Under the current circumstances we are all facing with the coronavirus, the impact of social distancing has changed our everyday lives. Restrictions are under constant review and seem to be changing daily. Due to these changes, there is a strong possibility your event will need to be postponed.
As disappointed as you may be feeling about having to reschedule your event, we are hopeful that your event will take place sooner than later. In the meantime, here a few things to consider when postponing your Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration.
Finding a new date
There are a lot of factors to think about when deciding on a new date. Depending on the type of service your son or daughter will be having could determine when to reschedule. Most importantly, you will need to check with your synagogue or rabbi to find out what dates are available. How about your guests? Will you be expecting guests that will be traveling from out of town? How will this new date effect them? Would you be open to other days of the week to hold your event? When thinking about your options, our recommendation is not to get attached to any certain date but have an idea of a general time frame and go from there. Your decision to find a new date will impact not just who will be able to attend but whether the venue and additional vendors you have hired will be available.
Informing your vendors
Most likely the venue you have chosen and any other vendors you have hired will be expecting that your event will need to be postponed. However, it is a good idea to look over your contracts to determine what scenarios are covered and what your vendor’s polices are regarding postponement. Our experience is that everyone in the events industry is doing what they can to support their clients and understand that rescheduling is far better than cancelling.
What about your guests?
Once a new date has been scheduled you will want to inform your guests, especially anyone who may be traveling from out of town. We are optimistic that rescheduled events will take place with new restricted guidelines. To make things easier regarding updates, etc. it might be a good idea to correspond via email and hold off on the save the date cards.
These are just a few tips to help get you started. Keep in mind that a planner can be brought on at any stage of the planning process and can help with all the logistics involved with postponing your event. Contact us for a complimentary consultation.
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