Before Booking, Ask These Debut Venue Qs!
Not only will your chosen debut venue set the tone for your party, but it will take up most of your parents' budget for your debut. As you check out prospective spaces for your debut, don't hesitate to ask these questions.
How long can you honor your tentative booking?
Keep your options open by requesting the venue representative to pencil in a reservation for your debut date. Ask how long they can you hold the reservation, and if they'll call you before your tentative booking expires.
How much are the fees for...
Most establishments will ask for 50% downpayment to confirm the booking. The downpayment is usually non-refundable, so make sure you really like the venue before your folks shell out money.
Some venues won't allow you to book non-accredited suppliers, while other venues will charge you a corkage fee for bringing food and drinks from outside.
c. Program overtime?
Whether or not you intend to party hard, anticipate that there might be events that could compel you to extend the program. In case that happens, prepare to pay extra.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Are there restrictions for decorations or favors? How and when can we set up?
Can you light fireworks at the venue? Can you hang drapes from the ceiling? Ask what types of decorations and favors are allowed. Also, make sure your stylist has ample time to set up—the venue might have a booking before your event.CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
When can we test the audiovisual equipment?
Whether the venue has its own audio and video equipment or you need to bring in equipment from outside, schedule to test all electronics before the event. Coordinate with your DJ or host so that s/he can check the setup too.
Are there enough parking spaces?
This is especially critical if you're inviting many guests. You want them to spend hours at your reception—not driving around to find a secure parking spot.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
(For outdoor receptions) Can you offer an alternative venue if it rains?
A garden can be a lovely setting for your party, but you want to have a contingency plan in case it rains on the day of your debut. Ask if the supplier can provide you with an alternative venue or tents so you can still push through with the party even in bad weather.
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!