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# One should appoint a pious Sandak.<ref>Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 163:1</ref>
# According to Ashkenazim, one shouldn't appoint the same person as a Sandak if he was already a Sandak for another one of one's sons.<ref>Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 163:1</ref>
==Those watching the Brit MilahCeremony==# When they bring in the baby they should say Baruch Haba Beshem Hashem out loud. The father of the baby says the pasuk אשרי תבחר ותקרב ישכון חצריך and those standing there answer נשבעה בטוב ביתך קדוש היכלך.<Ref>Yalkut Yosef Milah 8:1</ref> # Everyone in attendance of the Brit Milah should stand except for the Sandak who is holding the baby.<ref>Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 163:2,Yalkut Yosef Milah 8:2</ref># After the makes the Bracha of LeHachniso, the people in attendance should answer [[Amen]] and add "כשם שנכנס לברית כן תכניסהו לתורה ולחופה למצוות ולמעשים טובים" - "Keshem SheNichnas LaBrit Ken Yikanes LeTorah ULeChpah ULeMaasim Tovim".<ref>Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 163:2</ref>Sephardim have the practice to say "כשם שהכנסתו לברית כן תכניסהו לתורה ולחופה למצוות ולמעשים טובים" unless the father isn't there in which case they say "כשם שנכנס לברית כן תכניסהו לתורה ולחופה למצוות ולמעשים טובים".<ref>Yalkut Yosef Milah 8:5</ref># The mohel places the baby on the Kiseh of Eliyahu and says זה כסא של אליהו הנביא מלאך הברית.<ref>Yalkut Yosef Milah 8:8</ref># Some have the practice to have candles lit in honor of the Brit Milah.<ref>Yalkut Yosef Milah 8:9</ref># The minhag is to buy the orlah skin in dirt. Some say ונחש עפר לחמו when doing so.<ref>Yalkut Yosef Milah 8:14</ref># Immediately after the brachot of the father the Sephardic minhag is to recite the 13 middot of Rachamim.<ref>Yalkut Yosef Milah 8:17</ref># At the end of the milah the Sephardic minhag of Yerushalayim is to recite שיר המעלות אשרי כל ירא ה' and Kaddish Yemey Shelemah.<ref>Yalkut Yosef Milah 8:27</ref> 
==The meal of the Brit Milah==
# It is a proper practice to make a meal on the day of a Brit Milah and it is considered a Seudat Mitzvah. <Ref>Shulchan Aruch YD 265:12, Shulchan Aruch Kitzur 163:8. See Gemara [[Shabbat]] 130a</ref>

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