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One seemingly does not קיצור ש''ע ילקוט יוסף. מהדורת התשס''ז. מו''ר הרב יצחק יוסף שליט''א. פרק ו' - סדר עריכת הקידושין. כח.  לכתחלה אין לברך ברכת האירוסין אלא בעשרה מישראל גדולים. אולם אם אין שם עשרה, יכולים לברך ברכת האירוסין גם בלא עשרה. אבל ברכת חתנים, שהם שבע ברכות שאחר הקידושין, אין מברכים אותם אלא בעשרה גדולים, והחתן מן המנין. [שם עמוד קסז. ...


Nitei Gavriel Nisuin 1 - 37:2 says the reason Yichud is done immediately after the Chupa is to minimize the Hefsek between the Chupa and Yichud. He mentions that the Sefardim do Yichud after the Seuda and in note 8 that the German Minhag is also to do it after the Seuda since they consider the spreading of the Talis the main part of the Chupa.


At my wedding, we split the seven Brachos into 6 honors (the first and second brachos together, since the 1st is not unique to a wedding, then each subsequent bracha alone). I have been to many, many weddings and this same paradigm was used. The Mesader Kedushin was Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky.


Quotes from two of Rabbi Leib Tropper's Shoel Umaishiv emails: Dec 24, '15: Rav Moshe [Feinstein], zt'l took the position that the choson only earns the status of 'Choson' after the chupah.‎ Therefore if after the Choson's Tish people would daven mincha he would also say ‎'Tachnun'. He would not stand up for the Choson or the Kalah as they walk ...


Everything that we do at a wedding is paralleling the process of receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai. This relationship is based upon Shir HaShirim which compares the relationship between G-d and the Jewish people to that of a husband and wife. This same idea is repeated in the book of Hoshea. It is also expressed in the custom to recite the Tikun Leil ...


The Jewish Press of the week of January 9, 2016, brings a small piece by Rabbi Soleveitchik saying the tzibbur stands when the chassan and kallah walk down the aisle to honor the parents that are bringing their children to do the mitzvah of kiddushin. I think he also mentions the mishnah in bikkurim as a source to why we stand to honor the parents in this ...

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