Post # 1
My fiance’ and I are having an interfaith (Catholic/Jewish) ceremony at a a beautiful garden venue. We are being married by a celebrant and she is incorporating important parts of our faiths, but it will not be lengthy. We’ll be marrying under a huppa, lighting a unity candle, having a verse from the Old Testament read, a “neutral” poem read, we’ll receive God’s blessing on our marriage, and my hubby will stomp on the glass at the end of the ceremony. Sooo….my question is….does anyone have any suggestions for our programs in terms of the sequence of events? We won’t have a ton of room, since they’ll be on petal programs (see attached). Thanks for your help and suggestions!
Post # 3
Does this look okay or would you change the wording?
Explanation of the Huppah
Remembrance of Loved Ones
Charge to Couple
Exchange of Vows
Memorial Ritual – Lighting of the Candle
Exchange of Rings
Pronouncement of Marriage
Breaking of the Glass
Post # 4
So glad to see someone who shares my same issue!
Post # 5
Can anyone offer advice/suggestions? Pretty please!
Post # 6
Ive never been to a jewish wedding beforeand I cant really help you but I am so interested to know.. what is breaking of the glass? :S sounds scary…
Post # 7
I’ve never been to a Jewish wedding either, but my fiance’ is. I looked up the meaning online. See below:
In the Jewish faith the breaking of the glass signifies the destruction of the great temple in Jerusalem. Its spiritual significance is our reaffirmation of our faith in God. Our prayer today is that their lives together would be longer than it would take to fit these broken pieces of glass back together again.
The breaking of the glass at the end of a wedding ceremony serves to remind us of two very important aspects of a marriage. The bride and groom – and everyone – should consider these marriage vows as an irrevocable act – just as permanent and final as the breaking of this glass is unchangeable. But the breaking of the glass also is a warning of the frailty of a marriage. That sometimes a single thoughtless act, breech of trust, or infidelity can damage a marriage in ways that are very difficult to undo – just as it would be so difficult to undo the breaking of this glass. (Bride) and (Groom) knowing that this marriage is permanent, you should strive to show each other the love and respect befitting your spouse and love of your life.
Our prayer today is that their lives together would be longer than it would take to fit these broken pieces of glass back together again.
Post # 8
Still seeking help…anyone?!