Hi, I'm Heather! I've been looking at this board for a while but I don't think I've ever posted here. My FI is Jewish and so is my stepmother. So we are having an interfaith ceremony. My FI is not all that familiar with the "when" or "why" of the breaking of the glass as he has not been to many weddings and I have not been to a Jewish wedding in years.
My questions then are 1- Do you break the glass traditionally before or after you kiss?
2- We would like to share the meaning of the glass breaking with our guests and I want to be sure to share the correct information. Could anyone help me out with this? I have looked online but always find different interpretations. FI says it is remembering the destruction of the temple and that it can have several other meanings. What would be the best way to explain this to our guests?
Thanks so much,