Top 3 Decisions to Make when Planning your Quinceanera!

Celia Barrios

Hola Quinceaneras 2b and Moq’s!

Ready to dive into the planning of your fabulous Quinceanera? Wait, wait, wait, not so fast.

Before you start writing checks and falling in love with the dresses and themes, check out the top 3 decisions to make when planning your quinceanera that will keep you on budget, minimize the stress of planning and give you the party of your dreams.

Head Count (same as guest count)

The amount of guests you want to have will determine your budget in all areas of your event. From the size of the location to the amount of invitations you will order.  One common mistake is not creating a realistic head count. Then quinceaneras go out and book  a venue too small or too big for their event guest size. This brings us to one BIG question? who to invite? Well, you will feel the need to invite everyone you have known or interacted in the 14 years of your life,  But is that a must? nope! Not if you want to keep your budget under control. So what is the Rule of thumb? Immediate family members on both parents side if applicable, closest friends, court members’ parents and siblings.  Once you start to write down your list, this will account for at least 100 guests, trust me! Better yet, put it to the test.

Padrinos/Sponsors yay or nay?

Padrinos/Sponsors, Getting a financial sponsor for your quince can be very helpful but can also cause issues if they back out at the last minute. Entrusting someone to be a Sponsor is a big responsibility and should not be taken lightly. A meeting before event bookings begin are a must. Price out your wish list for the event. Make it a social gathering to take the edge off you having to ask for money for your event. It can be nerve wrecking or uncomfortable for the Q2b or Moq. So invite them over for lunch 1 on 1 or have a Sponsors’ lunch. Let them know you are inviting them because you would love them to be part of your event. If they show up you know they’re in!

The Court

Court Members,  a co-ed court? a boys only court? or just gals? what’s a girls to do? The traditional 14 couples or 7 couples, a Quinceanera & her escort can add up to a whopping 30 or 16 teens, Yikes! Sounds like fun right? well think about the following before deciding on a court size and type. Size of venue? will the dance floor hold all of them for your dances? Will you have a practice place for all of them? Can your limousine hold everyone? Can your guest count afford to add all those parents and siblings? if you’re answer is yes. Then go for it the more the merrier!


In conclusion, making these three decisions early will result in a more cost effective and less stressful Quinceanera planning.


CELIA J. BARRIOS | Event Coordinator/Owner

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  • Yarely Osegueda

    Hello, my name is Yarely and my Quinceañera is in November. I was wondering if I could receive some magazines so I could get an Idea of dresses and a theme I want

  • April

    Hello , you See my 15 is a couple months away but I haven’t started planning anything because I don’t know where to start. I really need help .

  • jessenia rivera

    hi, my name is jessenia im 14 years old and my sweet 15 is on august 29,2015. i want more insiparition in dresses and themes also in dance moves. i would like some magazines for some insiparition.

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Jessenia, please send your address to [email protected] and we’ll send you some magazines, thanks!

  • Jailene Ordonez

    Hi ! I’m 14 years old at the moment and I have no idea what I’m going to do for my 15. My birthdays in October and I haven’t even started planning. I really need some help and ideas!

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Jailene, email us your address at [email protected] and we’ll send you our XV magazines for free so you can get inspired and begin planning!

  • Brittney

    Hi, I am 14 years old and my quinces is only months away. My birthday is in February but due to family members wanting to come down for my party I am having it in June. I am just having a hard time finding a dress I like. I don’t want anything too decorative. I would just like something with a lot of sparkles. If you have any pictures of nice dresses or of any you think I would like please help me!!

  • Neydi

    Hi, im neydi , im 14 years old and im hoping to have my 15 in august 1, but i havent even started planning because i dont know what to look for. Any advice?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Neydi, the first thing is to set up a date and a budget, click here to download our free planning guide

  • Jenny

    Hi c: I’m 14 years old i been planning my 15 since i was 11 that’s how excited i was. I need magazines to see if i can see more ideas

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Jenny! Please send us your address to [email protected] and we’ll be happy to send you some very cool XV Magazines 🙂

  • Angie

    Hi, I’m 13 years old, and my birthday is in early February. Is it too early to start planning? I wasn’t really sure. I really want a quince! I want to start looking for stuff… but I don’t know if/how to start! Any advice? Also.. My birthday is in February, and I live in Wisconsin, so the weather is horribly cold! Should I have my quince 4 months later in June? Any advice would help..

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Angie, there is really a specific time frame to celebrate your 15, some girls decide to have a Quinceanera for their 16th birthday in order to save money, others pick a different date to accommodate their out-of-state family members so we don’t see why you couldn’t do the same 🙂 If summer fits your theme, party and budget for the best, then do it! 🙂 Send us your address to [email protected] and we’ll send you some magazines!

      • Angie

        Thank you!