There is an upcoming quinceanera celebration this year. All family members are excited. However, no one is talking about who is going to plan and prepare for this once in a lifetime birthday party celebration. You raised the issue, but no one is directly volunteering themselves. You are willing to give it a try to plan and prepare for the Quinceanera party. However, you are a first-timer. You never planned such a big party or event before. The family is willing to chip in for the budget. But now you are contemplating whether to have a Do-it your (DIY) own or hire a professional quinceanera party planner.
Now, before proceeding and deciding what to do next, you may want to consider the following for you to better decide if you should do the planning and preparation or hire a professional.
- Budget Wise and affordability
Basic common sense tells us that having a DIY quinceanera party could save you money. If you are creative and find a lot of alternatives in preparing for a quinceanera party, then the cost for the event could be reduced. However, if you are a first-time planner, this could be stressful and hectic for you.
You see, although you would save a lot of money by doing DIY, it does not mean it is easy. By doing DIY, you are required to do a lot of research, which means you are obliged to spend more time. So in a sense, you may actually save money but waste so much time. It is advisable to hire a professional birthday party planner if you are unsure. This is to cut time preparing and planning. However, if you are surrounded by experienced quinceanera party planners, then hiring a party planner may not be an option after all.
- Convenience and time
As already mentioned above, if you are a first-time DIY quinceanera party planner, planning and preparation may require a lot of your time. You are obliged to do all the research. You may start your research online as it has the most readily available resources. However, you may want to consult friends and families who already have their quinceanera party. They may actually give tips and tricks on what to do. But, if you have been planning and preparing for quinceanera parties for a long time, then this could be easier to do.
However, when you are a busy person, then DIY planning may not be for you. Planning and preparing a quinceanera party does not only require you to spend money and exert effort. You are also expected to invest time. Not everyone wanted to waste their time planning and preparing instead of working. Hiring a professional birthday party planner will make it way easier for you. Once you have an appointment with them, they would ask you for some details and information. It is advisable to bring the celebrant to determine her options and preferences. Make sure to raise all your queries and questions immediately. This is to clarify any possible misunderstandings in the future. At the same time, ask the limits and extents of their services. Some birthday planners do not offer all the services. So make sure to ask for you to know what other things you are required to plan ahead.
- Effectivity and execution
What makes hiring a professional quinceanera or birthday party planner is their effectivity and execution of the event. There is an assurance that the event will push through with minimal or no problems at all. This is because they are professional. They know what is asked, required and needed by a quinceanera party. They know people in their industry, which makes it easier for them to avail of materials and services. This is why they require a shorter period to prepare.
Unless you are a great planner, then you may not replicate the well-prepared execution of a professional. Besides that you may require a longer period to prepare and plan, you may spend more time finding materials and services for the event. Once you forget about the entertainment service, then you will end up having a last-minute appointment with a rather questionable performer or having to plan a last-minute activity. Once you failed the planning and preparation process, everything will fall apart. So, you must consider if you can really handle the stress and responsibility of effecting and executing a big event such as quinceanera.
These are some things you may want to consider before doing anything. This is not in any means discouraging a DIY or a professionally planned Quinceanera Party. Rather, we are clarifying any cloud of doubt you may have. It is okay to choose one over the other, as long as you are okay with it. In the end, it is your decision that will lead to a great quinceanera party.
To conclude, DIY party planning works well for people who already had experience with planning and preparing a quinceanera party or a large event. They at least have the foundation where to start. It is also advisable for people who would conduct a small quinceanera party. It is also ideal for people who are on a tight budget. Besides, there are a lot of tips available online which can guide you. Though prepare for the worst period of planning and preparing.
The professionally prepared party is advisable for people who do not want to get stressed. Also for people who have a large budget and do not want to do the hassle of preparing the quinceanera. However, make sure to do some research about possible quinceanera or birthday planner before booking them. You may start by asking referrals from some people you have known to have their quinceanera party planned by a third person. You may also search on google for “birthday party event planner Los Angeles” or something similar to see who are the quinceanera or birthday planners around your place.
Just make sure that whatever your decision, it is something you are comfortable with.