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The Blizzard of 2010
Now that the warm weather is finally here on the East coast?.I would love the Blizzard of 2010 to be a vague memory! However, I don't think I will ever forget the weekend of February 6, 2010!
As the week of February 6th approached and the impending, dreaded storm was in the forecast, I know I had to have a plan. My client, even until the last second, had no intention of canceling her event. Keep in mind that in Washington, D.C. weather predictions are not always accurate and we tend to panic big time!
On Wednesday when all the vendors were calling to see if the event would cancel, I started making hotel reservations in close proximity to the venue..fortunately the service as well as the party were all at the temple.
Long story short, it was a long 3 days..but all of the décor was set up Friday morning, the band and entertainment company delivered their equipment as well as the lighting company on Friday. As the snow started to fall it was evident this was indeed going to be catastrophic for the DC area.
Out of 125 adults, 75 came to party and half of the Bat Mitzvah girl's friends came and another young lady whose Bat Mitzvah canceled was able to join us with some of her friends.
We had an AWESOME party!!! The caterer had a skeleton crew until late afternoon and in the morning I began to help make platters for the luncheon ( I apologize that my catering skills are not the best!) ABC World News came to film the family after the service..and some of their out of town guests who could not get in actually saw a clip of the Bat Mitzvah service on TV that night!
The moral of my story is that we all have a job to do, the most important person is the Mitzvah child and the family..and I was willing to do whatever it took to make the event happen. The wonderful videographer rented a Hummer on his own for the weekend and picked up several stranded band members that night.
I am so grateful for the vendors I work with, their dedication and commitment to our clients always amazes me. Would I prefer a hotel event in the winter months? Of course, but hey February 7, 2009 it was 70 degrees in DC!