Quinceañera Guest List: Who's in and Who's Out?
Quinceañera Guest List: Who's in and Who's Out?

Quinceañera Guest List: Who's in and Who's Out?

This article is part of our ultimate series about Quinceañera planning. For a deeper dive, check out our full guide: Quinceanera planning 101. It's your go-to resource for everything Quinceañera!

Besides the venue's rental fee, most celebrations tend to be expensive due to the guest list. 

The less people: the less food, the less decorations, the smaller the cake, etc. Makes sense right?


However, seems like Hispanics look over this fact and invite everyone and their grandmas to their parties.

In most cases they do so because they do not want to offend the person, even if they have not seen this person in say... over three years.

Talk it over with your parents and decide if you're going VIP for your Quinceañera, meaning you will only invite those who have truly been by your side, love you and you love back.

If at any point after your Quinceañera, you run into someone who was not invited and they shamelessly ask if their invitation got lost in the mail, (this is just wrong, why make you feel uncomfortable?) We highly advise you to be completely honest with responses such as:

"Well, since we have not seen each other in about two years we thought you might have forgotten about us"

"It was a super tiny and private event, just close relatives and some of Quinceañera's name' s friends."

Now here is a guide on how to decide who's in and who's out of your Quinceañera guest list.

When you're in doubt of sending someone an invite, go through this questionnaire:

1) Have you talked to this person in the last twelve months?

2) Is this person related to a close family member?

3) Have they invited you to important events of their family?

4) Will not inviting them bring some drama?

5) Do your parents insist on having them? (This is a definitely, after all they're paying for this party...)

6) Do you like them?

7) Are they nice to you?

Go through these questions with your parents as you create the guest list, but remember to respect their decision and be mature about it.

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