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

  • Last names..... – Double AA Feb 27 '14 at 15:10
  • Sefardim don't do a badeikin – sam Feb 27 '14 at 18:10
  • sefardim have the chupa indoors sometimes – michael Feb 27 '14 at 20:18
  • @sam - nor do many yekkes. – Danny Schoemann Mar 3 '14 at 13:28
  • @m.r. - so do others, including Yekkes and the Atlanta "Beth Jacob" shul, to name a few. – Danny Schoemann Mar 3 '14 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 Feb 27 '14 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 Jan 14 '15 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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