October 28, 2016
When sitting down to plan your b’nai mitzvah it is important you have an idea of what you want to spend. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve met with moms and dads who say we have “x” to spend but they never considered the basics, and WOW, that’s never pretty.
Before coming up with any kind of budget, you must consider the number of guests. If you want to stay low, you might want to limit the event to just family. Cost cutting options are available on everything as long as you will be happy with the results.
Some families forego dinner for a dessert reception while some families want 10 appetizers, 8 food stations, 4 bars and a dessert station that fills half a room. Some families hire a photographer for $3,000 complete with albums and multiples of chosen photos while other families have a relative take the photos so they can spend the money elsewhere. I could go on and on. These are the decisions that make the difference when trying to stay to your desired budget while still achieving the desired outcome.
So, to make your life easier, I’ve attached a downloadable Excel spreadsheet for you to use that pretty much lists anything and everything you may or may not need. There’s also a Bat Bar Mitzvah budget calculator at http://www.emitz.com/budget
that could be of assistance.
Plus I know a good banker (just in case)!
The Party Girl