On Wednesday, November 11, our chief visionary officer and founder, Jennifer Gilbert was featured in leading Bar and Bat Mitzvah party source, The Mazel, for her impressive impact on the Mitzvah planning industry and for what we do here at Save the Date® : create extravaganzas of epic proportions.
As the very first feature guest selected to share their expertise to the magazine, Jennifer Gilbert was honored to open up about how she sets her parties a part as well as her all-time favorite Mitzvahs she’s produced. Read the article below for the full story and to find out what is Jen’s key to making a Mitzvah standout.
Schmoozing with Jennifer Gilbert
We sat down with the fabulous Jennifer Gilbert; the creative force and founder of Save The Date ® , a NYC based event planning
With 20+ years under her belt, Jennifer knows the ins and outs of the industry, and how to make a mitzvah extra special. To her, the
party is about the client’s vision.
With an always expanding database of vendors; Jennifer’s parties feel fresh, new and tailored to the family behind the party. Her
favorite thing about the events is watching the parent/child agree on party theme together. That’s when the magic begins. Since being
creative is “her thing,” the more clever and unexpected themes keep Jennifer on her toes.
Here are some of her recent faves:
TECH’D OUT THEME
When you have a mitzvah kid who does not want the attention on himself, the attention has to be in the details. This mitzvah was all
about technology. Upon arrival, guests found their table assignments on zip drives. The bar resembled the Apple Genius Bar. The room
was adorned with hashtags and tech lingo – from the gobo lighting, to throw pillows with sayings like #brb. Instead of flowers, Jennifer
got creative and made centerpieces out of wires which looked like the inside of a computer
DESIGN HER THEME
Jennifer’s artsy client took a hands-on approach and designed 15 dresses which were made into flower arrangements.
THE MITZVAH THEME
A scholarly boy who loved school and reading wanted to incorporate his mitzvah project into the theme. The project? Reading to kids ininner city schools. He asked everyone to donate to a particular school. Jennifer loved the idea of tying this into his centerpieces – soshe created something trendy that could be repurposed. All of the supplies were donated to schools of the mitzvah boy’s choice afterthe big day.
While no two parties are ever alike, Jennifer says what really sets her apart is that it’s all about the family. She prides herself on letting
the party speak for itself, and letting the mitzvah kid shine. But you’ll never go to a Jennifer Gilbert affair without seeing a personal
touch. You’ll usually stumble across some napkins with funny quotes or sayings on them.
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