(Closed) Jewish/ Christian wedding. What traditions did you keep?

posted 8 years ago in Interfaith
Post # 3
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

For us everything is Jewish minus the Sand Ceremony 

Post # 4
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@kfricke89: Dad giving me away (which I thought was across all religions but I was told it was actually a Christian thing…)

It’s actually not even a Christian thing – it’s only certain denominations of Christianity. 

Post # 5
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we’re an interfaith couple having a secular-ish jewish ceremony. at least that’s what we’re going for 🙂

we’re having a rabbi, yarmulkes, a ketubah, a chuppah, breaking the glass (with a big mazel tov!) and a hora at the reception. i’m on the fence about the 7 blessings. not really having any catholic traditions because Fiance is barely (if at all) catholic….never even had a first communion. in fact he wants to take on the jewish tradition of also being walked down the aisle by his parents.

Post # 6
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re going to try to have two officiants but overall a short ceremony. I don’t know what specifics we are going to have yet, so we still have a lot to work on. I’ll be checking back on this post for more ideas! Thank you for posting.

Post # 7
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s still pretty early for me, but I know there are certain things that I really want to have.  A chuppah, ketubah, and breaking of the glass are all very important to me.

Post # 8
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our ceremony was Jewish, even though NotFroofy is not Jewish.  And NotFroofy is an atheist, not Christian.  However, the ceremony she was used to was the Church of England ceremony, so we incorporated some of that.

Rabbi and male attendant were part of the processional.
Yarmulkes (available but optional)
Plain gold bands for rings
My ring was put on my right index finger.
7 Blessings
Breaking of the glass

Declarations and vows from Church of England ceremony.
NotFroofy’s ring was put on her left ring finger.
Although the Hebrew portions of the service mentioned God, the English ones did not. Instead, we used English versions that emphasized the theme behind the 7 blessings, rather than the literal language.

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