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Step-By-Step Guide For Your XV Order Of Events

August 7, 2012 | [ 15 ]

Your XV

It is a good idea to give a copy of your agenda to your DJ and photographer so they know of transitions in your reception.

A crucial element to have a less stressful Quinceañera reception is to have an agenda of the important events taking place during the reception. Since you will be busy enjoying your Quince – as you should- you will need help from family members and friends to make sure the post-ceremonial events are happening on time and as scheduled.

If you wish, you can also have the Quinceañera order of events printed on elegant paper and placed at the seat of each of your guests. This way, if they need to briefly step outside of the reception, they’ll know by what time to return to not miss the next event in your Quinceañera fiesta.

The Arrival of your guests
While you are taking the Quince pictures at your place of choice, your guests should be arriving to the venue. This would be a good time to have your caterer serve light appetizers and beverages. If your budget does not allow for this, consider doing a DIY buffet table with appetizers purchased by bulk.

Your XV

The Quinceañera Entrance
Minutes before your arrival, the event coordinator, family member, DJ, or MC will announce for all guests to take a seat. While the DJ plays your entrance music, the progression should be as follows: your parents, your padrinos, your court, then you and your chambelan. If you wish to make your entrance with your parents instead, have your chambelan enter before you by himself. All parties involved in the grand entrance should go directly to their seat –but not sit – to prepare for the next step.

The Quinceañera Toast
All of your guests will be standing following your main entrance. Take advantage of this by going immediately into the Quinceañera toast. This is typically done near the MC, DJ, or a microphone. Have your parents and padrinos stand by your side so that they too offer words of appreciation to your guests. And since toasting signifies a transition in the course of an event, your guests will be prepared for the next part of your Quinceañera reception.

The Quinceañera Dinner
If you’re having a seated Quinceañera dinner, the waiters will make rounds to each table. If you’re having a buffet, your coordinator, DJ, or MC will call one table at a time when it’s time for them to head to the front of the line. It is the responsibility of these individuals to keep the buffet line moving smoothly and orderly. Also, make sure you, your court, parents and padrinos are served first. You don’t want any of them – including yourself – forgetting to eat.

Quinceañera elements, vals, and surprise dance
If you’re having a traditional Quinceañera, the change of the slippers and the dance of the last doll will follow the dinner. Then, the father and daughter dance will proceed, leading into the Quinceañera waltz. So that the excitement of your Quince does not drop, be ready to perform your Quinceañera surprise dance as soon as dinner or the father and daughter dance is over.

Party Time
Taking advantage of the festive environment that your Quinceañera surprise dance creates, and that your court is on the dance floor, have each of them select a random guest from the room to take them to the dance floor. And with this, the party will begin!

Your XV

Cake Cutting
About one hour before the end of your party, take a breather from the dance floor and have your parents, padrinos, and chambelan meet you at the cake table for the cake cutting. When finished, rejoin the dance while the servers place slices of cake at each of the tables.

The Last Song
End your Quinceañera on a high note by dancing the last song with your dad, mom, padrinos, and special people in your life. Select something unforgettable.

 

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  1. Angela says:
    This helped alot because my quince is 2 weeks away!!
  2. jasmin says:
    this really helped thanks! my quince is 11 months away cant wait thanks
  3. Thanks this is more helpful
  4. Karmen says:
    This really helped!! I am really planning ahead because my Quinceañera is about 2 years away!!! Just really want to make sure everything is perfect because I know this day will mean a lot to my family, especially my dad :)
  5. Estela says:
    Thanks this is really helping, my Quinceneara is a couple months away and I'm getting lots of help. PARTY TIME !!!!
  6. Dania Franco says:
    My quince is next week, and this really helped. Hopefully everything goes as planned!
  7. Liana says:
    I'm Dominican ,I want to combine the dance with more than my father via my father , mi abuelito , my tios, boyfriend, & brother. So can I do a waltz with just my dad & Abuelito , then bachata dance with my dad,abuelito,&tios and then another bachata dance for just my brother & my boyfriend ? BTW i'm having a quinceanera styled 17th birthday party since I didnt have my quince. Please let me know thanks.
  8. Nicole Garcai says:
    Thank You this helped a bit with my confusion. But with date and time I'm still confused.
  9. Denise Perez says:
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  10. Mikayla Rodriguez says:
    My party is July 13 of this year but my actual birthday is May 20th which is only sixteen days away. I got everything I just need help on the speech part. I don't know what to say /.\
    • Toni Garza says:
      You should probably just thank everyone for coming. After that, you should write a brief speech for each person in your court leading up to your parents. For the speech for the members of your court, you should add how they've helped you mature, how they have made you who you've become, and maybe even throw in a couple of memories that you have with them.
  11. Veronica madrid says:
    Well as a mother of the quince girl I am planning her party since the day I found out that I was having a girl so now is getting to pay for the hall, dj, video, photographer, food so this way when december 15th of this year is here I can enjoy her special day, I started this one year ahead looking for places and dress, music also getting ideas from the expos it helps so wish us luck.
    • Elizabeth Rebozo Hanks says:
      I agree with you, started planning way ahead and how its only a few weeks away for my daughter BIG DAY May 18th..... Planning on partying all night. Liz
  12. violeta says:
    omgggg i loved this . it helped alot , thank you !!

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