Raising the Bride and Groom at a Jewish Wedding Celebration
Why dont guests stand at the bride’s entrance at Jewish weddings?
There are no hard and fast rules at a Jewish weddings where the guests sit or stand.
However, there is the observance of the ancient practice that the bride and groom are treated like royalty. A King and Queen, and we all know when the royals enter the room, we stand.
Most Rabbis will announce for all to rise for the entrance of the bride.
She is Queen for the day and she is her Groom’s, the King’s Queen.
That is another reason you will often see the Bride and Groom be lifted in chairs at the wedding celebration reception. To raise the joy, to raise the Bride and Groom for they are royalty on their wedding day.
B’Shalom (in peace)
Rabbi Andrea Frank