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GIVEAWAY!! Emily Kuvin Jewelry Design Wants to Make You Look Purty!

I seriously have to pinch myself when I have the opportunity to share such wonderful wedding vendors and products with you! And providing you an opportunity to win stuff? Well, color me giddy!

Emily Kuvin and I agree on a lot of things. We agree that you deserve to look maaaaahvelous on your wedding day. We also agree that you should continue looking maaaaaahvelous on every other day, and especially on future special occasions, which is why you deserve to have jewelry that’s unique and personal, made with only the highest quality bling, and created by a true artist who knows her stuff.

Emily Kuvin Jewelry Design Wedding Jewelry

Here’s the thing: You spend hours and hours and hours shopping for THE DRESS. You look through a zillion magazines and web sites, you visit all kinds of stores and boutiques, you try on gown after gown, picking through miles of fabric until you find THE DRESS that makes you weep with joy. This is something you wear on your body, to represent your bridal style, and, unfortunately, only gets worn for the duration of your wedding day. If only it was socially acceptable to don your wedding gown in the frozen foods section of Trader Joe’s! (I’m not kidding. IF ONLY! Sigh.).

So if you spend that much time and thought and decision-making on your dress, shouldn’t you treat your jewelry with as much respect, especially since you can wear it over and over again through life’s special occasions? Fact: I still wear my wedding day earrings to most formal events I attend. It makes me feel happy to give myself a little wink-wink, nudge-nudge that those puppies still look great and are artifacts from one of my most favorite days ever. And hey! They’re the last of my wedding gear that still fit! (I have not gained any weight in my ear lobes! Can you believe it?!)

So this is why I want you to look your best and feel your best, knowing you are wearing jewelry that’s been commissioned JUST for you! Who says only movie stars and first ladies should get this kind of treatment?

Emily Kuvin Jewelry Design Wedding Jewelry

Here’s where winning comes in. Emily Kuvin Jewelry Design wants to give you a chance to win a $250 credit toward a custom designed necklace. The winner will also receive 10% off additional jewelry designs for your bridal party because, yes, jewelry makes for awesome bridesmaids and mothers gifts! What a great way to tie in your wedding look!

And, because Emily and I think you’re all winners — awwww — everyone who enters automatically gets 10% off toward their custom jewelry purchase.

Get inspired now. Visit Emily Kuvin Jewelry Design on Facebook (“Like” the page!) and browse her web site. Pretty stuff!

So, nuts and bolts:

From now until January 15th at 11:59 p.m. PST, enter for a chance to win a detailed consult to discuss your jewelry dreams with Emily which includes tons of thorough communication and designs, a $250 custom necklace, and 10% off your wedding party suite.

All entries are automatically awarded a 10% off coupon code which will be emailed on January 16th after the completion of the giveaway and after the winner has been announced. Winner will be notified via email and announced by The Wedding Yentas on Facebook and Twitter. This sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents. Entries do not have to be Jewish or a bride in order to qualify.

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Good luck, Yentas!

Custom Wedding Jewelry

  • Ashley says:

    How amazing! Would love to win!!!

  • Kerri says:

    beautiful jewels!

  • Justyne M says:

    beautiful jewelry!

  • Christina C says:

    I love all the real weddings. Especially the ones in Florida since that’s where we live!

  • Nani says:

    I’m not a bride but I enjoy your work on our mom’s group site. 😉 Would love something to make this hard working mama feel like a princess!

  • sharon says:

    I’d love some custom jewelery 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    Beautiful! I could use some beautiful. 🙂

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Sponsored by Blue Nile: Use the Leave Nothing To Chance Style App and Win Diamonds or a Gift Card!

This is a sponsored post and all opinions belong to Alison of The Wedding Yentas.

I love technology. We can talk on the phone while seeing others on the opposite end. We can communicate with friends across the world and stay in touch through social media. And now, there’s an application that analyzes your personality and declares what kind of jewelry your husband/mom/friend/boyfriend/sister/anyone-else-who-loves-you should buy you.


Blue Nile, the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry, has just come out with a brand new platform that uses a scientific algorithm to analyze your responses and Facebook data to identify your fashion personality. It’s called Leave Nothing To Chance because, appropriately, when it comes to jewelry, you don’t want your gift-givers crossing their finger and hoping you’ll love what they buy you. When it comes to jewelry, let’s be real: hope is not enough.

You can find out if you’re a “Jet Setter,” “Queen Bee,” or “Understated Beauty” in order to see what kinds of jewelry pieces match that title. It will then issue a personalized infographic about your style along with a few gift recommendations, which you can customize and share on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. Or, you know, just absolutely leave open on your sweetie’s computer — OOPS! There are 30 different personalities and it is surprisingly accurate!

Here’s what my results look like and I pretty much agree.


By now you should know I’m a big fan of comedy. If people or activities don’t make me laugh, forget about it; I’m done! But the Leave Nothing To Chance app made me laugh SO HARD. And I wasn’t even drinking!

Each question is worded very casually and fun, so it doesn’t feel like you’re taking the SAT (which would have been horrible for me because the guy behind me during the SAT had the most horrific nose whistle and I was distracted the entire time. Especially on the math section. Hmmm. But hey! I went to college and it all worked out. GO CATS!). It’s fun to be guided through a survey that asks tongue-in-cheek lifestyle questions, such as, “Skinny dipping at night with friends or a good book and a warm bath?”

After you answer each casual and fun question, there’s a segue statement and that’s where the comedy gold is. Snarky, sassy statements about my personality made my peacock feathers present themselves and I was satisfied with the zingers.


I would say you should have fun with this app just for the sass factor alone, but that’s not the only reason.
Those who participate will be entered to win a three carat diamond tennis bracelet. The winner will be contacted by email on Dec. 30.

Did you read that right?

You guys. You could win diamonds.

OK, hear me out.

If you use the app — and you should because it’s more fun than a lot of the other things you do to procrastinate on the computer — you can automatically be entered to win a three carat diamond tennis bracelet.

One more time in case you’re squinting from the idea of shiny things landing in your lap for free:

You could possibly win a three carat diamond tennis bracelet.

I don’t know how to make this clearer!

BUT, because I love you so much and because Blue Nile thinks that The Wedding Yentas is the best Jewish wedding blog ever, all of you get discount codes to buy stuff. Discount codes are seriously my favorite thing in the world. Every time I buy things online, I Google a discount code for the store just in case I can save more cash. It’s always so empowering when I’ve searched high and low to find a code and it actually works! No searching high and low here. Just straight ahead. Or in the next paragraph.

*Discount Code: BNAPP2013
It’s good for 10% off Blue Nile jewelry from Nov. 29, 2013 – Dec. 31, 2013. Enter the code into the “Reference Code” box at checkout.

One more thing — because it’s the season of giving and Blue Nile and I feel extremely generous — you can also enter to win a $50 gift card to Blue Nile!

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Have fun! And I hope the jewelry you receive is JUST what you wanted!

*Terms and conditions: Valid on select regularly-priced jewelry excluding loose diamonds, settings and Build Your Own Diamond Jewelry™. Offer not valid on sale merchandise, gift certificates, Monique Lhuillier jewelry, back-ordered items, polishing cloth, and jewelry cleaner purchases. Reference code BNAPP2013 must be entered in cart or mentioned over phone at time of purchase.Offer may not be combined with any other offer, cannot be applied retroactively, and applies to US customers only. Void where prohibited. Offer expires 11:59pm PST 12/31/2013. The offer terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Sweepstakes is open to all international buyers that BlueNile ships to. Winnings will be in the form of an online promo code that you can enter at checkout. Please check this link: to see if BlueNile ships to your destination country. Thanks & Good luck!

Want to Get Married at the Top of the Empire State Building?

The annual Empire State Building Valentine’s Day Contest is fast approaching. Couples submit a creative proposal by December 5th detailing their personal love story for the chance to have their dream wedding at the iconic building itself. This year, I’m thrilled to say that RedEnvelope has been asked, along with ProFlowers, to be the lead designers of the three winning weddings.

To get you in the wedding contest mood and to inspire you to shop RedEnvelope for your own wedding gifts or gifts for others, THe Wedding Yentas has created an inspiration board called “The Wedding Yentas’ Empire State Building Wedding Picks.”

I whole heartedly believe in following registries for gifting. Couples have taken the time to make important decisions about the personal items they want to use in their homes. However, there are many occasions where it’s OK to go off a registry and purchase something a little more unique. Gifts for engagement celebrations, bachelorette parties, honeymoon welcome-home surprises, or even one-year anniversaries are great occasions to present fun, personalized, or whimsical items.

RedEnvelope and The Wedding Yentas

My Top Six Picks from RedEnvelope are:
Top Left: Personalized Embroidered Kitchen Towels
Top Right: Personalized Chateau Wine Bucket
Middle Left: Personalized Tree Initials Wall Art
Middle Right: Personalized Couples Key Dates Wall Art
Bottom Left: Eco Pillow – Happily Ever After
Bottom Right: 18″ Personalized Lazy Susan

Do you know anyone, including yourself, who has a fabulous proposal video to submit? It could be your chance to have a dream wedding at the top of the Empire State building! That’s a for-sure way to enjoy a beautiful HIGH end wedding!!