Milestone birthdays are events that call for a huge celebration and bar/bat mitzvahs are no exception. However, celebrations of this grandeur can require a lot of planning and it can be a bit overwhelming. Social media is a great outlet for inspiration and Pinterest is a platform that not only stimulates ideas, but serves as a location to store all of your plans on one easy-to-use site.
When it comes to planning a bar/bat mitzvah or party, every detail is an opportunity to showcase your child’s unique personality. Putting a fresh spin on the traditional sign-in board is a great way to set the tone for the reception as soon as guests walk in. We’re excited to share two unique options – one from a beloved vendor, and one from an equally beloved Mitzvah Mom. You can also check out 15 More Ideas for Sign-In Boards.
Idea 1 – Sign-In Pillows
The Pieced Palette offers an amazing alternative to sign-in boards – the Sign-in Floor Pillow! Provide any image, such as your invitation or logo, and they will print it onto fabric. This is mounted on an easel at the party for guests to sign. After the event, the signed fabric is made into a lounging floor pillow – a wonderful (and useable!) keepsake!
Chicago-based couple Diana and Nick celebrated a traditional Jewish wedding last summer in their hometown. A friend of Diana’s brother, Michael of Michael Novo Photography, flew with the couple to Mexico for a destination engagement shoot, and also photographed their big day.
We’re so excited to bring you a gorgeous b’not mitzvah from one of our readers – Michelle! Her twin girls, Melissa and Amanda, shared their B’not Mitzvah at The Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Themed in their favorite colors, pink and turquoise, the party was a dream-like setting for vibrant colors and exciting memories. Photography by Stillmedia Photography.
A wedding is a blending of lives. For couple’s of different faiths or cultures, planning a wedding can require a bit more thought and sensitivity. Your choice of officiant, venue, ceremony structure and language is essentially how you show the world how your lives, beliefs and traditions will join and interact. With a bit of creativity, it can be a great way of reflecting your and your fiancé’s beliefs and backgrounds.
Our goal for this interfaith wedding guide is to inspire you with ways to showcase the beautiful customs of different cultures and embrace the similarities as well. We’d love to add your feedback! If there’s anything we missed, please let us know.
Carissa and Andrew wed on Rhode Island’s beautiful Block Island for a beach wedding to remember. A huge thanks to Zenobia Studios for capturing the couple’s big day and giving us a very necessary dose of summer!
When music stops and the lights come up, the food’s been eaten and the decorations have been dismantled, all that you have left of your son or daughter’s bar or bat mitzvah are your memories – and the photographs. Your photographer will create the only tangible reminder your family has of this milestone day.
Photographs will bring you back to the joy of the day, over and over. Choosing a photographer who fits your family’s aesthetic and personality is one of the most high-impact decisions you’ll make during your mitzvah planning process. READ MORE ......→
Danny is a huge fan of The Beatles and also plays the drums, so it only makes sense that his Bar Mitzvah was a music-lovers paradise. The Beatles were an inspiration for every piece of decor and design, creating an exciting and relatable theme for guests of all ages. Thanks toLasting Memories Photography for capturing the entire day!
Your ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, is truly a work of art that reflects you and your fiance’s style and artistic taste. With so much effort being put into choosing the right ketubah, it makes perfect sense for your ketubah to be an inspiration for other elements of your wedding, or your life! We love the idea of ketubah-inspired chuppah designs! It may take some creativity, but the results can be magical! Here are 6 examples we’re loving:
#1 - Nature-Inspired Trees & Branches
Ketubah Chuppah Inspiration
Ideal for an outdoor wedding or green celebration, nature can inspire your event by serving as your decor. The tree of life is full of meaningful symbolism, making it a beautiful addition to your wedding details. READ MORE ......→