We’ve moved this article to our main website at Huppahs.com: 21 Things Rabbis Wish Wedding Coordinators and Couples Knew About Planning a Jewish Wedding

And it’s also now available as a printable PDF flyer.

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  1. Very informative website. I often find the need to be able to answer all of the questions for different faiths and this seems like a great resource. You are now being followed.

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  9. Thank you for this post. As an interfaith couple myself (my husband is Jewish and I was raised Presbyterian) and as a wedding planner, I found this to be very helpful. As a planner I believe I do most of the the things the Rabbis wish planners would do so that made me feel good. However, the post about the small table under the chuppah for the wine – where else should it go? I usually put it so the Rabbi stands behind the table and the couple in front so it is easily accessible to both parties. Any advice on other locations would be apprciated. Thank you and again great post!

    • Hi Emilie,
      Thanks for you comment. The two rabbis who mentioned the table both prefer that the table be at the back of the huppah space. That way the rabbi has access to it, but it doesn’t separate the rabbi from the couple. For my own wedding, we put the table in the back of the space, to the left side from the guests view. The table was not in the way, and the rabbi was able to get to the items he needed without turning his back on the couple. Hope this helps.

  10. Jean Feinstein

    Great post! I wish I had this resource when I was planning my interfaith ceremony 16 years ago. This advice will be very valuable to couples planning their wedding ceremony.

  11. Excellent information that every planner should have!

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