Quinceañeras are expensive a quinceañera can leave your family a debt averaging $5,000 and up. So, what kind of impact will today's struggling economy have on your quinceañera?
The good news is that the quinceañera business is still booming. People are still buying those $500 dresses and other quinceañera services and accessories. Regardless of the recession, the quinceañera seems to be too important for the Latin family to include in the crunch. To pass on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to crown our precious "princesas" would be even more costly than the expense itself. Here's how to avoid any regrets:
Meanwhile, here is a list of the AVERAGE costs, to help you start planning and economy-proofing your quinceañera. These costs have been calculated based on 200 guests. You can adjust the costs based on what you can afford and research those items to find better prices based on your budget.
PRINCESS CHAIR: $100
CAKE: $500 (SERVES 200)
20 72-INCH TABLES: $200 (EACH SEATS 10)
200 FOLDING CHAIRS: $400
20 TABLECLOTHS: $160
DINNERWARE (200 SETS): $700
5 CHAFING DISHES: $120 (FOR FOOD)
2 HEATERS: $200
GUEST BOOK: $100
PHOTO ALBUM: $100
DECORATIONS: $1,5000 (FLOWERS, BALLOONS, ETC.)
HAIR & MAKEUP: $500
FOOD: $4,000 ($20 A PERSON)
BEVERAGES ($10 A PERSON): $2,000
DANCE FLOOR: $150
The key to saving is to put it all to paper record all your expenses. Give yourself enough time to shop around and come up with creative solutions to items that might be tricky to afford.
Do you have any other economy-proofing quinceañera ideas?
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