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  • You’ve set a date and you've booked several of your wedding vendors.

  • - You still feel overwhelmed with the options, and how much there is to do, but you feel good about key elements being crossed off and that your wedding is taking shape. 

  • - You’re ready to start thinking about ways to add on those little details that will make your your wedding truly memorable (but you also need to manage members of your family who may be insisting on certain elements and / or traditions that don’t feel 100% you).

You’re making great progress and here’s what you need to focus on now you’re at this stage (I’ve done all the thinking so that you don’t need to!).

Read the action steps, and watch my video below, and as always, if you have any questions, ask me inside the Facebook group and I’ll get them answered!


Action steps once you’ve booked your first few vendors:

  • If overwhelm starts to creep in, go back to this video, it will get you right back on track.

  • Get creative and dream up ways to personalise your wedding and create an unforgettable day, not only for you - but also for your friends and family (the videos below will give you tons of ideas, and if you’re stuck, ask me inside the Facebook group

  • Start to envision your ceremony and how it can be most meaningful for you (this video will help).

  • Research and confirm any vendors that you haven’t yet booked (Tag me in the Facebook group if you want my personal recommendations and don’t forget to check out all these vendors offering discounts and gifts for Club members only)

  • Choose a gift list (Tag me in the Facebook group if you want my personal recommendations and don’t forget to check out all these vendors offering discounts and gifts for Club members only)

  • Research and pick your ketubah (Tag me in the Facebook group if you want my personal recommendations and don’t forget to check out all these vendors offering discounts and gifts for Club members only)

  • Get your groom suited and booted! (ask me in the Facebook group if you want my personal recommendations and don’t forget to check out all these vendors offering discounts and gifts for Club members only)

  • Start shopping with your bridal party for their dresses (or let them pick their own!) Tag me in the Facebook group if you want my personal recommendations and don’t forget to check out all these vendors offering discounts and gifts for Club members only

  • Research and choose your stationer / digital stationer (Tag me in the Facebook group if you want my personal recommendations and don’t forget to check out all these vendors offering discounts and gifts for Club members only)

  • Research and book your honeymoon



VIDEO: How to put together the perfect ceremony

(whether you're having a Jewish

or interfaith Jewish wedding)

With guest expert Rabbi Paul Glantz


related resources

Questions to Ask a Rabbi

Questions to Ask a Rabbi



VIDEO: the music you’ll need for your jewish

Wedding ceremony

With chazan Jonny Mosesson


‘The music you’ll need for your Jewish wedding ceremony’ is timestamped below for your convenience:

  • 0:00 Welcome!

  • 2:46 'Meheira'  - a popular song choice for the groom to walk  into.

  • 5:28 Top tips for choosing your song to walk down the aisle to

  • 7:36 How long or short should the songs be that I choose?

  • 10:43 'Katonti' an alternative tune for the groom to walk down the aisle 15:00 Jonny runs through all the elements of a Jewish wedding ceremony

  • 16:32 How do you choose music for when the guests are being seated.. ie before the chuppah starts?

  • 17:30 Music for an aisle badeken

  • 20:33 Music for the bride's entry (Boi Beshalom by Shweiky)

  • 25:40 Sample Sheva Brachot

  • 29:19 What songs are guaranteed to make people melt during the ceremony?

  • 30:03 Music for the bride's entrance (Boi Beshalom to the tune of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah)

  • 32:55 Have full confidence in your musical choices... most things go and are allowed!

  • 34:38 Music for the bride's entrance (a more spiritual meaningful choice) Shuvi Nafshi - Carlebach

  • 37:30 Good questions to ask your chazan before a meeting

  • 42:55 Eshet Chayil (traditional) for the circling

  • 45:00 Do you need a chazan? Or will just a Rabbi suffice?

  • 50:13 Eshet Chayil (Eitan Katz version) for the circling

  • 53:14 Is it better to let the chazan, in the first instance, suggest the songs they recommend/are familiar with then if not happy discuss alternatives?

  • 55:07 Im Eshkachech (sung just before the breaking of the glass)

  • 57:49 Siman Tov Mazal Tov!

  • 1:00 Im Eshkachech (Lev Tahor)

  • 1:03:02 How about singing Jewish songs to non-Jewish tunes? 

  • 1:06:31 Jazzed Up 'Yerushalayim Shel Zahav" (Jerusalem of Golden)

  • 1:11:50 Mazal Tov Medley!

related resources

The music you'll need for your Jewish ceremony - traditional and alternative song

The music you'll need for your Jewish ceremony - traditional and alternative song



VIDEO: How to make your friends and family feel

Extra special at your wedding






VIDEO: Heartfelt ways to honor deceased loved ones

at your wedding







Jewish Wedding Ceremony resources

A Guide to the Jewish Wedding Ceremony and Order of Service Under the Chuppah

A Guide to the Jewish Wedding Ceremony and Order of Service Under the Chuppah

9 Jewish Wedding Traditions and the Top Ways to Personalize Them

9 Jewish Wedding Traditions and the Top Ways to Personalize Them

The Music You’ll Need for Your Ceremony - Traditional and Alternative Song

The Music You’ll Need for Your Ceremony - Traditional and Alternative Song

 
What’s the Correct Processional Order for a Jewish Wedding Ceremony

What’s the Correct Processional Order for a Jewish Wedding Ceremony

50 Music Ideas for Walking Down the Aisle at Your Jewish Wedding

50 Music Ideas for Walking Down the Aisle at Your Jewish Wedding

The Ultimate Jewish Wedding Photo Checklist

The Ultimate Jewish Wedding Photo Checklist



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