Planning & Celebrating Beautiful Simchahs

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Information on planning a Wedding is abundant! Since Mitzvah planning is big right now, I thought I would share some guidelines..

This is just a basic guideline to follow:

NOW
Secure a Venue
Select a DJ or Band
Select a Photographer/Videographer

10 MONTHS BEFORE:
Select a hotel for out -of- town guests
Request a block of rooms from hotel of choice
Interview Caterers
Create a guest list with addresses

8 MONTHS BEFORE:
Begin looking at invitations
Send a “Save the Date” to out-of-town guests
Determine Shabbat dinner and Sunday brunch plans

7 MONTHS BEFORE:
Decide on Invitation wording and order

6 MONTHS BEFORE:
Plan menu
Finalize  decorations
Order kippot

3 MONTHS BEFORE:
Weigh invitations and purchase postage
Begin calligraphy on envelopes
Order party giveaways
Plan welcome bags for out-of-town guests
Mail out-of-town invitations

2 MONTHS BEFORE:
Finalize catering details and floor plans
Mail in-town invitations

THREE WEEKS BEFORE:
Assign tables and finalize seating chart
Create seating cards

WEEKEND BEFORE:
Provide Photographer and Entertainment with special requests.

THURSDAY BEFORE:
Deliver welcome bags to hotel

These are just some basic guidelines to help you plan an amazing event. There are many wonderful Event Planners that will help you with planning and design of your celebration!

( Photo: KernPhoto.com)

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