The quinceanera is a traditional event in Mexican and Central American culture that is held to celebrate a girl’s 15th birthday. The celebration usually includes a large party with music and dancing as well as a sumptuous banquet, beverages and sweets. The celebration might begin with a church service and then move to a banquet hall or party facility where dining, dancing and socializing can begin.
You will want to begin planning your quinceanera six months to a year in advance. If you plan to have a church service prior to the celebration in a reception hall, it will be necessary to coordinate church availability with open slots at banquet halls for quinceaneras that you are interested in renting. While most quinceaneras take place on Saturdays, you will likely find that planning your event on a Friday will have many advantages. It will be easier to get the date that you want if you are willing to book the reception hall on a weekday. It will also be easier to coordinate your church service with the reception hall festivities.
Not only are reception halls more readily available when you book on a Friday, you will discover that the rates on Friday are less than those on a weekend day. In addition, you may save even more if you book your hall during the daytime as opposed to an evening reservation. Attendees usually can adjust their schedules easily enough to accommodate a Friday gathering. In addition, if you choose a Friday rather than Saturday, it can be the start of a relaxing, three-day weekend that offers even more opportunities for socializing with friends and family.
Safety is always a concern whenever you arrange a party, especially one that will be attended by teens. A daytime ceremony will provide a safer time frame for the young people who will attend than an evening slot. Those attending your afternoon events won’t be faced with driving home late at night when the party is over. In addition, if you choose to hire a shuttle to transport guests, daytime rates are usually less than what you’d pay on a weekend night. You will also want to determine whether or not alcohol will be served – that is a decision that the guest of honor’s parents or guardian should decide.
It’s typically easier to book a Deejay on a Friday afternoon than any time during a weekend, so you will have the convenience of choosing from a number of different music providers who will undoubtedly be eager to work on a Friday afternoon. The same goes for photographers, if you choose to hire a professional to record the day’s events. Daylight photography looks infinitely better than nighttime photography and will result in dazzling photos of you and your friends and family dressed in the fine clothes you select. By planning ahead and carefully considering choices, you can arrange a quinceaneras that everyone will remember for a lifetime.