Category: Event Planning
Isn’t this just giving away all of my secrets?

Isn’t this just giving away all of my secrets?Several weeks ago, I encountered an interesting post on a Facebook group for event vendors and planners. One of the participants in the group posted:

“For all of the event planners in the group… do you tag your vendors when you share about your events on social media? Isn’t that just giving away all of your secrets?”

I was completely taken aback. This is so diametrically opposed to my professional approach.

If vendors bring the magic, why do I need an event planner?

A great event planner is like a superhero (it’s true!) but one of our superpowers is choosing amazing vendors. 

So you might be asking yourself, if the magic of the event comes from the vendors, why do I need an event planner? Read More

The Event Planner Culture Melder

The Event Planner Culture Melder | A to Z Events Israel Blog“Event Planner” may be a somewhat misleading title.

Of course I’m the one hustling behind the scenes making sure what you see is your beautiful, shiny, magical celebration, and that you remain blissfully unaware that the florist was late, that I had to stitch up a seam on a bridesmaid’s dress, or that the tables were not set up according to the original plan. I am there to take care of it all so it’s not even on your radar and you can enjoy your day.

I can see how you would think that that’s the biggest part of what I do.  However, if I were to add a secondary job title I think it would be “culture melder.” People come to me from all over the world to join together in Israel to celebrate their marriage and I am the one who bridges the cultural gaps between two spouses-to-be, two families, and even between children and their parents.

Mix and match as you like, I have seen it all: South American and Dutch, Israeli and American, Cuban and Moroccan, Russian and Japanese, Australian and Canadian, just for starters. As we know, in this day and age the culture from your country of origin is hardly the only determining factor. Very often the level and style of Jewish observance of the bride and groom reflect very little on how they each grew up. I have planned Modern Orthodox weddings, Chassidish, weddings when one (or both) are converts, baal teshuvas, and combinations of them all, so you can imagine that this is where things can get complicated when it comes to communicating between two families. Read More