Girl, take notes! Here are 5 Debut Planning Mistakes you should Avoid


Planning your debut can be time consuming and nerve wracking at the same time. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, and once the damage has been done, it’s almost impossible to try again. Organizing your special day requires that you pay close to detail as one mistake can easily send the whole event on a downward spiral.

As your favorite debut catering services provider, we want everything to be perfect for you on your 18th birthday, so here are the five debut planning mistakes that you need to avoid.

Not allotting enough setup time          

Putting together a fun, funky party can be a race against time. If you want it to be perfect, you need to have a generous estimate of how much time you need to get everything in place. Allot a minimum of 8 weeks for preparation, depending on how elaborate you want your debut to be. Keep a time table, and stick to it. It may seem tedious in the beginning, but it can help you set the stage for an event that your guests will surely be talking about for months to come.

Not confirming with your suppliers

Make sure that you get confirmation from your suppliers at least 2 weeks before the event. Your average party supplier is likely serving multiple clients at a given time so it’s important to keep in constant communication with them. Think of your suppliers as partners, and they’ll be more than happy to provide you with everything you need on your special day.

Not finalizing your guest list

We Filipinos love to throw parties for family and friends, so the last thing that you would want is to have a party filled with guests and not enough food or drinks. Ask your guests to confirm their attendance 2 weeks before your party. Unfortunately, it’s also not our habit to RSVP, so be persistent with this. At least have a good estimate of the number of guests that you’re expecting so that your suppliers can prepare accordingly.

Not having enough people on your party planning team

DIY invites, unique giveaways and elaborate set ups can be challenging to pull off if you don’t have enough people on your party planning team. This is why, before you get started on anything, you ought to make sure to include your family and friends in the process. Turn party planning into a fun family event so that you won’t have to shell out extra money on hired labor. Plus, it can be pretty fun working together on an event when you’re with people you love.

Not having a contingency plan

Lastly, make sure that you have a contingency plan in case something goes wrong on your big day. Thinking of worst case scenarios may be the last priority on your list, but if you have a plan for each now, you won’t be so stressed at your debut. You’ll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy your party with your guests.

Have any party planning mistakes that you have personally encountered? How did you get around it? Let us know in the comments section below!


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