Nowadays, it’s a common way to avail catering packages for weddings, corporate events, and even debut parties to avoid the hassle during the event. After all, celebrations – particularly a daughter’s 18th birthday – may only come once in a lifetime. With that being said, it can be expected that most parents will grant the wishes of their daughters and throw them a magical, grand party.
However, planning for such a party is not easy. In particular, there are specific things that one has to know before planning for a debut. Here are some of them:
Limitation on the number of guests
The guest list is a common factor during planning your debut. However, it may come off as overwhelming if you do plan on inviting people, even going back to your primary school years. Hence, it’s important to note that there is a limitation on the number of guests – usually ranging from 100 to 200 people.
More so, the number of guests affects the food menu and even the size of the venue. Therefore, it’s better to think about the numbers before you even answer your planner’s question regarding your guest list.
Another factor that can confuse you from planning out your debut party well is the venue (especially if you have already been thinking about a 5-star hotel hall throughout the years). Having said that, it is highly recommendable that you consider the number of guests, which you have already thought about, and use it in choosing the venue that you prefer.
There are various options for you to consider. You can use your own house or even a private hall that will accommodate the guests. However, you must think hard about how your venue should include: bathrooms, a kitchen, and electrical outlets. This is so your party will run smoothly.
Strategy with the making and distribution of invitations
Party invitations are one of the things you can directly input your creative juices into. You can even ask a few of your girlfriends to help you out – though be mindful that this could only be fun if you have a few guests coming to your party. If you are planning to bring in 100-200 people, then it would be best to consider merely designing your invites and have them printed out.
Instead of creating all of them by hand, you can concentrate your efforts in choosing the theme to use on the cards, as well as the paper and materials the printing company will be using.
With regards to the distribution of invitations, you can hand them out personally. By doing so, you will also have the time to catch up with them (if neither one of you is busy). However, if time is working against you, then you can always contact a courier to help you send out the invitations.
Options on catering packages
In narrowing down your options for catering packages, you need to look for those that can multitask. More often than not, there are suppliers, who can provide packages while offering another service.
It may be an event organizer, who can provide floral arrangements, or a venue provider, who also collaborates with other event suppliers. By looking for this type of services, you will be able to experience a cost-efficient and worry-less debut party. Search them up and start filtering your choices!
One way to make the planning of your debut party stress-free is through knowing your priorities. This can either be what you want best for your debut – a sophisticated gown, a grand multi-layered cake, or a majestic fireworks display. Sorting them properly would allow you to not only save a lot of cash, but also a lot of effort in planning the details on your debut.
The people who will take part on your 18’s
Choosing the people that will partake in your 18’s (roses, candles, treasures, etc.) can be quite overwhelming, especially if most people in your life want to be in them. This is why you should make a list beforehand.
In most cases, people assign 18 men (who have become part of your life) to partake for the 18 roses, 18 women (who have played significant roles in your life) for the 18 candles, and 18 people (who have guided you) for the 18 treasures. This is done traditionally. But you can also change them up, if you want to break from that.
The sacred budget
By being aware of the budget, you’ll be able to plan out your debut in a more organized manner. Of course, it would be better for you to talk to your parents beforehand so both of you can work on a budget that you can follow. It will also do you good for you to always consult your parents at every step of your planning process. After all, they are the ones, who will be paying for your party.
Surely, you’d want to have the best debut experience to remember all throughout the following years. Hence, think about these particular factors, when you approach a planner – this will make it easier to plan out the details of your dream debut.
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