Whether you've been leading the Horah since your mitzvah years, or are considering planning one as a first, we are here to help lay the foundation for what could potentially be one of the most memorable moments of your reception. After leading thousands of Horahs over the years, we've picked up a few tips that might help get things off on the right foot!
💺 A Sturdy Chair Is A Must!
After seeing one too many Grandpas teetering precariously 6 feet in the air on plastic ceremony chairs (eek!), I made it my policy to always request an extra-sturdy seat from the venue whenever I have a Horah on my schedule. Most experienced venue managers will have a specific chair just for this, and you may as well cash in!
🕒 Think About Duration
As a DJ, I've managed Horahs that lasted anywhere from a few hoists in the air to upwards of ten minutes, and this all just depends on your preference and family history. If you have a long line of parents, grandparents, or other guests of honor who will be expecting a turn in the air, or alternately if you prefer to keep things brief, let your DJ know. We will always be armed with the extra-long edits to accommodate.