5 Things People Forget When Planning A Quinceañera

Your daughter’s quinceañera is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, marking her transition from childhood to womanhood. And it takes a lot of planning and attention to detail to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Planning a quinceañera is pretty tough, and it’s easy to forget some of the details along the way. Thankfully, the team at Olivia Restaurant is here to help with your planning. Our venue is one of Los Angeles’ best event venues, and has successfully hosted plenty of quinceañeras. That’s why we’re running through some things people commonly forget when planning a quinceañera, helping you avoid those pitfalls and have a successful event.

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1. Hire A Photographer

A quinceañera is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and you’ll want to capture all those important memories for the future. That’s why you need to remember to hire a photographer. It’s an easy step to overlook considering the amount of planning that needs to be done, but bringing on a professional photographer will ensure that all your planning will be remembered for years to come.

And for more tips, check out our blog on how to take truly awesome quinceañera photos.

2. A Thank You Speech

Quinceañeras are all about friends, family and loved ones coming together to celebrate your daughter. And while your little girl is the one being celebrated, she should be sure to thank everyone in attendance with a speech. A thank you speech is a common element of a quinceañera, but it’s common to forget to actually plan and practice that speech. Make sure your daughter has time to write her own speech before the event, and be there to help her write a draft of the speech.

3. Bring Extra Shoes

Trust us, your daughter’s quinceañera is going to be a long day. And she’s going to get tired of walking around in heels all day. We recommend making her day a little more comfortable by remembering to bring along an extra pair of comfortable shoes. That way, she can take a break from her formal look for a little bit of comfort.

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4. Pick Out The Dress After Booking A Venue

Your daughter’s quinceañera dress is one of the most important parts of the entire party. She’ll want to look elegant and classy with an impressive dress. But remember, you should pick out the dress after booking a venue. You want your daughter to look stunning, and she’ll look even better if her dress matches the decor of your event venue.

5. Practice The Candle Ceremony

The Candle Ceremony is an essential part of every quinceañera. The ceremony honors 15 people who have helped your daughter throughout her life, and is often one of the more emotional parts of the quinceañera. That’s why you need to remember to practice the Candle Ceremony with your daughter, ensuring that she’s prepared for the big moment.

There’s no doubt that quinceañera planning is difficult, but paying attention to the details and keeping your daughter’s happiness in mind will make the event a huge success. If you’re looking for a quinceañera venue in Los Angeles, consider Olivia Restaurant. Our event venue is perfect for mid-sized events, featuring modern decor and professional entertainment options guaranteed to meet your tastes. Contact Olivia Restaurant today for more information about availability and rates.