I attended a wedding last Sunday, which was Yom Yerushalayim. The chattan and Kallah did not fast as they claimed that since it was a day when they did not say Tachanun, and they said Halel, it was considered similar to Rosh Hodesh or other holiday that would exempt them from fasting.

I didn't have time to ask the chatan of the source for this ruling. Is someone aware of anyone that rules this way?

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    Hopefully the chatan's Rabbi ;-) – Yishai May 19 '15 at 19:55
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    @Yishai And the kallah's Rabbi as well. – Double AA May 19 '15 at 19:56
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    @DoubleAA, now there is an obscure question - could one be obligated to fast but not the other? – Yishai May 19 '15 at 19:58
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    @Yishai I don't see why not. To whatever extent the husband's side determines family Minhagim, why would that apply prior to the wedding? Even without that argument, if they both asked different poskim (about any given safek) it may be Asur for them to practice like the other's poseik. – Double AA May 19 '15 at 20:26
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    Is fasting before the wedding obligatory? – Daniel May 20 '15 at 15:26

A Chosson fasts on Yom Yerushalaim

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    This answer would be more valuable if it included a reference describing the authority it cites. In addition, given that the question asked for sources indicating that a chosson does not fast, this answer doesn't yet directly address the question. If it included logic that somehow extrapolated from this source that no contrary source could exist, it would be a complete answer to the question. – Isaac Moses Jun 18 '15 at 14:09

Not saying tachanun is not necessarily a reason to not fast on the wedding day... see here http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/481616/jewish/Fasting-On-the-Wedding-Day.htm gives examples when one would fast despite those days not having tachanun.

All the more so on an unestablished holiday with little halachic support that one should fast on the day of one's wedding

  • What makes it "unestablished"? And it certainly has plenty of Halakhic support, so that claim is simply false. – Double AA Jun 30 '17 at 19:49

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