Jewish Wedding Checklist Guide

Everything for Your Marriage

Planning your Wedding is a joyful and gratifying experience, but it can sometimes be a little hectic. Gallery Judaica is here to help simplify your wedding plans. Here is a Jewish wedding checklist that will help remind you of the Jewish ritual items you may wish to purchase, in order to make your wedding ceremony even more exquisite.

 

Ketubah
According to tradition and ancient Judaic law, a bride and groom must agree to a contract in order for their Jewish marriage to be binding. This wedding contract is called a ketubah. Once you have determined which ketubah text is right for your needs, you can select from our extensive collection of beautiful ketubot. From Robert Saslow's finely detailed Jewish imagery to Betsy Teutsch's Judaic nature themes, our online Judaica store makes it easy to navigate through a wondrous array of ketubah artists and themes. Our ketubah text selections include Traditional Aramaic (Orthodox), Conservative, Egalitarian, Non-Denominational and Gender-Neutral. Click to learn more about ketubah texts. Click to find out about our Ketubah Personalization Service.

 

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Blue Serenity Ketubah
by Danny Azoulay

 

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Ruby Wedding Glass

 

Wedding Glass
Traditionally, a glass cup is broken at a Jewish wedding as an act of remembrance, a gesture that helps to further illuminate the joy of your marriage. The breaking of the glass is most often said to symbolize the destruction of the Temple, though some consider it to symbolize the end of the beloveds' single lives, and the beginning of their lives as one. This new life is sweetened by the new Jewish custom of crafting Judaic wedding art from your pieces of broken glass.

 

Kiddush
refers to the Jewish ceremony and blessings, which are carried out before the drinking of grape wine. Kiddush is recited on Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath), many Jewish holidays, and special occasions. The bride and groom drink from a Kiddush cup during the wedding ceremony. Some Jewish traditions dictate the use of a single cup, while others call for two or even three. We suggest you talk to your rabbi or wedding officiant to determine your needs. A Kiddush cup is most often made of silver, but contemporary artists have begun experimenting with a variety of materials. Explore our selection of Kiddush cups, crafted in sterling silver, and pewter with hand-painted enamel.

 

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Kiddush Cup

 

 Chuppah
A Jewish wedding ceremony usually takes place under a beautiful huppa, which is a large fabric canopy, supported by four poles. The huppa represents the home that the bride and groom will build as a family. Many couples use a tallit as the fabric for their Jewish wedding huppah.

Kippot
A kippa, also known as a yarmulka or skullcap, is worn during waking hours by men who practice Orthodox Judaism. In more egalitarian Jewish communities, a kipa may be worn by a man or a woman, usually while at synagogue. The groom traditionally wears a white kippa during the wedding ceremony. When planning a Jewish wedding, couples often elect to purchase personalized kippot (plural of kippa) for their guests, which have been imprinted with the bride and groom's names and wedding date. Gallery Judaica does offer custom imprinted yarmulkas. Please call us to place the order at 818-704-7100.

 

 

 

Tallit
During a Jewish wedding, the groom traditionally wears a tallit -- or prayer shawl -- which is the garment worn during Jewish prayer. In some Jewish traditions, the tallit (or "talis") is wrapped around both the bride and groom during the ceremony, to symbolize their unity. Gallery Judaica offers tallitot to complement any Wedding Couple, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Man or Woman.