Though Judaism has the privilege of being the original religion and Christianity followed suit, there are many similarities in the two religions. This is also reflected in the books of the two religions – the Torah and also the Old Testament. These similarities make it easier to feature many of the common traditions into the marriage rituals and make a great traditional wedding ceremony in the neighborhood.
Acceptable to everybody, this has also led to the profusion of many marriage planners who have specialized in carrying out such being wedded. What is important is for the bride and bridegroom to come a good understanding about some of your rituals that can be conducted for mutual benefit and without compromising located on the religious sentiments of one.
Let us look a few time of these similar customs in detail
- The wedding procession where the bride and her entourage walk in the aisle to meet groom stationed near the altar is one similarity in both the Jewish and Christian religions that can be customized to suit individual requirements.
- The location for the Jewish and Christian weddings would be the synagogue and also the church which solves the problem of identifying a location for an interfaith coalition. Though some Christians prefer the outdoors, that isn’t a major constraint and agreement is available.
- Both Jewish and Christian weddings take place under beautiful canopies accompanied by both the parties exchanging vows, rings and lighting candles to solemnize wedding party. These are very easy to incorporate into an interfaith wedding and nobody would have any problems adjusting to barefoot running.
- The signing of a wedding contract is another commonality in both Jewish and Christian traditions. The only difference is the timing of the signing of this marriage contract – in the Jewish tradition, the signing is done duplicate one book actual wedding ceremony and in the Christian one, a similar can take place prior to the ceremony or in spite of the completion. Will probably not be an issue that will need much discussion and could be accommodated based on the wishes of the two parties.
- Certain days are not considered auspicious in the Jewish calendar – the Jewish holidays and Tuesdays and they’d prefer the Saturday to hold wedding ceremonies. This again is not a limitation and should be worked out based on mutual convenience.
As mentioned above, with so many similarities, it isn’t difficult to conduct an interfaith wedding given some mutual resetting without employing some professional coordinator as well as expert wedding photographers to handle this kind of ceremony.