Wedding during Niddah (Chupat Niddah)
The need to observe harchakot also leads to some minor changes to the wedding ceremony. To avoid embarrassment, these are done discreetly, so that only a few participants are aware of the situation.
Clearly, it is best to avoid a chupat niddah, and it is usually possible to do so through careful scheduling or with the help of hormonal treatments (see Setting the Wedding Date). With the best of planning, however, problems sometimes arise, and a couple in these circumstances should remember that marriage is meant to last forever, and a few difficult weeks in the beginning will not overshadow a lifetime of happiness.