Post # 1
Ok, so. I am more “culturally Jewish” I take pride in being Jewish, and I would love SOME traditional aspects of Judaism involved in the ceremony, my Fiance is catholic, his parents/family is somewhat religious.
My question lyes in a couple of things, A, what is better/makes more sense, to have both a priest AND a rabbi? Or just a non denomination justice of the peace?
Also, what are some traditions from both faiths that can be integrated into the ceremony/reception that acknowledge our backgrounds but don’t make the affair overly religious?
thanks guys 🙂
Post # 3
A Chuppah is not only a nice Jewish tradition, they’re terribly lovely to look at and could only offend someone who was looking for a reason to get upset. Communion is a BIG thing with the Catholics, but certainly not something that would bother anyone else if there was a moment or two in your ceremony for it. Readings from both cultures would be a nice counterpoint to the joining of the couples beliefs and you gotta stomp the glass at the end, IT’S FUN!
I’ve went to a wedding with an Episcopalian Bride and a Jewish Groom, they had a priest and a rabbi, they kind of traded off, doing each part one after the other, I really liked it and thought it added a nice touch to the ceremony since we can’t all be from the same block in religion town, can we?
Post # 4
@MUAbride2be: I’m Jewish and my fiance is Episcopalian. For our ceremony, we’re having a non-denominational officiant (he officiates Christian, Jewish, Muslim, LGBT weddings, etc.) and we’re incorporating a few traditions into our ceremony that represent both of us. We’re having a unity candle ceremony and my fiance is breaking the glass at the end of the ceremony.
We wanted to have a rabbi and a minister, but while the rabbi was happy to officiate by himself, he wouldn’t officiate alongside a minister.