Right before the ceremony the bride and groom sign a ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract. Once that is signed the groom places the veil over his brides face. After greeting her groom at the chuppah, many
brides walk circles around the groom. A chuppah is canopy open on all four sides to symbolize the home being open to guests. During the ceremony, two cups of wine are drank and the seven blessings called the sheva brachot are said.