Changing Religions: 5 Questions to Ask Before Making the Decision

by The Modern Jewish Wedding

“I know that game. I invented that game. So, they’re Rules Rabbis,” said Charlotte from Sex and the City. It’s true.  When considering conversion to Judaism from another religion, whether for a wedding, or just because, rabbis will traditionally turn you away. Rabbis are known to test your commitment by saying “NO!” three times. Then it is up to you! Considering converting for your beshert (your meant to be)? Here are some questions you need to ask yourself and your...

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Five “Under the Radar” Jewish Wedding Traditions

by The Modern Jewish Wedding

We are all familiar with the Jewish Stomping of the Glass wedding tradition. Usually the groom breaks the glass, everyone shouts, “Mazel Tov” and the wedding’s ‘official cocktail hour’ begins. If you’re looking to go beyond glass breaking, then keep reading. Here are 5 lesser-known Jewish wedding traditions worthy of consideration and possible inclusion in your Jewish Wedding (or your wedding featuring special Jewish touches). 1. Be Treated Like A Queen Every bride...

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Your Blueprint to a Beautiful Jewish Wedding

by The Modern Jewish Wedding

Mazel Tov on your engagement! Planning your Jewish Wedding & including Jewish customs in your ceremony can mean more than just breaking a glass or dancing the Hora. From the signing of the Ketubah to Yihud there are many meaningful customs and traditions for you to consider and celebrate. Our Wedding Blueprint will first cover the Have-To’s (AKA, they’re required) & then we’ll add the fun, traditional and romantic choices Judaism allows you to include in your special...

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5 Ways to Do Jewish at your Non-Jewish/Interfaith Wedding!

by Azure

By Next Big Bridal Blogger finalist, Michele Schwartz of The Modern Jewish Wedding Mazel Tov! You’re engaged! You are starting your Pinterest boards, buying up every wedding magazine on the stands and book marking all the best wedding blogs! There’s only one hitch—you are Jewish, and your fiancé isn’t. But no need to worry, because by adding Jew-ish touches to your wedding and reception, you can honor both sides and have everyone “Kvelling” in no time! Here are five...

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Wedding Giveaway Winner: Fine Art for Your Newlywed Home

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals weekly giveaway The winner of this week's fabulous fine art giveaway is... Kestrel H.! Congrats, Kestrel! We can't wait to see which gorgeous design you choose. Please email us at SavvyScoop@OneWed.com to claim your prize. Thanks to all our wonderful readers for participating and special thanks to our giveaway sponsor, ArtVows.com!

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Win Fine Art to Capture the Essence of Your Wedding Vows

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals & Deals Capture the feelings of your most special day in an enduring keepsake from Art Vows! Art Vows creates fine art pieces to commemorate your wedding day. These one-of-a-kind creations honor the love between two souls, and this week only... you could WIN your very own Art Vows wedding piece worth $350! That's right, Art Vows is this week's Savvy Steals giveaway sponsor! Art Vows is a driving force behind the growing trend of non-Jewish couples...

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Queerly Wed: Which Traditions Will You Follow?

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Stacy Jacobs of Queerly Wed Despite the fact that I have forgotten most of the Hebrew I ever learned, I still identify as a “Cultural Jew.” These days, neither Melissa nor I are tied to one faith and at first thought many of the typical wedding traditions would have to be thrown out the window for us. However, we decided that we should go ahead and pick the rituals that we felt would signify our relationship with each other and our families. The...

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Jewish Wedding Idea: Design Your Own Chuppah

by Azure

The chuppah, or wedding canopy, is a central part of a Jewish wedding ceremony. But, for years, it was basically treated like a fixed piece of furniture. You used the synagogue’s chuppah, end of story. Many Jewish couples today though want to make the canopy, which after all symbolizes their future home, more personal. One idea is to have your chuppah designed, by an artist like Corinne Soikin Strauss of the Artist’s Wedding Studio. She designs personalized chuppahs painted in vivid...

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Real Wedding Challenges: An Interfaith Wedding

by Azure

We have two things we love to find here at the Savvy Scoop: interesting stories and inspiring ideas to help you make your wedding special. Our new monthly feature Real Wedding Challenges combines both of these loves. On the last Friday of every month we’ll introduce you to a real married couple who worked through a challenge in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning a wedding, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives...

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Jewish Weddings: An Interview with Rabbi Hyim Shafner

by Azure

Interview with Rabbi Hyim Shafner author of The Everything Jewish Wedding Book When I got married I was decidedly un-interested in Judaism or religion. But, my husband and I are both Jewish and so we went with the flow and had a Jewish wedding. After reading Rabbi Shafner’s Everything Jewish Wedding Book, and having a chance to talk to the very forward-thinking man. I sort of wish I could have a do-over. His relationship-based, spiritual approach to weddings and Jewish life in...

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