Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saving Money on Weddings, Jewish Style

This may not quite be what you expect.  Jewish Law has just the solution to those (Jewish at least, but something based on the same idea can be done for others) who want smaller, more affordable weddings.

According to Jewish Law the first week after the wedding is the time for additional celebrations where the Seven Wedding Blessings are recited.

Guests can be invited to those smaller, less expensive per guest events.  This week, we're invited to two, instead of the actual weddings.


Minnesota Mamaleh said...

good point and a lovely way to extend the celebration!

Keli Ata said...

I love the idea

Batya said...

Minne Ma, it's traditionally Jewish.
Keli, nothing original.

Jennifer in MamaLand said...

Fun! And a beautiful way to share in the simchah, as long as you're in a community where the invitations are extended even to people who no longer have a "male half" to count in the minyan.

Some sheva brachos (at least here) are held in smaller halls or restaurants where they can't really accomodate "extra" people, ie single women.

Also, do they have dancing at sheva brachos there? Because I might miss that... :-)

Batya said...

Jennifer, it's up to the hosts and guests. The only rule is to have bread and wine and say the blessings. I've been to some Sheva Brachot as "laibedik" (joyful) as a wedding.