Before choosing your invitations, it’s important that you figure out your party’s theme as well as the date and time of the mass and reception.
Can you imagine planning your Quinceanera and forgetting to tell people when, where or what time the ceremony will take place? You’d have an empty party. That is why the invitations are a vital part of your Quince planning. Because they contain all of the critical information about your party, including the date, time, and place of the reception and ceremony, they help control your guests’ attendance to your events.
It is common for a quinceañera’s godparent to cover the costs for the invitations. You should make an arrangement with him/her and choose the invitation you like most and, of course, one that fits your budget.
There are special stationery/invitation stores that specialize in celebrations such as a Quinceañera. To find a good one, you should ask for a referral. For example, when you purchase your dress and the rest of your Quince attire, ask them to recommend a place to order your invitations. Another option is to visit local printing companies and compare prices. Take your time to choose two or three invitations. Then, talk to your godparent. Invitations are generally ordered three months in advance.
Another thing you must keep in mind is that by the time you order the invitations, you should have decided on your party’s theme as well as the date and time of the ceremony and reception. If, for example, your Quince theme contains stars and your dress is turquoise blue, then choose an invitation that complements both stars and the color blue. As for the event’s details, you should have confirmed the date and time for the mass as well as the reception hall. You must include this information in the invitations, although this is usually written in RSVP cards that can be mailed or given to you personally.
Nowadays, there is a great variety of party invitations ranging from simple and affordable to more expensive and sophisticated. If you want to make a good impression, try not to jam them with information. Only include what’s important, like a thank you note for your guests and parents (no longer than 4 lines), the names of your maids of honor and chambelanes as well as a list of all your godparents. You can have this written in an elegant and legible font. Also, please make sure to proofread all the names and party information. Lastly, remember to mail your invitations a month prior to your Quince.
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