Watching Time Under the Wedding Canopy
Every notice the Rabbi standing under the Chuppah wedding canopy looking at his or her watch. The wedding processional is beginning and you glance at the Chuppah just when the Rabbi entered the Chuppah wedding canopy. Why is she or he looking at their watches when a beautiful moment for a wedding is beginning?
First thought as a guest, uh?
Other thought, how rude!
Another thought, really!
It is quite simple actually. The Rabbi needs to look at their watch for practical reasons. You see, when your Officiant is Registered with the City Clerk’s Marriage Bureau of the City and State, they need to write down the time of ceremony. Officiants, Judges are all required to submit the City and State Marriage Licenses with a time the ceremony took place.
So, the Clergy, and or registered Wedding Officiant is not being rude, or any other impression a guest might think and react. They are as much in the wedding moment, if not more, because they are Officiating, as a matter of fact. Watching time is an important element for All couples marrying and where as the City and or States, require such.
So, now, the secret information on why the Wedding Officant, Rabbi and All Clergy is Watching Time at for the Wedding Ceremony. Including Civil Wedding Ceremonies as well.