Bar Mitzvah / Bat Mitzvah and Jewish Wedding Planning and Resource Guide
Bar/Bat Mitzvah - Things to Consider
|The Size and Style of the Reception|
|Adult Guest List|
|How Many Kids|
|Location & Times|
|Professionals to Hire |
|Hora Music |
|What The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Could Decide|
|Kids Guest List|
|Kids' Seating Arrangement|
|Candle Lighting Tributes|
|Alliyot and Honor Participants|
|Candle Lighting Honorees|
Evening Hours (5 hours shown here)
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, background music, greeting arriving
guests. Wedding pictures are taken, if they weren't before the
ceremony. Guest book is signed,
and table cards picked up, if any.
7:30 - 8:00 PM
The Master of Ceremonies formally
welcomes guests, introduction of the Wedding Party, blessing over the
wine and challah.
8:00 - 9:00 PM
Dinner, light music. Toasts and speeches from the Best Man, Maid of
Honor, Parents. Dinner ends with blessings or a reprise of the sheva
9:00 - 9:45 PM
Bride and groom have the first dance, cake cutting ceremony, more
toasts. Hora dance, traditional Jewish music.
9:45 - 11:30 PM
The night continues with dancing. Bride throws bouquet. Groom throws
garter. Bride and groom change into going away clothes and dance the
final dance. Mezinke Tanz–a dance that honors parents who have
married off the last of their children. Parents thank guests and say
Evening Hours (4 hours shown here)
|Sample Bar/Bat Mitzvah Agendas|
7:30 - 8:15 PM
Hor d'oeuvres, cocktails, background music, greeting arriving guests.
Younger guests entertained in another room with games (Coke-Pepsi,
scavenger hunt, etc.), caricatures, dance music, etc.
8:15 - 8:30 PM
The Master of Ceremonies formally welcomes guests, introduction of
the Bar/Bat Mitzvah family, blessing over the wine and challah.
8:30 - 9:30 PM
Dinner, light music.
9:30 - 9:45 PM
Candle-lighting ceremony, Hora dance, traditional Jewish music.
9:45 - 11:30 PM
The night continues with dancing. Videographer records family and
friends in a quiet location saying Mazel Tov to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
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