Real Jewish Brides: Jos on Support for Wedding Vendors

Jos will be marrying Daniel on 1st November 2020 at Hackney Town Hall, London, UK. Click here to read all Jos’ planning posts to date.

THREE FACTS: (1) Before meeting Daniel, Jos was known for her torrid dating tales – so much so that her friends used to call her Bridget Jonestein! (2) Daniel proposed to Jos in the Greek island of Naxos! (3) Jos is a member of Smashing The Glass’s Brides Club!

Let’s hear it for our vendors

Like for many other people, the last few weeks have been a devastating whirlwind for me and my family. We have watched, horrified, as this horrible situation has escalated out of control, threatening the lives of our loved ones, our financial stability and, sadly, rendered us unsure of whether our weddings will go ahead on the dates we’d planned them for.

Two weeks ago, we quickly hustled and put in place a contingency date for our wedding, thanks to the advice of Karen during a Live in the Brides Club! We were lucky that we were able to align all of our amazing suppliers to move our wedding to November, if the situation didn’t look like it was going to clear up and they all agreed. Speaking honestly, I found this process extremely difficult.

Image by STG Recommended Vendor Ori Carmi Photography from Sara & Ronen‘s wedding

Not because my dream wedding was being moved. When Daniel and I discussed our wedding we agreed that it was of paramount importance to have all of our most treasured friends and family around us and that will feed into our decision making. More than that, it is unthinkable that the celebration that we are organising be the reason that any of the people we love get sick, so moving our wedding under those circumstances will be a no brainer.

What I found most difficult was the level of devastation that this situation has had on the businesses of our suppliers. We chose our suppliers as they were small, burgeoning businesses, most run by kick ass women (but also by kick ass men). Not only did we want to enjoy their immense talent and expertise on our wedding day, but we wanted to support and champion them in the run up as they are all incredible talents.

Image by STG Recommended Vendor Claudine Hartzel Photography from Jasmin & Brett‘s wedding. 

Every time I spoke to one of our suppliers, I could hear the shock, coming through in their voices, as one by one, they saw their bookings and income disappear during this key summer wedding period.

Whilst it is disappointing for us brides to have to shift our carefully laid plans, I wanted to dedicate this post to the suppliers of the wedding and events industry. To the freelance photographers and videographers, the amazing caterers and their armies of employees, the venue staff, the florists who seek to make the world that bit more beautiful, those who are designing production, who dedicate their lives to entertaining people and making events engaging and special and the make-up artists and hairdressers (who frankly, we all need right now, my hair is a disaster!).

Image by STG Recommended Vendor Lilian Haidar Photography from Marina & Gary‘s wedding. 

To the stationery designers, the cake makers, the wedding planners and all of those that dedicate their lives and careers to us all feel the most special and loved.

So to all of you who are at home, worried and hoping for better times. I know our day in the sun will come, us brides will get to wear our beautiful white dresses, and we will all be reunited on the other side of this. I truly believe that each and every wedding, in a post Corona world, will be that much sweeter, and I for one, can’t wait to toast you all soon.

Click here to read all Jos’ planning posts to date.

Jos & Daniel’s Wedding Vendors booked so far:

Venue – Hackney Town Hall
Videographer – Dreamcatchers {offers 10% discount to all members of Smashing The Glass’s Brides Club}
Honeymoon – Abby Taubman of Colletts Travel {offers a travel guide to the chosen destination to all members of Smashing The Glass’s Brides Club}
Hair and Make up – Camilla J Collins {offers 10% discount to all members of Smashing The Glass’s Brides Club}
Events agency – WORK HARD / PLAY HARD
Flowers – Alice Vine
Singer – Katie Plus Juan
Caterer – Black Pot
Cake – Belsize Cake
Photographer – Rachel Takes Pictures
Band – Stylus Live
Stationery – Hart Creative Studio
Grooms suit – Drake’s

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