On the wedding day, the couple goes to the Synagogue or the location previously selected with the rabbi. From there, the wedding procession heads to the where the wedding is held.
The bride wears a white gown, while the groom wears a light kittel or a Tallit, a traditional garment. White, for the bride, represents virginity, purity, and the start of a new, pure life with her future husband. The groom’s kittel symbolises eternal life after death, and hope for a prosperous life on Earth. Apart from these garments, the groom and the rabbi wear a kippah, the traditional round cap used in places of worship.
In the Jewish rite, it is common practice for the couple not to meet for the whole week preceding the wedding. However, on the day itself, it is tradition that the groom go to the bride’s room to see her, before covering her face with a veil in a rite called Bedeken.