Say goodbye to wedding overwhelm and hello to VIB Club – Smashing The Glass's Members Club where I dive much deeper than the website. It's a safe (in-law free!) space where I'm always on hand to advise you personally with your wedding plans – however and whenever you need assistance.
Inside the Club you get direct access to me (Karen Cinnamon, founder of Smashing The Glass), my expert network, and 100's of exclusive discounts from wedding vendors that I've personally handpicked to meet my rigorous standards.
Day or night, pick my brains, receive instant expert advice, personalized vendor recommendations, epic bridal masterclasses and ‘Ask The (non-judgemental) Rabbi’ sessions, plus the unconditional support we all need when organizing the biggest day of our lives (whether or not you're using a wedding planner).
Oh... and it's got the 'fun factor' too.. read on!
Perfect – you're in the right place.
Join VIB Club and I promise that not only will 'wedding overwhelm 'stop, you'll also save huge amounts of time (and money), whilst making informed (and inspired!) decisions to make your wedding truly memorable.
Whether your budget’s big or small, whatever stage you’re at, and whatever kind of wedding you’re dreaming of – I’ll help you feel assured, informed and liberated to create your wedding, your way.
To keep the service personal we limit the number of members we take in. Membership for this quarter is now closed.
"Even though I have a wedding planner, it doesn't stop me from benefitting from VIB Club every single day..."
Don’t worry Smashing The Glass isn’t going anywhere, just think of VIB Club as STG Luxe. It drills down and gives you all the Jewish wedding advice you never even knew you needed plus that all-important personal attention.
For a one-time-fee of $97 (or £69 if you prefer to pay in GBP), members will have access to a private VIB Facebook group (so elite that we’re closing entry on Sunday June 10 2018 to keep the service personal).
As well as the support of other fabulous Jewish brides- to-be, you’ll have access to a 10% discount and / or a VIB-exclusive gift from some of the world’s most wanted wedding vendors (eg. Browns Bride, Banana Split, Jose Villa, Duke Images, Jessica Claire, Details Details, Linda Howard, Blake Ezra, Delicate Details, David Pullum, Bruce Russell, John Nassari and many, many more – see the full list of incredible VIB wedding vendors at the foot of the page).
You'll also benefit from the most inspired Jewish wedding ideas and advice from not only me but my network of trusted wedding experts around the world.
These are vendors and experts I know well and personally recommend. The best in the business – who are just as emotionally invested in your wedding day as you are.
Plus, you’ll receive the coolest Smash Glass Pouch EVER! Perfect for creating that all-important Instagrammable chuppah scene.
Join our exclusive VIB Club and have fun, save time, save money, and enjoy more bespoke and curated Jewish wedding advice than you’ll find anywhere else on the planet.
"It's just the same amount of money as wedding planning book, but you get a community that's ALIVE.. not to mention the incredible support and guidance"
Let’s face it, this is a pretty darn good engagement present. You’re gifting a beloved Jewish bride-to-be support, excitement and blissful control over her wedding day - not sure you can get better than that!
We know our STG brides want to kill it on their wedding day. It has to be slick, branded and aspirational but traditional values are important too. We get it.
So, expect lots of exclusive Facebook Lives and online bridal masterclasses just for members.
Smash out any issues with our Brides Hot Seat, ask those tricky “who goes where?” questions in our fortnightly Ask the Rabbi slot.
And tap into our wedding hashtag masterminds – “my surname is Hoffman and my fiancé is Ross, any ideas for a cool wedding hashtag?” Put it to the VIB group!
With 10% discounts, vendor matching, advice from leading experts, an exclusive Smash Glass Pouch, and a private club of brides - collaboratively, we WILL create your perfect day.
So that we can ensure a bespoke service, membership intake for this quarter is now closed.
" I love the way you interact with me one-on-one.."
I can’t wait to personally share my years if wedding knowledge and hook you up with the best vendors / advisors in the industry.
You’ll have exclusive access to me, my team and my network of the world’s best wedding vendors.
Yes, YOU are a VERY IMPORTANT BRIDE so let’s make this relationship official!
With VIB membership, you’ll be part of an EXCLUSIVE world-wide crew of smart, stylish and ambitious women, just like you.
VIB Club is made for women who are killing it in all other parts of their lives. You can talk freely and exchange ideas inside our private Facebook group, creating an awesome global support network and ideas factory. VIB Club is all about the positivity and creativity.
1. DISCOUNTS + GIFTS
Save 10% (or receive an exclusive VIB gift) from 100’s of VIB Vendors (listed at the foot of this page).
These are vendors I know well and personally recommend. The best in the business – who are just as emotionally invested in your wedding day as you are.
2. VENDOR MATCHING
Need a make-up artist for your destination wedding in a far flung part of the world? A rabbi that will marry you and your non-Jewish fiancé(e) under a chuppah? A wedding planner for your dream YOLO wedding? Whatever you’re after and whatever you can’t find, we’ve got you covered with our world-wide vendor-matching add-on service.
3. LIMITED EDITION SMASH GLASS POUCH
Once a twinkle in STG’s eye, these Smash Glass Pouches have become an all-out obsession. They are undeniably, seriously COOL and utterly instagrammable!
4. ONLINE BRIDAL MASTERCLASSES
Regular online Bridal Masterclasses – live streamed to the Facebook Group – from the best wedding experts in the business, on the topics you need to know about - plus all your questions answered in real time...
How do I DIY my own Ketubah? What’s the ideal timeline for a Jewish wedding day? How do I get an all-out Preston Bailey floral display on a budget? I’m short and curvy, what’s the best shape dress for me? How can I get out of inviting his ENTIRE family?
Ask our host of experts anything you want.
5. FORTNIGHTLY ASK THE RABBI
Because we know traditional touches matter too, clear up any of those details you’re not sure about. Useful for Jewish and Jew-ish couples alike, our resident Rabbis will advise on everything from Jew-ish ceremonies to Orthodox celebrations.
Rabbi Paul Glantz (UK based) and Rabbi Andrea Frank (USA based) are open to ALL questions. You’ll never be judged in the VIB Club.
6. BRIDE'S HOT SEAT
The private Facebook group will feature the monthly Bride’s Hot Seat where together we’ll smash out all your wedding day concerns, and you can chat live to our chosen brides, et moi!
I’ll personally answer any questions in this bridal surgery - anything at all you need help with - and we want to hear from you all too. Group participation is key.
7. PRIVATE VIB FACEBOOK GROUP
Your own private club that will make wedding planning fun. Feel the support of gal pals around the world, all in the same boat.
Caroline Lloyd, just married, UK - see her wedding on Smashing the Glass here:
“I can’t imagine what our wedding would have looked like without VIB Club. Simply put, being part of the Club made our wedding happen the way we wanted it to.
She was so non-judgmental and just made us feel relaxed. She turned our feeling of overwhelm into excitement, and provided a solution for every problem plus so many creative ideas we had never even thought of before.
Her positivity and outside-the-box thinking got us on the right track and helped us move forward from engagement to planning a wedding.
With Karen’s guidance, I knew that the wedding would turn out amazing, even before anything had been done. Working with Karen felt like I was working with a friend - someone truly invested in helping you and having your best interest at heart. Most of all, it was a fun and collaborative experience”.
Anastasiia Kogan, bride-to-be, USA:
“Thanks to VIB Club all (yes ALL!) of my issues with wedding planning have been solved. I can't imagine planning my wedding without it.
Smashing The Glass is an amazing source of inspiration but the amount of wonderful ideas can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s exactly how I felt before I got a chance to talk to Karen inside VIB Club. All my worries and concerns went away as if by magic. Being helped by her is absolutely priceless.
But VIB Club is way more than that. Brides Hot Seat, Ask The Rabbi, masterclasses, and the wonderful brides-to-be community changed the course of my wedding planning.
Thank you Karen and Team VIB!"
Can grooms / parents of the couple / bridesmaids join too?
Definitely! The VIB Club is tailored to anyone planning, or helping to plan, a Jewish or Jew-ish wedding. Don’t be put off by the term ‘bride’ - everyone is welcome, whether you’re a groom from a same-sex wedding, a helpful maid of honor or a parent of the bride or groom.
Is the VIB Club still for me if I am using a wedding planner?
Of course! See what one of our VIB says about using VIB Club alongside her wedding planner. There are so many benefits to becoming a VIB, such as advice and support from Karen and the STG team, emotional support from our community of brides, our amazing online bridal masterclasses exclusively for VIB’s, plus access to wedding experts, from photographers and florists to hashtag creators and chazans.
And of course you’ll be gifted our one-of-a-kind members only Smash Glass Pouch!
Can I gift a VIB Club membership to a loved one?
Absolutely! A VIB Club membership is the perfect engagement gift.
Will I get advice tailored to my own personal wedding planning needs?
Yes, absolutely. You’ll have the chance to ask Karen and her team anything to do with weddings, personal or practical, in the Bride’s Hot Seat once a month. Karen and the STG team will also be active in the discussions inside the private VIB Facebook Group, as will our community.
Plus our top Jewish wedding vendors will take questions when they appear on our exclusive Facebook Live feeds, so you’ll be able to chat through anything relevant to their area of expertise.
Does Karen give personal help and attention to me and my wedding inside the VIB Club?
Yes! In addition to our Bride’s Hot Seat, Karen is an active and enthusiastic member of the group, and will be on hand to oversee discussions and chime in where advice or recommendations are needed.
If you need more intensive help with your wedding plans, Karen offers one-on-one wedding consultancy.
Do I need to be Jewish to sign up?
The VIB Club is run by Smashing The Glass, the world’s biggest Jewish wedding blog. We welcome non-Jewish or Jew-ish reader with open arms, but it’s worth bearing in mind that recommended vendors and advice will be provided with a Jewish wedding in mind.
Having said that, there’s lots to get out of it either way, so if you don’t have a Jewish connection, you can still enjoy the many other benefits of the VIB Club.
How soon will I receive my Smash Glass Pouch?
Your Smash Glass Pouch will arrive within 14 working days of signing up to the VIB Club.
Will anyone outside of the VIB Facebook group be able to see what I post?
No. The group is absolutely private. Whatever happens in the VIB group stays in the VIB group.
Can I see the list of discounts and gifts on offer before I sign up?
Feel free to browse the list of vendors (at the foot of this page) offering discounts and gifts exclusively for VIBs.
Once you join the VIB Club, you will become a member of our private Facebook group, which contains a document outlining the specific discounts and gifts on offer from each VIB Vendor.
If you wish to enquire about a particular vendor’s gift or discount prior to signing up, please email email@example.com
My wedding date is very soon. Is it still worth signing up?
The more time you have in the VIB group the better, because there’s so much to enjoy! There are still benefits to signing up with a short amount of time to go, such as receiving your exclusive, limited edition Smash Glass Pouch, and the hot seat experience with Karen.
If your wedding date is imminent, we’ll do our best to prioritise you in the hot seat. We recommend signing up a minimum of eight weeks before your wedding date to get the most out of VIB Club.
I'm a wedding vendor - can I join the VIB club?
The group is just for engaged couples, their friends and family, but if you work in the wedding industry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about becoming a Smashing the Glass Recommended Vendor or VIB Vendor in order to offer your advice and expertise to the group.
Have any further questions ? Email email@example.com
Dave Robbins Photography (USA)
Lin and Jirsa Photography (USA)
Rebecca Yale Photography (USA)
Claudine Hartzel Photography (UK)
Ben Kelmer Photography (Israel)
Ran Bergman Photography (Israel)
Niv Shimshon Photography (Canada)
Jeremy Blode Photography (AUS)
Christophe Viseux Photography (FR)
WEDDING DEPARTMENT STORE
Elegante Italian Weddings (UK for Italy)
Qube Events & Productions (UK)
City String Ensemble (UK / USA)
HAIR & MAKE UP
Imaginarium Cinematography (UK)
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