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What are the major differences that one would notice between a Sephardic and an Ashkenazic wedding?

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  • Last names.....
    – Double AA
    Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 15:10
  • Sefardim don't do a badeikin
    – sam
    Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 18:10
  • sefardim have the chupa indoors sometimes
    – michael
    Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 20:18
  • @sam - nor do many yekkes. Commented Mar 3, 2014 at 13:28
  • @m.r. - so do others, including Yekkes and the Atlanta "Beth Jacob" shul, to name a few. Commented Mar 3, 2014 at 13:28

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A few that come to mind. By the Sefardic wedding the Chasan makes a Shehechiyanu and puts on a new Talis under the Chupa, which is not done by the Ashkenazim. By the Sefardic wedding the Chasan leaves the Chupa and goes to greet the Kalla as she is coming down the aisle, which is not done by the Ashkenazim.

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    I've seen both of these at Ashkenazi weddings (different ones).
    – Double AA
    Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 17:57
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    Before my wedding I told my wife to be to keep her Sfardi minhag and stop halfway down the aisle, and I would keep to my Ashkenazi minhag and stay under the chupa:)
    – user6591
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 21:59
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Sephardim don't have a cheder yichud. In Israel, they swear under the chupa not to marry another woman (while still married).

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