Most of the genius ideas out there come about from someone watching someone else struggle with an issue, both big or small. That is exactly how the founders of The Mazel Tov Stone came up with there very sweet and functional product! Owners Lisa and Robb were at Lisa’s cousin’s wedding rehearsal when the bride expressed concern about the Jewish tradition of breaking the glass. She was worried that it wouldn’t break on the soft surface of their outdoor wedding. Robb was in the stone industry and just happened to have some on hand to lend to the couple so they could break the glass worry free. That is how The Mazel Tov Stone was born!
The Mazel Tov Stone is made of limestone from the quarries that produced the stones found in the ancient Temples of Jerusalem. The stones are custom-engraved with the bride and grooms names along with their wedding date. It comes in four different sizes with a variety of styles. Not only does it serve a great purpose during the actual ceremony by providing a sturdy service to step on the glass, but it is also a great keepsake for after the wedding. It would look great on a mantle or even in the garden!
For those of you unfamiliar with the tradition of breaking the glass, at the end of the wedding ceremony the groom will step on the glass, typically wrapped, breaking it. It has been said to represent the destruction of the ancient temples in the holy land, but also to represent the frailty of language. I had an interfaith wedding and my husband was very excited about breaking the glass. My favorite explanation of the glass came from the cantor at our wedding. He said that may our marriage be as difficult to break as it would be to put all of the pieces of the glass back together. So beautiful!