FALL - WINTER 2021
FALL - WINTER 2021
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MUSIC: Ceremony (Misa) Church Decorations Musicians RECEPTION: Venue Food Cake Catering Staff Music DJ Servers Bar tenders STATIONERY: Invitations Save the date cards Postage CLOTHING/ ACCESSORIES: Dress Alterations Shoes Tiara/Headpiece Jewelry Tuxedos Dama Dresses Baile Sorpresa Outfit PHOTO AND VIDEO: Photographer Albums Additional Copies Videographer Additional video copies
MUSIC: Banda DJ Mariachi TRANSPORTATION: Limo Party Bus Carriage DECORATIONS: Table Settings Centerpieces Lighting Party Favors Reception RENTALS: Tables Chairs Chair Covers Dance Floor BEAUTY: Hairstylist Makeup Artist Manicure/Pedicure Facials OTHERS: AFTER PARTY Other entertainment Special Gifts CAKE:
Here is a common breakdown on how a Quinceañera budget works: The most important part about planning a budget is to spend the most money on what matters most to you.
Photography by: De La Vega Studio / Salem, Oregon Photography by Estudio Innovacion/Kansas City
• 40% Reception & Food • 20% Photographer • 10% Flowers and decorations • 10% Music • 10% Invitations, transportation • 10% All other expenses: dress, beauty, etc. and payments
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The location for both your ceremony and reception play a vital role in setting the ambiance of your quinceañera. They are also important in helping execute the ideas you have for decoration and theme.
A few of the most common places where you can host your quince are hotels, reception halls, restaurants and someone’s backyard. All of them have details that work for and against your favor. To help you decide which is Since both locations will depend greatly on whatever your best for you, here is a side-by-side comparison of a few budget allows, you’ll need to consider the benefits and disadvantages of each venue you visit. A few things to consider of the details you need to consider. are distance, space capacity, special accommodations, rental permits and fees, outdoor/indoor spaces, décor limitations, additional costs.
Pros & Cons of Venue Locations PROS
• They have lots of space •More strict on vendors and guests • Lobby space •Outside hotel guests • Rooms for your out of town guests •May not allow outside vendors • Ballroom options • They have their own setup • They’re fully staffed
•They will set everything up for you •They clean up after the party •Lots of parking •Party Packages
•May not allow outside vendors •Limited space •You are on a strict time schedule •May charge extra for additionals
• Great food • No decoration needed • Great service • Less expensive than renting a reception hall or hotel
• Limited space • Small dance floor (if there is one) • Your guests may have to sit in different rooms
• May need to decorate more • No time restrictions • Set-up/Clean everything yourselves • You can pick all of your own vendors • You can serve your own food and drinks • Limited space • May not be as formal as you’d like • Guests feel comfortable to be in a • Weather may affect your party place they’re familiar with • Neighbors may not like all the noise and guests
• They offer a combined ceremony/ reception • Could be a golf club, a private mansion, a church or any other facility with event space • Less stress • You don’t have to find any of your own vendors
• Cookie-cutter quince; hardly any room for creativity. • A big challenge to transform the event room. • Sometimes they hold multiple events
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Now that you have a general idea of what your vision is, what you would like and who you would like to work with, it’s time to prepare yourself mentally. As mentioned earlier that the planning of your quince was going to be an emotional roller coaster with ups and downs, yet still an adventure. It will get to a point where that’s all that anyone is talking about and all that you’re thinking about. Throughout this pages there will be tips on how to stay stress free. However, being stressed out, overwhelmed and tired are not reasons throw tantrums or be disrespectful to anyone. Celebrating this new chapter in your life comes with the privilege of having a party but also with the expectation that you carry yourself in a lady-like way. All eyes are on you, and you never know whose watching, who’s looking up to you or how much work behind the scenes is taking place to make this day extra special. Be kind. Be prepared.
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The date you choose should be a day that all of your guests can attend or make arrangements in advance if they’re planning on traveling from out of state or country. Don’t get so caught up in the planning that you accidently schedule it on a National Holiday or other event. You want to be considerate of other people’s beliefs and special days.
FALL - WINTER 2021
Photography by Estudio Innovacion/Kansas City
w o t t e g s ’ Let • New Year’s Eve/Day • Mother’s Day • Father’s Day • Fourth of July Weekend • March 17th St. Patrick’s Day • Thanksgiving Weekend • Super Bowl Sunday • Valentine’s Day • Halloween • Christmas Season
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How exciting! Family meeting: Mom, Dad, I decided I want a Quinceañera and I want the best party ever! Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Quinceañera Magazine, websites... Start downloading and printing your favorite ideas. Register on quinceaneramagazine.com Go to a Quinceanera Magazine Expo in your area Set the magic date. Create a guest list. Plan a budget plan with your parents Pick padrinos Set fitness goals Pick your royal court/ corte de honor Book a place for your ceremony and reception Choose a party theme Hire quince planner (If you are using one) Start looking for a photographer/videographer Create invitations Decide what your damas and chambelanes will wear Decorations Party Gifts (recuerdos) When personalized it may take up to 3 months to deliver. Compile and determine the final guest list with names and addresses. Start looking for invitations ideas Send save the dates Hire photographer adn videogpher Start looking for your dress Find your Chambelan and dama outfit Order your quince gown Find your shoes and accessories Start inteviews on a makeup artist and hair stylist Select readings and songs for your ceremony Look for a hotel for out of town guests Negotiate group discounts.
Flowers and florist Look for a choreographer Start a basic gift registry list Book your music, if is DJ, or live band. Have your pre-quince photoshoot Order your quince invitations Chambelan and dama tuxedo and dress fittings If you will have jewelry, its time to start looking Book tent, lighting and other rentals if needed. Photography by Estudio Innovacion/Kansas City Photography by: De La Vega Studio / Salem, Oregon
Schedule meetings and a cake tasting Book a choreographer Review invitations proofs. Look for all the accessories (tiara, ramo, tocado, etc) Rent a limo (Partybus, classic car, carriage, etc) Meet with priest or ceremony officiant Choose decorations Choose table linens Choose centerpieces los Garcia phy by Car Photogra
Order cake Start choosing songs for reception Mom’s dress Siblings outfits. Dad’s outfit Make an appointment for your dress fitting Schedule a food tasting Finalize guest list Decide on waltz songs Decide on baile sorpresa song Schedule choreography practices
Time to mail invitations Choose sitting cards Arrange sitting chapter Finalize all decorations Hand out or mail out invitations Finalize all choreography Final trial run on your hair and makeup with accessories Final dress fitting Ceremony practice Confirm all of your vendors Make a timeline for your vendors
Photography by: De La Vega Studio / Salem, Oregon
Set up final meeting with your florist Arrange for people to help you seating and receving gifts at reception Confirm with hotel for room reservations Find out where other people will stay Have a final dress fitting
Have your dress steamed. Pick up your dress Call the limo company to confirm pick up time Get manicure and pedicure Waxing Hair color or retouch Break your heels in Practice your baile sopresa one more time Prepare a “thank you” speech Rehearse religious ceremony at location
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Practice your speech Final choreography practices Write a program of your day Give guest book, cake knife, champagne bottles and party favors to a person who will distribute them Confirm with your damas all outfits are put together and ready
Have your chambelanes go pick up their tuxedos Practice your speech one more time Review and finalize seating chart If possible arrange a get Relax. Go to bed early together with your close family Feel Avoid salty the excitement foods. QUINCEANERA Check your DAY: dress for an Wake up early. additional steam Have a good breakfast Get ready Be on time Relax and Enjoy Today is going to be a magical day! THE DAY AFTER: Return rental tuxedos Return all rentals Thank all your guests If preserving gown, send it to preservation company Send a thank you note to all the people that helped you. Photography by Yalina Villaseñor / Las Vegas NV
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As I’m sure you’ve noticed planning a Quinceañera can get pricey. There are so many things to take into account: from the reception hall, to the dress, to the muñeca and jewelry. The best thing about the Hispanic culture and tradition is that whenever someone decides to have a big event like this or a wedding is that we can count on our family to contribute. In other words, your Padrinos. They contribute money or sponsorship that they don’t expect for it to be paid back. It’s a mutual understanding that in the future if they ever plan an event for themselves or their children, they can come to you and your family for help as well. Photography by: De La Vega Studio / Salem, Oregon
he budget is a financial plan to stay with in the price range that your parents can afford. The initial budget number is a starting point for your parents to begin making financial arrangements. nt want to Will be things you'll wa party details in indulge in, and other t back on. which you'll need to cu Two of the best ways to stay stress free and Before you get ahead of yourself by looking up places for your reception, dresses and photographers, you and your parents should really sit down and talk about a planned budget. A budget is a planned amount of money that can be spent on your party. It could be that your parents have been saving for this day since you were 10 years old, or they just recently decided to start putting money aside. Remember that all Quinceañeras come in different sizes and budgets.
What are “Padrinos”? Padrinos are Godparents, not just the ones who baptize you but also the ones who present you with sponsorship, gifts and blessings on your special day. Remember in the beginning when we talked about building a team for your event? Padrinos are a big part of this team. A padrino or madrina can volunteer or be assigned a particular item(s). They can contribute with money towards the total for that category or the full amount.
Here are three things to consider before you make a list of possible candidates for padrinos: • Do you and your family have a close relationship with them? • Are they reliable and you can count on them • Are they able to contribute financially?
Approaching Padrinos Communication is probably the most
important part when requesting help from a madrina or padrino. You want to be clear about what you would like and what you are requesting from them. You and your parents can set up a meeting .
Dont’ be shy. They are expecting you • Fewer guests means more funds to use towards decorations and party gifts • Make your party "By Invitation Only" • DIY (Do It Yourself): if you're creative consider making your own decorations instead of having them made. • Padrinos can share the cost • Some (not all) prices can be negotiated
to ask. Padrinos play a major role in a Quinceañera. Not only are they contributing financially to your party, but they are also sacrificing their personal time to join your celebration. When talking to friends and family members about possibly being a padrino, consider starting off with something like this:
1.- Begin the conversation by
acknowledging and thanking them for the role they’ve played in your life. Example: “I want to thank you for being like a second father/mother to me and always supporting me”.
2.- Then, let them know that you’ll be having a quinceañera and would like their personal blessing. Example: “As you know, I turn 15 years old next year and we’ve decided to celebrate with a Quinceañera! And, of course, we couldn’t celebrate this without you.”
3.- Finalize by asking for their contribution. Example:
“Because you are such an important part in my life, I was wondering if I could count on you to be my padrino of _________________.”