Can my fiancé and I get married between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur?

Answered by
Rabbi Julie Zupan

Mazel tovmazel tovמַזָּל טוֹבLit. "a good star." Colloquially, "congratulations."  on your upcoming marriage!

Although Jewish weddings may take place on the days in between the Jewish High HolidaysHigh Holidaysיָמִים נוֹרָאִיםRosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur , it is generally discouraged because during that period, also known as the Days of Awe, we are focused on the solemn themes of the season. In addition, because this period is an especially busy time for rabbis and cantors, you will be more limited in your options for clergy-officiants.

At the same time, some people consider the four days between Yom Kippur and the start of Sukkot to be especially auspicious days for a wedding because the wedding partners will have just experienced a period of deep reflection.  

Regardless of when during the year you decide to marry, check out these resources to plan a Jewish wedding

Wishing you every joy and blessing!