by Lea Bayers Rapp
Skip the mishigas of wedding planning and get into the merriment with this indispensable guide to putting together the perfect Jewish wedding of your (not your mother-in-law’s…) dreams. From submitting the engagement announcement to the local newspaper to finding the perfect artistic rendering of your ketubah, Lea Bayers Rapp takes you step by step through a wealth of information that covers every aspect of Jewish weddings—including the traditional, the high-tech, the Old World with a new twist, egalitarian, interfaith and the gay union.
Selecting rings. Telling family and friends. Finding a caterer. Choosing the perfect location for the ceremony and reception. Now it can all be done with a minimum of kvetching. You’ll find insider interviews with wedding professionals—jeweler, bridal gown executive, kosher caterer and more—who can give you invaluable money-, time- and tsurus-saving advice on every last detail. Fun-filled pop quizzes that test your know-how on everything from Club Med to klezmer, bridal style to Hebrew, and flower power to your I Do’s as Jews.
Whether you’re planning a traditional wedding in Israel or an interfaith celebration at home, this fabulously comprehensive book is the only resource you need to create the kind of wonderful, life-affirming wedding that makes everyone want to raise a glass and say, “Mazel tov!”