One of the most challenging aspects of a Quinceanera is the budgeting your event. When you plan something with time in advance there is less room for mistakes.
There are alternatives for preparing the quinceañera of your dreams, here is a list of the details and tips you should consider when planning your dream Quince party.
1) Plan ahead of time
Quince party usually conveys financial sacrifices. This is the number one reason why most families plan ahead of time and save for years for this memorable birthdate, the number 15th.
2) Set up a budget
The size of the budget directly reflects all decisions relating to the celebration. Plan a budget for each expense, ballroom, flowers and decorations, cake, vendors, limos or party bus, dress, catering, etc, and try your best to stick with it.
Industry price average for your reference:
Ballroom, or banquet Hall… $2,500
Quinceañera Cake … $800 for 100 guests
Quinceañera Dress … $8,000
Catering … $25 per plate
Quinceanera Cadets or dance team … $150 to $1,000
Quince Decorations … $1,800 for 100 guest
Quinceanera Invitation … $250 for 100 invites
Photography & Video … $150 – $300 per hour
Church … $300
3) Find some padrinos
Don’t let your parents pay for the whole thing. Share the love and expenses and ask your godparents to pitch in for the reception hall, cake, dress, etc.
4) Compare prices
Never settle for the first thing you fall in love with. Compare deals, packages, and prices of all the Quince party services. You’ll have a better idea of the pricing and this way you could stick to your budget.
5) Quinceañera budget | Save up!
A good plan is to leave a budget on the side for luxuries such as thank you favors for your guests, an exuberant quince dress or extravagant decorations.