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If you make a Sheva Brachos meal for a new Chosson and Kallah and your Panim Chadashos (new person) does not show up, can you still say the Sheva Brachos?

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Why 'can...still' instead of 'do'? Either way you have made the Chosson and Kallah happy; isn't that the primary goal? – Double AA Oct 10 '12 at 2:52

Especially if it's Shabbos or Yom Tov, some have the minhag to say it anyway (Shulchan Aruch Even Ha'ezer 62:8). The "Asher Barah" blessing may be said even if there are no Panim Chadashos (62:7).

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What about during the week? – Gershon Gold Oct 13 '10 at 23:50

Not an authoritative answer at all, but: I have known cases where a sheva b'rachos host would call around to various people to find a last-minute "panim chadashos". As always, CYLOR.

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This just implies that lechatchila (or at least in those cases) we want PC to be there, not what would happen if they didn't show. – Double AA Jan 4 at 17:26

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