Part 7 of 7
Yichud – Private Reflection
The final part in the Jewish wedding ceremony order of service is Yichud.
The bride and groom are required to have time alone away from family and guests to reflect on what just took place – their marriage.
Depending where the ceremony takes place, there may not be a room nearby. In that case, the couple can go off to the side and share a special moment.
At this time, they can also exchange the rings that are adorned with stones (diamonds) that they will wear forever. The rings used in the ceremony are often returned to the groom’s family members.