High-Tech Bar & Bat Mitzvah Ideas and Trends

From planning the party to preserving the memories, state-of-the-art trends in technology have made a huge impact on bar and bat mitzvah celebrations. With the ever-evolving capabilities of smartphone apps, new entertainment options and social media, more and more teens are incorporating high-tech twists to their parties. These new technologies provide endless opportunities to excite guests and create unforgettable experiences.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Technology & Entertainment Trends

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4 Things A Day-Of Coordinator Does on Your Event Day (So You Don’t Have to!)

By Daniela Grafman, Vision Event Co

Booking your venue and vendors is only part of the event planning process. Coordinating the logistics and directing the execution of those details are what truly make your vision a reality. Having a day-of coordinator allows for you, your friends, and your family to relax and fully enjoy the event, while someone else is in charge of ensuring it is the day you expected.

4 Reasons You Need a Wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah Day of Event Planner, Coordinator

Photo: Vision Event Co

Unlike a full service event planner, a “day-of” coordinator is available for families and couples who want to do most of the planning themselves, but need someone in the months leading up to and on the day of their event to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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Get To Know Award-Winning Wedding & Mitzvah Photographer – Elana Goodridge

Elana Goodridge of Elana Goodridge Photography has recently been awarded 4 WedAwards – the esteemed international contest for wedding photography. While she was awarded for her work with weddings, her portfolio also includes amazing bar & bat mitzvah images, and she loves to photograph couples and families on their special day.  We caught up with Elana to learn more about her and her work, and share some of her favorite photos including the winning ones!

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1. Tell us a little about yourself. When did you know you wanted to be a photographer and that you had the talent to be successful?

Bat Mitzvah Service - Girl & Tallis by Elana Goodridge Photography

I fell in love with photography when I was a young girl. My father gave me an old Pentax camera and I had so much joy looking at the world through its lens. Even so, the thought of pursuing a career as a photographer hadn’t entered my mind. READ MORE ......

4 Hot New Mitzvah & Wedding Entertainment Options

We’re excited to share 4 new and trending entertainment services from Interactive Entertainment Group, one of the leading providers of entertainment products and services, specializing in the hottest trends in party and event entertainment.

#1 – INFINITE PHOTO BOOTH – 5 BOOTHS IN 1

Photo booths continue to be a very popular option for weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs.  There are many types of photo booths available to meet different budgets and preferences.  Interactive Entertainment Group now offers a 5-in-1 photo booth, giving you access to 5 of the hottest technologies in one booth!  Brilliant!

Infinite 5-in-1 Photo Booth for a Bar & Bat Mitzvah or Party

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New NYC Lounge & Nightclub – Amadeus Event Space

Conveniently located near Manhattan and Long Island, Amadeus Event Space combines a chic NYC vibe with added space and parking amenities at its new Queens venue. It’s more than a great location – Amadeus Event Space also features spectacular lighting and sound displays, a record number of video walls, amazing staff and delectable cuisine.

EXTRAORDINARY LIGHTING

NYC Lounge & Nightclub for a Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party - Amadeus Event Space

Amadeus Event Space – Mezzanine View with LED Chandelier

Every aspect of the lighting can be customized to create a unique color scheme for your special occasion. Your guests will be amazed by their high-tech audio/visual experience. READ MORE ......

Tiffany Blue & Gold Equestrian Theme Bat Mitzvah in NY

Lily’s Bat Mitzvah was the perfect blend of youth and sophistication, with Tiffany blue details styling a horseback riding themed “Ride On” party.

Tiffany Blue & White Bat Mitzvah ColorsThe unique party was planned by Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime, decorated by X-Quisite Flowers & Events, and photographed by Ellen Dubin Photography.

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Timing is Everything: When To Hire a Rabbi For Your Wedding

This article was written by Rabbi Adina Lewittes

Once the initial cries of “Mazal Tov!” and “Congratulations!” have quieted down, the newly engaged couple has a long list of calls to make to settle the many moving pieces of planning a wedding.  These include a caterer, a photographer, a band, an invitation specialist, a florist, a dressmaker – just to name a few. Oh, and a rabbi.

Jewish Wedding Planning - Finding a Rabbi Advice

Rabbi Dini with Bride & Groom

Photo courtesy of Rabbi Adina Lewittes

Choosing the right place for the wedding, and deciding on food, music, clothes and pictures are crucial tasks, for sure, and exciting ones too.  Another exciting decision involves finding an officiant to set the spiritual and emotional tone of the moment when two people become bound to one another in love and faith.  This is the turning point that launches the couple into a lifetime of sacred partnership, and hopefully sustains them throughout their lives together. It is a point in time that they return to in their hearts and souls over and over again.

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