Countdown To Your Quinceanera!
Planning your Quinceañera can be lots of work, but it should be a fun time for you as well. We've prepared a timeline to help you with planning your big day. If you stay on track by following these guidelines, you'll find that planning can even be enjoyable. Don't fret if you have a late start with your preparations; but do start as soon as possible.
One year before
- Choose the date for your Quinceañera and make arrangements with your church.
- Prepare your budget.
- Keeping your budget in mind, select a location to have your reception.
10 - 12 months before
- Consider who you'd like your sponsors to be and discuss with your parents. Ask the sponsors that
you've chosen if they'd like to participate.
- Think about selecting your court of honor. Ask them if they will partake in your special day.
- Work on your guest list.
- Send out Save-the-Date cards.
- Choose the dances that the court will perform and hire a choreographer if needed. Schedule a practice
6 - 10 months before
- Start shopping for your gown and dresses for your damas. Take into consideration whether or not
they will require alterations, and plan appropriately.
- Begin planning the menu for your reception and arrange for a caterer.
- Consider the type of entertainment you'd like, and make the necessary reservations.
- Select a photographer to capture those special moments!
- If you need to rent any items like tables or a tent, make arrangements now.
4 - 6 months before
- Start shopping for your Quinceañera invitations, and place your order. Invitations4Less.com has a wide
selection and all invitations are discounted.
- Begin looking for a cake. Go to some local bakeries to get ideas and don't forget to taste-test!
- Order any accessories you'll need such as your tiara and shoes.
3 months before
- Order your cake.
- Select and order the formalwear for your chambelanes and any other
- Begin working on your program or Mass booklet.
2 months before
- Mail the invitations.
1 month before
- Have the final fittings done for your dresses.
- Make final arrangements with your DJ, photographer, and bakery.
- Meet with the priest that will be performing your ceremony to go over any necessary details.
2 weeks before
- If you've requested your guests RSVP to you, get the final count for your caterer or event center.
1 week before
- Call all of your event providers and confirm details with them one last time. Make sure they have your
phone number so they can contact you in the event of any last-minute questions.
- Be sure your chambelanes have picked up their formalwear.
- Have one last dance practice.
- Print out our emergency kit list and assemble all of the items you'll need for the day of your
No doubt, there are lots of details that need to be handled for a successful day. Starting early and following this guide can make your day as stress-free as possible!
By Jeanne Woodyard
Jeanne has worked in the printing industry for nearly 30 years and became the new owner of Invitations4Less.com on January 1, 2012.
When not working with our customers, Jeanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, RVing with her husband and spoiling her two kitties.
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Location: Hi Miri, I'm glad you found our guide helpful in your planning. Wishing you all the best as you celebrate your special day!