Datingancient customs jewish wedding
The Ketuba becomes the property of the bride after the wedding.
Since the early 1970s, the Ketuba has included a parallel declaration of commitment made by the bride and groom, followed by a joint affirmation of the couples connection to God, Torah, mitzvoth, and to the Jewish people.
The invitation may be issued from the bridal couple and/or from both parents.
The invitation reflects the celebration of marriage and the participation of the guests.
In recalling the tradition of giving to the poor during times of personal joy, some couples may include a note indicating in lieu of a gift for themselves that a donation be made to charity. The wedding is considered a personal Yom Kippur, a day of repentance and forgiveness of the couple.
The Jewish practice of wearing white is for spiritual pureness.
Most Jewish Wedding Traditions are consistent among the denominations.
The chuppah seems to have been derived from the canopied litter which in ancient time was occupied by the bride during the procession.
The Orthodox bride will wear white to symbolize that she has been to the mikvah in preparation for the wedding.
The marriage document, called a Ketuba, is a contract, written in Aramaic, which outlines the bridegroom's responsibility for and to the bride.
In most case, if the Rabbi is planning to come down the aisle, which often happens when the ceremony is not in a temple or synagogue, he will be next.
The groomsmen will follow, one at a time, usually standing to the left of the chuppah (canopy).