HOW TO APPROACH PLANNING A HISPANIC EVENT
Four tips to help you plan your next celebration
Hispanics know how to party and we love to celebrate any chance we get. However, finding the right vendors and carving out time from our busy schedules is not always easy. The planning process can put a lot of stress on the family and sometimes they are the ones running around on the big day not able to truly enjoy the festivities and sacrifices they made to get there.
What if I told you that having a beautiful wedding, quinceañera, or baby shower can be professionally planned and sensibly priced?
01 Don’t wait till the last-minute to start planning
The sooner you meet with a professional to start planning the more time and money they can save you. If you know that a huge life moment is approaching, it's important to be prepared. This is especially true if you’re working with a limited budget. We suggest reaching out as early as a year and half before your big day.
02 Decide what the most important elements are
There are many aspects involved in a party such as decor and entertainment. Priorities vary from person to person. For some it may be the food and beverages and for others it may be a quality photographer. Figuring out what elements you care about the most will help guide the rest of your planning and budget.
03 Don’t stick to trends
When planning your big day you’ll start to see very similar content on social media. It’s great to see what’s hot at the moment but many times people look back and regret going with the decor that was all over Pinterest the Summer they had their event. Plus, because trendy items may be in high demand it’s easy to get overcharged. Instead select elements that are more classic and represent you and your story. That way when you look back you won’t regret those random mason jars.
04 Respect the RSVP
It may not be one of our customs but it’s time we start respecting the RSVP. Having an accurate guest count significantly impacts your budget and can help you reduce unnecessary spending. So if you’re hosting an event make sure to include an RSVP card with your invitation, communicate the importance of having it returned on time, and always follow-up if a response is not received on time. Stop the guessing game, you need to have an accurate guest count.