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arrying under the stars in the Holyland is magical, laying the foundations for your future upon thousands of years of Jewish history.
Gemma Harwood from London is getting married in Israel in May and is planning the wedding from her living room. “No one says that planning a wedding is easy, let alone planning one abroad,” she says. “But despite being thousands of miles away, I’ve done the vast majority of my research online. Coming to Israel for a week in February allowed me to visit the relevant suppliers, venue and rabbi and have my hair and makeup trials”.
“Having someone local to assist with the planning is a must,” says Danny Kaizler from ISRAevents, a leading production and event planning company in Israel. “The market works differently here and employing a wedding planner affords the couple the possibility of negotiating the best deals with all the wedding suppliers”.
“Most couples arrive in Israel for a weddingplanning trip around nine months before the wedding,” says Nikki Fenton, an experienced events planner. “I take them to a compiled shortlist of venues, based on their budget and personalities. Frequently, couples who think they want a beach wedding fall in love with a forest location and others who wanted to build their venue from scratch, discover a