Pre Jewish Ceremony Meeting with the Rabbi
When a bride and groom-to-be decide to have a Jewish wedding with a rabbi, they need to meet with the rabbi. This meeting will consist of the couple and the rabbi getting to know each other. It will also allow the rabbi to prepare the ceremony so that it reflects the couple on their wedding day
Jewish Wedding Ceremony Order
The wedding day ceremonies are in three parts.
- Pre Jewish Ceremony: Ketubah signing, State Marriage License signing
- Wedding Ceremony under the Chuppah wedding canopy
- Wedding Reception Celebration
The Ketubah — the Jewish wedding contract — is signed. Today, the modern Ketubah is signed by… continued…
Badeken (the veiling of the bride)
After the signing of the Ketubah, in the same place, the Badeken, (the veiling of the bride by her bridegroom), takes place. This is a traditional custom and it is not required to honor it. The Rabbi assists the groom in… continued…
“A personalized Chuppah wedding canopy can reflect the couple for their Jewish Ceremony with lasting memories”
– The Jewish Wedding Rabbi
Chuppah (wedding canopy)
The guests are instructed to take their seats for the Jewish ceremony under the Chuppah wedding canopy and depending on… continued…
The first part of the Jewish ceremony is called Kiddushin. The bride and groom… continued…
The second part of the Jewish wedding ceremony is called Nisuin. The second cup of wine is poured, and… continued…
Breaking of the Wineglass
Then comes the part in the ceremony where the groom… continued…
After the Jewish wedding ceremony, the bride and groom are required to … continued…
This concludes the order of the Jewish wedding ceremony Part II. Enjoy your wedding reception and keep the Jewish theme going to the last dance.
Additional Jewish Customs during the Jewish Wedding Ceremony
Some Rabbis will wrap together with the bride and groom by a single tallit (prayer shawl) and offer a personal, private blessing including the priestly blessings for the wedding couple. The tallit represents the number 32, which is the number of fringes on the tallit shawl. The number 32 is the numerical value for heart in Hebrew.
For Weekday Jewish Weddings
Tuesday would be the “chosen day” of the week to have a Jewish wedding. Tuesday is the third day of creation, and in the Torah, it is repeated twice: “and G-d saw how good it was”.
View the Hebrew Calendar’s Cycle of Jewish Holidays when planning your Jewish Wedding