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I just read What do I need to make a Jewish Wedding. Is there a requirement for seven different people to say each of the seven Brochos, or can one say all of them?

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The older practice was in fact to have one rabbi (often the officiating one) to recite them all. Just as a haftorah or the like has multiple blessings, recited by one person.

In order to spread the honors, today people will often give one (or more) blessings per person. If that works for you, fine; if you want one person to do them all, that's fine too. (But if your cousin's father-in-law's chiropractor's best friend gets upset that he didn't get one, please don't blame me!)

Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar, reacting to the recent divvy-'em-up trend, remarked that pretty soon, they'll have one person say BA and another person say RUCH!

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You all said the same thing any sources? –  SimchasTorah Jun 23 '10 at 13:49
Heard on a R' Hershel Shachter shiur @yutorah. –  Shalom Jun 23 '10 at 13:58

The minhag by Chassidim is if the Rebbe or a Rov is there, he says all the Brochos.

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Is this true by all chassidim? Does anyone have a counterexample? –  Double AA Jun 17 '12 at 3:29

I was at a wedding where Horav Laizer Platchinsky zt"l said all the Brachos.

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