The final act of this ceremony is the breaking of the glass.
The breaking of the glass reminds us, that just like the glass is fragile, so are human relationships. Once the glass is broken, it can never go back to what it was. If you break your marriage vows, your relationship can also never go back to what was. As you break this glass today, you will find it’s going to take a conscious effort. You are going to have to really stomp on it! So, may your bond of love be as difficult to break, as it would be to put back together these pieces of glass. Knowing that this marriage is permanent, may the two of you strive every day to show each other love and respect.
After Groom breaks the glass, I invite everyone to shout the Hebrew words “Mazel Tov,” meaning, Good Luck and Congratulations.
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