(Closed) HELP! 2 Curvy brides afraid to be lifted in Hora at our Gay Jewish wedding!!!!!

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 2
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015


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lollyjuju:  at my bat mitzvah, four men easily lifted my 250+ lb father in the air for half the song. As long as you have able people ready to lift, you should be fine! Just remember it is your wedding, and if you are nervous and one or both of you isn’t up to it, just stand in the middle of the circle and have fun being surrounded by your loved ones 🙂

Post # 3
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

I’ve seen larger people lifted many times, it can be done. THink about it this way–there are 4 legs on the chair. So if you have 1 person on each leg, each person is only lifting ~56 pounds. Add do that the fact that usually people will start pushing up on the seat once the chair is up and… you’ll be fine.

Also I was super excited for the hora at our wedding (I’m not Jewish, DH is) and we ended up not doing it. As soon as we finished our dances and the DJ put music on a couple of my friends stormed the dance floor and then more people followed (many of whom knew about the hora), and a dance party just started. My DH told the DJ just not to bother since people were having so much fun. So if you’re worried about it on the day of and don’t want the potential to be embarrassed, you can always skip it. Your guests may take care of that for you.

Post # 4
7991 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


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lollyjuju:  my DH is a big guy. 250ish, his friends had no problems lifting him in the chair. so don’t worry about it.  if you want to do the hora, do it.


Post # 5
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 10, 2016

My Fiance and I (also female! yay, gay Jewish weddings!) decided we just didn’t want to be lifted on chairs. That said, at my Bat Mitzvah they managed to get my dad in the air, and he is a very big guy. Do you have anyone living near you who could do a “practice run”? Regardless, I doubt it would be a problem. 🙂

Post # 6
7111 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am not Jewish but for some reason, my friends and family decided that I needed to be lifted in a chair at the end of my wedding night. I suspect the open bar may have had something to do with it. I had no idea that would happen, so I didn’thave time to worry, or I would have had the same concerns. I’m about 190 and there were no issues, other than me clutching the chair in terror!

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