Hiring an event planner for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah party is totally worth it!
It’s likely been at least 13 years since you got married and that was probably the last large party that you’ve ever planned. I’m sure it’s no surprise, but a lot of things have changed in 13 years. For one thing, you aren’t a young, soon-to-be newlywed; you have an almost 13 year-old and lots of responsibilities. Yes, you could do it yourself, but why would you? A good planner is worth their weight in gold for the 5 reasons below (and so many more!).
1. Save you money
Yes, it’s counterintuitive to spend $1,500+ on a planner, but we can save you money in the long run. Unlike a Mitzvah family who is planning just one or two celebrations over the course of a few years, planners have one or two (or more!) celebrations each month. Because of this, we have have relationships with vendors who are more likely to offer us discounts for repeat business which are then passed on to you. Planners know the questions to ask to save $100 here and $400 there, which add up! Planners know when orders need to be placed and contracts need to be in place so you don’t have to pay late fees or rush charges. The list goes on (and on and on…).
2. Save you time
You are busy. You have a life and all of the day-to-day grind–work, shlepping the kid(s) to activities, Bar or Bat Mitzvah lessons, making sure that everyone is fed, clothed and relatively happy. Then add on hour and hours and HOURS of researching, contacting vendors, going back and forth on details, thinking of those little things (Who is bringing the Kiddush cup? Do we provide the challah or will the caterer?…) and all of a sudden you have no time for yourself. A planner will cut down the time every single step in the planning process will take you. A planner will keep you on track and make sure that tasks are being completed, nothing is overlooked and that you still have time to actually spend with your family (or, if you hire a full service planner, they’ll just do all of the work for you.)
3. Save your sanity
You have a nearly 13 year-old who probably has some opinions about what they want for their party. A planner can be the voice of reason about why it doesn’t make sense to rent a helicopter to land on the top of the venue for the grand entrance, so you don’t have to be the bad guy. You’ll never wake up in the middle of the night panicking that something was forgotten because your planner will remember.
4. Think of the things you never would
There are hundreds of details, large and small that go into a Bar or Bat Mitzvah and your planner knows every single one of them. You can rest assured that nothing will be overlooked.
5. Make sure you can relax and enjoy your party
The best part of having a planner is that the day and night of your event are totally taken care of. You get to spend time with friends and family who have traveled from near and far to celebrate with you. You get to kvell over your child who has worked so hard to get to this point. Relax, we’ve got you covered!