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Wedding Terms | Part 7 of 8: Wedding Traditions

During the planning process, a lot of couples will ask about Wedding Traditions. While there are still many traditions that wedding couples still maintain, we are here to tell you, it’s your wedding, do whatever you want. We are breaking down a few of them for you!

Jewish Traditions

Ketubah: The contract Jewish couples sign that states the obligations of the marriage. A beautiful piece of art that is framed and hung in the couple’s house. 

Jewish Wedding Ketubah | Michigan Wedding Planner

Chuppah: A Chuppah is a four-pole structure that also consists of a cloth canopy in which Jewish wedding ceremonies are performed. The cloth is typically a family heirloom that is used in ceremony to ceremony. 

Jewish Wedding Chuppah | Michigan Wedding Planner

Breaking The Glass: This symbolizes the couple with the spiritual and national destiny of the Jewish people. This marks the conclusion of the wedding ceremony and everyone shouts “Mazel Tov!”

Michigan Jewish Wedding Breaking Glass

Non-Religious and Other Traditions

The lasso: A Hispanic tradition that is typically performed after the exchange of vows and rings. The godparents, will wrap the rope around the couple’s shoulders. The godparents are a married couple who agree to serve as role models for the couple.

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