Erusin and Nissuin are the two components of the Jewish wedding ceremony. Nissuin refers to the real union that occurs under the chuppah while rusin refers to the ritual and band ceremony.

A marriage lasts for about a year before the bride, and it can only be ended by the couple’s father’s suicide. The groom works on his wedding preparation while she devotes her day to her private preparation during this time. At the conclusion of this period, he travels to his family’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 man dons his kittel and wedding dons her saree. They are surrounded by their closest friends and family individuals, who wear light to represent divine cleanliness. The bride and groom walk seven periods in front of the chuppah as a sign of their union creating a ceiling of like. The bridegroom next circles the wedding seven days, a specialty that derives from the passage of Jacob and Rachel, in which he circled her to show that he loved her for who she was inside.

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 unwavering union.