You’re engaged – Mazal Tov! Being a bride or groom is a very special time, and one that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Smashing The Glass was founded by me, Karen Cinnamon, and my mission is to help you plan your Jewish wedding your way.
Me and my team love to to assist contemporary Jewish, and Jew-ish, couples create a wedding that totally reflects who you are and what is important to you. We’re here to help you with everything, from getting started to those final finishing touches.
Download the ultimate Jewish wedding checklist
First and foremost I suggest you download our ultimate Jewish wedding checklist.
As exciting a time as this is, we know it can also be stressful – there’s so much to do, and so many decisions to make, so I’ve put together the ultimate Jewish wedding planning checklist and timeline. From venues to videographers, from Save The Dates to Smashing The Glass, I’ve got you covered!
Join my Members-only secret community for planning your perfect Jewish wedding
Inside my Bride-to-be Members Club I take you from overwhelmed to in control, and personally give you all the advice, inspiration, direction you need (plus 100’s of exclusive discounts from wedding vendors that I’ve personally handpicked to meet my rigorous standards) so you’re free to create a wedding that’s totally, utterly, wonderfully you.
Find out more about my members-only secret community for planning your perfect Jewish wedding here!
Join our Facebook Group for Jewish Brides!
We run a fabulous Facebook Group for Jewish and Jew-ish Brides! It’s an in-law free zone, and it’s filled with gorgeous Jewish brides and newlyweds from around the world (and I drop in on a very regular basis too!).
Real Jewish Weddings
Real Jewish weddings are the heart and soul of Smashing The Glass. There are literally 1000’s covering every budget, theme, culture, sexual orientation and style — and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Alongside our real wedding features, you’ll find advice and inspiration on every kind of topic here on the blog, plus regular Facebook Lives over on our Facebook page, and several-times-daily-updated Instagram and Pinterest boards.
Jewish wedding traditions
Whether you’re marrying in, marrying out, you’re not particularly religious, or you just need a refresher, you can find everything you need to know about Jewish wedding traditions right here. It’s a great starting point from which to plan out the order of your big day.
More help is at hand with our guide to the Jewish wedding ceremony and order of service under the chuppah. And if you need any more guidance on consolidating this into your perfect wedding program for Jewish and non-Jewish guests, we’ve also got that covered here.
You can also check out our Jew-ish ceremony ideas for couples who would like to incorporate other traditions, or where one partner isn’t Jewish. We’ve seen everything, from weddings where the couple rode in on a unicorn to wedstival celebrations, Chewish, Hin-Ju, Jew-Bu Jewish-Muslim and much more! There are no rules when it comes to planning the perfect Jew-ish ceremony.
Remember, you can always do things your way. Traditions can be personalized and updated for a modern Jewish wedding, so don’t forget that nothing is set in stone.
Find Fabulous Wedding Vendors
If you’re look for experienced Jewish weddings vendors that come with the Smashing the Glass Seal of Approval, check out our handpicked STG Recommended Vendors where we shine a light on some of the very best in the business, all over the world.
These are wedding vendors that Karen, our founder and editor, personally recommends — vendors that are just as emotionally invested in your wedding day as you are. Have a peruse around and get in touch with your favorites!
Get creative with your chuppah and ketubah
Remember, your ketubah can be an absolutely beautiful piece of art that will hang in your marital home, so here are some fabulous and unique ketubah design ideas to get you started.
Equally, your chuppah will frame all of your wedding ceremony photos, and will provide a beautiful canopy under which to say your vows. Your first makeshift married home! We’ve seen some spectacular chuppah ideas in our time, and we’ve compiled the best of the best here.
Music plays a huge role in Jewish culture, and particularly at weddings. Find out everything you need to know about choosing your perfect Jewish wedding ceremony music as well as the Top 50 songs to walk down the aisle to at a Jewish wedding. Finally you’ll also want to know about some great tunes to get a Jewish wedding party started!
Jewish Wedding dates to avoid
Imagine booking your dream venue only to find that your wedding date falls on Yom Kippur! Avoid any awkward clashing calendar incidents by checking out our dates to avoid for a Jewish wedding, up until 2021.
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Contact us with any wedding questions
Oh, and once you get married, be sure to submit your wedding, so we can feature it on Smashing The Glass — we can’t wait to hear from you.