Bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs are significant coming of age events for young men and young women. These once-in-a-lifetime events should be given the care, respect, and consideration they deserve from all involved. Perhaps you are of a different faith, or maybe you will be attending your first mitzvah. Regardless of your familiarity with this powerful event, take the time to familiarize yourself with these critical etiquette best practices to help the family celebrate this momentous occasion.
We can’t imagine any place more beautiful for a wedding than New Jersey, but we know that many couples want to plan an exotic, far-flung destination wedding. Sometimes it’s to accommodate bringing families together from across the country (or globe!) and sometimes it’s just out of a desire to say I Do in an exotic location. No matter your reasons, planning a destination wedding can pose some logistical challenges. After all, it can be challenging to meet with caterers, look at floral options, or visit reception venues that are thousands of miles away, unless you plan on racking up some serious frequent flyer miles. Here are seven expert tips to help you plan a destination wedding—without going anywhere.