Weddings & Unions

Engagement: the Couple’s Perspective


An engagement is the beginning of a process. Your engagement is a beginning to the life that you can imagine sharing together. Engagement is a “time trial” where you watch and learn about each other and yourselves, and the uniqueness of your relationship. This is a time of hope and anticipation.

Some couples execute an engagement document called tenaim which outlines the conditions of the marriage and declares the couple’s intention to wed. This is followed by the breaking of a plate, usually by the mothers of the bride and groom. Symbolically it reflects that a broken engagement cannot be mended.