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Every week, Simcha Invitations will be presenting Top Tips for Simcha’s!


 TIP 4 – March 2018


What essential information do I need on my Bar/Bat Mitzvah Invitation?


1) At the top of the invitation, you should add in the Hebrew “Beis Hey”, which means in simplistic terms that “everything is with the blessing of Hashem and the word” Bar/Bat mitzvah – sometimes shown as Bar Mitzvah (both are correct).


2) The next information to add is the name of the Host and Hostess, usually with the Mother shown first, then the Father and it is normal to show the Surname. If the parents are divorced the name is usually shown as Zoe Levy and David Levy.


3) The next piece of important information is the name of the Barmitzvah boy/Bat Mitzvah girl and usually this is shown in both English and Hebrew as well as the date of the Barmitzvah/Bat Mitzvah.


4) The boys/girls Parsha is sometimes added in Hebrew along with the Hebrew date. The Synagogue address follows, together with the start time of the Service and whether it is followed by Kiddush.


5) Now to the party (the best part). This needs to show if it is the same day or the next day, usually followed by the venue address. 


6) The next detail is whether it starts with a Reception followed by Dinner and Party, a Buffet and Party or an alternative format.  The start and finish time are also important, as is the Dress Code. 


7) Finally, guests always like an address so they can send presents or Thank you notes


8) Do remember email addresses don’t give the Guest a clue where the parents and the Barmitzvah boy/Bat Mitzvah girl live (we will also tackle RSVP’s on a future Top tips)



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Every week, Simcha Invitations will be presenting Top Tips for Simcha’s!


TIP 3 – February 2018


How do I know how many Invitations to order?

The easy way is to agree on the number of guests that you want to come to the party.


For example, take 200 Guests and then ask yourself (and the grooms family if it is a Wedding), how many of the guests will be single? If it is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, it is usually the school friends and a handful of older guests. Typically this can be 40 Friends and 5 or 6 Adults. If it is a Wedding, it is the Bride and Grooms single friends and again a handful of older guests.


The mathematics is easy. 200 Guests less 56 singles = 144 as these are married, divide by 2 and you have 72 Invitations. Add on the Invitations for singles = 56 and you need a minimum of 128 Invitations. BUT BUT BUT always allow about 10% for spares, so on this occasion, we would say at least 140 Invitations in total should be sufficient.


Use the formula below to calculate your requirements

A. No of Guests = 
B. Less number of singles =
C. Sub Total =
D. Figure C divided by 2 =
E. No of Invites is B+D together =
F. Spares (say 10%) =


Total Number of Invites required

G. is E + F =


There are just two “special circumstances” where additional Invitations should be allowed.


1. Firstly when the Simcha is overseas and it is unlikely all the guests will attend. There is always scope to ask some more friends.
2. Secondly where you have a large part of your family living abroad or a considerable distance away, it is most unlikely they will all attend. Again scope to ask more friends to attend.


Finally do remember that it is more expensive to reprint a small quantity of Invitations than discard a few extra ones ordered with the main print run.


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Every week, Simcha Invitations will be presenting Top Tips for Simcha’s!


TIP 2 –January 2018


Should we send a “Save the Date” card?


In our experience, there are two occasions when a Save the Date card is suitable for your Simcha.


1) An overseas function

2) A function on a popular date


Popular destinations for an overseas Simcha are of course Israel and Spain


Every year, we do a number of Wedding Invitations for venues all over Israel and Barmitzvah Invitations that are almost always in Jerusalem. The most popular Wedding destination in Europe is usually Marbella although we have also done Wedding Invitations for Majorca and Florence.


An overseas Wedding requires planning, booking flights, hotels and obviously minimising costs for the Guests. The more time, one has to book, the less expensive the prices.


GOLDEN RULE – send a “Save the Date” card!


When is a popular date?


Using January as our start line, we always find the three weeks prior to Pesach to be very busy. Lag B’Omer is another landmark and then the period immediately after the Omer.  In general, people avoid the 3 weeks (Tammuz 18 – 29 and of course in the 9 days (Av 1 – 9), Simchas are forbidden.


This means the dates before and after are always very popular as are the weekends before Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot. The two weekends after Sukkot are also very popular.


In secular terms, dates for Half term and end of term are again popular. If you have a Simcha in August or September, everyone sends out there invitations before the Schools break for Summer Holidays. Finally, the busiest weekend of the whole year is always August Bank Holiday because everyone can travel to a Simcha and have an extra day.


We at Simcha Invitations recommend always sending a “Save the Date”!

 For any help or guidance that you require, please don’t hesitate to contact me:


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About Us


Simcha Invitations are delighted to present an expanded range of Kippot. In addition to the Suede Kippot, we now have a full range of Satin Kippot and Velvet Kippot.

Over the next few weeks , we will also be increasing our ranges of Barmitzvah/Batmitzvah Invitations as well as Wedding Invitations.

Finally, to complete our service, we offer a full range of Table Stationery. Whatever your requirements, we can also prepare completely bespoke items for you – do phone us on 07958 131295 and we would be delighted to discuss your Simcha.


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Listen to what our customers have to say about “Simcha Invitations”.



"I just wanted to contact you on behalf of everyone, to say a huge Thank you for all the beautiful stationary you made and delivered to us, not forgetting the Yamulke's"! 

"You were very efficient and lovely to deal with and we were very happy with everything".

Lynne & Gerry - Wedding; March 2018


"The kippot were safely received and we are delighted with them, both the style and the finish. Thank you so much for all your help with this".

James  - Feb 2018 


 "Thank you so much for the Benschers, Kippot and escort cards for our wedding. All the communications in the build up, the late evening drop offs helped create our beautiful wedding. Our hearts warm every time we see friends and family use our Benschers and wear our Kippot. Thank you so much Simcha Invitations".

Emily & Adam - Wedding; December 2017



"WOW, I love our table plan - It’s absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for everything you have done for us and for your good wishes. We had Edward’s call-up this morning which was wonderful".

Amanda - Barmitzvah; November 2017



“We just wanted to say a very big thank you for producing such great stationery and invitations for our Barmitzvah. The design and quality were fantastic and you were so accommodating during the design stages".

Sam and Jason – Wedding; August 2017


“Thanks for your brilliant customer service”.

Caroline and Stephen – Barmitzvah; May 2017


“Received the Kippot today and I am very pleased. Thank you so much for your patience and advice during this time”.

Shula – Barmitzvah; May 2017


Thank you for all your help with the planning of the Invitations and Place cards”.

Laurence – Wedding; May 2017


“Thank you so much for the invitations”..

Nick – Wedding; March 2017


"I wanted to pass on our thanks for the invitations - our guests love them and so do we. We really appreciated the quick turnaround and your flexibility with all our changes".

Nicola – Wedding; January 2017


“Thank you for the wonderful invitations. It was a pleasure dealing with you and you were so helpful and patient with us"..

Julie – Wedding; December 2016

See Us Live

Thank to everyone who visited our Stand at

The Jewish Wedding  Bat & Barmitzvah       

Sunday 21st January 2018 at The Watford Hilton Hotel (A41)


Visitors were able to see our new Wedding Collection, our new range of "Milan" Bat Mitzvah Invitations

and our full range of Table Stationery and Kippot. Over 40 Visitors registered for our great offer of

FREE Thank you cards and we were certainly also delighted to welcome a number of past clients.


Our next Exhibition is in September 2018  - do watch this section for full details