Jewish Wedding Ceremony
A Jewish wedding ceremony can take place indoors or outdoors
at a venue of choice. Traditionally the ceremony is
conducted in a synagogue but Rabbinical law states that
Jewish weddings can take place almost anywhere as long as
the betrothal takes place under a canopy called the Chuppah.
The Chuppah. symbolises the home that the couple is making
together and is open on all four sides to symbolise that
they will always welcome family and friends into their home.
Music can be played as the guests gather at the
Music played as the bride enters the synagogue
or the wedding ceremony venue on her father's arm
Breaking of the Glass
After the groom breaks the glass
traditional music is usually launched into with a lively
medley continuing as guests depart.
Music can be played to provide light
background music for the guests to chat and mingle over
Music can be played whilst the guests are
eating. It may be required for the musician to mingle
amongst the tables. Circle dancing may take place during
courses to Israeli tunes such as Hava Naglia. There may be a
selection of traditional dances that take place during this
stage of the wedding celebrations such as handkerchief and
line dances and traditionally the couple are lifted on
chairs and paraded around.
After Dinner Dancing
Music can be played well into the
evening celebrations. Musical choice here may be more modern
in terms of dancing, such as rock and roll, sixties and
seventies, eighties, nineties up to modern day to appeal to