Part 7 of 7
A wedding private moment for a wedding couple is after the ceremony and before the celebration.
Wedding Private Moment Yichud – Private Reflection
The final part of the Jewish wedding ceremony order of service is Yichud. This wedding private moment is for the wedding couple to reflect on their ceremony. It is also a time to take a moment and privately enjoy they are now married. All the planning and the day is finally here! This is why the yichud is called a private reflection between a couple.
The Jewish wedding custom states it is a requirement and can be viewed as too traditional. Soon after the ceremony concludes, the brides and the grooms return to the bridal room regardless of custom or not! The wedding attendant, also known as the bridal attendant is in place to assist the bride with their dresses and the grooms with their needs. The venue or caterer serves the couple with food presented for them to share. When the ceremony concludes, their appetite returns.
The yichud custom is timeless, it simply has a name for it. It will always be known as the married couple’s wedding private moment.
Weddings are of many sizes, small, large, formal, informal, casual, in venues, in backyards, in parks. A couple will always take a moment off to the side.
At times, the purchased embellished wedding rings with stones or diamonds were not exchanged during the ceremony. There are couples that enjoy the simplicity of the plain solid ring on their right hand for their Jewish Wedding. This will be the time, in a private setting, to exchange the rings they purchased from the jeweler. Solid, unadored wedding rings have continued to be the ring of choice for both the women and the men. I would like to say they are making a comeback, but they have never left.