Catering the Big Meeting- Atlanta Catering

 

You have a marathon meeting coming up, or the boss is coming in from out of town, or there is an important client coming in to talk about their account. These and a thousand other corporate events are all great opportunities to stand out and make a good impression. One way to do just that is to ensure that tasty treats are provided to your meeting attendees through the use of a corporate caterer. Whether your meeting or event is at your office or offsite, having the event catered can make it more pleasant, more productive, and potentially more beneficial for your business and career.

 

 
First, let’s talk about impressions. If you have a corporate retreat or team building event, or the head of your department is flying in from the home office for a meeting with you, your boss, and a few other people, having something brought in that is a step above the break room coffee and stale donuts you usually have for staff meetings will signal to her that you recognize the importance of this meeting and her position within the company. It also sends a message that you recognize the importance of details. The same is true if you are having a meeting with an important client or potential client.

 

Regardless of your business, small touches like this are a hallmark of good service, and are one way to signal to your clients that they are important to you, and to help you and your company stand out in their mind.

 

When you are having a meeting with attendees from other parts of the country or parts of the world, catering is a great way to acknowledge cultural differences and make your guests feel at home. The time-honored tradition of breaking bread also helps dispel awkwardness and makes every gathering that much more pleasant. Consider a continental breakfast for a morning meeting, with muffins, juice, coffee, tea, and other gourmet pastries. Offer coffee, tea, and an assortment of not-so-sweet cakes or pastries for an afternoon meeting, particularly if you have European attendees at your meeting, as many countries, Germany in particular, often have a “coffee and cake” break in the mid-afternoon. If you are having guests from Great Britain or Ireland, consider adding a few light sandwiches to the afternoon catered spread, in a nod to the tea time tradition. It goes without saying that meetings that are held at or that will last through meal times should include a full catered meal. Go for a boxed lunch if you want to work through the meal, or take a lunch or dinner break and offer a buffet style hot meal. Remember to include options for the vegetarians in your group, and at least one option that covers any other dietary requirements (Kosher, Halal, etc.).

 

 

Not only is a catered corporate meeting or event more pleasant than the alternative, it can put you as the one who suggests it on the boss’s radar in a good way. Catered meetings are also more productive meetings. Hungry employees are distracted employees. If everyone is slipping out for a lunch break here, a coffee break there, or a snack machine run who knows when, then no one is on the same page. If, on the other hand, food is easily accessible and taken care of by a third party, you and your team can focus on the work at hand and get more done.

 

For additional information regarding Atlanta catering at your next corporate event, contact us today for specials and current packages.

 

Atlanta Sweet Sixteen Invitations

Long before the party begins, an invitation sets the tone. It helps clue your guests in to the theme of your Sweet 16 and what the atmosphere will be like. Few times in a young person’s life is the tone that is set for the party more important than the sixteenth birthday. That said, here are five customizable sixteenth birthday party invitation ideas to match just about any personality.

Music Theme Blowout

For the rock and roll girl or guy throwing a music themed blowout, why not send invitations that are themselves concert tickets, or at least modeled after concert tickets? Give your friends a VIP, all access pass to your big birthday bash with these concert ticket style invitations. Better yet, for a small group party, or if you have the money to burn, meet guests at the door with actual concert tickets and move the party to a real rock and roll venue for a killer surprise.

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Elegance

Some teens are more into elegance than others and may want a grown up evening of tasteful celebration, or perhaps you are throwing  a family dinner type party before the no holds barred dancing commences. Invite the select group of guests to your Sweet16 birthday dinner with these or similar elegantly styled gate-fold invitations tied with a ribbon.

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Artistic Elegance

For those with a more quirky personality, aspiring photographers, or the teen who simply can’t step away from Instagram, this Z-fold invitation gives you the opportunity to treat your guest to not just one, but six different photographs, along with all the particulars about your upcoming Sweet 16 party.

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Girls Night

Sometimes girls just want to have fun. Whether a night on the town, a dance party in, a sleepover with cupcakes, popcorn and footie pajamas, or some other theme unique to you, this simple black invite with pink writing will do the trick to get your guests to your party and keep them guessing as to what the festivities will be like until they actually arrive to see what you have in store.

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The Fashionista

Last, but certainly not least, for the fashionista teen or future model, this invitation combines elegance and whimsy. While we aren’t generally huge fans of the self portrait on an invitation – after all, presumably your guests already know what you look like – the styling of this invitation provides a great excuse to get fancied up for a photo shoot in order to get the perfect pic to to add to your glamazon invitation before you send them out. Use this one for a fashion themed Sweet 16 party, a night on the town, mani, pedis with the girls, or any other theme that focuses on celebrating the beauty – inside and out – of the birthday girl.

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Whether you choose an invitation from this list or go your own direction, remember that the invitation sets the tone of your party weeks before your guests arrive. Choose an invitation that reflects your personality and the theme of your Atlanta Sweet 16, but that leaves you some flexibility for making last minute changes without confusing your guests.

For additional information on your Sweet 16 event, contact your Banquet Hall in Atlanta today!

 

7 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Your Wedding Cake


Number 1: Why white cakes?

Why are most wedding cakes white? As with most things wedding related, the color of the wedding cake is all about symbolism. Just like the dress, the white cake symbolizes the purity and virginity of the bride. So all those parents out there who get all worked up about their little girl wearing white to the wedding and then have no problem with a colorful explosion of a wedding cake…yeah… For our two cents, it’s either go all out with the tradition and symbolism or say to heck with it and have the wedding that you want. It is 2013, after all, right?

Number 2: Symbolism

Adding insult to injury, the venerable tradition of the wedding cake was not even what we currently think of as cake until the Victorian era. At its earliest beginnings in Ancient Rome, the wedding cake was a “cake” of grain that was broken over the bride’s or sometimes the couple’s head(s) as (yet another) fertility symbol and wish. Later it became a “bride’s pie,” which could be extremely elaborate, sometimes including live animals like birds, or even snakes!

Number 3: History

Not only did Queen Victoria, venerable style icon that she was, set the tone for many of our attitudes about marriage and life in general, she even helped popularize the wedding cake itself. Queen Victoria’s wedding included an extremely elaborate cake with pure white icing and royal figures made out of said icing. The type of icing used on Queen Victoria’s cake is what today is called Royal Icing, so called because it was first popularized by a queen. Although now less popular on wedding cakes, this confection is still used in a number of applications including cookies, gingerbread houses, and any other place where a pure white, hard icing is called for.

 

 

 

 

Number 4: Grooms Cake

On the other end of the symbolism spectrum is the now primarily southern tradition of the Groom’s Cake. This cake was usually fruitcake, and was a symbol of the groom’s fertility!

 

 

Number 5: The first cake known

The very earliest known sweet wedding cake was recorded in 1655 and was a type of cake called “banbury cake.” Banbury cake bears little resemblance to modern wedding cake, however. It is a flat, oval shaped, spiced pastry filled with currants and generally served with tea. To the modern palate that may sound distinctly uninspiring, but in a time when the ingredients for an actual cake were prohibitively expensive, something as fancy as Banbury cake would have been a real treat.

Number 6: Ingredients

As ingredients for what we now think of as cake became more available and less expensive, the go-to cake for wedding cake, or “bride’s cake” as it was then known, was a white pound cake. This cake would be covered in white frosting. All of which was, of course, fraught with symbolism.

 

 

 

Number 7: The infamous cake topper

The cake topper is actually a holdover from the 1950’s. Modern cake toppers range from the traditional to whimsical depictions of the couple to the abstract and are generally in keeping with the overall decorative theme of the reception, while traditionally they were representations of the bride and groom in formal attire and symbolized the togetherness of the couple.

 

 

 

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Banquet Halls in Atlanta- Top 10 Summer Wedding Ideas

 

 

 

Summer is unquestionably wedding season. The weather is warm, flowers are blooming, and love is in the air. Vacation season is in full swing, so it’s the perfect time for an exotic honeymoon getaway, too. Here are ten colorful, refreshing ideas to beat the heat and bring summer fun to your wedding celebration.

 

 

 

 

For an outdoor wedding, go ahead and own that it is a little less formal than a church wedding. Your guests will be looking to stay comfortable and have a good time. The last thing you want is for your guests to say “I’m sure it was a nice ceremony, but it was sweltering hot and the sun was in my eyes the whole time so I couldn’t see anything.” Keep the glare at bay by passing out sunglasses for your guests. You can have ushers hand them out, keep baskets at the ends of the aisles, or simply place a pair on each chair before the ceremony.

 

An added bonus? cute shades make a fun wedding favor reminder of a breezy summer ceremony. If you don’t like the look of shades, consider umbrellas to shade your guests from the rays, or offer a combo – parasols for the ladies and shades for the gents. Weather in your neck of the woods not so breezy? Let your guests create their own breeze and keep gnats at bay with personal fans. Again they can be passed, offered in baskets, or placed at chairs prior to the ceremony and they make a fun wedding favor.

 

 

After the ceremony, make sure you have a cocktail hour that gives your guests a chance to mingle and cool off with a refreshing beverage. Start by giving your guests some shade if your cocktail hour is outdoors. You don’t have to go all traditional-white-tent on this one. Stick with a smaller tent, some strategically placed umbrellas, or even an outdoor patio or two. Once you get the guests in the shade, liven things up with some ice cold summer cocktails like a margarita or a mojito. Stick to the cool and refreshing.

 

Remember, it’s hot out there! Instead of (or in addition to!) the more traditional nibbles that get served at cocktail hour, consider adding a touch of childhood whimsy to your summer shindig with ice cream. Many gourmet ice cream shops will create a signature flavor just for your special day. You can also combine the two ideas – refreshing adult beverages and childhood whimsy – and serve boozy milkshakes to liven the party. If your party runs to the wee hours, consider a late night ice cream sundae bar to reward the party goers who stick it out with you to the end.

As for aesthetics, our summer pick goes to color. Color color color everywhere. Think colorful flowers in your bouquet and centerpieces, colorful table runners and decorations, and colorful, nontraditional place card holders, like ripe summer fruit. It’s plentiful, it’s inexpensive, and it will add an unexpected touch to your special day, not to mention that a table full of ripe peaches smells just fabulous. Set off your colorful tablescapes and flowers with an assortment of hanging lanterns in interesting shapes and sizes and you’re set to have an unforgettable summer wedding.

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Benefits of Atlanta Catering At Your Event

 

 

When planning a party, no matter how lavish, simplicity should always be your watchword. That seems like an oxymoron, but bear with us. Remember that your guests are ultimately there to see you, the host and to spend time with you and the other guests. The decor, food, theme, costumes, etc. – those are all just window dressing. A truly successful party is one that everyone can enjoy, even the host. One classic way to achieve this illusive feat is to delegate responsibility for feeding the hungry horde to a catering service.

 
Depending on the size of your party and your budget, catering services can range from dropping off food that you set out for a buffet style spread to a full-service sit down meal complete with uniformed waitstaff, tablescapes and the whole nine yards. Whatever the price point and however extravagant the party, breaking bread with one’s host is a tradition that dates back thousands of years. From ancient times when this ritual was a tacit “I won’t kill you and you won’t kill me” agreement to today, where the food is often what’s remembered longest about a good celebration, groups of people getting their snack on together have a long and illustrious history.

Letting a caterer handle the nuts and bolts of this important party aspect means you can focus on the fun stuff – mingling with your guests and enjoying your party – instead of last minute beer runs or making sure that the shrimp cocktail is kept on ice.

 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, when planning a party, always decide on a budget and pinky swear to stick to it.This is even more important once you decide to start hiring our services like Atlanta caterers, professional DJ’s, etc. Choose a caterer that works with the foods you enjoy and the theme you want for your party and that is within your budget. If you need to cut corners to make it work, look at cutting things like the number of dishes on the menu or the service style. Buffet, for example, is cheaper than a plated dinner service, and also makes much more sense for a backyard barbecue. If the plated service is imporant to you, think about cutting corners with DIY touches that you can make ahead, like tablescapes and centerpieces that you can work on in the days before the party.

 

 

 

Remember that the point of hiring a caterer is so that you can have great food at your party without driving yourself insane – and still be able to enjoy your guests. Decide on your menu and your theme up front, have a tasting ahead of time to approve the menu, and on the day of the party, stay out of the way! You want to be on hand and available should anything go wrong that needs your attention, but you hired the service so you wouln’t have to be in the kitchen – So. Don’t. Be. In. The. Kitchen.

 

Go mingle! Have a drink! Enjoy your party, and trust your caterer to provide the fabulous food you approved for the price you agreed upon while you relax with your guests.

 

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Basics To Planning Your Sweet 16- Banquet Halls in Atlanta

If you have a daughter who’s about to be 16, chances are you’re thinking about THE party… the Sweet Sixteen. You probably have a lot of questions running through your mind right now, not the least pressing of which is “how much is this going to cost me?,” followed shortly by, “can I afford a huge party with a reception hall?,” or “do I even need/does she want a huge party with a wedding venue style banquet hall?” Put the Maalox down and back away slowly. We’ve got you covered. Read on for some tips on planning a killer Sweet Sixteen party that will wow your teenager and won’t break the bank.

 

When planning ANY party, from a Sweet Sixteen to to a simple toddler birthday, decide on your budget first. For you big picture thinkers, this may seem like a buzz kill, but trust us, it will save you headaches later. When planning a Sweet Sixteen, there are special budget considerations to keep in mind. Remember that your daughter is approaching college age. While she may think that a major blowout with Ludacris as a special guest is The. Best. Thing. Ever. today, she won’t be so pleased in two years when you tell her that you spent her college fund on the party.

Once you’ve decided on your budget (and pinky sworn with yourself to stick to it), decide whether to involve your teenager in planning. Unless you know she wants THIS party to be a surprise, we vote yes. She’s feeling pretty grown up right about now, and will likely enjoy being able to take some credit for planning an awesome party. She may also have particular tastes or quirks that you don’t even know about, (that’s right folks, teenagers don’t tell us everything), so having her help means she gets the party she wants, not the party you think she wants.

 

 

Be up front with your daughter about your presence at the party and limits to activities and what will not be allowed. You are dealing with a group teenagers who feel very adult. Set rules about alcohol (no) and whether the party will be co-ed. Agree on a time for the party to wrap up, and chaperone interaction. Depending on party theme,chaperones may be cleverly disguised as waiters, chauffeurs, movie ushers, etc., but they should be there.

 

 

Next, turn to theme in your planning. If you have community standards to live up to, then your hands may be a bit tied. If that’s the case, go with what’s community-approved, and insert your daughter’s personality and preferences where you can without breaking the bank. Check wedding and Quinceanera websites for tips on fashion and decoration if your community standards run to the formal. For the rest of you, the sky is the limit. Pick a theme that works with your daughter’s personality and your budget.

 

Think spa day for girly girls, night-on-the-town for glamour girls, English garden party for the Downtown Abbey lover, etc. Hire/buy services such as  invitations, caterers, reception halls, DJ’s, etc. as your budget allows, or create home-versions of the same with your daughter’s input. And finally, relax and enjoy your daughter enjoying her milestone birthday.

For additional information on our Atlanta event planning services for your next Sweet 16, contact our specialists today at your Banquet Hall in Atlanta. With a variety of services including, Catering- Atlanta, Professional DJs, Decor, Atlanta Event Facilities, and many other, our clients book us for all of their events year round! Review our current testimonials, specials, and gallery today!

 

Benefits Of Cocktail Hour- Atlanta Wedding Specialists

 

In planning an Atlanta wedding, one thing many budget conscious couples ask is, “do we really need a cocktail hour?” While you can schedule your wedding day festivities as tightly as possible, the reality is that your guests are going to spend at least a little time waiting around for you between the ceremony and your reception.

After all, the reception doesn’t start until you get there, and even if you take your photos before the ceremony and instruct the caterers to have the food ready precisely 45 minutes after your ceremony begins in order to minimize waiting, things happen, delays occur, and there’s a good chance your guests will spend some time milling about, waiting for you to arrive. Frankly, it’s nice to give folks a little refreshment while they wait.

Also, for many guests the cocktail hour is the highlight of the party. This is the time when guests mingle and chat, meet new people, sample signature cocktails (or mocktails if that’s your preference), and try sweet and nibble on appetizers in a more laid back environment before the reception gets going in full swing. Remember that this may be the only time that Cousin Mona from Ft. Lauderdale has seen Aunt Letty who lives in Seattle in several years, and they’d like to have a chance to chat over a refreshing beverage and some snacks before going in to dinner. An added benefit is that a cocktail hour gives you a little breathing room, so you don’t have to rush from the ceremony directly to the reception.  Do not underestimate the power of the “holy cow, I just got married” realization. Respect it, and plan to give yourself a few minute to breathe here and there throughout the day.

 

 

 

Once you’ve decided to have a cocktail hour, you owe it to yourself and your guests to make it the best cocktail hour possible, whatever your budget. If you’re having a formal reception, consider a more laid back, lounge-y cocktail hour. Provide enough seating so that older guests and guests with mobility concerns can sit, but not so much that everyone parks it in a chair and mingling is stifled. For drinks, consider a signature cocktail or cocktails – something that reflects your personality as a couple or the theme of your wedding overall. If you are cutting corners cash-wise, limit the type of drinks offered, but don’t go the cash bar route. Open bar is always better, even if it means a wine/beer only bar, or a nonalcoholic “mocktail” hour. Consider buffet-style snacks rather than formal wait staff and fancy hors d’oeuvres. Another fun twist on the cocktail hour is a coffee bar, or iced coffee bar if it’s hot, and small, sweet treats like little cakes. It’s not enough to spoil guests’ appetite for dinner, but a nice change from the traditional.

 

 

 

Remember to provide enough options so there’s something for everyone, and take into account any special dietary restrictions. If you are having a real “cocktail” hour, provide at least one, preferably a couple of nonalcoholic options for the non-drinkers and designated drivers at your event. If your party is kid-friendly, set up a few activity stations, like a photo booth, bocce ball, croquet, or other themed activities to keep the kids (and adults!) active and happy while they wait for your grand entrance.

 

 

As your Atlanta wedding specialists and your number one Banquet Hall in Atlanta, we are proudly here to help assist you in all of your wedding needs.For additional information on planning your next Atlanta wedding, contact your Banquet Hall in Atlanta- Reception Hall International today! View our specials, testimonials, and additional Atlanta wedding services today!

 

 

Fruit Display Special- Your Banquet Hall in Atlanta

Booking your event with our Banquet Halls in Atlanta has many benefits, including amazing specials to enhance your event theme! One of our most popular specials is our famous Fruit Displays! Why would you want a fruit display at your event? Read below to get the scoop on how this display is perfect for Summer time events.

Why Have A Fruit Display At My Event?

Summer time calls for fun, tasteful displays at every event and what better way to bring your party to life with delicious fruit! Not only is fruit enticing to a majority of guests, but it is also refreshing and very aesthetically appealing. People like to eat with their eyes, so having this delightful display at your event will draw your guests in to mix and mingle while they cool off with chilled, refreshing fruit!

 

Whether you are hosting your next Atlanta corporate event, planning your Atlanta wedding, or simply throwing a Summer event, book your next event of 150 guests or more and get your FREE fruit display at your next Summer time event today!

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Trendiest Wedding Dresses – Atlanta Banquet Hall

It’s here, ladies, Atlanta Wedding Season! – Here’s a look at all popular wedding dress trends we’re seeing on the runways for the Spring/Summer 2013 wedding season. Happy shopping to all of our Atlanta brides from your Banquet Hall in AtlantaReception Hall International!

Bling Is In!

Bling is definitely in this season. From the judicious jeweled accent to the fully bedazzled bodice, sparkle never fully went out of style, and it is certainly making a comeback in 2013.

Reserved Looks

Since Princess Katherine stunned in a long sleeved number at the royal wedding, the more demure, covered up look has been making a comeback, and are ruling the runways this season. Far from frumpy, though, the sleeves we are seeing are fun and flirty and a great way to show off the individual personality of a bride. From fitted lace that mimics full tattoo sleeves to billowing, slightly sheer arms gathered at the cuff that add a vintage, hippie-chic feel to your big day, sleeves are back in a big way.

Key Hole Back

Covered up does not have to mean “not sexy,” and the keyhole back is one trend that makes sure of that. Keyhole backs making appearances this season vary from the form fitting dress with an almost completely open back to the tantalizing glimpse of bare skin provided by a looser fitting, draped keyhole or simple slit-back. All of these provide a dose of sophisticated sex appeal that’s a step away from your standard-issue, sleeveless corset topped dress.

 

 

Bow Ties Are Back!

Another old trend that’s new again is the bow accent. This season’s bows are not the dreaded butt-bows of yesteryear. Small, structured accent bows are making appearances on belts, veils, shoulders, and headpieces. Bolder brides can rock the oversized and more deconstructed bow accents in a variety of colors and dress placements.

 

Softer Peplums

Somewhat harsh, structured peplums were a trend that we saw in previous seasons. This has been replaced by a softer, cascading peplum in varying lengths that is flattering to more body types. We’re seeing it in the usual waist-accent on top of a longer skirt placement, but also as the style of the skirt itself. Bold floral accents also continue to hold strong this season, from the small, well placed flower accent to skirts designed to mimic the shape of a flower in and of themselves.

Mixing Fabrics Up

This season, designers are not afraid to mix fabrics. Brides won’t have to choose between lace and tulle in Spring/Summer 2013, because bold designers are taking the bull by the horns and pairing the two together to make dresses that show off the best of both worlds.

Necklines

The so-called “illusion neckline” is another strong trend this season. An otherwise strapless dress has a higher collar/neck of a more sheer material, creating the illusion of a strapless look, while offering demure coverage and a more flattering look on a variety of body types. This look also allows brides to pair the “strapless” look with the long sleeves and/or keyhole back looks that are popular this season.

Gold Is The New White

Most seasons there is a popular color in addition to traditional white. This year the winner is…GOLD. we see gold sparkle, solid gold dresses, gold accents, gold gold gold. We’re not talking scarey 1970’s gold lamé here. We’re talking classy, rich, buttery golden hues across the spectrum. Of course, if what you’re into is the gold disco ball look, you can probably find that…which leads us to the final hot trend of the season…

At the top of just about every bride’s list for her dream dress is a dress that shows off her unique style and personality, and more and more designers are striving to do just that by adding a touch, or a dash, or a truckload, of whimsy to their designs. If there is a quirk of your personality that you want to show through in your dress, keep searching. Chances are you can find it this season.

Finding your perfect gown is only one step to this every exciting process! Booking your Atlanta banquet hall is another thrilling moment to getting closer to your special day. For more information on our Atlanta wedding services such as our Atlanta Event Facilities, Atlanta Event Planning, Catering Atlanta, Child Care, and additional accommodations, feel free to contact us today! View our specials and packages online as well. Our friendly staff is always here to help you on any event you have coming up!

 

Quinceañera Dresses 2013- Banquet Halls In Atlanta

 

There are only so many times in life when we get to be the center of our own fairy tale story. The Quinceañera is one of those few times, and you should do it up right, starting with a fabulous dress.  As you may have noticed by this point in your life, women’s fashion is something of a group effort. You can consider the search for your perfect Atlanta Quinceañera dress to be a bit of a dress rehearsal for those other times in your life when you might be on the hunt for THE DRESS. Planning is key.

Don’t start your dress hunt on the racks or even in magazines or on the internet. Instead, start your dress hunt in your own closet. Take a look at those fashion pieces that make you feel really good about yourself. What is it about them that makes them favorites? Is it the color? Shape? The way you accessorize? What is your favorite feature that you’d like to play up? Don’t ignore your “problem areas,” but focus on how to play up your positives, rather than nitpicking yourself into a nervous wreck about the things that make you self conscious.

 

Once you’ve taken a personal inventory of your closet and your own personal image, then start thinking about potential looks with those things in mind. Check out magazines and websites, not only for Quinceañera specific dresses, but also for prom dresses and even wedding dresses. Remember that a style that looks great on a magazine page or on the rack may not flatter your body the way you expect. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t find the perfect dress right away. This is a quest for the perfect dress, not just another shopping trip, after all. Expect to try on a few dresses at more than one shop, and try on things outside of your comfort zone.

 

Bring a couple of trusted companions with you when shopping, like older sisters and/or your mom that you can trust to give you honest and constructive opinions and keep you positive, even when it gets overwhelming. If you don’t find a dress off the rack that fits your dream image, consider having a custom dress designed and made. Surprisingly, this can sometimes end up being a more economical option than buying a dress off the rack, particularly once you factor in the cost of alterations to an off the rack dress. Oh, and there will be alterations – You’re not going to spend this kind of money on the perfect dress and then not shell out to make sure it fits your body perfectly, after all.

If you keep these tips in mind – keep your focus on playing up your positives and not nitpicking your negatives, surround yourself with constructive, honest feedback, and keep an open mind about finding the perfect dress, then your search for the Quinceañera dress of your dreams can end with a happy ending – you as the belle of your own personal ball, celebrating your initiation into young womanhood in a dress that plays up your favorite features and fits you perfectly.

 

For additional information on your next Quinceañera, contact our friendly staff at Reception Hall International– Your Banquet Hall in Atlanta. Our professional Event Planners, Atlanta Event Facilities, Professional DJ’s, Atlanta Catering, and additional Atlanta Banquet Hall Specials are offered in our packages to help make your once in a lifetime occasion the most memorable!