One of the biggest challenges for me as an event planner was when I recently planned my own daughter’s Bar Mitzvah in January at The Crystal Plaza. Yes, I was my own client and so many things going through my mind. I understood my guests had high expectations. I wanted to honor my daughter’s input and her own vision. And while I wanted to impress I did not want it to be about showcasing my talents. And at the same time, I wanted to be a Bat Mitzvah mom, kvelling over my child and being able to engage with all my family and friends. So while I want my clients to know about my own event, I thought it would be better from a more third-party perspective. Hope you enjoy this article written by Mitzvah Market.

Lisa Ivler

Lisa Ivler is an experienced New Jersey event planner and owner of Lisa Ivler Events. Established in 2016, Ms. Ivler’s full-service event planning firm focuses on weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, milestone birthdays, and corporate occasions in New York City, NJ, CT, and PA. Lisa is an active member of the International Live Events Association, the world’s largest community of event professionals, as well as the Association of Bridal Consultants.