Post # 1
My FI and I are having a Rabbi officiate our wedding (makes sense because he is converting me as well). The Cantor at our synagogue is extremely talented and the Rabbi said to let him know if we’d like him to assist.
Is anyone else considering having a cantor assist? I think it would be nice, because we aren’t honoring people with reciting one of the sheva brachot.
What about ceremony music? If you have a cantor assist does he/she usually play a procession? Our Cantor plays guitar.
Lastly, if we do have the Cantor assist, then basically no one else in the synagogue can get married on that day because we’ve ‘taken’ both officiants? I might feel badly…
Thanks! Any insights would be super-helpful!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I think if your Rabbi suggested it, then you shouldn’t have qualms about involving both of them, and that it would be really lovely to have the cantor for the sheva brachot.
Post # 4
We had a cantor for our ceremony, and I cannot even describe how beautiful it was. All the guests were so impressed and it was so great! I definitely suggest it!!
We had the cantor sing the sheva brachot in hebrew and we picked out 7 significant people to come up and translate into english.
I loveed it, and I wouldnt worry about taking another officiant from somebody else…..bc it’s your day!!!!
Post # 5
We had a cantor, I think it made the wedding so much more entertaining and beautiful. We didn’t have her sing during the procession, but we did ask her to sing Sunrise Sunset b/c it’s a tradition in my family.