Top Jewish Wedding Planning Tips – Smashing the Glass

Top Jewish Wedding Planning Tips – Smashing the Glass

Jasmine & Brett’s wedding featured on Smashing the Glass | Photo by Claudine Hartzel

So you’re planning a Jewish wedding – mazal tov! Wedding planning is exciting, no question, but it can also be seriously overwhelming. There’s so much to learn, so much information to sort through and, in many cases, so many opinions to contend with. 

But having the right tools goes a long way! And that’s why we tapped into our fabulous network of wedding planners to share their top tips for a smooth wedding planning journey. Read on for some essential Jewish wedding wisdom!

Charlotte from La Fete says

Make sure that you are really clear with your parents from the start on their involvement in your big day. Are they expecting certain things – do you have any non-negotiables? The clearer you are earlier on, the easier and smoother the whole process will be. 

Rebecca & Emmanuel, Villa Luisa, Seville, Spain

Rebecca & Emmanuel‘s wedding featured on Smashing The Glass | Photo by Juan Luis Morilla

 Michelle from Elegante by Michelle J says

We are very fortunate that the Jewish marriage ceremony is very poignant and meaningful;  so my advice to all of my couples is to make it especially so,  the highlight of your wedding day. It’s all too easy to get caught up with the dinner florals, the entertainment, the food and of course they are important (and as a wedding planner I also love to get caught up in all of these details). But everyone is gathering together to witness the two of you entering into the commitment of marriage. So this should be considered “the main event”. Everything else that follows is a celebration of the beautiful wedding that your guests have had the privilege of witnessing.

Chloe & Danny‘s wedding featured on Smashing The Glass | Photo by David Bastianoni

Yana Andreev from Craspedia Events says

Create an email account that will be designated for wedding things only. That way you’ll have all the corespondence in one convinient location, you both have access to and it won’t mix with work and personal stuff. 

Jewish wedding Bayaar, Hadera, Israel

Shelly & Harel‘s wedding featured on Smashing The Glass | Photo by Noa Magger

Luba from Primavera Dreams says

My #1 tip for a destination Jewish wedding: Make sure that your planner knows the traditions, understand the particularity of a Jewish wedding and can actively help to source what may be needed (from chuppah and rabbi to challah, to kosher food and wine, etc. if needed). Or it may cost you a lot of money and stress.


Rita & Daniel‘s wedding featured on Smashing the Glass | Photo by Tatiana Blanco Photography 

Dyana from Dyana Dessar says

Do remember why you are getting married, because you love each other!  it is not a military manoeuvre and whilst it is important to have a good timeline don’t sweat the small stuff, stop take a moment and take the day in as it will be over all too soon, and to make sure it all runs smoothly employ a professional wedding planner! 

Jolanda & Jack‘s wedding featured on Smashing the Glass | Photo by The Love Hunters

Grace from Events with Grace says

It is your wedding day, you do not have to please everybody! It should be a reflection of who you are as a couple, and something that you will fondly remember with no regrets.

Claudia & James, Royal Myconian Hotel, Mykonos, Greece

Claudia & James‘s wedding featured on Smashing The Glass Photo by Anna Roussos

Gev from Bebke says

If you are having a traditional Jewish chuppah, make sure that the fabric is light and that the dimensions are 1.50-3 meters wide and 2.5-3 meters long the height of the polls should be between 2.3-2.6 meters high.

Laura & Elad‘s wedding featured on Smashing The Glass | Photo by Ronen Boidek

Sara from Infinity Weddings says

Your wedding is an outstanding experience for all of your guests! Create the most vibrant and flowing atmosphere with surprising shows, bands, performers, set up,  light decor and have the best night of your lives.


Marianna & Ari‘s wedding featured on Smashing The Glass | Photo by Nakutis Photography

Alex from Ruby J Events says

Employ professionals and put your trust in them.


Lucie & Alex‘s wedding featured on Smashing the Glass | Photo by Promise Photography

Hannah from Hannah Rose Weddings says

Decide which traditions you would like to include in your day before choosing your venue to make sure there is suitable space, ie. tisch.

Jewish wedding L'Andana, Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy_0055

Meredith & Sean‘s wedding featured on Smashing The Glass | Photo by David Bastianoni 

Natasha from Events by Natasha says

My number 1 top tip would be to not leave it to chance in the hope that your wedding will run smoothly without having someone to oversee all your suppliers and timings.

Jewish wedding vineyard south of Tel Aviv, Israel_0015

Mor & Rotem‘s wedding featured on Smashing The Glass | Photo by Roman Balashov

Jenna from Jenna Keller Events says

There are quite a few dates in the Jewish calender that you cannot get married on. Make sure you check the Jewish calender and check with your rabbi before you book a wedding date. (Smashing the Glass has a great list which we use when a client is looking at dates to get married!) 

Jewish wedding Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire, UK_0066

Lauren and Ross‘s wedding featured on Smashing The Glass | Photo by Robert Shack

We hope you loved the tips from some of our favourite wedding planners! If you’ve got a favorite piece of wedding planning wisdom, please share it in the comments!







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