Cool Wedding Yarmulkes That'll Personalize Your Jewish Ceremony
Jewish weddings—like all nuptials—come with cultural traditions and rituals that connect the couple's union to those of the past. If you're currently planning a Jewish ceremony, you may be in the process of deciding which of these practices, from a ketubah signing to a Torah reading, might be right for you and your fiancé. While the rituals you eventually decide to incorporate often come down to religiosity and family tradition, you may be wondering if it's possible to personalize or modernize these practices.
Good news: There are so many ways to make a Jewish ceremony your own. Though you'll have to work with your officiant, rabbi, or cantor to craft a one-of-a-kind service, there is one simple way to immediately inject personality into your nuptials. Consider passing out unique wedding yarmulkes (also known as kippot!) that speak to your relationship, overarching wedding theme, or big-day color palette. These head coverings can be ordered in just about every colorway, which makes tying this religious component into the grand design scheme of your day a breeze; many modern companies even offer custom pattern (like plaid or floral) options, so you can choose or create a print that speaks to you.
However you choose to personalize your Jewish wedding, passing out a custom yarmulke is a surefire way to make a statement, as evidenced by the following couples' head coverings. Though the following options are designed to inspire your own choice, we also loved how many duos accompanied these religious accessories with explanatory notes, which taught non-Jewish guests about a kippah's significance—and encouraged attendees to wear them, whatever their beliefs.
If cream is part of your ceremony color or floral palette, a neutral, all-white yarmulke might play into the service's décor scheme. This neutral shade would also coordinate with a tallit—a traditional prayer shawl—if you or your groom choose to wear one.
Pay homage to your favorite animal or your big-day locale by emblazoning a creature in gold onto an otherwise simple yarmulke. These head coverings from Best Kippah nodded to to the couple's Southwestern venue through their cute llama accents.
Let your kippot spell out the exact reason why you, your fiancé, and your loved ones have gathered together come the wedding day: L-O-V-E. These yarmulkes did just that; we also love how the matte black leather lettering subtly stands out against the inky suede.
Your yarmulkes can actually work in tandem with other ceremony elements, like your programs. We love how these slate-hued leather pieces from Yarmulkes—they were embossed with the couple's name and wedding date—referenced the moody blue crest and ribboning seen on the service's paper goods from Etsy.
If he's a sports fan, he might appreciate big-day yarmulkes like these options, which were dressed up with baseball-inspired tonal stitching.
Green and Gold
Want to embrace a unique yarmulke element, but don't want to break traditional completely? Bookmark these Kippot World head coverings—if you look closely, you'll see their interior checkered pattern.
Your yarmulkes don't have to speak to just one part of your big-day color palette, as evidenced by these pink and yellow kippot.
Navy and Gold
Make simple, classic kippot stand out with a pretty display. We love how these Golden Dreidel accessories popped against a brass basket; the accompanying gold-lettered note, which explained the kippah's role in a Jewish wedding, was another thoughtful touch.
Planning a flower-filled spring ceremony in a garden? Consider ordering floral-patterned kippot, like these by Kippah Co., for your groom and guests. Bonus points if you match the colors to those seen in your chuppah.
Glam Meets Rustic
Here's proof that your kippot don't have to match your event's theme. These luxe, gold-rimmed yarmulkes contrasted their rustic display, which involved a wooden sign, baby's breath garland, and brass tray.
Your yarmulke display can (and should!) be as pretty as your actual head coverings. Make like this couple and present them in oak trays surrounded by dainty rose floral arrangements, like these by Beautiful Blooms.
Gray and Blush
Neutral gray kippot pair prettily with blush-ribboned ceremony programs (Pro tip: Use these notes to explain the Jewish rituals guests will experience in the service ahead).
Help your officiant stand out by gifting him his own custom yarmulke—like this red-and-blue floral option from Kippah Co.—as a token of your gratitude.
Dress up simple gray head coverings by displaying them on fancy silver plates and pedestals.