Sample Bar Mitzvah Schedule and Set up

Starting times

Typical starting times for a weekday evening bar mitzvah are between 6:30-7:30. For sundays can be earlier.

Typical Schedule

Time

Item

Details

About 1 hr or

30 mins before

Family Pictures

Check with your photographer. It’s best to be finished 15 minutes before guests arrive.

:45-1:00

Welcome Guests

Mellow background music. Challah and light foods on the table.

Once people start sitting down 1st course is served. If you’re having soup it should be served then as well.

:15 - :20

Program

Rebbes Letter

Rebbes Kapitel

Mamor

15 - 30 Mins

1st Dance

Main Course

Main course is served as soon as the dance is over

Speeches

As soon as most people have their food and are sitting down speeches begin.

15 - 30 Mins

2nd Dance

Dessert

Dessert should not be brought out until after 10-15 minutes of dancing.

Benching

Dancing

Depending on time/people there

Room Set up Ideas

Sample A:

Sample B:

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