Wedding Resources


Planning a wedding is a happy but potentially stressful event.  The purpose of this page is to provide a starting point for you to plan your event. Please contact the individual below to arrange for loan of the needed items.  If you wish to add a resource to this page, please email all the information to



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Chupas Rental of beautiful wedding canopies. Also sells and rents huppah poles. Member, Association of Wedding Professionals. Approved Vendor, The Green Bride Guide. Website: Phone: 301-300-0950. Maria Bywater.




Dress Alterations

Mrs. Spielman in University Towers. She does women's clothes & is excellent. Her number is 301-681-2830. Jean's tailoring has been our tailor of choice for about 10 years. He's in an office over the Big Wolf video store on Georgia, (corner of Georgia Avenue and Seminary).
Elaine Badra (she sewed up some slits and made other minor alterations, I believe). Her number is (301) 933-3316, and her address is 3507 Frederick
Place, Kensington.
Mr. Sam Bobrow who does an excellent work and has also dry-cleaning. His business is out of his home. He may be in his 80's; a holocaust survivor. He lives in Silver Spring, 805 Arrington Drive (off Lockwood Drive). Phone:
Holly Green 301-681-3561, four corners in White Oak. She does excellent alterations and also formal dresses from scratch. Her studio is
at 109 University Blvd West (past 4 corners - U turn in the McDonalds lot) and her number is 301-681-3561. She is 2 doors away from Chevy Chase Bank, on the 2nd floor.
 Lizette Young lives on Stonyhill Drive in White Oak. She does very fine work. Her number is 301-681-5891.
Velma Lee does excellent work and in a timely manner. She made my dress for my daughter's wedding in October. She has sewn many simcha dresses for people I know, from young to older, guest to bridesmaid to bride. You may find her fee to be pricey, but she is definitely a no-hassle producer.

Velma lives in Potomac Her number is 301-661-6224. Leave a message if you get the answering machine. She will call you back.


J.J. Cummings
Phone: 410-664-1100
Dale is the owner and chief honcho.  Very reasonable. Will work with whatever budget you give them.


Cheryl Gabai
Preview a unique selection of Custom and Stock Invitations,
Stationery, Special Events at 20% discount. Printing Service
for Calligraphy Addressing, Programs, and Escort Cards, etc.
RSVP: 301.649.6393
Email us for a quote/samples/proofs


Yoni Merzel
The Shirt Factory Inc.
Phone: (301) 346-5511


The Kol Chayim Orchestra
Gary Honick
Chaim Fruchter
Zemer Orchestra
Nossi Gross
Phone: 410-358-6416
The Ronnie Baras Orchestra
1-6 pieces
Israeli, Chasidic, and/or American music
"We don't play to loud"
Doug and Mirtha Stadler
Wide variety of available music -  modern, Jewish, etc.


RC Video
Jeffrey Reches
Phone: 410-585-0007
Three Star Photography
Brooklyn, NY
Phone:  718-376-1922
Yitzchok Attar
Galaxy studio
410 499 2369
Ellyn R. Tanenberg

She has done photos for numerous weddings in the community and specializes in providing chassena photos timely to show at sheva berachot.  Local or long-distance, it works like a charm!  Demo of photos on request.

Stan Turkel
Freed photographers
Neal and Carla Freed
4931 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-652-5452
Fax: 301-652-4420

Wedding Coordinator

Amira Walt
Phone: 917-532-8893
She is terrific and will tailor what she offers you to your budget and your needs. She likes the challenge of being given a budget - even a low one - and doing great things with it. She is very reasonable and can advise you on every part of the wedding and will tell you the best short cuts.

Wedding Venues

BWI Airport Marriott
Nikki Curry
Catering Sales Manager & Certified Wedding Planner
1743 W. Nursery Road
Baltimore, MD 21240
Phone: 410-691-4516
Fax: 410-691-4588 (Fax)
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Mr. Ray Sirisakorn
Senior Catering Sales Manager
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 703-271-5108
Fax: 703-685-1533
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore Inner Harbor Marriott Hotel at Camden Yards Tara M. Brown
Senior Catering Sales Manager
Phone: 410-783-1032
Fax: 410-385-0330
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Steffi Jacob
Sales Coordinator
(301) 822-9297
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Indian Spring Country Club
Tim R. Fredell
Assistant General Manager
Director of Catering
13501 Layhill Road
P. O. Box 6479
Silver Spring Md 20916
Phone: 301-871-0383
Fax: 301-871-3020
The Holiday Inn Select Bethesda
Nicole B. Tibbs
Director of Catering
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-664-7303
Fax: 301-652-3806
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
Melissa Burke-Cabral
Senior Account Executive, Catering
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-986-4859
Fax: 410-783-9676
Congregation Beth Tefiloh Baltimore
3300 Old Court Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Phone: 410-486-1900
Fax: 410-653-0603
Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue
1600 Jonquil Street, NW
Washington, DC  20012
Contact: Carol Valoris, Executive Director
(202) 882-7225, ext. 212
Courtyard by Marriott
Silver Spring-Downtown
8506 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD. 20910
Dan Shuman
Toll Free (877) 898-2820 x701
Telephone (301) 589-4899