Post # 16
We are not Jewish, but we did sign a marriage covenant during the ceremony, which is a Jewish tradition. It is a list of promises to each other that we will frame and display. I’m not sure how recognizable this is as “Jewish,” but that is the tradition it comes from.
Post # 17
Love the speech about the glass! Thank you!
Post # 18
That’s how I feel, I just want to honor my heritage with some of these traditions, but incorporate it into my fiance’s life too, bringing our families together 🙂
THANK YOU to everyone who posted so far, super super helpful!
Post # 19
Will you be doing the 7 blessings in Hebrew and English or just English? My fiancé is Jewish and I’m catholic and we’re trying to decide what all we want to incorporate.
Post # 20
I know it’s been a while but this thread got brought back up. I was wondering what you decided to do for your ceremony! Your wedding is one month before mine! I got so many useful ideas from this thread!
My Fiance and I are two non-religious Jews getting married on a Saturday. We will be married under a free standing chuppah. We will be signing a ketubah. We will break glass (that will be turned into a mezuzah), and we will do the horrah. Ceremony is being performed by a reform Jewish woman who was raised orthodox and studied anthropology. She’s so cool, very into rituals.
We also will be having a few minutes to share a meal together (bread and wine) away from the guests right after our ceremony.
Post # 21
Oh my gosh, I’m still not 100% sure! It was a lot of useful information for me as well!
We haven’t finalized the ceremony yet, as we’re not meeting with our officiant for another month or two. I believe we’re going to have my cousin read the modern, English version of the 7 blessings, possibly have a wine unity ceremony, and stepping on the glass. At the reception, we’ll do the hora!
What about you?