This years show at Ten Oaks, hosted by Zeffert & Gold Catering on March 18th, was fabulous and a wonderful opportunity for parents of upcoming B’nai Mitzvahs to explore the options when it comes to hosting their own celebration. A showcase like Ten Oaks allows you to explore the area’s vendors in hopes of making some decisions about who to hire for your event. But we see many overwhelmed parents and grandparents walking around.
There is so much to take in, so much to think about, so many decisions to make and so much money to spend. While we encourage you to find out as much as you can about the vendors our area has to offer, we also advise you to seek our professional advice before signing any contracts. Our expertise will help you navigate what many have found to be an overwhelming sea of choices.
It is best to set out your event goals and most importantly your event budget before your first meeting with your event planner. Some of the things you want to consider before your first meeting are: how many guests will you be having, what kind of atmosphere are you looking for, formal or informal, daytime or evening, large gathering or small, fun and festive atmosphere or cocktails and formal dining, kids or no kids, live music or a DJ, additional entertainment, party favors for just the teens or for everyone, luncheon or evening event?
Our job as your event planner is to educate you on your options and give you guidance in making smart decisions towards these goals. While your best friend may have just planned their child’s Mitzvah, that does not qualify them to be your event planner. Too often we first meet with a client and after some discussion, realize that the room they booked is too large or too small for the number of guests they have finally agreed upon and also fit in all the activities they also plan to have.
So if you are now getting your dates for those 2012 Mitzvahs, start off on the right path and call us to arrange for your initial meeting before you dive in the deep end!