- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Would love your opinion/suggestions for improvement. The programs will be printed on 4 petal panels and made into fans. Fonts will be nicer and with color and everything will be centered.
I realzie a lot of it is Jewish traditions which not all may be familiar with, but you can still comment on my wording, family titles, etc.
Thank you all!
Welcome to the
Wedding Ceremony Uniting
July 6, 2013
Los Angeles, California
Dear Family and Friends,
We are honored to share our
traditions with you on this
special day. Thank you for
being here and for your
love, support, and
Officiant: Rabbi name
Escorted by his parents:
momame and dadname
Groom’s Siblings and Nephew
Sistername and BILname
Sistername, BILname, and Nephewname
Maid of Honor and Best Man
Name and name
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
Bride’s Parents and Grandmother
Momname and dadname
Groom’s niece the Flower Girl
Escorted by her twin brother:
The Chuppah symbolizes the home that
Lildranya and Lilscholar will build together.
Open on all sides, it welcomes in friends and family.
Hakafot– Circling – Traditionally, the bride circles the groom,
but Lildranya and Lilscholar will circle one another
to demonstrate equal partnership and mutual respect.
Azkarah – Memorial Prayer
In Loving Memory of [groom’s grandmother]
Birkat Erusin – The first kiddush
The bride and groom will drink from the
same cup of wine, a symbol of joy.
Personal vows and exchange of
solid rings to symbolize complete and
eternal love, traditionally placed on
the right index finger.
Ketubah Reading- A traditional
marriage contract singed prior
to the ceremony.
Sheva Brachot– Seven Blessings
Recited over a second cup of wine.
Benediction and Wrapping the Tallit
The newlyweds are blessed and the tallit
symbolizes the private Jewish life. The Bride and groomh ave chosen to involve our mothers in the ritual to represent one final “swaddling” before beginning married life.
Breaking of the Glass – To remind us that parts of the world are broken and in need of repair – tikkun olam. That even in times of great joy, we must not forget our people’s journey throughout history and the plight of others.
Flower Petal Toss – Not a Jewish tradition, simply a way for guests to “shower” the newlyweds with love as they take their first steps as husband and wife.
Yichud– Seclusion – Lildranya and Lilscholar
will briefly adjourn to a private room
to reflect on the ceremony.
Please enjoy the bar & photobooth
and the newlyweds will
join you shortly for
dinner and dancing!