Erusin and Nissuin are the two components of the Jewish wedding service. Nissuin refers to the actual relationship that occurs under the chuppah, while Esin refers to the marriage and necklace service.

A betrothal lasts for about a year before the marriage, and it can only be ended by the groom’s father’s suicide. The bridegroom works on his wedding arrangements while she devotes her occasion to her specific preparations during this time. At the conclusion of this period, he travels to his husband’s home and is granted permission to pick up his wedding. The couple only see each other at the badeken (veiling service) up until this point.

Under the chupah, the groom dons his kittel and wedding dons her dress. They are surrounded by their closest friends and family users, who dress in white to represent heavenly cleanliness. The bride and groom walk seven times in front of the chuppah as a sign of their union creating a roof of adore around their connection. The bridegroom therefore circles the bride seven periods, a habit that derives from the passage of Jacob and Rachel, in which he circled her to show that he loved her for who she was within.

After the chuppah, the rabbi recite the Sheva Brachot, or Seven Blessings, over a cup of wine. These blessings entail Divine blessings on the couple for their marriage and acknowledge the couple’s acceptance of their full and complete union.