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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Wedding Traditions Revealed: Groom Carrying Bride Over The Threshold

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Recently I watched a movie where the groom went out of his way to carry his bride over the threshold which made me start thinking - is this still a common practice, or is it an old tradition? Through my research I have found the origin of this tradition and want to reach out to all of my readers to see if they believe the tradition has continued to change into a more positive tradition or if they even take part in carrying their bride into their new home...

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Unusual Wedding Customs: Irish Traveler Weddings

by Azure

One of the most interesting things about writing about weddings is that you learn about so many different cultures. It can be so easy to dismiss other people's traditions and customs as tacky. But, if you try to view other weddings neutrally, not as what you would or wouldn't do, you can find beauty in almost any wedding. Irish Travelers are a unique, small ethnic group in Ireland. They're sort of like the Roma (gypsies) of Eastern Europe. They're generally poor and they move around a...

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The Bachelorette and Wedding Etiquette

by Azure

Happy Monday! I know a lot of people were very excited that the Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and Chicagoan Ed Swiderski got engaged. Given that Jillian is Canadian, my big question is “Will she have a wedding social?” Before I go on, let me be clear. Unless you already know what a wedding social is, and live in a community where they are expected, you are NOT ALLOWED TO DO THIS! Apparently in some parts of Canada, family members of the bride and groom throw a huge fundraiser,...

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