The is a widespread wedding custom to sing a short benediction, מי אדיר‎, when the groom arrives under the canopy, and to sing מי בן שיח‎, for the bride as she arrives and walks around the groom.

The Kitzur Shulkhan Arukh mentions singing according to the custom of the place, and I understand why it would be fitting to sing such things in particular at the ceremony, but where do these passages come from?

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Per Nitei Gavriel Nisuin 1 17:7:13 the source of מי אדיר is Sefer Birchas Hamazon Dierenfort 452, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 147:65

Per Yismach Lev page 82 the source of מיבן שיח is Machzor Vitri 325.

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    Does anyone have information regarding "Sefer Birchas Hamazon Dierenfort"?
    – Double AA
    Mar 24, 2014 at 15:59

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