Planning a Bat Mitzvah ceremony and reception is a very important event in the lives of those in the Jewish community. Everything from deciding on the guest list, level of formality, arrangements for out of town guests and ordering invitations can sometimes overwhelm. Below are a few tips and items that will hopefully make planning your Bat Mitzvah ceremony reception easy and hassle free. A Bat Mitzvah Ceremony and Reception Planner Can Work Wonders Bat MItzvah ceremony and reception planners can be a great ally in streamlining your event and helping take some of the workload off your shoulders. Planners will take it upon themselves to locate caterers, the best hotel accommodations, video/photography and theme elements that you want to use in your Bat Mitzvah ceremony and reception.
The unfortunate thing is, these bat mitzvah ceremony and reception planners can be quite expensive but they can be worth their weight in gold if you find the right one. Bat Mitzvah Reception Themes A good way to organize your planning is around a theme. Bat mitzvah ceremony and reception themes have become quite popular in recent times and by choosing a theme, a lot of the other elements that go into your Bat Mitzvah ceremony become easier to decide on. Themes can range from your child's favorite band or hobby to full blown affairs with circus animals and performers. It is important to find out what your daughter wants the most but also something that your guests will enjoy.
Deciding on Bat Mitzvah Reception Decorations and Entertainment Decorations you'll want to consider are everything from floral arrangements to table center pieces to live entertainment. If you are using a theme for your Bat Mitzvah ceremony, deciding on the decoration portion is much easier since your theme will suggest colors, patterns, imagery for your decorations. Music is one area where it pays to consult with your daughter about her tastes and what she wants to hear at her Bat Mitzvah reception. A DJ who plays the music that she and her friends listen to can earn you some serious style points (plus, you don't want to embarass your daughter in from of her friends by bringing out YOUR favorite oldies!).
Accommodations For Your Out of Town Bar Mitzvah Ceremony Guests Many Bat Mitzvah's will include out of town friends and family members. As a result, it is always a good idea to arrange accommodations. By doing a group booking of multiple rooms, hotels will almost always provide you with preferred pricing and a code to use when your Bat Mitzvah ceremony guests book their rooms.
Something else to consider is a small welcome basket that includes directions to the Bat Mitzvah ceremony as well as local points of interest. Invitations For Your Bat Mitzvah Ceremony Your Bat Mitzvah invitations are one of the keepsakes that many of your guests will take home to commemorate the occasion so it is a good idea to spend some time creating a high quality and memorable invitation. A good approach is to find a stationery and invitation designer who will work with your to create a unique Bat Mitzvah invitation that you and your guests will appreciate.
High quality paper stock and materials are a must. These are just a few of the things to keep track of when planning your Bat Mitzvah ceremony and reception but hopefully you can see how your planning can be systematic when you decide on an overall theme. Your daughter's Bat Mitzvah ceremony is an important occasion in both their life as well as yours, doing your best and paying attention to the details (or hiring someone to do it for you) will pay big dividends in the end and make your Bat Mitzvah ceremony and reception a memorable one. Copyright (c) 2008 James Lingk.
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