Post # 1
I am wondering whether it would be odd to incoprorate several jewish traditions despite having a secular ceremony. I am from a Jewish family and my FI is Catholic. Neither of us really practice. He actually was the one that brought up breaking the glass at the end of the ceremony. I think this would be nice, and my family would appreciate the tradition, however would it seem very random since we’re not having a rabbi perform the ceremony? Anyone else do something like this? (We are also doing the hora at the reception).
Post # 3
Granted I know nothing about Judism (?), but it doesn’t seem out of place to me.
Post # 4
I think it would be really awesome as a way to honor FAMILY, not necessarily religion. Go ahead and do it, it’s your day!
Post # 5
We’re having a secular (JP) wedding but using a Chuppah, as a nod to my FI’s half-Jewish heritage. Also, it’s a pretty focal point for an outdoor ceremony and I love the symbolism.
Post # 6
I don’t know the meaning behind the breaking of the glass, but as long as the Jewish family members wouldn’t be offended by the Jewish tradition being part of a non-Jewish ceremony (and being performed without a rabbi present) and the meaning can be incorporated while still making sense, then I’d say go for it.