Don’t let a cut on your quince savings weigh down on the fiesta fun. There are details where you can afford to trim the budget without losing an ounce of pizzazz and without having your guests notice where you’ve pinched the pennies. One of the major details of this lavish quince of yours is, without a doubt, your venue. Once you’ve selected the perfect venue to host your quince, you may want to look into these ideas that can get you more bang for your buck.
More money in your pocket
Since Saturday receptions are the norm, you can use that to your advantage. Venue owners offer special deals for those who book their halls for any other weekday in order to book their properties more frequently. If you can work with having, say, a Friday quinceañera then this option is for you. You would have to make sure that your church offers a quinceañera mass for that same day, and you would have to consider the work and school schedules of your guests and quince party. Since it is uncertain if all of your guests will be able to take the day off or arrange their schedules in order to arrive to your fiesta on time, you may have to start your events later in the evening. In this case, your religious ceremony would start around 6p.m., followed directly by the reception. Although a quince reception of this type would require extra planning, it can be done and it can also save you some serious cash.
Trim your guest list
The fewer guests you need to accommodate, the less amount of space you’ll need to rent. So rather than inviting your neighbor’s neighbor, their dry cleaners and the guy that changes their oil, invite only the people who are nearest and dearest to your heart. Although you’d like for the entire world to witness your grandiose party, you won’t be all that fond of the price tag that comes with boasting. So stick with the old saying of “less is more” and focus on both celebrating with those closest to you and cutting your wallet some slack.
If you have a family member or dear friend who will be celebrating their quince around the same time that you will, it may be a good idea to partner up. You can split the cost of renting the venue as well as the cost of all of the other quince details. You may have to budge a little here and there since you’ll have to consider the other person’s point of view as well, but if you can share the spotlight in hopes of saving money, then this option can be a huge relief.