Hey there, wedding enthusiasts! If you’re planning a Jewish wedding and wondering which day of the week is best to tie the knot, you’ve come to the right place. At Events by Natasha, we specialise in creating unique and memorable Jewish weddings that celebrate your love while honouring tradition. Today, we’re going to uncover the fascinating world of Jewish wedding days, from Mazel Tov Monday to Shabbat Bliss. So, grab a cuppa and let’s dive in!
Mazel Tov Monday: Starting the Week with Joy
Monday might not be the most popular day for weddings, but in Jewish tradition, it holds a special significance. Known as Yom Sheini in Hebrew, Monday represents a fresh start to the week. By getting married on a Monday, you’re symbolically infusing your union with renewed energy and joy. Plus, starting your marriage on a positive note can set the tone for the rest of your lives together. So, if you’re ready to kick-start your happily ever after, why not consider Mazel Tov Monday?
Tuesdays: Seizing the Day
Tuesday, or Yom Shlishi, is another auspicious day to say “I do.” According to Jewish tradition, Tuesday is associated with the biblical declaration that “it was good” when God created the world. By getting married on a Tuesday, you are embracing this positive energy and aligning your wedding day with the divine act of creation. So, if you’re ready to seize the day and create your own happily ever after, Tuesday might just be the perfect day for you.
Wednesdays: Midweek Magic
Middle of the week blues? Not if you’re planning a Jewish wedding! Wednesday, or Yom Revi’i, is a day filled with promise and potential. In Jewish tradition, Wednesday is associated with the parting of the Red Sea, a miraculous event that symbolises freedom and liberation. By choosing to get married on a Wednesday, you can infuse your special day with the magic of overcoming obstacles and embarking on a new chapter of your life together. It’s the perfect way to add a touch of midweek enchantment to your wedding celebration.
Thursday: The Gateway to the Weekend
As the week draws to a close, Thursday, or Yom Chamishi, presents a wonderful opportunity to begin your wedding festivities. In Jewish tradition, Thursday is associated with the anticipation and excitement of Shabbat, the day of rest and celebration. By getting married on a Thursday, you’re creating a seamless transition from the workweek to a joyous celebration. Plus, it gives you and your loved ones the chance to extend the festivities into the weekend, making your wedding a truly memorable occasion.
Friday: Embracing Shabbat Bliss
Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, begins at sundown on Friday and lasts until sundown on Saturday. While traditionally weddings aren’t held on Shabbat, there is a beautiful tradition known as an “Auf Ruf” that takes place on Friday. This is a special ceremony where the groom is called up to the Torah in the synagogue, and it is seen as a spiritual preparation for his upcoming wedding. It’s a meaningful way to start the celebration and embrace the peaceful and joyous atmosphere of Shabbat. So, if you’re looking for a meaningful and spiritual way to begin your wedding weekend, Friday may be the perfect day for you.
Saturday: A Day of Rest
As mentioned earlier, Saturday is the Jewish day of rest, known as Shabbat. Traditionally, weddings are not held on Shabbat, as it is a time for relaxation and spiritual connection. However, there is an exception called “Shabbat Chatan”, which is very similar to the Auf Ruf except it is held on the Shabbat after the wedding (Auf Ruf is held on the Shabbat before the wedding). It is a time for family and friends to come together, celebrate, and shower the couple with blessings and joy. So, while a wedding ceremony traditionally may not take place on a Saturday, you can still incorporate the spirit of Shabbat into your wedding celebrations by having a Shabbat Chatan.
Sunday: A Fresh Start
Sunday, or Yom Rishon, marks the beginning of a new week, and what better way to start fresh than by getting married? In Jewish tradition, Sunday is associated with renewal and rejuvenation. By choosing to say “I do” on a Sunday, you are embracing the opportunity for a fresh start and a new chapter in your lives together. It’s a beautiful way to kick off the week and begin your happily ever after.
At Events by Natasha, we understand the importance of tradition while also embracing modernity. We specialise in creating unique and personalised Jewish weddings that incorporate meaningful rituals and customs while still reflecting your individual style. Our team of experienced planners will work closely with you to bring your vision to life, whether you choose to get married on a traditional day or prefer a more personal option.