedding. The Seven Blessings are then recited over a second cup of wine. This is a special time when the rabbi or other family members can participate in the marriage. Let’s not forget about the fun acting of breaking the glass. This is a tradition that marks the end of the ceremony and the beginning of the reception. Meals are shared and dancing is always a large part of any wedding celebration.After the couple’s big day, it is customary for friends and relatives to host the bride and groom for festive meals of blessings and good fortune.