The History Behind Our Favorite Jewish Wedding Traditions

The History Behind Our Favorite Jewish Wedding Traditions

We love all weddings. Indoors or outdoors, faith-based or non-denominational, huge bridal parties or simple private ceremonies all make us swoon and sigh over the romantic possibility of saying I Do to your one true love. The uniqueness of every wedding is part of what makes them all so special, as each wedding is designed to represent the unique couple being tied to one another, and the unique love that they share.

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How to Give a Wedding Speech that Will Leave the Room in Tears


75 percent of women and 73 percent of men have a fear of public speaking. If you’re among those who would prefer to be trapped in an elevator than be handed a mic in a room full of people, then being asked to give a wedding speech may immediately make you break out in a cold sweat. It’s important to keep in mind that being asked to speak at a loved one’s wedding is a huge compliment and honor. Whether you’re the M.O.H., the mother of the bride, a sister, or a family friend with a story to tell, take a few moments to read our speech writing and speaking tips below.

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How to Choose the Right Wedding Dress


Once you decide on your groom, there may be no other wedding-related decision as important as choosing The Dress. After all, you’ll be wearing it in photos that will likely be displayed in your home for the rest of your lives. Your wedding dress has to be perfect in every way. It has to fit your style, your wedding theme, and perfectly flatter your shape. Before you start shopping at boutiques to find The One, read our tips below, and keep them in mind as you search for the perfect wedding dress.

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

What to Choose for This Important Wedding Tradition


You’ve heard the rhyme dozens of times. When brides walk down the aisle they are to carry with them “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” What does the rhyme mean, though? Where does it come from, and what is a bride to carry in order to ensure she’s meeting the requirements of this important tradition? We have the answers, and the advice you need so you can rock the rhyme all the way down the aisle.

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13 Tips for Planning Your Dream Wedding on a Budget


You have been dreaming about your wedding ever since you were a little girl. Now, you’ve finally found the one and your dream is about to become a reality—a reality with very real budget limitations. If you’re worried you won’t be able to plan the celebrity-worthy wedding you’re imagining because of your budget, know that there ae small ways to save money without sacrificing on quality. We’ve compiled 13 tips to help you plan your wedding without breaking the bank.

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How to Choose the Right Wedding Venue

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You already found the right partner. Now it’s time to plan your wedding, and you want every decision you make, from the dress to the napkins to be just as perfect. One of the most important decisions that couples need to make first is the venue. Believe it or not, deciding your venue, in more cases, will even have to come before choosing a date, since the date of your wedding may end up being dependent upon the availability of the wedding and reception location. When it comes to deciding on this crucial, cornerstone wedding decision, we’ve compiled the best advice that will help you ensure you’re able to pull off the wedding of your dreams. Follow our tips below to find the venue that will make you say “I do.”

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7 Things Every Bride Must Do When Planning Her Wedding

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Planning your wedding will be an incredibly exciting experience. It could also be time-consuming and stressful, depending on your approach. Talk to any former bride, and she’ll have plenty of wisdom and best practices to share, but you’ll quickly start to hear lots of conflicting tips based on each bride’s own experiences:

“Keep it simple.” / “Make it glamorous.”

“Get a wedding planner.” / “Do it all yourself.”

“Splurge on the venue.” / “Splurge on the honeymoon.”

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