The Top 5 Bat / Bar Mitzvah Invitation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Over the years, I have worked with countless Bar and Bat Mitzvah parents who are stressing over their child’s invitations. A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a meaningful event for every family and everything surrounding this big day should be perfect. But, between the guest list, the wording, the timing, and other details, it’s easy to overlook something. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 Bar Mitzvah invitation mistakes and how you can avoid them.
1. Set a realistic budget for your stationery. When setting your budget, do a little research first. Keep in mind that Bar and Bat Mitzvah Invitations come in a wide variety of styles, and that a complex multi-layer invitation is going to cost more than a simple one. You’ll need to have an idea of how many invitations are needed, and factor in your postage costs when determining what your bottom line will be.
2. Order a sufficient quantity. When ordering, we suggest that you order at least 25 more of everything than you think you’ll need. You’ll be amazed at the last-minute additions you’ll have to your guest list, and having those extras on hand will save you money in the long run because reorders often cost nearly as much as the original order! Plus, don’t forget that you will want a few invitations to keep as mementos.
3. Order a proof of your order. For a small additional cost, you can have a proof of the wording of your order emailed to you. When you receive it, proofread very carefully. In fact, I suggest that you read it out loud to be sure that everything sounds right. Be sure to check all spellings and verify that the date, time, and location all appear correctly. Enlist the help of a friend or two to help you double-check it as well; those extra set of eyes can pick up on details you may have missed.
4. Use the proper postage. When you receive your printed order, assemble one complete set and take it to your local Post Office to be weighed. Purchase the Forever stamps which are good even if postage rates increase.
5. Don’t procrastinate. Your invitations should be mailed six to eight weeks in advance of the Bar Mitzvah. Most of our invitations are received in approximately two weeks from the time you order, but in some instances they may take a bit longer especially if they are produced in Israel or have complex layering. We suggest that you order at least 4 months prior to the event as this will allow you sufficient time not only to receive the invitations, but to address them as well.
I hope that you’ve found this information helpful. The staff at Invitations4Less.com will be happy to assist you with your order. If there’s anything we can assist you with, please Contact Us!