Marriage custom #general

Paul Silverstone

By a stroke of extraordinary luck, I ran across a longish article
in the Winnipeg Tribune of September 2, 1890 describing the
wedding of my grandparents Moses Finkelstein and Sarah Rosen.
This article reported that the marriage ceremony took place on
Friday evening at the Synagogue at 6 pm.
It also stated that the bride and groom fasted for the day
preceding the ceremony.

I thought marriages were never performed on the Sabbath. Also I
never heard of fasting before the ceremony. Can anyone enlighten me?
Paul Silverstone

Paul Silverstone
New York

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