Post # 1
We are having a interfaith Jewish/ Christian wedding. I was wondering what traditions other couples are keeping for each side.
For us, Jewish:
Yarmukles (at first he didn’t want it because he was afraid of making my side feel weird)
Ketubah (but signing after wedding)
Breaking of the glass
Chair dance at the reception (called the hora?)
Minister (MY DAD!!!)
Two readings (new and old testement)
Not seeing eachother before the wedding
Dad giving me away (which I thought was across all religions but I was told it was actually a Christian thing…)
Post # 3
For us everything is Jewish minus the Sand Ceremony
Post # 4
@kfricke89: Dad giving me away (which I thought was across all religions but I was told it was actually a Christian thing…)
It’s actually not even a Christian thing – it’s only certain denominations of Christianity.
Post # 5
we’re an interfaith couple having a secular-ish jewish ceremony. at least that’s what we’re going for 🙂
we’re having a rabbi, yarmulkes, a ketubah, a chuppah, breaking the glass (with a big mazel tov!) and a hora at the reception. i’m on the fence about the 7 blessings. not really having any catholic traditions because Fiance is barely (if at all) catholic….never even had a first communion. in fact he wants to take on the jewish tradition of also being walked down the aisle by his parents.
Post # 6
We’re going to try to have two officiants but overall a short ceremony. I don’t know what specifics we are going to have yet, so we still have a lot to work on. I’ll be checking back on this post for more ideas! Thank you for posting.
Post # 7
It’s still pretty early for me, but I know there are certain things that I really want to have. A chuppah, ketubah, and breaking of the glass are all very important to me.
Post # 8
Our ceremony was Jewish, even though NotFroofy is not Jewish. And NotFroofy is an atheist, not Christian. However, the ceremony she was used to was the Church of England ceremony, so we incorporated some of that.
Rabbi and male attendant were part of the processional.
Yarmulkes (available but optional)
Plain gold bands for rings
My ring was put on my right index finger.
Breaking of the glass
Declarations and vows from Church of England ceremony.
NotFroofy’s ring was put on her left ring finger.
Although the Hebrew portions of the service mentioned God, the English ones did not. Instead, we used English versions that emphasized the theme behind the 7 blessings, rather than the literal language.