Is it considered sacrilegious to paint a picture of the chuppah in one's future wedding before the actual ceremony? Therefore, can the artist portray his/her upcoming wedding scene without the chuppah?

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    Hello Sarah! Welcome to Mi Yodeya. Thanks for bringing your question here. Do you mind explaining why exactly you think this might be considered sacrilegious?
    – Daniel
    Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 4:59
  • P.S. you don't happen to be Noah Winkler's sister Sarah, do you?
    – Daniel
    Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 5:08

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It's not considered a sacrilege to paint a picture of the chupa in one's future wedding. Nor to paint the wedding scene without the chupa. Source: I've been around a little and have never heard of such a thing; and Nit'e Gavriel and Taame Haminhagim don't mention it AFAICT.

  • Had this been me you would have not allowed to let this one pass!
    – Yehuda
    Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 11:41
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    I could see it as a little weird or tacky - "here's what I think my wedding will look like when I meet Mister Right" -- and when the right time comes, G-d willing, please realize that things don't always play out as you'd fantasized they would; but no there's no law or custom against drawing weddings!
    – Shalom
    Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 13:45
  • @yehuda, this answer? I agree it's not the best answer, and I might well not have upvoted it if another posted it, but I would certainly have "let this one pass". What's wrong with it?
    – msh210
    Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 14:30
  • @msh210 I would have been downvoted for no source! No worries, just pointing it out!
    – Yehuda
    Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 22:00
  • @yehuda, not by me.
    – msh210
    Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 22:44

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