Last month I set myself the challenge of posting one Jewish wedding tip by video, every single day on the Smashing The Glass Facebook page. It amounted to 31 two-minute tip videos of me talking about everything from killer wedding shoes to how to get the best out of your wedding vendors, to how to get that amazing ‘crush’ sound when you smash the glass, to the importance of keeping your family happy to literally EVERY fantastic wedding tip under the
As of today (August 10, 2017), the videos have collectively been viewed well over 10,00 times, so there must have been a few nuggets in there! As such, I thought it would be a good idea to post them all here for you to enjoy in one place.
Let me know which one’s your favorite? Happy Planning!
Tip #1 Incorporate meaningful things into your wedding
Tip #2 Don’t try to please everyone
Tip #3 Don’t invite too many people
Tip #4 Don’t follow the crowd
Tip #5 Try and experience the pure and sacred side of a Jewish wedding as much as possible
(as the spiritual significance is often lost in all the madness of putting it together)
Tip #6 Ask someone to specifically lead the Israeli dancing
Tip #7 Have a mobile phone-free ‘unplugged’ ceremony
Tip #8 Have the bride make a speech
..and the maids of honor — and the bride’s mom — have a ‘Women’s Wedding Takeover! (See this post for more about bride’s making speeches)
Tip #9 Create a program explaining all of the Jewish traditions
This is a great idea to make Jewish and non-Jewish guests alike feel included. See this post for everything you need to know about making a Jewish wedding program)
Tip #10 Enjoy the ‘hora’
Tip #11 How to make your guests feel extra special
Tip #12 Let’s talk Wedding Shoes!
More about that tip here!