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When life’s roller coaster throws you for a loop: KEEP CALM and PLAN ON
I started planning my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah a little over two years ago. After all, planning is what I do and expectations were high. I chose a venue, lined up my vendors, my daughter started her Mitzvah project; we were all looking forward to celebrating her Bat Mitzvah on labour day weekend.
Very late one July evening I received an email from the owner of the venue that I had booked over two years ago, saying they had a devastating fire. We could no longer have our Bat Mitzvah at our planned location. I was six weeks away from the Bat Mitzvah and I had over 200 guests invited, what was I going to do? Not only did I lose my venue but I also lost my deposit. … Read More »
I have been pondering for weeks about a topic for my next blog, a topic that would be relevant and helpful to all that are planning an event. Today however, it came to me. This blog may not be directly related to planning an event but more about how one reacts and how our reactions affect others. I woke up this morning to find a leak in my son’s bedroom. His carpet was soaking wet and I, like any other mother, began to panic. The worst thoughts began to cloud my mind, what if there is mould now in his room. We will now have to pull up the carpet, knock down the walls, and the whole house will have to be renovated. After watching too many of those love it or list it shows, I pictured myself in a … Read More »
We wanted to thank you for taking the time to help us plan Hayden’s Bar Mitzvah. Both Steve and I valued your expertise, your patience, and your original ideas. You were an excellent listener and understood our vision for our Simcha. You also encouraged us and helped us to think “outside of the box”. You respected our budget and connected us to vendors who also respected our budget and who were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend your Jewish party planning services as you are a true professional. Thank you so much for helping make Hayden’s day so special and memorable!
Steven and Glenda
As I just received this beautiful letter from a client this morning it made me realize how important it is to think “outside of the box” not just for planning but for everything you do … Read More »
As a Jewish wedding planner of 17 years, people always ask me, “What is the most unforgettable event that you have planned?” Let me tell you about my first wedding as a professional planner. It all started out very smoothly; I lined everyone up to go down the aisle and the ceremony went off without a hitch. Immediately following, the sister of the groom became ill. She was, of course, the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. After sitting with her on the bathroom floor, I realized that she was not going to recover any time soon, so I immediately changed the plan. I re-worked the schedule and asked the brother of the groom to take over as emcee. With the first crisis resolved, I thought we were in the clear. You won’t believe what happened next…
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Just watched one of my favourite movies of all time, “The Wedding Planner.” It’s funny because clients always ask me is my job really like Jennifer Lopez’s (Mary) in the movie. Recently, I had an experience with a client that really made me feel like it was. Does anyone remember the scene in the movie where Mary reassures Fran that Steve is her true love and that she needs to go ahead with the wedding? I had a bar mitzvah client, who called me the night before her son’s bar mitzvah and she began to panic and starting second guessing all of the decisions that she had made and started to ask so many what if questions, what if the guests leave to early? what if my make up appointment runs to late? I sat her down and very calmly … Read More »