Kosher Style Reception
Most, not everyone keeps kosher. When a celebration like a wedding is being planned, reflecting on custom can be incorporated into each couple’s wedding ceremony. A kosher-style reception can easily be reflected.
Disclaimer: This article is intended as a guide for informational purposes only.
Put the “Jewishness” back into the Jewish Wedding so that it reflects from the cocktail hour to the last dance”
Today, most couples hardly think about a kosher-style wedding reception as an extension of their Jewish wedding ceremony. Often, the details are put into place to have the beautiful Chuppah wedding canopy with the flowers placed just right to decorate it.
The Ketubah is a piece of art expressing the couple’s promises to each other in writing. Afterward, it is displayed proudly on the wall of the couple’s first home together for all to see and enjoy the beauty of its artistic expression.
The wine cup’s silver shines reflecting the love of the wedding couple during the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony program is put together with great thought and detail for each guest to learn about the traditions. It can be saved as a keepsake.
The Kippot (plural), also known as the yarmulke, color is picked and purchased to honor the ritual for all the men to wear it for a Jewish wedding ceremony. It is often not explained that the wearing of a Kippah (one yarmulke) is to respect the almighty presence of G-d. Today, many choices are quite fashionable and can match any color theme or personality.
All of the above are those details that contribute to the theme of the Jewish wedding ceremony.
For some reason, the wedding reception falls short without the “Jewishness” factored in.
the Kiddush (blessing over the wine) and the Motzi (blessing over the Challah bread) is recited by a beloved family elder. The circle dance known as the Hora where is the wedding couple is held up in chairs is still very much a Jewish wedding custom. It has not aged out.
Kosher-style is the alternative.
- Meat and dairy are not combined on the same plate for the guests to eat.
- The chef will not cook with cream sauces and place over the beef dish.
- A fish entrée is parve. Parve is neither dairy nor meat and therefore is a neutral dish.
- The kosher rules; allow anything that has fins and scales. It excludes lobster, shrimp, octopus, etc. The caterer will probably offer salmon as a menu choice.
- All fruits and vegetables are kosher.
- Don’t forget the chopped liver, vegetarian ‘mock’ liver, mini potato pancakes, and the foods you connect from your family gatherings. Key point: Chefs are trained to make the simplest dish presented in an elegant way. A vegetable display can be presented with an impressive look. Most cocktail hours are not as large as they once were. The food stations are the mirror image on the opposite side of the room to serve the number of wedding guests.
Kosher Style Reception Questions
Will the caterer be flexible honoring your requests? Will the chef cook without cream sauces? Are there vegetarian meals? Are there vegan options?
Dessert is no longer a concern as the dancing is longer between meals.
- How else can you incorporate the “Jewishness” into your wedding reception?
The more creative you are, the more your guests will enjoy. Not to mention, having both of your personalities reflected in those creative add-ons at your reception. Table Names, places you have traveled, or photos. Searching on Pinterest will provide many ideas for your wedding reception. Your centerpieces can be created beyond the floral centerpiece. Your wedding cake can reflect your personality too. Etsy shops offer many options to purchase personal items to display that reflects the two of you at your wedding. Amazon! With a little work, a little creativity, and a flexible caterer, you can continue your Jewish wedding to the last dance. Mazel Tov!After the wedding day
Actually, before your wedding day begins, don’t forget all your details should be photographed and part of your wedding day memories. You may wind up not keeping all the items, but you will have the photo memories to look back on. A little “Jewishness” will go a long way!
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