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How To Plan For The Unexpected When Planning A Bar Or Bat Mitzvah

How To Plan For The Unexpected When Planning A Bar Or Bat Mitzvah

 

Your date has been set in stone for the past 3 and 1/2 years and the invitations are out. Your child’s been studying for months and the out-of-towners are on their way!

Then your biggest fear is here, the “breaking” snowstorm or another terrible weather event. Even worse, a relative has just been hospitalized or a family member is sick.

 

FIVE TIPS TO HANDLE THE UNEXPECTED

1. Be In The Know! Whether your celebration is scheduled in the middle of the winter, early fall or late spring, have a back-up plan and ask questions – Does the venue have generators? What do they do if they lose power? Is it possible to live stream your service/party for those who can’t make it?

2. Get everyone’s email address – Communicate with your entire guest list. Ask for emails on the RSVP.

3. Consider getting hotel rooms for your vendors who might be traveling to your celebration.

4. Enlist help – Assign tasks to friends. Can they make calls? Check with your vendors? Send out an email to your guests?

5. Focus on safety – Although these last minute unexpected changes are stressful, remember the most important thing is the safety of family and friends.

Hopefully, weather and/or illness will not change your plans, but if it does, take a deep breath and know that your child will become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah – it just might not be on the date you have printed on your invitation!

 

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