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Karen Cinnamon

The world’s leading Jewish Wedding Expert

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THE members-only SECRET COMMUNITY FOR JEWISH + jew-ish BRIDES

The community that minimizes stress & overwhelm
and maximizes your wedding budget



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Join me inside Brides Club now to guarantee:

  • An unforgettable wedding, not only for you but also for your friends and family

  • The wedding you really want (whilst keeping everyone happy)

  • Getting the most out of your wedding budget

  • Clarity and convenience (I’ve done all the thinking so that you don’t need to)

  • The support of a community of like-minded brides-to-be

Get my help to:

  • Solve all your wedding day concerns (with live monthly wedding planning calls with me) every step of the way

  • Go from overwhelmed to in control

  • Make everything straightforward for you, but remarkable for your guests

  • Keep everyone on-side and happy

  • Maximize your wedding budget

Become part of a community that gives you:

1.

Jewish (and interfaith Jew-ish) wedding checklists, templates, sample spreadsheets, for every step of the way

2.

Live monthly ‘Wedding Planning Solved’ calls

3.

100s of exclusive discounts covering all styles, budgets and locations, handpicked by me

4.

24/7 non-judgemental advice and support from Karen + an inclusive community of brides-to-be

5.

Free smash glass pouch for under the chuppah

6.

The practical as well as the pretty

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  • Everything you need for whatever stage you’re at (whether you’re newly engaged, or just weeks away).

  • Live Monthly ‘Wedding Planning Solved’ Calls

  • A thriving community of like-minded supportive brides-to-be

  • Free smash glass pouch for under the chuppah

  • The ultimate Jewish (and interfaith Jewish) wedding planner kit, worth $197

  • Spotify Hora Playlists

  • Ceremony Program Template

  • The 8 Weeks-To-Go Action Plan

  • The 1 Week-To-Go Action Plan

  • 100s of handpicked wedding discounts covering all styles, budgets and locations

  • The music you'll need for your ceremony - traditional and alternative songs

  • Sample budget spreadsheet

  • Ultimate Jewish Wedding checklist

  • Jewish Wedding Photo Checklist

  • Candid video interviews from just-married Jewish and Jew-ish newlyweds

  • Emergency hotline direct to Karen Cinnamon, the world’s #1 Jewish wedding expert

Get full access to me,

the world’s number #1 Jewish wedding expert:

  • Ask me anything in my private, members only-community

  • Everything you need for whatever stage you’re at (whether you’re newly engaged, or just weeks away).

  • Weekly live Q&A wedding clinic

  • Monthly live' ‘Wedding Planning Solved’ Calls

  • Access to my tried-and-trusted, verified vendor network complete with members-only discounts to all.

  • Live masterclasses with my circle of trusted wedding experts (Rabbis, Photographers, Caterers, Make Up Artists, Venue experts)

  • Members-only direct emergency hotline to ask me anything


Karen has been featured in:

Plus, once you join you'll receive the coolest SMASHED IT pouch for your glass for under the chuppah! 


Designed by me after I saw too many glasses wrapped in napkins, ugly velvet pouches (or even foil!) I decided to create my very own 'smashing the glass' smash glass pouch, and every member receives one as soon as they join!

Beautifully designed in the finest materials, it makes for a beautiful heirloom pouch to be passed down from generation to generation for beautiful chuppah scene after beautiful chuppah scene.

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You’re engaged (yay!) …. and I get it

  • You want to be different but fulfil certain expectations.

  • You want to be cost efficient without seeming to scrimp.

  • You want to involve friends and family without causing them a ton of work and stress.

  • You want to throw an amazing party that will appeal to quite a disparate group of people... and across the generations.

Most of these pressures apply to ALL weddings but there are extra levels of pressure for Jewish weddings – how much of the traditional stuff do you do? How do you cater for kosher guests? The chuppah, the ketubah, the glass, kippot, the rituals, the rabbi...

But also, there is something within our community about creating huge weddings – the  involvement of family, and the amount of money spent that is so much more onerous than other weddings and cultures.

There are many conflicting pressures – the relationship, the money, the families, the spiritual aspect, the fact that you’re on show and your creativity and interestingness and fun-ness is up for potential scrutiny.

And that’s where Brides Club comes in…

Just imagine having all the tools, resources  and support you need to plan your perfect wedding your way, whilst keeping everyone around you happy.

Just imagine honest candid advice from not only me, but also just-married Jewish and Jew-ish brides, eager to tell you what worked for them (and also what they wish they’d known when they were in your shoes)

No more feeling overwhelmed, no more feeling stuck in the middle of family dramas and not knowing what to do. No more wondering where to start, or what order to do everything in, or feeling concerned that you’re being ripped off, or wondering how on earth you keep everybody happy.

You shouldn’t have to spend your time guessing, and trial-and-erroring your way to the best day of your life.

And just imagine having immediate access to handpicked discounts and generous gifts from wedding vendors that I've personally sifted and sorted through to meet my rigorous standards (and yours).

No more scouring the internet for the perfect wedding vendors, no more negotiating discounts with your dream vendors – I’ve done all the work for you.

You deserve the non-judgemental support, me and our community of brides and newlyweds, resources, support, advice and negotiated discounts you need to ensure you have your perfect wedding, your way.

Brides Club with Karen Cinnamon,

the world’s leading Jewish wedding expert

Brides Club is the place to be for all the ‘Can’t Plan Without’ Jewish and interfaith Jew-ish wedding resources, support, straight-talking advice and handpicked discounts you need to ensure you have an unforgettable Jewish (or Jew-ish) wedding, whilst keeping everyone around you ‘on-side’.

Brides Club is for you whatever stage of planning you’re it (from newly engaged to weeks away).

And Brides Club is for you whether you’re using a planner, or planning solo.

Membership gives you access to my step-by-step advice for every stage, with checklists, and resources for planning your perfect day, that not only saves you time and money, but also keeps everyone around you happy.

For just $25 (or £19) a month you’ll receive weekly live Q&A’s with me, monthly ‘Wedding Planning Solved’ calls, a gorgeous smash glass pouch for under the chuppah, live masterclasses with trusted wedding experts, plus access to my tried-and-trusted, verified vendor network, 100’s of exclusive handpicked discounts, my ‘can’t-plan-without’ library of Jewish wedding checklists and resources (worth $197) the emergency bridal hotline direct to me, and SO much more!

I’m going to show you exactly to plan an unforgettable wedding, whilst keeping everyone around you happy AND save you time and money.

It really does exist!

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Here’s what Brides Club membership includes

Keep your friends and family (and the rabbi) happy and still have the wedding you want

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So Karen, who are you?

I’m Karen Cinnamon, the world’s #1 Jewish wedding expert and Founder & Editor of Smashing The Glass, the world’s biggest Jewish wedding blog.

I’ve been there myself, planning my own wedding planning back in 2013, and subsequently helping 1000’s of Jewish and Jew-ish Brides as Founder + Editor of Smashing The Glass which I started just after I got married, over 5 years ago.

Back in 2013, when I was preparing for my own wedding, it began to dawn on me that there was no single place that brought together creative, inventive and original ideas for style-focused couples planning their Jewish (and Jew-ish) weddings.

The platform grew rapidly but the more it grew, the more I realised that a resource like Brides Club was needed to REALLY help Jewish and Jew-ish brides plan an unforgettable wedding whilst keeping everyone around them ‘on side’ and happy.


But don't just take my word for it...


Newlywed, Catherine Blair Richman from Miami, tells us how Brides Club transformed her wedding planning.

See her New York City wedding here

 


Bride-to-be, Amy Packham from London, tells us how Brides Club took her from overwhelmed to empowered, and how being a Brides Club member’s been the "best decision I've ever made”

The Jewish Chronicle – June 2018

“Cinnamon is probably more hands-on for club members than their own maids of honour.”

See the full article and review of Brides Club by journalist member, Rosa D here.

The Jewish Chronicle – June 2018
Sarah D – USA Bride getting married in the USA in 2020

“I’m really enjoying being a part of the Brides Club, and the best part has been how approachable you make the daunting amount of wedding information out there easier by breaking it up.

I can watch a video on planning my ceremony, choosing a ketubah, or nearly anything I search for on my lunch break or the way home from work! Being able to gradually educate myself through the weekly topics you choose has been a relief and actually allows me to make time for the wedding.”

Sarah D – USA Bride getting married in the USA in 2020
Caroline B – UK Bride married in October 2018.

“Even though we used a wedding planner, I honestly couldn’t have planned my wedding without Brides Club and all your advice and recommendations. I found my dress, photographer and hair stylist (and used their discounts and gifts too!) all through Brides Club, and your advice and focus early on really helped clarify things for me.”

Caroline B – UK Bride married in October 2018.
Anastasiia K, USA Bride married in August 2018

“Thanks to Brides Club all (yes ALL!) of my issues with wedding planning have been solved. I can't imagine planning my wedding without it.

Before joining Brides Club I felt overwhelmed by a myriad of ideas and information overload, but once I joined, my worries and concerns went away as if by magic. Being helped directly by Karen is absolutely priceless.   

But Brides Club is way more than that… all the video guides, the resources, and the wonderful brides-to-be community changed the course of my wedding planning entirely.   

Thank you Karen and Brides Club!”

Anastasiia K, USA Bride married in August 2018
Elkie M – new member getting married in the UK in 2019

“Without Brides Club I wouldn't have known where to start! I found several vendors through the club and have really benefited from the discounts. Thank you for everything you do.”

Elkie M – new member getting married in the UK in 2019
Jaime M – new member getting married in the USA in 2019

“I’ve only been a member for a short time (just one week!) but I love your guidance and how you empower others to make their own choices and follow their heart. Your support and you being YOU is invaluable.”

Jaime M – new member getting married in the USA in 2019
Rebecca S – UK Bride married in Israel in October 2018

“I would definitely recommend Brides Club to anyone if you are thinking about joining - it's like having a wedding planner!”

Rebecca S – UK Bride married in Israel in October 2018
Jeanette K – USA Bride just married in Israel, August 2018

“The personal outreach and appeal to a specific group of brides is what makes it so special. I got help with so many things such as in writing my speech, deciding on a veil, buying a smash glass (and knowing how to use the pieces after), designing a cake, picking songs, and many other elements I’m forgetting now! And the community is one-of-a-kind”

Jeanette K – USA Bride just married in Israel, August 2018
Sarah S – USA Bride married in August 2018

“Even though I had a wedding planner, it didn’t stop me from benefitting from Brides Club every single day. Karen helped me find my wedding venue, the vendors,  the extras… it’s a miracle I didn’t find my husband on it too!”

Sarah S – USA Bride married in August 2018
Amanda Y – UK Bride married in 2018

“The Brides Club Facebook group is such a lovely, non-judgemental place to speak to others planning weddings. It's nice to know somebody else is going through the same things (all over the world!)”

Amanda Y – UK Bride married in 2018
Samantha M – UK, new member getting married in London, UK, in 2019

“Smashing the Glass was a guilty pleasure of mine long before I got engaged (don’t tell my fiancé). Joining Brides Club was a no brainer - it’s a great community, access to the ultimate wedding guru (Karen) is invaluable and we’ve already booked three of our vendors with our 10% Brides Club discount, literally saving us thousands. My only regret is not joining sooner!”

Samantha M – UK, new member getting married in London, UK, in 2019
Caroline P, UK Bride married in September 2017

“I can’t imagine what my wedding would have looked like without Brides Club. Simply put, being part of the club made our wedding happen the way we wanted it to.   

Karen is so non-judgmental and just made me feel so relaxed. She turned my feeling of overwhelm into excitement, and provided a solution for every problem plus so many creative ideas I had never even thought of before.   

Karen’s positivity and outside-the-box thinking got me on the right track and helped me 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. Being inside Brides Club feels like being with a friend - someone truly invested in helping you and having your best interest at heart”

Caroline P, UK Bride married in September 2017

F.A.Qs

Can grooms / mother of the bride / mother of the groom / bridesmaids join too?

Definitely! Brides 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 Brides Club still for me if I am using a wedding planner?

Of course! See what one of our members says about using Brides Club alongside her wedding planner. There are so many benefits to joining the club, such as non-judgemental and ‘no-agenda’ advice and support from me on any topic (emotional or practical) at any time, plus an extensive library of Jewish wedding resources and checklists that no planners have access to, plus the members-only emergency hotline direct to me to ask me anything at any time, plus SO many more reasons (all listed above!)

Can I gift a Brides Club membership to a loved one?

Absolutely! A Brides Club membership is the perfect engagement gift! Email brides@smashingtheglass.com if you would like to purchase Brides Club membership as an engagement gift.

Do you give personal help and attention to me and my wedding inside Brides Club?

Yes! I’m keen to move you forward with your wedding planning every step of the way. I am on hand every Wednesday for a weekly live Q&A and there’s the members-only emergency hotline direct to me to ask me anything at any time!

Do I need to be Jewish to sign up?

Brides Club is run by me, Karen, founder of Smashing The Glass, the world’s biggest Jewish wedding blog. I welcome non-Jewish or Jew-ish reader with open arms, but it’s worth bearing in mind that everything about the Club is tailored with a Jewish wedding in mind.

Can I see the list of discounts and gifts on offer before I sign up?

If you wish to enquire about a particular vendor’s gift or discount prior to signing up, please email emily@smashingtheglass.com

My wedding date is very soon. Is it still worth joining?

Absolutely! Brides Club is value packed whatever stage you’re at, and besides it’s a monthly fee, so if you only want to join for one month that’s absolutely fine!

In my experience, the final few weeks of planning can often be the most challenging so you’ll definitely want access to my ‘8 weeks to go action plan’, hora Spotify playlist, ceremony program template, and so many more can’t-plan-without members-only resources and guides (and SO much more!)

I'm a wedding vendor - can I join Brides Club?

Brides Club is (as the name suggests) for brides, and their friends and family. It is not a club for wedding vendors.

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There’s no commitment or contract when you join Brides Club.
If what I’ve created doesn’t meet your needs you can cancel at any time.


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Monthly

Pay monthly | Cancel at any time

$25 per month

  • Live Monthly ‘Wedding Planning Solved’ Calls with Karen Cinnamon

  • FREE smash glass pouch for under the chuppah

  • Non-judgemental private Facebook community packed with supportive brides-to-be like you

  • The ultimate Jewish wedding planner kit, worth $197

  • Clearly laid out Jewish wedding checklists where I break down all the practicals

  • 100s of handpicked 10% discounts covering all styles, budgets and locations

  • Weekly live Q&A wedding clinic with Karen, the world’s leading Jewish wedding expert

  • Spotify Hora Playlists

  • Full access to the step-by-step videos for planning an unforgettable Jewish wedding (whilst keeping everyone happy).

  • Wedding Program Ceremony template

  • 8 weeks-to-go action plan

  • The music you'll need for your ceremony - traditional and alternative songs

  • Jewish Wedding Photo Checklist

  • ‘Just-Married Brides Get Candid’ live interviews with newlyweds

  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events

  • Private, members-only Facebook community

  • Live masterclasses with trusted wedding experts (Rabbis, Photographers, Caterers etc)

  • Emergency bridal hotline

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VIP MONTHLY

30 mins 1:1 session included every month | Cancel at any time

$100 per month

  • *BONUS* 30 mins 1:1 Skype wedding consultancy session
    with Karen every single month

  • Non-judgemental private Facebook community packed with supportive brides-to-be like you

  • FREE smash glass pouch for under the chuppah

  • The ultimate Jewish wedding planner kit, worth $197

  • Clearly laid out Jewish wedding checklists where I break down all the practicals

  • 100s of handpicked 10% discounts covering all styles, budgets and locations

  • Weekly live Q&A wedding clinic with Karen, the world’s leading Jewish wedding expert

  • Spotify Hora Playlists

  • Full access to the step-by-step system for planning an unforgettable Jewish wedding (whilst keeping everyone happy).

  • Live Monthly ‘Wedding Planning Solved’ Calls with Karen Cinnamon

  • Wedding Program Ceremony template

  • 8 weeks-to-go action plan

  • The music you'll need for your ceremony - traditional and alternative songs

  • Jewish Wedding Photo Checklist

  • ‘Just-Married Brides Get Candid’ live interviews with newlyweds

  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events

  • Live masterclasses with trusted wedding experts (Rabbis, Photographers, Caterers etc)

  • Emergency bridal hotline

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annualLY

*Bonus* 2 months free +

2 x 30 mins 1:1 sessions

$250 per year

  • *BONUS* Get 2 Months FREE

  • *BONUS* 2 x 30 mins 1:1 Skype wedding consultancy sessions
    with Karen throughout the year

  • Non-judgemental private Facebook community packed with supportive brides-to-be like you

  • Live Monthly ‘Wedding Planning Solved’ Calls with Karen Cinnamon

  • FREE smash glass pouch for under the chuppah

  • The ultimate Jewish wedding planner kit, worth $197

  • Clearly laid out Jewish wedding checklists where I break down all the practicals

  • 100s of handpicked 10% discounts covering all styles, budgets and locations

  • Weekly live Q&A wedding clinic with Karen, the world’s leading Jewish wedding expert

  • Spotify Hora Playlists

  • Full access to the step-by-step system for planning an unforgettable Jewish wedding (whilst keeping everyone happy).

  • Wedding Program Ceremony template

  • 8 weeks-to-go action plan

  • The music you'll need for your ceremony - traditional and alternative songs

  • Jewish Wedding Photo Checklist

  • ‘Just-Married Brides Get Candid’ live interviews with newlyweds

  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events

  • Private, members-only Facebook community

  • Live masterclasses with trusted wedding experts (Rabbis, Photographers, Caterers etc)

  • Emergency bridal hotline

Join now

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