It is common in Jewish Tradition to break a glass at the end of the ceremony. Here is content to add to your ceremony for this interfaith union.
"Now to finalize the ceremony, we celebrate by breaking a glass. There are several reasons why it is customary for a glass to be broken at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony. Symbolically, the breaking of the glass reminds us of the fragile nature of life. The custom has also come to symbolize the shattering of the old and the beginning of the new. The breaking of the glass insures the uniqueness of the moment that arises and passes away, a letting go of the past and looking toward the future.
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Since this is an intermarriage ceremony, that brings together two people from different religious and cultural backgrounds, let us, with this symbol, become especially mindful of the barriers that people erect between one another, and hope that with the breaking of the glass, we will see a breaking down of the barriers between people around the world and help create a world based on love, unity, peace, and understanding.
***_____ and _____ place glass in front of (spouse) and (spouse)***
The breaking of the glass is irrevocable and permanent; so, too, may this marriage last an infinity of time--as long as it would take to reassemble the broken pieces of this glass. The breaking of the glass represents a turning point in your lives as you pledge your love today and make a new commitment to one another.
This is the time when you turn from living your separate lives to creating a new family together.
****They break the glass***** Everyone yells Mazel Tov!****
Please stand and join me in celebrating the newly wed couple.