(Closed) Cocktail hour before Saturday night Jewish wedding…wear my wedding dress?

posted 8 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

So are you not going to have a reception at all, or is it just going to be late which is why you want the cocktail hour first so people don’t get hungry?

I’ve been to Jewish weddings that have the cocktail hour first but the bride isn’t there. Then they have the ceremony and then a reception. If you want to be there for the cocktail hour before your ceremony, I wouldn’t wear the wedding dress.

Post # 4
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think wearing your wedding dress before your wedding will make the wedding entrance anti-climactic. I personally would not do it.

Post # 5
17 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011


I agree! Maybe get a wedding like dress that is less formal like say this?

Sort of fun and shows a little personality

Post # 7
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I wore my dress to the cocktail hour which was first – bedeken (veiling) and ketubah signing, in front of all the guests.  I don’t think it took away from the ceremony at all.

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