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Our Top 7 Jewish Wedding Planning Articles

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Planning your Jewish wedding? Start here, with our top 7 Jewish wedding planning posts:

1. 7 Ways to Decorate a Wedding Huppah

2. Our 100 Favorite Backyard Wedding Themes

3. 21 Things Rabbis Wish Wedding Coordinators and Couples Knew About Planning a Jewish Wedding (Huppahs.com)

Free printable wedding favor card4. 7 Tips for Designing Stylish Long Tablescapes on a Budget

5. Kosher-fied Royal Wedding Hors d’Oeurve Reception Menu with Recipes

6. What do the Jewish bride and groom wear?

7. Free printable charity favor cards (Huppahs.com)

And if you’re thinking about making your own huppah, take a look at Sew Jewish, a collection of 18 Jewish sewing patterns and projects. It comes out soon…and includes instructions for sewing a huppah canopy! Get details at SewJewish.com…

Sew Jewish Book Huppah

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Huppahs Aren’t Just for Jewish Weddings Anymore

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Non-Jewish couples who use huppahs for their weddings are part of a growing trend, says Ted Merwin in the New York Jewish Week.

Party planner Sojourner Auguste explains:

It is “fairly common” for non-Jewish couples to use a chupah, or chupah-like structure, as part of the “décor” for the wedding ceremony. For these couples, she said, “The wedding canopy still represents a sacred space where they exchange vows.” But Christians want something beyond the standard floral arrangements that flank the altar. “By using a chupah,” Soujourner said, “they elevate their ceremony and make it special.”

From event planner Melisa Imberman:

Non-Jews who use a chupah, she said, are often thinking about how their wedding pictures will look “They may not know what it’s called or be aware that it’s a Jewish concept,” she said. “They see a picture of a wedding arch in a magazine or on a website, and they notice that it frames the bride and groom, creating a focal point for the ceremony.”

It makes sense. With so many couples getting married in non-traditional spaces like parks, museums, and bistros, a huppah is a way to make a ceremony space feel special and look pretty.

(Photo: Jason Weil for Huppahs.com)

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What’s Going On? This Jewish Wedding Program Explains [PDF]

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While reorganizing my office this week I came across the program I wrote for my wedding to explain Jewish wedding traditions to the guests who weren’t Jewish (since I come from a large family of people who are not Jewish, that was a lot of people). I thought I’d share it, especially for couples putting together something similar. One of the best things I did was to include in the heading the phrase “Consider it an invitation to join in the celebration,” because that’s just what people did. See the program…

7 Ways to Decorate a Wedding Huppah

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Free Shipping on Judaica from JewishSource.com until July 1

Jewish wedding ring JewishSourceJewishSource.com is offering free shipping on all orders of $50 and above, including wedding items like rings, tallit prayer shawls, kiddush cups, and great wedding gifts.

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Rabbis’ Wedding Planning Advice Now Available as Printable Flyer

Rabbis wedding planning advice for Jewish weddings“21 Things Rabbis Wish Wedding Planners and Couples Knew About Planning a Jewish Wedding” is now available as a flyer in printable PDF format for you and your wedding planning clients.

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We’ve moved this article to our main website at Huppahs.com: 21 Things Rabbis Wish Wedding Coordinators and Couples Knew About Planning a Jewish Wedding

And it’s also now available as a printable PDF flyer.

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