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There is a minhag among some people in recent years to wear a raincoat under the Chuppah. What is the source of this minhag? When did this minhag start? And is there anyone who specifically says not to do it?

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I've heard about wearing a winter coat, since in Europe weddings were outdoors and it was often very cold. –  Ypnypn Mar 27 at 23:41
    
@Ypnypn Have you heard of anyone doing that in warmer contexts? –  Double AA Mar 28 at 4:49
    
IshPloniViKohen, adding evidence for such a minhag to the question will improve its value. –  Double AA Mar 28 at 4:50
    
DoubleAA Yes; I've seen someone writing about wearing one indoors. –  Ypnypn Mar 28 at 15:05

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I have seen people wearing a coat over a kittel at an indoor wedding. When I asked, I was told that it is a matter of modesty. The chosson is not claiming an 'exalted' status that might be implied by wearing the kittel. I was not given a source for this.

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Nit'e Gavriel cites a reason for a chasan to wear his kapote (or bekeshe or whatever) over his kitl as opposed to only his kitl. I think it may have been something like this, but don't recall for sure now. But he wasn't writing about a coat. –  msh210 Mar 30 at 1:57
    
@msh210 Since these were 'yeshivish' weddings and they were bocherim, they would not have been wearing a kapote or bekeshe. I would guess that is why they wore raincoats. –  sabbahillel Mar 30 at 2:08
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Not bachurim for long. :-) –  msh210 Mar 30 at 2:12

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