Jewish Weddings in Scotland

What you need to know

The range of traditions and customs in Jewish weddings isn’t just divided between denominations. Even within Reform, Conservative and Orthodox versions of the faith there are different Jewish weddings customs and rituals to choose from. We don’t pretend to be experts, we leave that to our suppliers.

Catering and venues

How kosher a location and caterer need to be depends on the couple, the Rabbi, and the guests. It may seem obvious, but if you are having trouble planning a kosher reception and meal or finding a Kosher caterer for your Jewish wedding, ask around in your synagogue and local community.  Check out our supplier directories at the bottom of this page for suggestions.


Did you know that the Jewish community in Scotland has their own tartan?  Initiated by Rabbi Mendel Jacobs – the only Scottish born Rabbi living in Scotland, and designed by Brian Milton.  It’s 100% Kosher as a non wool-linen mix, and as it incorporates many aspects of Scottish-Jewish cultural and religious history.

It has been certified by the Scottish Tartans Authority. The tartan’s colours are blue, white, silver, red and gold.

The blue and white represent the colours of the Scottish and Israeli flags, with the central gold line representing the gold from the Biblical Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant and the many ceremonial vessels, the silver is from the decorations that adorn the Scroll of Law and the red represents the traditional red Kiddush wine.

Find out more on their website.


Jewish Wedding Directory is an online wedding directory aimed to support Jewish couples who are looking to plan their perfect wedding day.

Smashing the Glass is a team dedicated to helping contemporary Jewish, and Jew-ish, couples create a wedding that totally reflects who you are and what is important to you.