We bring you many modern quinceanera invitations. Finding the perfect invitaion may seem like a diffucult task, don’t worry, we’re here to help. On this post, we’ll talk about the new inviations, the modern ones.
Zebra Quinceanera Inviations
Zebra or animal prints inviations are very modern. Check the following Invitation.
You can buy these inviations on QuinceaneraInvites.com, this is numer 191, comes with silver cords. Price is vere cheap. This is a scroll, also acrolls can be handed inside boxes, bottles, etc.
This second quince invitations lools very elegant and modern. It is a ticket invitation, very nice and colorful. Your party details go on the front, and also has more space on the back for additional info like list of damas, chambelanes, padrinos, an extra photo or poem. That’s one the very importan things to look for when buying your initations, in some quinceanera invitations the space is limited, it is not a bad thing, but sometimes you need that extra room. Well this one has plenty of space, the colors are changeable to whatever color you want , it is shown on hot pink and lime. It goes well with a masquerade themed party, but We have been told, that you can take the mask off and put something else, like a picture, if you don’t like the invitations with the masquerade. The ticket goes inside the silver box, and the invitation box is wrapped with a silver cord, we love them.
This last quinceanera invitation is a mardi gras themed credit card, includes your picture and all your party details on the front. The size is like a real credit card, the back message can also be personalized or changed. This is one invitation that you won’t be able to list all your padrinos if you have a lot. Some padrinos or your list of damas or chambelanes will fit just right but any kind of big list or big poem will be difficult to put in there. But again we don’t want a traditional quinceanera invitations, right? It looks and feel amazing. It comes with a small envelopes, so you can hand them out to your friends.
The bad economy has brought down videography and photography prices, but at the end you will get what you pay for really since a good edited video takes 40 to 80 hours of work. It means that nice video will take 1-2 weeks for editing. The following things will also affect your video prices, so have them in mind when you want a good video or want a video on a budget.
Hours of Video Taping
If the video guys has to be there early and has to go late, prepare to pay more. Also if you had a photo or video session before the event date then this is more expensive, since the video guys have to work two days instead of one.
Usually the more locations the more money the video , since it takes more time and hussle . Also when doing a nice video, more locations means more time editing.
Video and Photo Package
Many talented video guys also do photography, if your package has photography included than the price will go up to 40%
Degrees of Editing and Special Effects
Since editing and doing special effects takes the most time of producing a video, many video guys offer many levels of editing: Light, Normal, Pro. just to give you an example, believe me you get what you pay for, since doing a nice custom special effect of something very simple but that looks cool takes hours to render and edit.
Yes, you pay more for experience, just like in any other profession. The new guys will charge less but will usually employ cheaper equipment or even lack some equipment, and most of all the experience, experienced guys will grab that special momment or even will make it happen. Sometimes for new guys is hard to master shooting and editing, since they’re too different animals.
Number of Professionals
If you hire a company that is made out of one one guy that shoots video and takes pictures by himself, then you will probably get a lower price but video taping and taking pictures is a job for at least two people. Many companies that want to offer a nice price and an ok video, hire a helper for photography, since hiring another professional is more expensive. Hiring these companies will probably save you money but again you get what you pay for, and sometimes the companies with more experience will do a decent job.
Number of Cameras
There are some locations that require at least two cameras, but a video production with two cameras is more expensvie since editing is longer and there is an extra camera guy the company has to pay. This is only for video, since photographers usually don’t need another helper.
There are other things that will make your video look even better, but will sometimes be included on your package or offered as an extra.
This is a very importan thing right, if you choose a nice hairstyle for your quinceanera. After many years of working with quinceaneras, I have seen many things, keep reading and maybe this article will help you on your special day.
The Right Quinceanera Hairstyle
The right quinceanera hairstyle is different for every girl, if your hairdo has to be perfect then we recommend you get it done for your before picture session, so your hairstlyst can practice it and you can experience it beforehand
Hairstyles for Girls with a Lot of Hair
Many quinceaneras have a lot of hair, your hairstyle will take more time, if possible measure the time before hand so you’ll know how many hours it takes to do your hairstyle.
Hairstyles for Cury Hair
Curly hair is difficult to handle, and will take more time to do than straight hair. Consult your hairstylist about this.
Where to do your hairstyle, home or salon?
I reccomend doing at home, since it will take a lot of stress out and don’t mention time. Your mom won’t have to drive you to the hairstylist. On your special date every minute counts, you’ll be sorprised how the time flies. Also the video guys will have a chance to video take you doing the hair and makeup, sometimes this is not done because of the hussle of driving to other locations and many small video packages don’t include going to extra locations, if you plan a good reasonable hour to start your hair and makeup you will have them on video guaranteed.
It seems it is an easy question but I’ve seen many quinces ruined becuase of bad time planning. The quinceanera should do their hairstyle first, don’t do the damas or mom’s or the tias or sobrinas. This is why it is important to know how many minutes or hours it takes to do your hairstyle so you can plan ahead. If you don’t follow this rule, you will end up 15 minutes before the church service starts wihout make up or hairstyle, and on top of that it takes your limo 30 minutes to get there, meaning you will be at least 45 minutes late with a bad make up and very ugly sad face on your video and pics.
The best Hour to start doing your Hairstyle
This all comes down to as early as possible but not too early too. The video guys will not be there at 6 am, since they have to video tape all day, unless you’re paying a little extra. And this is another point where you can save on your video price, all you have to do is plan ahead.
So there you have it, some tips for your next quinceanera hairstyle, as you can see, it is not the syle that is the most important but how well you manage your time on your special date.
Planning a quinceanera is always a big task, even more if you have not done one before. Well we’re here to help, feel free to browse our site for more tips, ideas, comments and insider stuff to all quinceanera. Well, lets get started. First of all we’re going to need a date, so start looking for reception halls in your area, one thing we need to know before looking reception sites is an idea of how many people it will hold. So we need the your number of guests, bigger quinces need a bigger salon right! Also don’t forget to include the dance area, check that the reception site has a good space for your corte de honor to dance their dances, surprise dance, etc.
The Quinceanera Reception Sites
With your number of guests in hand, ask around hotels, banquet halls, if possible go look at the place before deciding on it. Just ask if your date is available, but don’t sign the contract yet, because if you want a religious ceremony before it, then you must find a church close to your city that will do it for you in the same day. I guess locking the place and church would have to be done together, nowadays is becoming very difficult to synchronize these two. But with a little patience and time it can be done.
The Church / Religious Ceremony
If you want a traditional religious ceremony on your quinceanera, then the best thing to do is lock your church date first and then with plenty of time look for a salon. When it comes to locking places, time will be your only friend, ask the church administrator to lock your date in advance, many do it even one year earlier. Many new quinces don’t even have a religious ceremony anymore, many don’t do it because of the synchronizing dates hassle, or just because they’re not religious enough. Many others that really want to have one, do it in a different church and just have a blessing by a pastor. Many others don’t want to pay for it since some catholic churches have a very high price. Whether you’re having one or not, it is cool both ways.
This is very important, make your list very early in the planning process. Don’t be shy this is a tradition, and a very good one, it allows us to have many quinceaneras in this economy.
The Quinceanera Dress
Everything gets easier after picking the right quinceanera dress. The next step in your quinceanera planning project is to pick your quince dress, the color of your dress will dictate the theme colors, or at least give you some ideas for the decorations, favors, invitations, etc. When picking out your dress the big question is the color, what’s your favorite one? Turquoise, Hot Pink, Lime, Purple, Black or even Orange. Should I buy the dress on a store or online? Well, online is a little cheaper but, it may not fit you perfectly, and then you will have to pay for fixing it.
Hire a choreographer for your traditional dances, baile sorpresas. I’ve seen choreographers work with a group of damas and chambelanes for as long as 6 months. It all depends how many hours per week you guys practice. The more people you have in your corte de honor the more difficult it is, since moms have to drive them to your home or place to where they practice. Also, you have to feed them all, or at least buy some snacks and drinks. Hiring a choreographer is becoming very expensive that’s why some people make up the dances themselves, or have a sister that had their quinceanera already, and is a little creative with dances and is up to the challenge.
Photo and Video
Finding a really good one is very important, this will be the only thing left after everything comes to an end. If you don’t want any surprises, ask for a sample video, a good videographer and photograher is not shy to show his work. Always allow plenty of time for the production of your video and photos, video editing and good photo retouching takes some time.
Many people do their own food preparation and serving, but at the end say, “I should not done that, I din’t have time to enjoy my party”. The Hispanic tradition is to serve your guests even if they arrive the party at 11 p.m. How crazy is that right! If you’re going to do this, always hire a waiter to do the job for you, or ask some relative to help you with that. Of course there are companies that do this for you too, they prepare the food, and serve it.
Ask your video guy to recommend you a DJ. Or hire one that you know from a friends party. Hire one that has a good light show, or plenty of lights to make the place feel like a party. When it comes to hiring dj’s, ask about their onstage personality, and see if you like it. This is important since, sometimes people say. “No hablaba nada” or “Man, He didn’t shut up”. This is very true, some people want all the introductions there can be, announcement for every part of the event, etc. and many people want the dj, just to dj and be silent.
The Quinceanera Invitations
There is no party without guests right! Order your invitations 2-3 months in advance, people usually do it in 2 months in advance, but many others do it the same month, please don’t leave it to the very last 2 weeks, since you have to allow one week for production and another week for shipping. Many homemade invitations take even longer to make, allow 2-3 weeks for production and one week for shipping. If you’re ordering online, double check your names and last names, since this is the thing the stores don’t change. If you’re planning on having your padrinos on your invitations, choose an invitation with plenty of space, if not any invitation will do.
Ok, I think you can make a party now, you have all the basics, a dress, a place, the food, the dj, some one to video tape it, guests, of course there are many things left to do, but we’ll talk about them later. Feel free to browse around and read many other of our posts, happy quinceanera planning!
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Always try to send a parent or family member to the photo session. Things really run faster since, you’re dealing a group of chambelanes teenagers that sometimes don’t really listen to the photographer, having a family member really helps a lot. At the end of the day you have better pictures. Group photos always take about 10 minutes, so have that in mind. The more damas and chambelanes, the more time it takes to take a good picture, since you have to position them so that composition works.
The time has arrived. Who are you gonna invite to your quinceanera?
Many things comes into sonsideration, the size of the recepcion site., the budget of the party and others.
The first thing to do is to ask your parents is how many guests are gonna be invited to our quince anos party.
You can invite many people, but always remember to invite those whom are important to you.
Write down a list of all your closest relatives, school friends, padrinos, and friends of your parents.
The list is gonna multiple quickly, have fun.
Always double check the wording of your quinceanera invitations. Some times the error is in your own name, and you don’t even see it. If possible write the wording in a sheet of paper and double check it, also give the paper to someone else to also double check it. Make sure you take your time to write the info of your invitation with a writing that other people will understand. If you have an ugly writing, give it to somebody else. Also a good rule of thunb for ordering your quinceanera invitations is that you have to make the order with at least 2 months in advance, sometimes things go wrong, and as I have said before, time is your only friend.
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The perfect quinceanera invitation is not the most expensive or the cheapest. This invitation has to be unique in your area. Don’t get the one everyone is getting for their quince. Also avoid the stress and order them at least 3 months in advance. Sometimes things go wrong and time is your only friend when it comes to your invitations. The perfect quinceanera invitation should be elegant and unique, and best of all has to fit your theme, and i’m not just talking about color but wording or poems. If your theme is stars, then find a poem that talks about stars, or make your own poem, get a poem that you like and stick in there the word stars, soon you will find out, that it is easier than you think to personalize that perfect invitation.
Many quinceaneras also like to add a thank you verse for their parents, this is cool. But make it small, the invitation will look too crowded, and always remember that sometimes all the padrinos list have to go in the invitation too. The quincenera that thinks ahead simpre vale por dos.
How about blank invitations? These are cool too. You can visit your nearest arts supply store and buy some blank paper and make your own quince invitations. As I have said, the most expensive are not always the perfect invitations. Blank invitations or handmade quinceanera invitations are perfect for when your theme is very unique and the only way to match your invites to your theme is by doing the invitations yourself in the computer. I don’t always like to advice to make your own invitations to save money, becasuse sometimes you spend even more. For example sometimes you’re almost out of ink and halfway of printing your invites you have to buy a new set of inks. My $150 dollar printer has 6 ink cartridges and each one cost around $15 dollars , that’s $90 dollars for the ink alone. And trust me when you’re printing invites with photos , the ink goes fast. Ok, how about personalization? Yes you can not beat that. You can make half in english and half in spanish, something that would be very expensive when your order them to be professionally printed.
The quinceanera tradition varies with the country of origin, these are some terms you should be familiar with. 80% of us quinceaneras are of mexican descent.
- celebration of girl’s becoming adult: a Latin American celebration followed by a formal dinner-dance for a 15-year-old girl, marking her passage into adulthood.
- young Hispanic girl’s escort: a boy who is a young girl’s formal escort in a court of honor during her rite of passage welcoming her into adulthood
- formal escort of girl: a girl who is another young girl’s formal escort in a court of honor corte de honor during her rite of passage quinceañera welcoming her into adulthood
-godfather of girl: a godfather of a young girl who is having a rite of passage party quinceañera welcoming her into adulthood, and who pays for flowers, invitations, and other things. Aka sponsors.
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Hispanic group escorting young girl: the group of formal escorts of a young girl at her rite of passage party quinceañera welcoming her into adulthood
La Ceremonia Religiosa/ La Misa:
-A church service, mass or simple blessing, usually catholic but not always. In each country it is different. For example, in Cuba families do not have a church service; Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Central Americans almost always have a church service. Puerto Rican quinceañeras traditionally have a blessing of all the accessories (rosary, shoes, Bible, prayer book, etc.) during the reception. After this blessing, the mother of the quinceañera places a crown on the her head and her father changes her shoes from flats to heels, signifying the change from childhood to young womanhood.
-Generally following the ceremony is the reception, this is the main party with food, drink and music. It can be arranged around a particular theme, such as Cinderella, Hollywood, flowers, colors, or any favorite thing of the quinceañera. The reception almost always includes the following:
The Introduction of the Court of Honor: Each name of the Court of Honor is announced as they enter into the reception. This is similar to the announcement of a bridal party at a wedding and is generally done by the Master or Mistress of Ceremony, DJ, or bandleader.
La Entrada/The Entrance: In some cultures this is a very dramatic, almost
theatrical moment. In Puerto Rico, the girls walk in on the arm of their Honor Escort to a white peacock chair, where she sits and is crowned and her shoes are changed from flats heels. One Mexican American quinceañera made her arrival on an oversized star which was lowered from the ceiling to the stage.quinceñera location
El Vals/The Waltz: One of the highlights of the reception, this is a very special moment, and is usually practiced months preceding the actual day of the quinceañera. In most cultures, the quinceañera starts dancing (usually to a waltz) with her father. She continues to dance with her father into the second song as her Honor escort dances with her mother. Halfway through the second song, they switch so her escort is dancing with her and her mother is dancing with her father. On the third song, the Court of Honor joins in.
El Brindis/The Toast: The father generally leads the toast, but it can be done by the master or mistress of ceremony, bandleader or Honor Escort. Mexican quinceaneras lately do another dance with the Copas/Glasses to finish with the grand finale toast.
Vals de los Padrinos/Sponsors Walts: Mexican quinceaneras do a sometimes very long walts where every padrino/sponsor dances with the quinceanera. This sometimes takes a very long time since very often they are more than 30 padrinos. In some quinceaneras the mayority of people invited to the celebration are padrinos/sponsors.
La Partida del Pastel/ The Cutting of the Cake: The special moment where the family and friends sing “Feliz Cumpleaños” Happy Birthday to the quinceanera. Don’t be surprised if a chambelan or family member pushes the quinceanera so that her face smashes the cake.
El Baile Sorpresa / The Surprise Dance: This is the dance where every quinceanera chooses a theme and performs a choreographed dance. Sometimes quinceaneras have a choreographer or the quinceanera and chambelanes choreographe themselves.
El Cambio de Zapatillas / Quinceanera Shoe Exchange: This tradition consist of changing the flat shoe to a high hills shoe, signifying the transition from a girl to a grown woman or senorita. This is usually done by the father, where they usually end dancing a song together.
La Coronacion / The Crowning Moment: Tipically the father or mother crown the quinceanera, at this moment also padrinos give her other gifts like jewelry and other quinceanera accesories.
La Ultima Muñeca / The Last Doll: A damita (a kid dama) or the father usually gives the quinceanera her last doll, later the father dances with the quinceanera and the doll. This is usually a big doll.
El Baile / The Dance: The quinceanera starts off the dance with her fafher or a chambelan. This is the last thing that happens and usually ends at 12 midnight or even later.
The Thank You: The parents of the quinceañera read a thank you to the girl for turning out so beautifully and also to God for bringing her to them and seeing her through every day up to her quinceañera. The girl then reads a thank you to her parents for being there as well as for giving her the party, the sponsors for their contributions and finally to the guests for coming.
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