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12-month Step-by-Step Quinceañera Planning List

Quince Madrina

Your 12-month Quinceañera planning list



12 Months Before
  • Select potential godparents (contributing sponsors)
  • Plan on number of guests
  • Collect magazines and catalogs for ideas
  • Make a planning notebook
  • Choose theme and colors
  • Contact church priest (Determine parish requirements, book date)
  • Ask for referrals for photographers, caterers, DJ’s, invitation printers, flower shops and bakeries (for such services it is usually best to work with someone you were referred to)
  • Research possible event sites for availability and security measures they offer

Consider reading: “Questions to ask when booking your Quince mass”

11 Months Before
  • Discuss budget plans with potential godparents
  • Visit event sites
  • Meet with caterers for tasting
  • Select style of invitation’ style
  • Decide whether you will purchase your dress or have it custom-made.

Consider reading: “The Hunt for the Perfect Reception Hall: Search, Compare, and Save

10 Months Before
  • Select your Quince court (the number in the court is your decision, 7 couples are recommended.)
  • Select and book the following:
  • Bakery/cake
  • Caterer
  • Music provider (live band or DJ)
  • Photographer and video
  • Florist
  • Reserve event hall
  • Verify that church is available on event date and reserve
  • Order invitations
  • Select fashion designer if the dress will be custom-made
  • If you decided instead to purchase your dress, begin your search

Consider reading: “Are Your Quinceanera Invitations On Trend?”

9 Months Before
  • Visit fashion designer for formal dress selection
  • Meet with your Quince court to discuss their physical attire (after selecting yours)
  • Select accessories
  • Select shoes
  • Purchase party favors and decorations (these can even be created by your family)

Consider reading: “The 3 types of Quinceanera dresses you need to know”

6 Months Before

Consider reading: “Princess for a Day in Cinderella’s Carriage”

3 Months Before
  • Pick up invitations
  • Arrange rehearsal with court
  • Hair/makeup test-run

Consider reading: “Hunting for the perfect hairstylist for your Quince”

2 Months Before
  • Send out invitations
  • Verify details with your service providers
  • DJ and song list
  • Hair/Makeup
  • Final fitting for gown
  • Remind guests who have not responded (in order to avoid unnecessary expenses)

Consider any of these Quinceanera music playlists

1 Month Before
  • For a formal reception create seating chart
  • Write a speech or speeches (you may choose a poem for the church and a speech for the reception or vice-versa, or you may choose a song)
  • Ask your father or date of honor to write your speech
  • Verify final details with:
  • Florist
  • Bakery
  • Photographer
  • Priest or Pastor

Consider reading “10 Tips For The Perfect Quinceañera Toast

2 Weeks Before
  • Pick up gown
  • Perform hair/makeup test-runs
  • Avoid too many fatty foods, chocolates or other items that might keep your skin from looking its best
1 Week Before
  • Get plenty of rest and relaxation so you will look radiant on the day of your Quinceañera
  • Verify that you are not missing anything from your planning list
Day of the Celebration
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Hair and makeup appointment(s)
Day after Celebration


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  • Sayuri

    Hey, my quinceañera is on June 24, 2017. I have everything going well and we have most things ready for the day. The only thing I’m struggling with is the surprise dance. I can’t make a mix so I was thinking an i just dancing a single song, I don’t know what to make it, I want a Latin song but I also want an American song. the thing is that my chambelanes don’t know how to dance the genres I want and it’s too late to have extra practices to show them how to have rhythm in them. There’s the song Despacito by Luis Fonsi, but I feel like there will be many quinceañera’s that will do the same thing

    • Hi Sayuri,

      You can pay a DJ to do a mix for you or do it yourself through software you can find on the internet.

      If you’re new at editing we would recommend paying a DJ to do it! Despacito sure is the song of the year and although many Quinceaneras might choose it as their surprise dance it is up to you to come up with a choreography that will stand from the rest.

      We like the mixed song ideas, perhaps you could do 2 different genres then surprise your guests with Despacito at the end, what do you think?

  • Jasmin Juarez

    hi my quince will be on July 22,2017 and I’m so nervous and happy but i’m not sure I have everything and I need a list of everything I need for a Cristian 15 could you help me and I also wanted to ask you if you could give me tips for the big day thanks hope you respond. oh I for got I only have damas because theres not that many boys

    • Hi Jasmin,

      Congrats on your upcoming Quinceanera! Download our app, it was design to help you plan your Quince step by step so you don’t miss a thing. It is free and available for android and iphone, you can find it as the Quinceanera Planning App

      • Jasmin Juarez

        ok thanks😄😄❤❤

  • Hi Brittany,

    For your baile sorpresa you can do a mix of songs of the same genre, a mix of songs of different genres or dance to only one song from begging to end.
    Go to YouTube for ideas on what a few Quinceaneras have done

  • Hi Skylar,

    Check out Vizcaya’s site: https://www.morilee.com/browse/quinceanera-dresses/vizcaya/?filter_color-profile=1267

    To get specials and discounts follow stores and boutiques on social media, some have them during regular holidays such as Presidents’ day or Memorial weekend

  • Anabel Calo Diaz

    Hi. My quince is in August and it’s going to be Broadway themed with turquoise and white as the colors. I worry about my parents spending too much money. (Our family is huge) Do I have to invite the parents of the court? Also I want to do an all girl court but one of my friends doesn’t want to wear a dress at all, can she wear a suit instead? ( I was thinking like a Newsies like costume)

    • Hi Anabel,

      Congrats on your upcoming Quinceanera! A great way to save money is cut down your guest list. You do not have to invite the parents of your court. But since they’re not going as a courtesy you can offer to pick them up and have them drive with you to church that way the parents only have to pick them up from your reception.

      A suit is perfect! What a good friend you are accommodating your damas!

  • Hi Katherine,

    You can have an unforgettable 15th birthday by including some of the elements of a Quinceanera.

    For instance, the price of having a Quinceanera Thanksgiving mass really depends on the location, you could do research to see how much it would be, maybe you could share it with other girls to pay less.

    You could get a beautiful cocktail or vintage dress, here are a few ideas:

    Have your dad and you as well prepare a speech and do the toast

    Dance with your dad

    Get a last doll!

  • Hi Kassandra,

    Take a look at these articles:

    And here’s how you can ask them in spanish:

    Hola (chambelan’s name) Festejare mi Quinceanera el dia (Quinceanera’s date) y me gustaria que fueras parte de mi corte de honor, ¿Que dices?

  • elizabeth

    i need help finding planning material to get more organized and things like that can you help me find more lists or things to help me to be extra organzed

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Have you download our app? Is free and available for android and iPhone, here’s the link: bit.ly/quinceapp

      You can also find it as Quince planning app,

      Happy planning!

  • Cyn Uga

    Hello, i will be having my quince in the next couple of months, everything is pretty much set. the theme is Vintage and not sure what to use for party favors and center pieces, any idea will be very much appreciated!
    Thank you!!!!

  • Hi Soraya,

    How about not having chambelanes at all? Why share the spotlight on your very special day. Although having chambelanes is a beautiful tradition it also brings a lot of stress.

    Worrying about getting the guys to participate, worry about rehearsals of waltz and surprise dance, worry about their tuxedos, worry about their punctuality the actual day of your Quince.

    If this has already turn into a headache we say skip it!

  • Marina Serrano

    what are last minute things that quinceanera might forget to do or buy

    • Hi Marina,

      May be to pack the baile sorpresa outfit, comfy shoes for the reception, makeup bag for retouch, download our Quince planning app for all these little details!

  • Jaqueline Garcia

    Hi, i have been planning my quince since i was little, always wanting it to be perfect. Now i am 14 and am going to have the party next march. I know i keep changing the theme, but i have settled for galaxy theme, you know stars and sky. Anyway, i fell in love with a beautiful dress, the only problem is that its in navy blue. Since i have a dark skin tone, my parents believe i should go with a lighter blue, but it only comes in that color blue. I don’t know what to do and I really like that dress. If you can give me some advice on what to do that would be spectacular. Thank you.

    • Hi Jacqueline,

      Congrats on your upcoming Quinceanera 🙂 Excellent theme by the way, very creative!

      Actually, according to color specialist and stylists, darker colors work best with dark skin so your parents suggesting a lighter blue is really not very good advice.

      Royal blue will look amazing on you, most importantly: do you feel confident wearing such a color? At the end of the day that’s what truly matters, pick a color in which you feel pretty regardless of what people say 🙂

  • Hi Demi,

    Yes you can have your Quinceanera on a Sunday, you pick the date based on what works best for you.

    Being that it is a holiday maybe your friends and family could attend, however, holidays mean higher hotel rates therefore it would be more of an expense for out-of-town guests.

    Plus May is a huge month for weddings due to the weather, picking another date could also work.

  • Hi Amelia,

    In your case the wording of your invitation is up to you and your mom.

    Do you consider your dad part of your family, regardless of where he is?
    Is he an important person in your life?

    These are things to consider, then it’ll be easier to decide.

  • Hi Katherine,

    Do you think you are the only soon-to-be Quinceanera with small boobs? Do you think you are the only soon-to-be Quinceanera with a particular type of body? Of course not, girl! Everyone deals with their own issues, specially at this age when your body is yet developing. A good seamstress/designer will be able to make a dress to fit you like a glove, another option is to purchase a corset that way you can make it as small or as big as you want 🙂

  • Jhovanna Lopez

    I know this is a dumb question, but should I have Quinceanera? The reason I’m asking this kind of question is because sometimes I’m insecure about myself and I don’t like wearing dresses. I need some advice Please.

    • Hi Jhovanna,

      Why are you feeling insecure? You are a great girl, with or without a dress!

      Quinceaneras nowadays can be easily adapted to fit your style, personality and budget. If wearing a dress is not exactly comfortable for you, then skip it. By skip it we mean have a Quinceanera just not wear a dress 🙂 Email us at [email protected] and we will gladly help you boost your confidence in a heart beat!

  • HI Sandra,

    Congrats on your upcoming Quinceanera 🙂

    Gray, turquoise, white, blue and silver.

    frozen effects, flakes, pines and snow.

  • Katherine Ramirez

    I need help! So I am 13 turning 14 this month. I want to have a quinceanera but one thing gets in the way: The Church. I have gotten baptized but I have not gotten confirmed or had my 1st co,munion. It’s obviously way too late to even start taking the classes before my 15, right? Do you think that I can still have the church ceremony even if I still havent gotten confirmed or my 1st communion? I really want to have the church ceremony! What do I do? And also, I havent even started planning, although I will pretty soon, and I’m scared about the dress. I do not have big boobs, or big anything, so I’m scared that when I choose a dress it wont fit. Do you think they can make me 15 dress no matter what my size is? Thank you please respond!

    • HI Katherine,

      Have you contacted any churches or parishes? This is the first step, some do not ask for that many requirements or offer a shortcut preparation course for you to do it all just in time for your Quinceanera.

      Do research of local churches in which you would like to celebrate your Quince mass, call and ask them about their requirements, then you can move forward 🙂

  • Medely Jopek

    My birthday is March of 2017. Im turning 15 and I haven’t even started to plan the quinceanera yet. Any ideas?

    • Hi Medely,

      Download our Quince planning app, it is THE tool to plan a fabulous Quinceanera!

  • Araceli Rodriguez

    I just have a quick question for my 15 do I have to take nice pictures like in tourist attractions the day of my party or the day before?

    • Hi Araceli,

      Some girls like to welcome their guests with pictures by the entrance, these pictures can be part of your theme and you can take them anywhere you like.

  • Hi Yaritza,

    Ask kindly: “Is my Quinceanera going to happen?” “Can I help to make it happen?”

    Your parents might be stressed out too due to financial issues or considering the date to better accommodate your family. If money is the issue, meet them halfway, reduce the number of guests, have it at your house or plan a fancy restaurant dinner.

    Nowadays, Quinceaneras can be easily adapted to fit your budget, schedule, style and personality. There is no need to stress about it, if people ask (and they shouldnt really, it is not their business) why are you having your party 6 months later simply respond because it was the best fit for you and your family.

    Sometimes we stressed more over what others might think or do, we should not do this. You should enjoy your day, your celebration, your parents, your 15.


    • Yaritza Ornelas8

      thank you!

  • Jazmin Pruzensky

    I’ve been thinking of having a quinceanera for a while now. I will be turning 15 in march and I have no idea what i should do please help!!;)

    • Hi Jazmin,

      Download our Quinceanera planning app 🙂 available for iPhone and Android!

      The first thing to do is to talk it over with your parents and discuss a budget, after knowing how much you can spend then you get the place, choose the theme and start planning 🙂

  • Jacklynne Gomez

    So I’m fourteen and I wasn’t really thinking about quinceaneras, my family never talks about nor have they had one, and after going to one of my Bestfriends I really want one, I love the whole I dea of it. But the thing is that I don’t have my church stuff done, I was never baptized when I was young cause again we don’t really do this stuff, but it takes about a year to do that. My birthday is in August, so if I were to get the church stuff done, would I even have time ? Wouldn’t it be close to 16? My moms saying that we can have have a “sweet 16 ” instead of a quinceanera because of the time I have.. But would that look dumb? Cause I want to do all of the quinceanera traditions. Should I have a 16 instead of a 15? Especially with the time and money we have to save. .. Or should I just not have one at all?

    • Hi Jacklynne,

      Congrats on your upcoming Quinceanera!

      Yes to both 🙂

      Have you called several parishes in your area? Not all have the same requirements, there could be one that offers and expedite preparation course so that’s an idea.
      Now if you wish to do a Sweet Sixteen to save up money and take care of the requirements the church you find requests, that’s also an alternative.
      It would not “look dumb” Quinceaneras can easily be adapted to fit your lifestyle, budget and personality.

      Keep us posted on how it goes!

  • karen Paredes

    My party will be on July 2, 2016 it was planned just a few months ago but we have the place mass and most of the other things but i have problems with the dams and guys. I had 2 guys opt out and my mamas are fine but one can’t afford the dress so i don’t know how to solve this issue. Also i feel very nervous for the dance portion for the surprise dance because we have not started practicing and we have only a couple of weeks until then. It is hard to schedule rehearsals because of school so we only have the weekend. I ordered my dress online and it looks great but the skirt does not have that puff to it so i don’t know if it would be a good idea to have extra tulle to the skirt because i also have an underskirt i can put under. i also have a question on the dams should they carry flowers as well or not. I would also like to know if you know any nice places for photos in ny.

    • Hi Karen,

      Congrats on your Quinceanera!

      In regards to your court: forget about having chambelanes, how about having only damas?

      Although you might have wanted chambelanes since the begginning sometimes adding more people to your court means having more possible issues such as someone dropping just like that. Maybe it is best to keep it a girls-only court.

      If one of your damas can’t afford your dress you have two options:
      1) Paying for her dress yourself
      2) Not having her as part of your court

      Talk it over with your parents and decide 🙂

      The running man challenge is trending right now, if you have little to no time of rehearsal you can do this instead!

      We guarantee you your guests will be pumped up and join you in the dance floor.

      As far as the flowers, it is tradition for the damas to hold bouquets during the mass, if you can’t afford these perhaps some cute corsages will do.

      Do you live in NYC? If so we highly advise typical touristic places such as Time Squares, Fifth Avenue or Central Park, just make sure to take good care of your dress to avoid someone stepping on it.

  • Brenda

    Hey im 13 but im already planning out my quince im doing it together with my friend but we are both not sure what the total of every thing will be or were to set the budget and we also need help with the decor if this helps the
    colors of our dresses are turquoise and lilac

    • Hi Brenda,
      The first step is to create a guest list, keep in mind that you’re 13 and you will meet more people in the next 2 years who you might want to invite to your party, so talk it over with your parents and set a # of guests you could invite and add it to your parent’s guest list.

      After you create your guest list you will get an idea of a budget (venues charge per person) if it is too much then reduce the number of guests.

      Download our planning app 🙂 for on-the-go tips!

  • Hi Dora, you could have as many damas or chambelanes as you want or none at all.

    When having a Quince court of 29 members things can get complicated; there are many things beforehand that need to be plan and executed, for example:
    Dance rehearsals: who will you include in the waltz and in the baile sorpresa, coming up with a choreography for 30 people (counting you!), deciding and spending money on your outfits, everyone’s schedule to meet for rehearsals.
    Church rehearsals
    If you’re up for the challenge then by all means do it, just know what are the issues that might happen and learn how to tackle them.

    As your for your Quinceanera dress, send us an email to [email protected] and we will help you look for one 🙂

  • Dora Plascencia

    I’m 13 but I’m already thinking about my 15. I have decided to do it Mexican style so, my dress is like a mariachi dress. Its white and red but, I want my damas to wear either a traditional dancing dress or a mariachi dress. Also, I want my chambelanes to wear white and gold but my damas to wear red and gold but I’m not sure how to decorate or if that combination of colors work together. Do you think it would look bad with traditional dresses?

  • Lizania

    My Quinceañera is in March of 2017, I’m so excited, that I have almost everything planned already. I have my colors which are going to be Rose Gold, Gold, white and Black & I also have my theme which is going to be Music & Vintage. But im not really sure if I should still have black for one of the colors because is so dark and the rest of the colors are light and gentle looking. I chose black because of the music notes for the decoration and I’m considering in having a piano for a cake, but I don’t really know what to do. What do you suggest me to do, keep it or not?

  • Hi Texan girl,

    here is an article that could help you: http://www.quinceanera.com/decorations-themes/go-cowgirl-celebrate-birthday-western-quinceanera/

    And yes, western can be in any color, it just needs certain elements, check out the article above so you see what we mean 🙂

  • Olaf

    I’m having a quinceañera and I’m wondering what theme would go for the colors blue and pink please help. Thanks

    • Hi Olaf 🙂

      You don’t have to pick a theme and colors, one of the other is fine.

      However if you still want to do both, you could do shabby chic, spring or princess theme.

  • Hi Maria,

    You could go with colors or theme, no need to do both 🙂

    That being said, the most popular theme for that particular combination is a Tiffany’s Quince:


  • Giselle

    Hi, do you have any suggestions for themes including the colors blue and purple?

    • Hi Giselle,

      Under The Sea, Princess Jasmine, Peacock are a few that have those colors 🙂

      Or you could just do it with colors without choosing a theme.

  • Hi Brenda, if you have no issues sharing the spotlight with your brother and he wants to be a Quinceanero, go for it! Remember this is about celebrating a super important coming of age moment, Quinceaneras are not just for girls 🙂

  • Evelyn

    Hello, so I’m turning 15 in four months and I just decided I want to have my quince but I’m doing this very late and I’m having doubts if this is a good idea and if I will have time to do everything and I am on a budget since my dad doesn’t want to spend to much money

  • Heavenlie

    hi, I’m 13 is it okay if I’m already planning my quince when its the summer of 2017. I am also stuck on what my colors will be but, I know I want it to be masquerade themed. I want my dress to be black and white any suggestions on what colors I should use for my court and my whole quince. I also want my dress personalized. How much would that coast just for an estimate??

  • Erika

    Hello! So my mom and I are working to raise the money to buy my dress (which will be bought online). My mother says that it is best to buy the dress a size bigger because we don’t know if all of a sudden my breast grow within 9 months from now (my quinceañera is in July 2016) but I’m not sure if we should do this. My concern i s that and also I want to know if anyone else has bought or known someone who brought there dress online and how did it come out for you? Did the dress come like you ordered? Thank you!

    • XV_Madrina

      Hi Erika,

      It is actually a good idea to get a dress 1 size bigger the only thing you must considerate is a budget to alter your dress in case you need a better fit. Before you buy your dress show a picture to the person who will be doing alterations so they can tell you if it is impossible to do any fittings to that particular dress. As for buying a dress online, our best bet would be to check out the website’s reviews before doing any purchase. Happy Planning!

      • Erika

        Thank you so much! I will consider your advice. Thanks!

    • Diana Jimenez

      I recommend not buying a dress only as the dress you many have fallen in love with online finally arrives and its not the dress you fell in love with online. It is best to find a local wedding dress boutique and find out if they have quince dresses and look you can always keep looking for other stores to see who has your dream dress. Just remember you should at least have already chosen your dress 6 months in advance.

  • marie

    Hi guys, just to let you know in the entire planning process of my quince, i used this planning check list and thanks to it everything went well, my quince was this past April! anyways, the day of my quince i kind of ran out of time to go to a place and take pictures and so my photographer and i came to an agreement that we will then choose another day to take them. the photo shoot in next Tuesday but I’m wondering if i should do it in my dress or in something else?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Marie,

      We’re so glad to ready we helped you!! YES! Use your Quinceanera dress, after all, these are your XV pictures, chica!

    • GreciaXV

      Hi Marie,

      We’re so glad to ready we helped you!! YES! Use your Quinceanera dress, after all, these are your XV pictures, chica!

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  • Maddy

    Hi, I just turned 13. I know that I starting to plan too soon but time flies by fast. I want to have a Quinceanera because it is every girls dream. My mom is really excited but my dad says its a lot of money. I want to have a great party but I need a budget. Please help!!!

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  • Alex Lynn

    Hi, I have this question what colors go with a coral col

    • msanchez

      Hi Alex, you could go with green like apple green or sea foam green or coral/aqua/yellow or coral/pink/raspberry. hope this helps you:)

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    What can you do if you don’t have godparents

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  • Johana

    Hi my name is johana . I really want my quince my parents aren’t together anymore , & my dad said he would only help me with 2,000 . My mom doesn’t have a really good paying job but shes trying to do her best . My quince would be feb 20 2015 & honestly I’ve always wanted a quince since my sister had her . But then my mom would say it’s to my stress so I would tell her I don’t want one Anymoree

    • Johana

      If Anyone could help me I would really appreciate it with all my heart ??

    • msanchez

      Hi Johanna don’t worry you could take a look at this link and you will find
      ideas to have a quince without spending too much money.

    • isa

      all you really need for a simple quincenera is 3000 dollars so you would only be missing 1000 you shuld ask your mom and point out the fact that she did it to your sister why not you

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  • Miriam

    My daughter’s 15 is next January we are beginning to look for the dress. Her grandfather is paying for her cake. I am planning to run with all other expenses.
    I just became aware I am to have god parents for certain things. Can you please tell me for which things there should be god parents?

    • msanchez

      HI you can find good ideas on how to plan your quince here.

    • isa

      there shuld be one for the crown shoes and any tipe of jewarly but it really dosent matter theres many diffrent ways to making one so the god parents wuld only be nedded for the coronation of the crown and the bibble for the mass but if you decide to go all in godparents you wuld do a godparent for evrything thats neded

  • lizbeth

    hey my 15 are in 2 weeks and me and my friends don’t have any ideas of where to visit for the limo ride will u PLEASE HELP ME !!! in LA

    • msanchez

      HI Lizbeth,
      Don’t panic there are lots of places to visit like Cascades Park, Averill Park, Exposition Park Rose Gardens and more you cold read this article for more ideas.

  • Savannah

    I’m 14 years old I was wondering if I can have my 15 before my actually birthday ? My birthday is December 28 can I do it on December 19 or the 26 ? Or do I have to do it on the day ?

    • msanchez

      HI Savannah,
      You can have your quince on the day that is best for you it does not have to on the day of your birthday.

    • isa

      not really is wathever date you want is like a birthday party so you chose

  • lupe

    Hello I was not able to Do a quincenera for my daughter. Can she still have a Sweet 16 and still have the church ceremony?

    • msanchez

      HI Lupe,the answer is yes your daughter can have a church ceremony for her Sweet 16.

  • Emily Gomez

    My quince is in a year and I was wondering how many waltz are there in a quince and what are they

    • Jessica Gonzales

      Well there is an entrance waltz, main Walt and exit waltz, family waltz, father daughter dance, and surprize dance

  • Diana Ramos

    Help! Only 2 Month until its the day for my quince. I have DJ, Ballroom, Chruch, Drinks, Dresses, Chambelanes, Baltz and surprise dance. What else to i need? Oh and my quinceanera dress is not gonna arrive in time to take the picture for the invitation so im going to take it with another dress. Is that ok?

  • Hi my name is Alizbeth I have a problem can anyone help me?
    So my problem is that me and my friend Jessica want eachother to be in our quince but her birthday is on April 4 and mine is April 25 how am I going to do hers and mine if I need to focuse on mine but I really still want to do hers

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Alizbeth,

      Why don’t you plan your Quinceaneras together? That way no one gets left behind! With this we don’t mean have it the same day, simply take care of most of the planning together, help each other out, share ideas! Download the XV planning guide http://www.quinceanera.com/quinceanera-planning-guide/ and this weekend try to check out all the things both of you already took care of, then you help her take care of one thing from her list and she does the same for you.

      How’s that?

    • isa

      diffrent times dont share your spotlight this days are specal for only one and you might disagree on things so it wuld be a disaster dont do that

  • Vivian

    I am 14 and going to be fifteen in may, but thats when exams are. when should i do mine? and its really soon how should i plan?

  • Kiara

    Hi my name is Kiara and i really want to have a quince in november. I spoke to my mom about it but i’m not sure shes on board yet. I don’t know how to really convince her yet. I want to speak to her sooner than later so that if she agrees we don’t get caught up in the planning. I dont want to have a church ceremony, is that okay? I also don’t really know what songs to dance to with my court, where to get the routines, or how to teach them.

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Kiara, first check out this page and read some articles about planning a Quinceanera:

      After reading a few write a letter to your mom or have a talk to her letting her know why it is so important for you to celebrate your 15th birthday with a Quinceanera, reading the articles will give you some ideas on how you can help your mom with the planning. When parents say no it is mostly do to the cost of these parties, however you can have a QUince on a budget with less people and a few alterations here and there, so let her know you will do everything necessary to help her with the planning and the cost.

      If you don’t want a church ceremony it’s fine, quinceaneras can be adapted to fit anyone’s lifestyle, budget and personality.

      or Songs check out this page:

      • Kiara

        Thank you

    • isa

      hi kiara ok so to train your the dance you culd get from your choise in you tube and have the dressses and clothes chosen they shuld buy there own clothes and u shuld choose also make sure the ppl u have are welling to practice this dance at home and value your interest cause no problem

  • Celia Montero

    im 13 turning 14 in september and im already researching the history of quinceaneras and stuff like that but the only thing is that im cuban, not mexican and im christian instead of catholic and i was just wondering if i had to have a church service at all. also, i was wondering if theres a guy that i would i guess be coupled with like those in the court and how they would be addressed. lastly, is the changing of the shoe still common, and is it more of religious or symbolic thing?

  • Crystal

    I want to have my quince on December 12 of this year. The problem is that my grandmother has recently passed away and the whole family is devastated about it. I already made my guest list and I know what color and theme I want. I have been trying to get my parents to help me start planning but they either keep ignoring me, are really busy, or they keep telling me that they will help me start planning the next day (which they never do). And I also keep asking and begging my mom to help me but she keeps bringing up my grandmothers passing and telling me to give her some time to breathe and to get over what happened to her mom. I understand that it’s been hard for her the past couple of weeks, but she needs to let go of the past, move forward, and focus on the present. I have been getting very frustrated because I have asked all my tias and tios but they are busy as well and sometimes I even consider giving up and not having a quince. I have also asked my older siblings (who are in their 20s) to help me start planning, but they keep telling me to get help from my parents. I am tired of people turning me down when I am simply asking for help, I have been asking for help since before my 14th birthday! Now I don’t know who to turn to or ask, nobody is helping me and I am becoming more and more worried each day that passes. I am worried that a lot of time is going to pass by with nobody helping me. I don’t know what to do, should I keep asking other adults, or keep asking my parents? Please help I am desperate!

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Crystal!

      I am sorry for the loss of your grandmother, I’m sure your family must be devastated but we completely understand your worry, specially since you’ve been asking for help before your 14th bday. Our best advice would be to write a letter to your mom. Write it twice, sometimes when we’re upset we can be hurtful with what we say, so make a draft then edit it. This will also be therapeutic for you to release your desperation through your writing. So, begin your letter telling your mom you’re sorry for her loss, that you are pretty sad too but you think it is time to let you and maybe you can both heal together focusing on the good times you had with your grandmother rather than missing her and being sad all the time. Explain to her how important it is for you to celebrate your XV anniversary and kindly ask her if she thinks it is possible for you to have one, that you will be willing to help above and beyond. Helping means not getting an allowance or avoid asking for money to go out or buy clothes for that money to go towards the planning of your fiesta. Give the letter to your mom, or pick a quiet alone time you both have and read it to her, let us know how things go 🙂 Much love!

  • makaylur

    Do our parents have to buy our chambalanes their tuxes & our damas their dresses??

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Makaylur,

      It depends on your parents and the budget. When you ask you friends if they want to be part of your XV Court it is mostly to check with their parents to grant them permission for waltz and baile sorpresa practices and to see if they are up to the cost of the tux and dress. If so, you must ask them with anticipation not 2 months prior. Hope this helped!

  • Nathalie

    Hi! My XV is going to be in four months and my mom keeps telling me I need a chambelan but I fell like it’s too late and I don’t have anyone to ask so I keep telling her I don’t want one but should I just ask my 19 yr old cousin? Also girls at school have been talking about damas and surprise dances and since I don’t have damas I feel like my party would be lame but is it ok to not have damas?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Nathalie,
      Having damas and/or chambelan (es) is really up to you. SOme girls don’t like to share the spotlight on their special day so they don’t have damas at all. It is the same situation with your chambelan, if you feel you need one then ask your cousin, if you want all eyes to be just on you, go for a solo XVanera!

  • Jessica Gil

    I need help to find a coach for my quince please help

  • yovana

    Hi am having to plan my Littel sisters quince they are twins in a wheelchair. I need help planning but I can’t find a cheap party planner. There quince is four months away.

  • Gisselly

    Ever since I was a little girl I wanted a quince and now all my friends are having one. My mom said no but that I can have a party with a $3000 budget. How can I convince her to let me have a quince and that $3000 is enough when I can barely find a venue near me for less than $5000? I’ve also thought of asking my father but do not know how to approach him about it.

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Giselly, actually you can have a party with $3,0000 🙂 Check out this article http://www.quinceanera.com/budget/plan-quinceanera-2000/

      Think of a restaurant instead of a large venue or hall, some offer pretty good deals with buffet dinners included. I had mine for $900 including the venue, toast, buffet and dessert for 40 people, this was in Orange County, California.

      DIY center pieces and decorations are always fun, not that hard and super cheap! Let us know if this helps!

  • Joanna

    Hello, I really want a quince but I haven’t done my first communion and my confirmation. I only have a year and a half left for my quince but I was wondering if I could make my quince with out a ceremony. Could I do that? Since I really want to have one but I’m not sure.

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Joanna,

      Yes indeed! Having a religious ceremony is optional, but if you really want one then look up the churches of your choice and ask them about the requirements, not all churches all the same.

  • jasmine flores

    my quince is in 6 months and i cant find a place where i live or near and im getting worried please help

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Jasmine, check out our XV Directory or try this page, just make sure to select your area first!

  • Elizabeth

    Hi, I’m Elizabeth. Okay so my quince is in 2 years and I really want to have it in my hometown where all my family lives. But if I have it there my friends will not be able to come because they live in the same town I do which is 5-6 hours away and there parents said they could not come because it is to far. I really want to have them there what should I do?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Elizabeth, an idea would be to select your close group of friends and a responsible adult, say maybe your older sister or mom maybe, to stay with all of you guys at a hotel room. For this each one of your friends would have to pitch in so don’t expect a XV gift as they’re already spending money just to be part of your XV. If getting permission from their parents gets too complicated maybe then have a mini xv, private dinner with just your friends in your hometown or relocate your xv.

  • Jen Grajeda

    Hi there:)
    My quince is in the winter and i’m not sure if i want to do it during the spring or summer. I really love the summer so i’m thinking about doing it there. What i don’t know is how to ask someone to be in my court. Do i just ask and be blunt or what? Also is there any specific articles on the dances and surprise dance. I would really appreciate the help, my quince is in a year bc i just turned fourteen. Thank you for any tips in advance.

  • Lesley Davila

    Hi I’m 14 and my quinceanera is in 9 month and I still haven’t got the place can you PLEASE HELP ME???

  • Hi I’m having my quinceanera in November 21 how do i start panning i already have the church reserved i don’t know what to do next it would really help some advice

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Daniela, now that you have the church you can decide on your budget and book your venue, take a look at our planning guides here: http://bit.ly/fb-quince-offers

    • pinkie11003

      Hi so my quince is three years from now and I am starting to plan. I have a binder full of stuff but when do I book the church and the hall I mean three years from now. I am sort of freaking out because I know the theme but it’s so much to take in. I want this to be perfect. I need some advice please

  • Esmeralda

    Im having my 15anos on July 5 can yall help me choose the color offfff my dressss y’all help

  • Almita

    Hi. I am 13 years old right now, but I want to plan my Quinceañera early. Is it ok if I do this. And can you give me ideas for a candy-land theme party that is blue. Thank you

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Alma,

      It is never too early to begin planning. An advantage of doing so is the deals you might found plus spending here and there in bits could actually save you money in the long run. Take a look at this article on a Candyland Quinceanera, check out this page plus our Pinterest.com/QuinceaneraExpo

  • heyy im am needing help with all these quinceanera things but most of all i need a good online catalog that can take me to pretty dresses but the only problem i have is that it needs to be from this year. Thanks

  • Juliana martinez

    I really need help to plan my quince white ha is in a year¡! Helppp!

  • Chelsey

    hi im chelsey and my sweet 15 might be in June but im not sure what kind of activities i can do can u7 give me ideas? and also if i have 7 couples to be in my quinceanera do i have to be like the only one walking by myself or can I have a partner?

  • Johanna

    Hello, I’m planning to have my daughters quince in a couple of months. I saw your last minute article and that is perfect. Thank you. My question is. Can it be fine to have just 2 chambelanes? Do you know of any articles or videos? I tried looking around but I can not find anything. Thank you

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Johanna, it is completely up to you how many chambelanes you have or even if you want chambelanes at all. That is the beauty of a quinceanera, that it can be adapted to fit your budget, personality and theme. Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter, we’ll send you the latest xv advice directly to your email, you can do so here: http://www.quinceanera.com/offers/get-fabulous-tips-quince/

  • Nadia

    I’m 13 rightnow i turn 14 feb 3rd n I’m having my quince this year in December b4 I’m 15 is that bad? Or should I wait until I’m actually 15. We r doing it this year bc it’s easier 4 us

    • We r doing it in Mexico bc almost all my family goes to mexico in december

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Nadia, like Ive said before, the beauty of a Quince celebration is that it can be adapted to your needs, budget, personality and theme. Whatever works best for you and your family. We’ve had some girls asking us if they can do it during summer since it is better for their relatives to fly to town on that season, or if they can have it until they’re 16 due to financial reasons. You do what works best for you 🙂 It will still be a memorable celebration!

    • Idolina Guerrero

      Hi Nadia I’m 13 to and I’m going turn 14 to this year but I’m going to do mine in 2016 but I’m still going to be 14 and I’m thinking of doing my 15 on a summer but I’m worry cause I was born in 2001 December 19 its almost close to 2002 but look if I do it on my day that I’m going to turn 15 that day it’s going to rain so should I do it on June while I’m still 14 or in December 19 when its going to rain and almost nobody is going to come ??

      • Grecia Hernandez

        Hi Idolina, you pick the date that works best for you! Best considering the weather, your budget, any other family, holiday or school commitments you might have. Do not worry about how much time has passed after your birthday or how far apart you are from actually being 15, the important thing is to celebrate such a coming-of-age day for you with your friends and family, the rest does not matters 🙂

  • katherine

    Hi my name is Katherine and I am planning to have my 15 in October of 2015 but I am looking for venues and I wanted to ask if there is any website I can look for to get cheap venues in Glen Burnie MD

  • Hi I’m Shelby my quince is next year march 13 and I need lots of help planing is there any good books that I can look at for a resource

  • maritza

    My cousin decided to have the same colors for her quince right after I told her the colors I wanted -_- (big mistake). (not to sound conceded but) my skin tone is a neutral and shes a warm and I chose a warm and cool colors and to top it off her quince is a month before mine. Any tips in maybe changing her mind to something different than the colors I would like and maybe something that will fit her warm tone better? Thank you for reading this 🙂

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Maritza! Man that sucks! You don’t sound conceited at all, actually that happen to me to. I shared the song of my XV Waltz and two months prior to my Quinceanera the day of my best friend’s XV there is she dancing MY SONG! Totally get you! One thing would be to get your dress before she does, plan ahead maybe then she will come to her senses on what a copy cat she is LOL (No offense) However being that hers is first she might not care at all. Carefully and nicely advice her what you think will go better with her skin tone: http://www.quinceanera.com/dresses/quinceanera-dresses-flatter-skintone/ 🙂 Have you checked our Pinterest? Take a look at the dresses we have there and show it to her, create a board with these dresses completely dedicated to your cousin that way she might not think you’re doing this for the sake of keeping your colors but to help her with the planning 🙂

      • maritza

        Thank you soo much can not wait to try this and see how it works out!! I’l be sure to check your pinterest out. 🙂 I hope it works. 🙂

  • Inelda Perez

    Hi my name is Inelda, and I’m turning 15 in march 23rd and I nearly planned my 15 but I haven’t bought anything at all and I just have less than 3 months what should my parents do because their budget is not high at all and I want my 15 to be good?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Imelda, check out these two articles 🙂
      How to plan your XV under $2,000
      How to plan your XV in 4 months or less

      Hope these help!

      • Inelda Perez

        Hi, well we decided to do it in a christian church but we are just having a cermony and we are giving the food to the guests at a small space of the church, but we don’t know how to decorate it. And we also decided that we are not going to have photographers to not spend a lot of money, but I want to have pictures, what should we do?

  • hi! my name is camila and im puertorican and my mom want me to do a quinceanera cruise and i actually like that idea. How do i plan this, and make it a fun experience.

  • Stephanie Ramirez

    Hii, my name is Stephanie. I turn 15 in mid November and I am really looking forwards to having a quinceanera. However, we are thinking of having it in December but we havent got anything. Looking for sponsors is no problem but is it too late ? What should I do ? Please help.

    • Grecia Hernandez

      It is never too late, your timing is somewhat perfect being that we’re still 12 months for what will be your celebration. You must however have your sponsors by the end of the month FOR SURE! Download our planning guide HERE and come up with your XV budget, this will help you when asking your relatives if they wish to be sponsors of your party.

      • Stephanie Ramirez

        Thanks so much! But one more thing, its going to be in Mexico. Would that be a problem?

        • Nadia

          Omg my quince will be in Mexico also in December

  • Pearl

    Hi my name is Pearl and I am going to have one but that is only in two more years so right now im 12 years old turning 13 this year so I know I still have time but I think is better to start right now. So do like do have some websites like for DJ’s and ballrooms and things like that but in San Antonio Tx. Thank you

  • Sonja

    Ok so I’m half Mexican American and I had my daughter she’s only a quarter Mexican can she still have a quince? Is that weird bcs she is not full Mexican!?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Sonja! Not at all, the idea of having a Quinceanera is to celebrate the girl’s coming -of-age and it can be adapted to any culture, budget and personality. True, it is a Hispanic tradition but others will take it as a compliment for you to have one for your daughter 🙂 make sure to download our FREE planning guide!

  • jackie

    hi im jackie i am 13 and will be turning 14 in october this year but i dont know if i should start planning my 15.should i? everytime i bring up my 15 to my parents they talk about how much money it will cost and about how it depends on my grades. so should i start planning?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Jackie! Indeed, the sooner you begin planning your XV the less stressful it will be plus you are most likely to find better deals! Although most people end up spending a fortune there is really no need. Since it is expensive to have a party, especially a Quinceanera, we understand your parents’ asking you to get good grades. Here is a plan, download this FREE XV Planning Guide so you get an idea of what you need to do and try your best to do extremely good for the next 3 months at least, then talk to your parents and tell them you have an idea of what you want your quinceanera to be like and the commitments you’re willing to make in order for it to happen such as improving your grades or maintaining your GPA, helping around at home, saving money for your fiesta and what not. After seeing your responsable approach you might get your parents on board!

  • Daniela

    Hi my name is Daniela and my quinceanera is in 11 months but I don’t know how to start planning I need help pliz

  • anna

    hi my daughter is goin to have her quince in february and i know nothing about doin this i have everything already but dont know how to start off reception,i would like to see if someone can give me step by step on what starts first at the reception please and thanks

  • Nancy

    Hi my name is Nancy and well my 15 is in 11 months but my friend just had hers and i just cant wait for mine now but im too fat so i need to lose weight ASAP so i don’t know whether to have one or not

  • Daniielaa

    Hey , Im Daniela & Im 13 im gonna be 15 on November 2 ,2016 but i dont know if i should start planning everything i know my dress’ my damas & my chamberlains color but yet i dont know if i should start looking for my Chamberlains & Damas & start learning the steps is it to early to do that . ? I need some help plz

  • Alma

    Hey my name is alma and I want to have a quince but the problem I have isn’t even that important, but anyways I don’t have that many friends and sense I was 12 I’ve been wanting to have a quince but now I don’t because I don’t have as many friends as I used to. My question is if I should have a quince?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Alma! Of course! A Quinceanera is not about having friends (plus it is not the same to know a lot of people and having true friends), a Quince is about celebrating your coming of age with the people who love you the most and have always been there for you. Don’t take your Quince as a popularity contest, take it as a moment to celebrate yourself!

    • Hey Alma, my name is Italia. Yes you should have a Quince because that’s a special day, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have enough friends to have one. What I did is I had 5 girls and 5 boys including my guy because my girls got fitted a month before my 15 and my friend was 4 months pregnant when she got fitted and nobody knew not even her so she couldn’t be in it a month after and she had not got the baby bump until a week before my 15 and in the front the dress got raised due to the bump,so was 5 months the day of my quince and a week before my 15 her bf, was her chambelane got arrested so he couldn’t be in it and the guy he beat was in the hospital and he was also in my 15 and I was so angered and the other girl dropped out because it was her bf that got beat up and the last guy his pants ripped 10 mins before my quince because all of us boy and girls were getting dress in the same room and he bent down and his big bubble butt just popped out. so my 15 court was a disaster but we made it look good bc i had 3 couples and the last couple to walk in before me we had my friend Alex walk down the isle with 1 girl on each of his side so he looked like a pimp. lol and originally i had 5 people in my 15 with the name Alex/ 2 Alexa so it was kinda confusing at practices and my sis was at practice helping us and her name is alexia and 4 months after my quince my friend had the baby on my bday. I was so happy bc when I turn 18, little Nico is going to be baptist and im the godmother. btw my mom’s name is Alma. and you should have a 15.

    • Karina

      Hi, My name is Karina. I’m debating on having a quince or not. A quince is not about having friends, it’s about you enjoying yourself. My friend is having a quince by herself because it is less stress. Good luck on what you decide!

  • Isabella

    Okay, I’m turning 14 years old on January 5th, I’m going to start my Confirmation classes in January (hopefully) because I need to get those classes done before my Quince Classes & Actual Quince. Do you know how many sessions I will need to attend for both? Also when should I start planning for my Quince? This is really important for me, because none of the women in my family have ever had a quince & my sister had the opportunity but she blew her chance & I’m the last, young girl in the family to have her chance. Please contact me (: and reply (:

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Isabella, it really depends on the church you attend. Some churches confirmation classes take up to 1 year while others can be done in about 4 months. You might want to check on Catholic schools as some offer shorter term confirmation programs. Our best advice is to do your research and make a list of at least 10 places offering confirmation classes that best accommodate your schedule, distance and budget and call them to see which one is the shorter one. You still have a year so no worries! There is plenty of time, the sooner you begin the better!

  • Gaby Rosales

    Hey im 12 years old my bday is february28 and im already planning for my quince becuase i really want a quince. but my quince is 2 years and a couple months away. Is it to early to be planning my quince? Also my parents say im not gonna have a quince because my two odler sister didnt get to have one, but i want one really bad. what do i do? should i just cancel having a quince? HELP!!!!!

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Gaby, the sooner you begin planning the better! Our advice is to sit down with your parents and talk, explain them why it is so important for you to have a quinceanera. Keep in mind that there is money to be spent no matter how little or big therefore you must commit to do certain things such as cut down on your allowance, compromise to get better grades or keep your current GPA, let them know you’ll do anything possible to work together. Once your family is on the same page you can all begin with the planning 🙂 DOwnload our free planing guide here!

  • joanna castellanos

    hello my name is joanna castellanos i am 14 years old my brithday is in February of next year but my mom wants to have my quinceanera in April i have no problem with that she talks about having my party but she shows no effort in wanting to have one my family has a little bit of a money problem but we do have enough money to through me a party i dont have ANYTHING AT ALL and time is running out how do i tell my mom that she needs to hurry up and book the hall anf get me a dress

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Joanna, perhaps your mom is really struggling with money right now and cannot afford you give you the kind of Quinceanera you want. What you might perceive as her showing no effort could be the fact that although she has no financial means she does not dare to tell you (meaning she still has hope) that a quinceanera is not affordable at the moment. Try to understand your mom’s situation and together come with a better solution, such as having an affordable quinceanera, take a look at these articles:


      Hope these help, chica!

      • Stephanie


        • Grecia Hernandez

          Hi Stephanie! We just sent you an email! 🙂

  • Sasha Lazo Vega

    Hi, pues i been trying to figure out when to have my 15s cause i have family in NJ and i want them to come but my birthday is in November so when should i have my 15s

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Sasha, have you consider Thanksgiving? It is really a great opportunity as families are already spending the money and time to get together. Now if you have family living far from where you want to have you Quinceanera the ideal would be to let them know in advanced, that way they’ll have plenty of time to save up money and book their hotel room (if needed), ask for permission at work, you know the usual things that arise when traveling. You could either choose a date the fits your entire family or go for the best that fits you and your budget, just let them know at least 12 or 6 months prior.

  • Chelsea

    Hi, I’m having a sweet 16 instead of a quince, but I am adding in some of the latino tradition for my sweet. My party is set for August of 2015… I have no ideas for anything yet! I already have the venue, the Tides Estate in NJ, rented. I’m not sure if I should have a color theme or some other kind of unique theme… Any advice or good sources to get ideas? Thanks 🙂

  • Ashley Ruiz

    Hi Guys(: I am 13 years old. I really want a Quinceanera because it is what a girl dreams of having and is a memory of when your turning 15. My parents agree with me of having a 15 but I am worried about money issues. I am starting to plan it. Should I keep on going? What if my birthday is on January which is Winter, I am worried, although it’s going to be in a Banquet.

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Ashley! Congrats on your Quince. If you’re already planning it you might as well begin saving for your fiesta. The first thing to do is to book your venue, once you have a date set the rest comes together in the next couple of months. Send us your address at [email protected] and we will send you some XV magazines 🙂

    • America Ruiz

      Hi Ashley, since your family might have money issue this is what you should do, fro your party your parents may not have a lot of money like my parents just get stuff what they can afford. the best part of your quince is to just have your family. And a winter theme party is better. A lot of girls have their party in the summer and it starting to get boring. You should get magazines of quincera and look at winter theme. Thats the top trend. Well i hope you have a great quincenera.
      sincerely, America

  • Lonny Rogel

    Hi. I’m 13 years old. I’m planning my Quincenera, but its not until July 2nd 2016

    My family has really bad money issues right now, and were not sure if we will be able to do my quince, my mom says we will do it but my dad has some doubts. I wamma know how to help, if I can.

    Also, we are planning ahead to see how much everything will be to see if we can afford it right now its at 10,000$ help?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Lonny, quinceaneras are about coming of age, tradition and family, unfortunately they are now perceived as over the top lavish celebrations 🙁 Take a look at this article, let us know if it helps 🙂 http://www.quinceanera.com/budget/plan-quinceanera-2000/

  • Sharon :)

    My quince is in 3 years is it too early to be planning?? My mom wants to have it in Dominican Republic with the whole family. But is the to early to plan??

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Sharon! It is never too early to start planning your XV, actually the more time in advance you begin the less stress you will be as the day gets closer. We assume you do not live in the Dominican Republic, planning to have your XV at a different city is one more reason to plan in advance 🙂

    • no because you might not remmber everything

  • Behira

    I’m a twin…and I’ve always wanted my quince since I was 13 but my twin doesn’t really want one and neither do my parents. My mom did book the church date already..it will be on June 13,2015 but other than the church I have nothing planned! What do I do?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Explain both your mom and your twin why you so badly want a Quinceanera and make arrangements with your mom to help her with the planning and the costs, which is why we assumed she does not want you to have one, let us know if this helps or further explain the situation so we can better assist you 🙂

  • Kaleena Belcher

    Hi I’m [email protected] belcher I’m half Mexican and half black my dad and mom are divorced my dad (black) lives in Pennsylvania I live in Florida should I invite him to my quince. Or my experience step dad who lives in Florida I don’t want my dad to feel bad but he’s so far.

    • Grecia Hernandez

      From the way you express your situation, seems as if you care about your dad with the only worry being him being far. We’re sure if you let him know in advance he’ll make the arrangements necessaries to be part of your Quinceanera. You can have all 3 be part of such a special celebration 🙂

  • Diana

    How can i keep my parte cheap

  • Ana

    My quinces are currently planned for July of 2015. (summer yay!) Yet, I need ideas for the theme and also colors. I am a caramel brown skintone (no light, not too dark). Thanks in advance.(:

  • amanda

    I’m having my Quincenera in May of next year and I have a very extended family. I don’t know if I should send my invitations earlier or should I just wait. help?
    thanks Amanda

    • Grecia Hernandez

      For out of town guests it is best to send your XV invitations with at least 2 months in advance, this gives them plenty of time to book a flight and make room accommodations if necessary 🙂

  • Hey!! My quince is in about 1 1/2 years and I want to start planning, but my family is not paying attention to my ideas 🙁 . How do I get their attention. ?? And my parents are making me pay for the whole quince.!! How do I raise money.? I like to do things like bake and babysit, can I raise by doing those things.?!? Thank You!!!

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Try these activities: http://www.quinceanera.com/budget/4-gigs-will-get-extra-money-quince/ And when it comes to your parents, our suggestion would be to write a letter explaining what having such a celebration means to you, maybe then they’ll understand 🙂

      • Javier Ortiz

        I am not sure about that website but as a father of a 13 year old, this is what I told her to do. The first thing you need to know is to set realistic expectations. Find our what you want and see how much it will cost. Then divide that by the number of months you have left minus one. Once you know how much you need, you can start working toward that. How to get the money? Well, if the final cost is $3,600. She will need to come up with $150 a month. Because she has 3 years to go, we made a deal and I will contribute $50 ever month. Now she only needs to get $100 a month for the next 24 months. Please note that she is not paying for a venue or flowers. Those will be donated by family members. Her godfather is paying for her cake. Those are for the extras. Hope this helps.

        • Javier Ortiz

          She actually has 25 month to go when we had the conversation. That was a typo.

  • Astrid Garcia

    Hi I’m having my quinceanera in 2016. I was wondering how I can convince my mom to let me have damas? Thank You!!!!!

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Explain to your mom why is so important for you to have damas on such a special day, maybe that way she would understand where you’re coming from 🙂

  • I haven’t decided on my damas dresses my quinceañera is going to be in may 2016 I need help on my damas dresses.
    Sincerely, Michelle mora whether sort or long need ideas thank you for your time.

    • Karen

      You could just choose a simple dress like it depends on your colors. Let’s say your colors are blue and white, just make the dama dresses white with like a wrap of blue around the waist. That’s what I’m gonna do just with different colors. But the nicest dama dress would be a simple one so you would stand out a lot more than the damas. Hope I helped

      • Ana

        In my opinion you should be the one who stands out. So I would say not too much glitter or bright colors on the damas dresses.

  • I haven’t decided on my damas dresses my quinceañera is going to be in may 2016 I need help on my damas dresses.
    Michelle mora

  • Natalia

    Hey! I’m Natalia, I’m 13 and am going to turn 14 in January.I have the worst problem, my parents are making me pay for my whole quince with my own money.I need ideas on how to make cash fast. I like to bake and babysit can I make money by doing stuff like that.? But I also want to start planning my quince now, but I feel like my family isn’t listening to my ideas on what I want and ideas I have. Am I planning too early.? And how do I get their attention that I am serious about this.? PLEASE HELP!!!

  • Susana

    I’m having my 15 on April 18 but I’m not sure of a theme my colors are blue pink and white help please

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Although blue, pink & white sound wonderful, try fresher colors, more spring-like such as mint green & coral or baby blue & magenta 🙂

  • Ashley Licon

    Hi I’m 15 &&’ I don’t know what to do for the invitations and the father daughter dance
    Because I wanna put my real dad but my step dad is paying for the quince but I want my real dad to be part of it HELP ME PLZ

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Check this out: http://www.quinceanera.com/invitations/how-should-i-word-my-quinceanera-invitations/ Our advice is to put your mom’s and your stepdad’s names first then your dad, i.e: Mrs. Graciela Gutierrez, Mr. Jose Fernandez and Mr. Juan Licon request the honor of your presence…

      • Barbara

        Hey my real dad is in a different sate. N cant come can i dance with my mom or who can i dance with

        • Grecia Hernandez

          Your grandpa, your brother, your uncle, any male figure near who means a lot to you 🙂

    • Danielle

      You can dance with both of them!

    • Susana

      You should do a dance with both of yout father so they want feel left out

    • Adiana

      Hey well I’m having my quinceanera to. But i live with my aunt and uncle . And my own mother can’t go to it cause there is a court order saying she cant. What iwould do is to have your step dad you may not want him to but it would most likely be an honer for him. And i will have to do the same thing but with my uncle

  • lesley

    My Quinceañera is 8 months away but i havent planned anything yet because my parents are going through a hard time what should i do

  • Viridiana


    I was wondering is it okay to have your quinceñera without having to go to church. My familys religion its complicated and i wanted to know if it was okay to just have to the party.

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Of course it is, every aspect of a quinceanera can be personalized to suit the quince girl’s lifestyle!

  • Alejandra

    Hi my name is alejandra and im going to have my quinceanera in about 1 year or so but my mom wants to buy a quinceanera package but idk where i can buy one does anyone have any suggestions?? If so plz help!! She wants to know so she can ask my godfathers/mothers for some money to help buy the whole package… I really need help!!!

    • Grecia Hernandez

      venues sometimes offer quince packages meaning that aside from renting the place they include, music, food, drinks and sometimes even centerpieces. Other QUince packages are sold at stores where they include the dress, the shoes, the tiara plus other quince accessories

  • Alisa

    hey well my 15 is in 8 months and i want to do a father daughter dance with my step dad but i don’t know want song is appropriate for are relationship, were not really close but I would still like to do father daughter dance…any songs ideas? HELP??!?!?

    • Ariana Gomez

      To dance with my father again

    • Joslyn Torres

      with arms wide open – creed

    • 1. “It won’t be like this for long” by Darius Rucker
      2. “Daughters” by John Mayer
      3. “Como Hace 15 Años” by Manuel Romero
      4. “De niña a Mujer” by Julio Iglesias
      5. “Val’s de Amor” by Joan Sebastion
      6. “I Won’t give up” by Jason Mraz
      7. “15 primaveras” by Conjunto Primavera
      8. “I don’t wanna miss a thing” by Aerosmith
      9. “Landslide” by Fleetwood
      10. “Isn’t she lovely” by Stevie Wonder

      Hope I helped

  • I want to have a quince mass

    I’m twelve and I really sad about quince you see I’m not baptized or had have my first communion, so I can’t have a quince mass (misa). Is it bad not to have the quince mass or misa when your turning 15 and having a quincenera.

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Go to a church, perhaps they can work something out with you 🙂 You can always try do so something symbolic. Our best advice is to go the church where you would like to have your Quince mass and ask them 🙂

  • Destiny Villegas

    no es así como se supone que la quinceañera original para ser su supone que tiene una muñeca y todos los chicos de su corte

  • Nayelie

    hi my 15 is in 2 years i am 13 is it to early to start planning if not shouldn’t the court have more rehearsal to get the dance perfect please answer soon

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Is never too early to plan a Quinceanera, the rehearsal are intended not to be perfect when performing but to ease the nerves of those dancing. Have fun, don’t worry is you forget your steps. If you still do you have plenty of time to rehearse 😉

      • mayra garcia

        Hi I was wondering if its OK to just have damas and no chambelanes?

        • Grecia Hernandez

          of course!

  • one year till 15

    Hi I will be 14 this November and my family and I have already started planning. But my mother says that I can’t have a court Cuz she says its too much and she wants my 15 to be more about me and more intimate. I understand what she means by this but I want to know if its OK that I won’t have an official court?? And is there any way I can involve a few of my friend and cousins in my quince ( like t shorts and set up etc) like they’re my court but without the whole shabang???

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Some girls prefer not having damas because they don’t want to share the spotlight with them. Having a Quinceanera is about your coming of age, it does not matter if you have court or not. If you still want to include our cousins talk to your mom, ask her to meet you halfway. Give up something like choosing the centerpieces, she gets to pick whatever she likes, in return you get to have damas 😉

  • Adriana Betancourt

    Hi my name is Adriana and I was wondering if u need your confirmation done for a 15

    • Grecia Hernandez

      No you don’t, having a Quinceanera is not a sacrament therefore you don’t need your confirmation!

  • karina

    ok. so most of my boy friends are white and i doubt they know how to dance anything but the cha cha slide. who do i get as my chambelanes?

    • Ariana Gomez

      You can get professionally choreographers

    • Grecia Hernandez

      LOL Don’t assume they cannot dance! They could surprise you. You can always get the help of a professional choreographer 😉 like Ariana suggested

  • Alexis

    I don’t know my play list and don’t know the songs could u give me some ideas plz thank you

    • Joslyn Torres

      do some of the usual line dances along with some new & old pop songs add a little country & of course the mexican music ! 🙂 hope this helps . dont do too many songs that your guest will probably not know

  • Fatima Duque

    Hi, my name is Fatima, and I’m 13, i’m planning my quince, and I’m organizing my court. I live in a community with little Latinos, so most of my friends are Americans. I want them to be in my court, how do I explain to them what they’ll be doing during everything? This is their first time being part of a court, and want me to explain it more clearer. Please help me!

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Tell them how important is the QUinceanera tradition among your community and as part of your culture. Once you explain this it might be easier for them to comprehend, they might even relate it to their culture and will definitely feel flattered

  • Evelin

    Hi! My goddaughter will turn 15 in about 4 years. Is it too soon to start planning her quince now? She said she wants like a ocean/beach theme but is not sure wat color she wants her dress. I hope u can help me out with some ideas 🙂

    • Grecia Hernandez

      It is never too soon to start planning a Quinceanera, the sooner the better actually. The stress will still be there but it will be less, guaranteed!

    • Joslyn Torres

      You should look at ombre dresses that go from white to dark blue . Or perhaps go on to pinteret or google and search something . I wouldnt make a final decision just yet on the theme she wants . I started planning my quince around the same time , and I ended up going through atleast 5 or more different themes , but I am finally sticking to one , but I suggest to keep your eyes open , because there might be something new by the time she turns 15.

  • AfroLatina4ever

    Hey umm… my quince anos will be (I hope) November 14th, 2015. My mom is completely fine with the idea but my dad is not. My family is Haitian and my mom is of Cuban decent. would it be weird if I were to have one because a lot of people say that I wont fit in having one because im black and not beautiful tan like the rest of the Latinas out there. Also would it be ok if we were to change of the church ceremony a little bit because I am not catholic but I am evangelical?

    • Elizabeth de la Torre

      How you want to have your quince party should be up to you! You don’t always have to follow tradition. Also, have you considered asking for an alternate gift instead of a quinceañera party? Just a suggestion. Maybe a car, a trip to Europe, a bedroom makeover, or whatever? Talk to your parents to come up with a compromise.

      • Chelsea

        Hi my name is Chelsea I am 14 and my sweet 15 is going to be in January I haven’t started on anything at all my mom and I just have ideas and the dress I want, we are soon going to buy the dress but haven’t started booking or searching for anything else. We have discussed the event hall and saw if the day was open and it was but we haven’t booked it, I have asked friends for my court and a few say yes but it isnt final since its about 9 months away. Like I said we have many ideas that we have and are in place that we are going to do, so do you have any tips or advice of what I should do from now and if I have enough time to do everything ? Thank you!!!

        • Grecia Hernandez

          You have plenty of time, no worries! The first thing would be setting up a budget, based on that you can decide the number of guests and the venue you can afford. We just sent you a link to our planning guide 🙂 let us know how it goes, good luck planning your quince, Chelsea!

    • Tiffany

      Are you putting the girls short or long dresses

      • Marielis

        I think that the best choice for the damas dresses could be short cause is going to look a little weird if all of your court and u have long dresses.

      • Karla

        A short dress will always look better for example my quince dress was dark pink and my damas had a Black short poofy dress that would make me pop out because ofcourse your gonna be the star of the party

    • Lizzie

      My daughter is of African American decent on my end and Spanish, Italian, Mexican, German decent on her fathers. It doesn’t matter what percentage you are you deserve such a blessing. Latin peoples come in so many colors other than what you see on T.V and cuban people particularly are just beautiful people. No you won’t fit in. You’ll be an individual amongst a broad community of extraordinary individuals and you are just as much latina as they are! And when my little blessing is old enough she will have her Quinceañera too.

    • Gisselle

      I dont see anything wrong with you having a quincenera and making changes to it. And so what if you’re not completly a latina, i dont think it will be weird. I hope you have a quincenera and make sure to make it an unforgettable experiance. Also, is your birthday really on november 14 or is it on another day? I was juat wondering since I will be turning 15 on november 14,2015 too.

    • Laurie

      I think it’s completely fine, don’t let people judge how you do things or if you do things because of what people think or will say, you can definitely change the religion based on your own, after all it is your party, hope it’s on that date too and have a blast! I’m also turning 15 on the same year and hoping for the Quinceañera of my dreams hope it goes like that for you!!!!

    • carla

      Of course you can have a quinceanera. Im a black latina, just like you. My mother is Cuban and my dad is Haitian. I dont deny my Haitian culture so why wouldnt I acknowledge my spanish culture. Just like in Haiti, Spanish people come is all shades. Im actually planning my daughter’s quinceanera for june of next year.

    • Jennifer

      Hey (: Its fine for you to have your 15. As long as you want to have one. It doesn’t necessarily have to be for light latinas. You have time to plan, I suggest you start with your mom. Every 15 is different due to religion, talk to the person in charge of your church. They can tell you a little more about a quinceanera ceremony in your religion. Good luck !

    • Brendy

      you should have a fiftheen no matter what u are!!! i dont think it would be weird at all !!!

    • it would not matter because it is not only for latinas in other words the quinceanera is only a celebration of a girl turning into a young lady your church and background do not depend much on it.

    • Joslyn Torres

      If your parents think its too much a different cultural tradition because of your race just go with a sweet 16 since its not really a “cultural thing” my friend is going through the same thing , she half african american and half mexican . so she is just doing a sweet 16

  • elizabeth

    Is it to late to start planning 4 months ahead, I would have started like last year but i thought my familia would say no

    • Grecia Hernandez

      There is still plenty of time Elizabeth, no worries! Make a list, that always helps me stay organized 🙂

    • Karla

      It is never too late or early to plan your quince

  • Emmy

    What should I do? My sweet 16 is in less then 2 months and I still don’t have a choreographer! I’m stressing out! Anyone know if there’s any good choreographers out here in the San Fernando area or Palmdale area? If so my I have their number?

    • Elizabeth de la Torre

      Is that all you need help with? Do you have chambelanes, a dress, a quince playlist, or a quince menu planned yet?

    • Laurie

      In my opinion it doesn’t have to be super fancy, what i liked to do is search something simple on youtube people won’t notice as long as it looks well coordinated and organized.
      Good luck, Laurie

  • Maria

    I have so much to work on…. gee-wiz

    Today 03-24-14
    My 15-11-07-14

    Excited but nervous ^.^

  • Kimberly

    Hi my name is kimberly and my quince is in 5 months I have some stuff ready but other than I don’t know what to do help me !!!

    • Elizabeth de la Torre

      Read this quiceañera planning guide very carefully. It tells you everything you need to know!

  • Tina

    Is 4 months enought time?

    • Karla

      there is always enough time to plan. what is that you want to do for your quince

  • ruby

    I just want your advice hi my name is ruby and I will be 25 March 24 and I need to know why I should have a quinceanera I mean it’s not that I don’t want one its just that isn’t the whole point of turning 15 is to grow up and start dating having fun with your friends go out with your boyfriend but my parents are so strict that they won’t let me go out even if I turn 15 give me some good a** advice

    • ruby

      Sorry I mean I will be 15

    • Grecia Hernandez

      HI Ruby! You don’t need to have a Quince if you don’t want one. There is no specific point of turning 15, you can have fun with your friends prior to that age, now the whole dating thing, for that you will have to ask your parents LOL
      If you want your parents to be less strict show them they can trust you. Create a plan with them, compromise to get good grades and do your chores around the house, in return you can get fun dates with your friends and if they agree, perhaps even a boyfriend.

  • ruben

    I’m buying the earrings for my niece quince how much should i spend. I bought some $400 diamond studs but my wife says it to much I say it’s not. Help??

    • Elizabeth de la Torre

      It depends. No one else will no if it’s too expensive but you.

      • Karla

        They arent to expensive i got my daughter a 1000 dollar earings

  • Eulogia Morales

    I am 13 and I want to start planning my quince already bc I am coming from a very poor family do you have any suggestions?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Eulogia, first things first: come up with a budget.

      A quinceañera does not necessarily means you need money and go all out 🙂 You can have a small, personalized and beautiful quince incorporating all the elements needed in a smaller scale. Invite only those who truly mean the world to you and viceversa, do the waltz, have your cake (or cupcakes) and take lots of pictures to remember such a special day 🙂

      Let us know how it goes!

  • ali

    how much is a quincenera ????

  • ali

    well im 13 im going to turn 14 in september which is in about 7 months and we alredy got the hall is where is going to be by any chance do any of u know how much is a quincenera ???

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Quinceaneras can accomodate you any budget. Having a Quinceanera is not about a lavish celebration with the most expensive dress. If you’re looking to have a 40 guests private fiesta perhaps $2,000 will do, take a look at this article: http://www.quinceanera.com/budget/plan-quinceanera-2000/ However some Quinceaneras are super expensive, have you seen Quiero Mis QUince? OMG!!

  • Selena

    Does your court recieve a seperate invitation?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Selena!
      No, they don’t. The advantage of being part of the court is that they might find out the details on your party sooner than the rest of your guests but the invite remains the same.

  • hollywood

    I started planning my 15s in January and there in may so I think doing a whole in advance to start planning is kind of ridiculous …. but I know when I have month to plan everything im gonna go crazy

    • Brenda

      My party is on September 6 ,2014 . its seven months from now & I just decided im going to do it . but I have no idea what I am doing. I mean I have the financial support but I just don’t know what to get , where to do it

      • Karla

        you can do it in a banquet hall and that is if you have enough money and you can also do a quinceanera photo shoot like i did

    • Leticia Martinez

      that so good for you ihave not started at all

      • Karla

        you should start planing your quince a year before your birthday

  • Damaris

    Hi my names Damaris, and I’m 12 I’m turning 13 in about five and a half months and I started planning my quince and I’m not sure weather to have it in San Francisco, ca or just keep it here in McAllen I am willing to pay for my family and friends tickets so they don’t have to worry about the expenses and I’ll rent them hotels or they can stay in my mansion but I have been planning this for awhile so should I or not? Please answer back please.

    • Elizabeth de la Torre

      whatever you decide, keep it as inexpensive as possible. Do not think that having a quinceañera far away is better than one near home. For example, some of the best quinceañeras are right in the backyard of their own house! Just keep these tips in mind:)

      • raquel

        why do we have to keep it expensive what if we don’t have a big budget

        • Elizabeth de la Torre

          No no no. Spend how ever much you want on your quinceañera! If you want a small party then go for it! In fact both large and small parties can be equally as fun. What’s important is that you spend it with family and friends. that’s all.

    • youwish

      You wish you had a mansion XD

    • Jasmine Hernandez

      Just follow ur heart and it will tell u what to do

      • Elizabeth de la Torre

        and it always does in life!

    • cynthia gonzalez

      It depends where mostly your family live which means your fathers & mothers

    • Leticia Martinez

      i think that a good head start because you can be changing your ideas with out worring

    • Bobbi

      Damaris ..? Is that you …? :O

    • Madey

      I am twelve and just started planning too. I was wondering the same thing. I don’t now whether to have it where my moms family lives or my dads. I was thinking maybe new York, but most of my family lives in Kentucky. Idk.

      • Elizabeth de la Torre


        Well we suggest that you have it wherever the majority of your family is. That why it will be similar to a family reunion.

  • marcy kitty

    how long does it usally take to plan a quince ? because i only have 8 months . and is there any such thing as a “simple” quince ?

    • Elizabeth de la Torre

      YES! Read this article for tips: http://bit.ly/1iMvuoB.

      • Jaclyn P

        My Sweet 16 is in June 2015. My parents and I have already started planning. We have a guest list but my question is, do you invite the parents of your court?

        • Grecia Hernandez

          Hi Jaclyn, most parents don’t feel comfortable allowing their children to spend their free time with people they don’t know. If this is the case with your friend’s parents, invite them to attend your rehearsals. This will give them the opportunity to meet your parents and feel more at ease with having your friend spend so much time on your Quince. If you wish, you can invite your friend’s parents to your Quinceanera however you don’t have to.

    • Laurie

      You have all the time in the world, i have friends who have started within 2 months and have done an amazing job but yes start right away, some things are recommened for taking months to plan but can easily be done in two months by working and searching hard enough. Good luck, Laurie

  • yuli garcia

    Hey so I have 6 more months until my party and I have no idea what to do.. Helo

    • Elizabeth de la Torre

      catch up on the tips you need by browsing through more of our articles! Let us know if you want us to write a specific article on a topic you need help with.

    • Laurie

      I have friends who planned in two months!You just need the right amount of inspiration and hard working abilities. I think that if you work hard enough for a quinceañera some works that lasts months can be done in a month or less. Good luck, Laurie

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  • griselda bojorquez

    I started planning sence i was 7 and now i am turning 13 and i am still not done plan i dont no wiitch dress to choose either blue and white or peacock themes and without that i cant get anything done please help chose between these two

    • youwish

      Blue and white would look very pretty.

    • Marylin

      First of all (not judging its just my opinion) I think 7 is way too young to start planning a quinceanera cause people change their minds on many things while growing up. And for the dress choice I think you should choose something that you really like, after all its hard to go online and ask people to choose what dress you will wear everyone has different opinions and this is mine

    • latinaboo

      Welllll sizes can change which is why you shouldn’t plan stuff like shoes an dresses thaaatt early. Further more, styles may change as well

    • Melanie

      Hi. I’m 14 going to turn 15 in January 2015. I wouldn’t suggest picking a dress out just yet because you haven’t finished growing. I suggest picking your dress about 10 months away from your party so it’ll be just right. And don’t worry you have 2 years to go.

  • Gabby Mahone

    Im 14 and I want my quince but im scared to ask my parents since I think that my parents will just reject the thought about me having a quince because of the possible out come of the worth of the whole thing. I really want my quince with my pink dress, surprise dance along with my friends and family. Should I ask my parents if I can have on the the thought of me and my friends planning it with help of their owen or no. I want my quince but im scared to ask even tho I started to plan things already in case I ever get the chance to ask them

    • queen nellie

      I had the same problem. I’m 13 turning 14 in a couple of months my parents never really brought up the idea of a quince until one day I finally got the couraged and asked if i was going to ve allowed to have one. Guess what? They totally agreed, just with the rules of being good and obeying them, Im excited. So yes girl ask! You never know they might agree as well. give it a try

  • Lesley Perez

    Okay I’m 14 and my 15 is in 11 months is it to late to plan or to early, I don’t even know what to do I’m so nervous

    • Nefertari

      There is no right or wrong answer to your question. I started planning my quince when I was 12 and now I’m 14 with 6 more months to go! I’m so exc

      • Nefertari

        There is no right or wrong answer to your question. I started planning my quince when I was 12 and now I’m 14 with 6 more months to go! I’m so excited. You can definitely start planning now that way if you want to change something later on you won’t be stressed out about this whole thing. Hope I helped!

  • Destiny

    Does anyone know how much a Quinceanera costs, or what you do at the church that morning, I’m mixed with hispanic and african can I even have one?

    • youwish

      yes you can have one, and about $10,000

    • Francesca

      The Cost Depends, but my cousin is half Hispanic and African American and she just had her Quince. It doesn’t matter where you come from, the question is if you want one. 🙂

  • Paloma

    Hi my name is Paloma. And I am 14 I will be 15 in January. I was wondering is it too late for me to have a quinceanera? Plus I am half Mexican. But my mom separated from my dad when I was young. and she kind of shuns the whole fact that I am half Mexican except when I get a tan in the summer. I hate that she does that. Anyway is it to late? and do you think my mom will let me?
    (P.s she remarried but… it another one of my other half my Serbian side)

  • Rosa

    Hi im 14 and my quince is in augus bht I dont know what to do because well right know I see my famyli struguling for money but my mom said yea I could have one but what do u guys think that I should have one

    • Kailee

      Every young women deserves one. No matter wat and if your low Lon money u should just keep it cheap. A few guests a small cake and lots of fun don’t sweat it it will be beautifull weather it’s. 200$ or 20000$

      • Elizabeth de la Torre

        Of course! A big fancy party is not necessary. Keep it-fun size!

  • Jacky Santiago

    Im Jvaing A Quinceañera In About 10-11 Months. Idk If Its Too Early. Is It.? Also Idk At All How To Start Planning It. So Many Things To Do But Idk How To Start Planning.

  • i love all of these cool ideasi think it will help alot. my quince is in feb with the snow and everything but imma to in in june so i have time to plan it and so it will be in summer/ish. i can wait to start planning this. my friend is 13 and she already has everything ready for her quince. 😛

  • Jaqueline

    Hey I’m turning 14 in July do u think it’s to early for me to plan it ?

    • Giselle

      No it’s not too early to plan it (:
      I started planning mine in April & my quinceanera is in May 🙂

    • marie

      it is never too early to start planning your quince or sweet 16!
      im turning 14 in April and my mom and i have already chosen out a hall!!
      small things like the food and dance teacher are good for towards the party month , but big things like the party hall and the dresses are always okay to look at now that way you have time to get the money and stuff like that!
      anyways i wish you the best of luck.

    • Candyce

      Start planning two months after you’re 14

    • nayeli

      Hey well im turning 14 this year and im already planning my Quinceañera so I don’t think its a bad idea to start planning. It will also give you time to revise and confirm everything.

    • carly vasquez

      I am staring to plan mine too cuz i have only 3 years but yhu kniw que los anos se van de volada cx

  • Tiffany

    My sweet 16 is in 2 years. I’m turning 14. Do you think is too early. I have everything i want the theme dress everything. Do you think is too early

    • vanessa

      yes i think it is to early for you can change your mind so i believe you shouldnt buy anuthing for it yet, i mean you can look at things but just try not to fall in love with them keep your mind open to options

      • Nefertari

        Actually it’s never too early to start planning your Quinceanera. I was 12 when I started planning my Quinceanera and now I’m 14.

    • sonia

      Hey sweety it too early to start getting everything .

    • Kailee

      I think it’s just fine plan plan plan my BFF started hers 4 years early and she has 2 yEars to go and she’s not even close to done we’re young Nd busy take your time to make something perfect

      • Elizabeth de la Torre

        Yes, at this time in our life you don’t want to only focus on one thing when there is so much to do, live, and experience. That’s why its important to plan quinceañera parties in advance so that you don’t wait till the last minute to be bombarded with planning only.

  • Many thanks so much! That’s really wonderful to hear!

  • savannah

    Hi, I’m only a little bit Spanish on my dad’s side. I really want a quienceañeara, but i dont know if my mother wants me to have one. what should i do???

    • Alexandra

      I think you should ask. Your mother loves you and I’m sure she will be supportive. Don’t lose hpe. 😉

    • Merisa

      Well I am only half Mexican and I had one and I was the time of my life. So if you really want one then ask your parents what they think. If they say no you can always have a Sweet 16

    • marie

      you dont have to be Spanish to have a quinceanera neither do you have to be american to have a sweet 16! it all depends on what you think you will have more fun planning!
      unlike me im having a quinceanera because i cant wait an entire 2 years for a sweet 16!
      and i agree with alexandra,im pretty sure your mother will agree on whatever you decide !

      • Jenetae Acevedo

        Hi. Im 14 and I turn 15 in 11 months I want a quince but im only a little bit mexican im mostly black and white. I dont think my parents would be very supportive. What should I do? & I don’t think we’re prepared financially. What should I do in that area?

  • josaphine

    okay whole story: im going to share my quincera with my cousin for money saving problems. Her theme is masked ball and mine is the carnival Do they go together? Also how do i ask who i want the damas and chamibilins – sorry i have horrible spelling- if they want to be them? thanks and please i need answers btw my quince is in 2015 and im already planning and im not asking them now.

    • Merisa

      I think that those themes would look good together. And for the chambelanes and damas you and your cousin will pick them. Most of the time they are close friends and family. But make sure that if they do not know what a quince is to let them know and that they will have to commit. Last thing is that to make sure they know they will have to buy/rent their dress or tux. I hope everything goes well

  • stacee

    so im planning my own quince iknow whose paying for wat but my mom keeps tell me shes doesn’t want nothing to do with it she will just pay for the food wat should I do

    • josaphine

      i think you should ask people if they can help and also you could work to get some money of have a garage sale, bake sale, or a raffle

  • Marlene

    Sorry for the bother but my birthday is December 08 I don’t know if I should wait till around April or June to do it or to just do it on my birthday a response would be awsome! Kay thanks!:)

    • what ever gives u the most time to plan and make sure everything is ready!!

  • Toria

    I’m biracial (half African American half Hispanic) so I decided to have a sweet quince! But I thought It would be logical to have it like when I’m 15 and a half so when I’m in between 15 and 16. Would this make sense? Or would it make more sense to have a sweet quince near the actual day of my birthday?

    • Toria

      Sweet quince= mixture of sweet 16 and a quinceañera

      • Maybe u could call it sweet 15

    • Elizabeth de la Torre

      Actually, that sounds very creative! Nice thinking….I see an article coming up in the future about that.

      • Ashley

        Thats a really good idea im doing mine in june because i dont want to do it in january cause its freezing do you mind if i call it that btw it was a brilliant idea good luck and best wishes

  • Heeey Sorry to bother !! But My Quince Is On Feb 22 , 2014 , 6 Months Away . When Should I Start dance Practices ? Like Im Barely asking Them I’m Not So Sure Who’s In It Or Not I’m Kinda still Looking. I Guess the Year Went By Fast I Didn’t Notice It’s Just 6 Months Away ! I Just Needa Know When’s A Good Time To Start Dance Practices o; ? Please Leave A Comment !

    • Sarai

      Honestly write down ALL the people who are going to be in it for sure… and then after that like next month start practices so you have enough time for practices 5 months of practice.. nobody will mess up

    • samantha

      at least 2-3 months before some maybe be good and learn fast but some may not and takes time to perfect it

  • abi jimenez

    hi i only have for months for my party and I only have my damas and chambelanes I need help on what else I need and like the prices helppppppp me

  • ana

    Mine is in May next year and my parents really don’t seem interested :/ what do I do to start planning someone help do I have enough time?

  • ana

    Okay guys so what exactly goes on during this day church in the morning then food with family then everyone goes to the salon and wait for people to show up so you could do the father daighter dance then? I am so confused like how do we go from ppace to place then how the dancee are arranged and how many dances?

  • Alexis Mendoza

    Hey guys I’m turning 13 in October nd my quinceanera is gonna be in 2015 and I already have my 4 damas and 2 chambelanes but I don’t noe where to have the 15 cuz I’m thinking of having it at my aunts house but its just that she lives 2 hrs away from me but I don’t know what else I need for the quince. Can anybody plzz help me thanks

    • Alexis Mendoza

      Oh and does anybody know anyone who does the hair in L.A?

  • Jasmine

    so I know someone probably already asked this, but how should I ask guys to be in my court of honor? I already know how I’m gonna ask the girls but I’m not sure about the guys because I’m a little shy. Please help!

    • alejandra

      well pretty much just try to bring up a conversation and when there going to leave ask. or just tell them you need to talk to them and pop the question good luck!!!

  • Kitty Gang Member

    Hi everyone. My quinceanera is on March 21st 2014 (a Friday) and celebrating it the next day March 22 2014.I have begun planning the last week and have have my damas and my padrinos for dress, album, necklace, ect. But My real problem is getting the chambelans. I really don’t have any close guy friends, and most of my family is is either Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. I don’t know what to do. I also don’t know what them I want… Can any of ya’ll give me ideas. One last thing is inviting my friends. My mom doesn’t want me to invite most of my friends because I have friends in my court. Is it ok to have a court of 7 each? Sorry for uneeded information about this and such a long comment. Help me!!! Ayuda!!! (I feel like I spelled that wrong)

    • Kitty Gang Member

      After the chambelans part… them is theme

    • Hey well if you dont have chambelanes you could also ask your friends if they have brothers around your age or there is also websites that i seen that you could rent guys thats all i could say bye 🙂

    • kimberly nunez

      Well there are agencies you can call and they will send you some chambelanes

    • Gala

      Well if YOU dont have any guy friends YOU could let your damas pick the guys & if YOU have atleast one close guy friend YOU ahítos make him your chambelan Of honor my opinion

    • xoxo_herbas

      Well if you don’t have enough chambelanes, i guess you could take out some of your friends even though it could be a tough decision. But you could also ask cousins or if your friends have brothers, you could ask them also. Even if you don’t know them you can get to know them while have quince practices.(: i hope this helped.(:

    • yaneli

      Mine is the exsact same day as yoy

      • Liz

        Mine is on March 22, 2014 too 🙂

    • Mary

      If you have enough friends, 14 girls and 1 chamberlain is also very traditional. Each girl represents a year of your life. The chamberlain serves as your escort. You can either ask a friend, a friend’s brother, or yes…hire a cute guy to walk you around! Ain’t no shame in that! ^_^

    • Sophia

      My quinces are a couple weeks before yours, March 1st to be exact. Well about the guys? You can always pick brothers & cousins or even distant friends, doesnt have to be close friends. Either way you dont have to have any guys maybe just damas most of my friends have just had girls, its way easier trust me!!Court wise yes it is reccommened to have 7 each but technially the choice of number is yours. Normally a quinceanera is for family more than friends but now a days its changed completely but push for some friends, remember is it YOUR day not heres.

      Well i know you’ll get your way eventually well i hope you do! Goodluck.

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  • Taylor Roberson

    Even though mine isnt until 2018(5 Years)I already have a theme set.

  • Gomez ,Victoria

    I’m dying to know the answer!
    When do I ask my court-maybes , if they’d like to participate!

    • jen

      ask them around 5 months until your celebration. do not hesitate to call and bother them alot because there is a chance some will back out (like mine after they told me they’d be in it). And make sure to check if its okay with their parents after all they are the ones paying for the stuff! hope this helps

    • kiity gang member

      try to let them know a good time before, up to maybe 6 months and people you want to be with, not just because your parents say. you most likely know this but doesn’t hurt to keep hearing it. have fun with your quince!!!!
      Also don’t make them feel pressured to join. once you let them know give them some time. Create some small talk with a few of your friends at once, when one goes on board I bet the rest of them will. Enjoy your fun day!

  • Joseph

    Hey I’m trying to celebrate my niece 15th birthday but her birthday is not until August 7 2015 is it to early to start planning

    • Gomez ,Victoria

      Well depends on how perfect you want it!
      Mine is in early November 2015, and I’m starting to plan, mostly little things though!
      Such as court of honor-maybes, dances I wanna do, finding padrinos/madrinas, choosing potential venues!

      • [email protected] 0wens Fan!!!

        2 Victoria Gomez,
        Mine is also in November 2015….. November 14,2015. Many people often hate or criticize me becuz my skin tone is brown. I was born here but my family is Haitian Cuban so people often say im black, I shouldn’t be trying to plan this early, why don’t I wait until im 16 to have a sweet 16. which is not something I nor my family. wanna do… well good luck planning yours. God Bless

    • ME

      Nope, you first want to secure the church before you even consider a venue, then you can go from there. You can also start looking around for centerpieces, color scheme etc., make sure you make a budget list and follow it. Try not to depend on any sponsors because they will fall through.

      If she’s going to have a court you make sure you contact the parents at least four weeks before you start rehearsing, because most of the time parents are clueless that their child has accepted.

    • Well i say its never too early to start planning and well.i think its good because mine is in January 28 2015 and people come up to be and there like im.gonna give.you the crown.,limo … so its good that you’re planning now

  • rachel

    If you found the dress you want online and filled out the “customized size” do you still have to meet up with a fashion designer?

  • well my 15 is in 8 months I haven’t started

    • Destiny Torres ?

      Omg you still have alot to go , i only have 4 months 😀 Super Nervous And Excited .

  • Ok I’m having my 15 but my limo waz canceled I can’t find anyone for my twin brother I don’t know wht to do anymore plz help

    • josaphine

      check with your parents about the limo and see what they can do. For you twin brother why not it be you him and the chambilin of honor – i dont think that was spelled right –

  • veronica

    would white and silver go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • Marie

      I think white and silver go absolutely perfect!but if I were you. Would also add a color such as pink,blue,green,orange,etc.

      Whatever color you choose I’m sure it would be fanamanal …have fun on the day of celebration !!!!!!!!

  • Jackie

    Is it okay to not have a court for your quince?

    • yeah its fine

    • Jessy

      Def. It helps you involve your guy friends as well as you close girl friends!

    • Marie

      Yeah absolutely my cousin didn’t have one and everything still looked beautiful
      The only thing that matters is to have one of the best times of your life!

    • ME

      Yes, then you become the center of attention which is what you want. You will look stunning in church and when you dance the waltz

  • Kaci

    Hi my name is Kaci .! i need help planning my quince my birthday is March 26. I wanna go traditional but i have no damas yet or boys! And i need tips i wanna ask this really Good friend of mine but i dont know a way of telling him please for my main Chambelan ..Help please /.\

    • Marie

      Well if he is a good friend of yours just go up and ask him….lol just kidding:)
      Just try to create a small conversation about your quince and in the middle somewhere throw in the idea that you had about choosing him as your chambelan! Hope everything turns out right!

    • Erica

      Looks like your in the same boat I am. My birthday is March 9 though. I didn’t think about my Quinceanera till my mom brought it up a week ago I don’t have anything picked out.

    • just say hey im having my 15s and i need chambelanes and damas would u like to be the honor chambelan keep it simple and be yourself

  • Kaci

    Hi my name is Kaci .! i need help planning my quince my birthday is March 26. I wanna go traditional but i have no damas yet or boys! And i need tips i wanna ask this really Good friend of mine but i dont know a way of telling him please H E L P.!!

  • Anahi

    i need help choosing a theme for a peach dress… the webite below:

    and i also ned help finding another color that would go with it!!!!! HELP!!!!

    • amelia

      just go with white next….white goes with everything gurl!!! 🙂

  • i need help to find a theme for a peach dress… and i need to find another color that would go with it also!!! HELPPP!!!!

  • Vonie Fernandez

    Help! I can’t find a theme that woulb fit to this dress on the wegpage below:


    It’s going to be the mint color. The problem is that I can’t find a theme that fits with the lace neck. Help!!!

    • Ingrid

      you can do like a candy theme 🙂

    • maria

      you should have like an underwater theme that would look great

    • maria sorto

      Your theme should be ombre

    • Yasmin

      My daughter wants that color as well and we were thinking on doing a butterfly or beach theme…

    • Marie

      You should do butterflies:)

  • Jackie Valdovinos

    Im 14 and there’s 5 months till my quince
    The problem is my mom won’t let me have a court because both my parents don’t have time to teach them the dances
    People have been saying I should do it myself or get a choreographer
    What should I do?
    Help please!

    • maria

      well tell ur parents tht u want a court and if they still dont listen to u tell them tht u will do it urself…..

    • karina

      you should get a choreographer but make sure you get him/her at least three months before because you will probably need time to pracitce and let the choreographer make up the dance! good luck!! and remmeber to have fun and dont let anything bring you down on your day because you will regret it! trust me i know!

    • Vonie Fernandez

      I recomend to look for a coreographer if your too stressed.

    • Karina Centeno

      I think you should do it yourself im turning 14 and im going to do it myself u should look up stuff then try making ur own

    • Christina

      My neices choreographer quit on her we had to make up or own in three weeks. We did. We picked our favorites from YouTube.

    • Carolina

      you should have a choreographer

    • Elizabeth Rebozo Hanks

      I asked (2) girls (friends of her brother)from the dance team in her high school if they wanted to earn some xtra cash they ended up joining the court. Try that.

  • Priscilla

    I wanted to know how long before my 15 should I start planning? My birthday is on Jan 5th so if we start planning in April we will have 10 months. Is that enough time? I also need to know is it ok to not have my 15 on my birthday? The reason is because on my birthday it usually snows and is very cold so I was thinking about having it in the spring or summertime? NEED HELP! ASAP!!!!

    • claudia hernandez

      if your birthday is on Jan.5 you would have time. It is okay not to have it on ur b-day cause it would be fine if you have it during the spring or summer but the consequenses will be it would be warm or hot and people will start getting sweaty and then you would also. but it is also to do it in feburary cause then it will be alittle bit warmer

    • Elizabeth Rebozo Hanks

      I started a year in advance – reserve the church & venue right away.

  • Priscilla

    I wanted to know how long before my quince should I start planning? My birthday is on Jan 5th but if we start planning in April we will have 10 months. Is that enough time? I want to know is it ok if I don’t have my quince on birthday? It’s because it usually is very cold and snows on my birthday so I was thinking about having it in the summertime or springtime. Need help ASAP. Tnx 😀

    • Mariela Yesenia

      well I think youll need a little more time because if you want everything perfect youll want to make sure that everything is good and youll need to find that dress and if you choose to have damas there dresses also. hoped this helped

  • Marlyn

    ok so i had never wanted a quince before and i mean EVER. but all my friends are having theirs so i want to have mine but the problem is that my birthday is this april. would it be bad if i dont have it on my birthday? and btw its going to be super small so it wont take a lot of planning or money.

    • gaby

      No. it is fine mine is 2 months after my actual 15th birthday but honestly if you aren’t going to have a church or vals you can do it in 2 months just get a dress that is already at the shop to avoid the time waiting for it to come and get everything ready asap.

  • miriam

    ok so one of the girls at my school got the same theme as me .. but i already bought everything for that theme what should i do???? please help

    • paola

      just do it no matter the theme because you are going to have same theme but different things, i guess :1 just keep on with the preparations

      • Ariana

        that true and maybe nobady will notice if you just have family there

  • carolina

    my mom doesnt want to do my sweet 15 just because i have a boyfriend what should i do? breakup with him or do my sweet 15? I need help

    • Sarah

      dont break up with him. if your mom is worried only invite him. dontmake him your chamberlain.

    • gaby

      My mom felt the same way . somehow I convinced her . she got to know him and saw he was a great guy and decided on letting me have one him being my chambelan de honor .

    • Veronika

      Dont Break Up With Him. Honestly It Wont Do Any Help. Just Invite Him. My Mom And I Were Having The Same Situation And My Boyfriend Understood Very Well And Were Still Together. It Will Hopefully Work.

  • Carolina

    Im goign to be 14 this month and my mom is planing not to do my 15 just because I have a boyfriend 😛 So what should I do break up with him in order to have my 15 or forget about having them? Because since i was 10 I’ve always dreamed with it but i dont know what to do :'( i need help any suggestion sr tips or anything

    • Hilda Gabriela

      Parents usually have a good reason behind the decisions they make. If your mom has stated her case, you have to respect her decisions. Ask yourself whether or not 10 years from now you will regret not having a Quince simply because you chose to have a boyfriend instead.

      • carolina

        Thank you and yes i think I might regret it is something that only happens one in a life time

    • Nikki

      If u really love him… you wouldnt even ask yourself that question. And he loves you he would probbalby get his feelings hurt by reading that.

  • catherinee

    Im going to start planning my 15 but i dont now ehat theme to choose for the season of my birthday

    • Hilda Gabriela

      When is your Quince?

      • carolina

        Mine is october 26 my dress is ging to be a royal blue what theme would be good?

        • Yasmin

          Royal blue is a beautiful color you can do a candy land theme or flower theme, or even anastasia theme, Th eroyal princess.

    • carolina
    • Karen Carbajo

      Well mine is gonna be in October but the dress that I chose pacific blue because my skin is has a perfect completion with the dress but I don’t know what the color of the dama’s dresses will be yet.

  • paola

    hi im 13 and in 1 month im goign to be 14 I want to know if I should start planing in my 15 or not. My mom says she is not sure if she is going to do them because she says she’s not sure. So should I start planning?

    • Jessica

      I would wait until your mom knows for sure. A 15 takes a lot of planning and money.

    • hi paola im also 13 but unlike youi turn 14 next month me my parent nd my boyfriend are planning my quice already so yea you should.

    • claudia hernandez

      you should because having a 15 is a once in a lifetime chance but you have to have a budget so she wont have to spend that much. g-luck 🙂

  • gabriella

    hi,im 13 yrs old and i dont know how soon i should be planning my quince my mom dosent know anything about it and i want to try to start planning it but im not sure how to

    • Mikayla

      When you turn 14 would be perfect!

      • ya when you turn 14 you could start planing

        • Claudia Hernandez

          you can also start wen ur 13 cause planning a quince is hard so it would be easier to start planning now g-luck:)!!!!!!!!!!

  • terry

    i am turning 13 in march and my mom is planning to make me a quince but she is paying for everything her self. should i start planning everything or is it to early.

    • Its never to late to start but you could also tell friends or family members to help by.puting the cake or something simple dont worry your dream will come true…

    • Mikayla

      To early for you. I am 13 but I’m turning 14 in March which isn’t to far away and when I first turned 13 I wanted a quince I started looking at dresses online and everything. You still have a year before you will be 14. Just wait until then trust me.

    • Aundria

      yes you should because im 14 and my quinceanera is in 5 months and im in a hurry to do everything the earlier the better! (:

    • Jessica

      I think 2 years before your big day is perfect. Start looking at halls now as they usually only do Open Houses once a year and offer good specials that day. Depending on when you will have it, some months book very quickly. Also, if you will be having out of town guests, this way you can let them know to ‘Save The Date’ in advance.

  • shorty

    i have 3 daughters and my first daughter i didn’t make her a quinceanera cus she left with her boyfriend so i didn’t make her one. and itold my 2 other daughters if you ever have a boyfriend i wont make you a quince.

    • shorty

      my daughter is gone be 13 in march should i start planning her quince since i am gone pay for everything my self.

    • CristinaCee

      hi, im 14.
      i know your a mother and your first daughter left with her boyfriend but i mean were in the age when girls start dating. my quinceanera is in 2 months i have been with my boyfriend for 1 year and 4 months now. my parents have met him, talked to him and bonded with him. he’s going to be my chambelan i think it would be nice for every girl to go thru something like this on her day.

  • Catherine

    I need themes and help on planning

  • Rachel

    Oh yeah and for the mass can I only have one person be my godparent or does there have to be two

  • Rachel

    Hi my quince is in september. I’m really having a hard time finding a choreographer and I’m not very creative so I can’t make up my own dances. I was wondering if you know any great choreographers in the bay area in ca that are willing to travel to the valley or if you know any in the valley and that don’t charge so much.

    • gaby

      You should ask your court maybe one of your damas or chambelanes have the secret talent to choreograph it for you . I am choreographing my own and my bestfriend’s . ^-^

  • Kiara

    My quince is on Novemeber 30,2013 and everything is going really well but I’m having trouble picking out songs for the father daughter dance and the traditional dance. Any one have any suggestions? I know it really early but i want to have everything perfect so I’m starting to get EVERYTHING organized.

    • Jessica

      Are you wanting a Spanish or English song? I really like Tim McGraw’s “My Little Girl’.

    • Victoria

      My quince is the next day from yours im planning too and todally agree with you on planning ahead.Here are some selections i really love.
      Butterfly kisses-Bob carlisle
      Isent she lovley -stevie wonder
      Have I told you latley -Rod stewert

    • Claudia Hernandez

      you can also do beauty and the beast by celion dion and peabo bryson

    • Camia

      For mine I picked ” Hero ” by Mariah Carey…. but I think you should listen to a bunch and write down the one’s you like best then pick from those. It’s your personal preference.

  • Nicole Soria

    Hi, what is your best friend suppose to be? What is that roll called?

    • Hilda Gabriela

      She can be part of your court as your main dama.

  • Mikayla Rodriguez

    So my quince is in July which means i have less than 6 months. I already ordered my dress, the doll, the autograph book, the photo album, the pillows, the champagne glasses (the brindis), my crown, the cake server, the bouqet, and the candle&Bible. My main thing is finding a cheap hall and limo but i need help figuring out my speech. I understand spanish fluently and i also speak it pero its hard to write what i say. Since most of my family is from Mexico and understand spanish more than enlish, im going to be saying it in spanish. Any advice on how to write the speech??

    • paola

      I think you should write it in English and translate it but you should write how you are grateful of having wonderful parents, and how they make your dream come true. Also give thanks too everyone that helped you. I hope it helps

    • Quinn

      Write it as you would talk to them, saying thanks and keep it nice and simple

  • Blanca Armenta

    OK i am helpinmg out a friend do her 15 and i now know everything that i need but i just have one problem her mom cant read in english. so does anybody know how to make this in spanish so i can print it and give it to her please i will need this ASAP.

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  • GordoLover!

    ok…so are u supposed 2 have 14 girls or 14 boys…or wat?!

    • Hilda Gabriela

      You can have as many as you want. But most Quince girls have 7 boys and 7 girls.

    • Blaise Miranda

      Or you can have 14 girls and 14 boys. Most people do 7 in each but I myself am doing 14 of each with one more boy for me.

    • ruizz155

      not really you can have as may girls and boys you want

    • no hunny 7 girls n and 7 boys

    • joselin

      you can have as many as you want i only had 5 of each plus my main guy

    • me

      you can have 14 girls or 14 boys or 7 girls and 7 boys it doesn’t matter as long as there is a total of 14

  • Marlen

    Hey My 15s are in 6 months and i dont know what to do first. I already have my dress and i have the church reserved.! What do i do next?

    • You will need to find a reception Hall,pick out invitations, dresses and tuxes for your honor court.

  • Brenda

    So im turning 13 this year on May 17 and I reallyy cant wait for my quince. Should I start thinking on what I want or is it too ealry ? I want to start thinking of who will be my padrinos but im not sure if its too early . I want to be 14 already ! 🙁

    • Ariana

      well its to early to book everything but you csn start choosing what you want and talk to your parents where you want it and when and where youll get your quince dress. and if you have damas there dresses also but you should start booking everything about a month or two after you turn 14 so the date you want wont be taken.also if want a banda/dj etc. you can book them with time .
      that’s what I did and it turned out GREAT

  • Clarissa

    Hello I am planning my daughters quince she will be turning 13 this march but do you have a sample letter format to ask padrinos for sponsors?

  • Beatriz

    My birthday is in 2 months!!! so im getting really low on time :S But im not shore what things i need to book and what to do. What you do during a quince? Whit so little time that i have whats the most important?? I don’t really know that much about it because i live whit my mom but shes swedish and all the Latin american traditions and so come from my dads side(hes Cuban)but i really want a quince so i would appreciate any advice 🙂

    • Hilda Gabriela

      Hi Beatriz. Start by downloading our Quinceanera Planner from the homepage of Quinceanera.com. It’s on the right hand side of the page.

      • Beatriz

        Thanks for the tip :)i have looked through the guide and it had some really help full tips but i wonder what you actually do during a quince?? Because im not that shore what you do :)like step by step 😛

        • Beatriz

          Never mind 😉 i found what i was looking for 🙂

      • biancah

        I suggest since you’re birthday is in 2 months, to have a sweet 16. A quinceaneñera take about 1-2years to plan, If you do it in 2 months that isn’t enough time. My birthday is in may 10th therefore my party was scheduled to be on the 25th of may this year, but thats 4months away so my parents moved my party date to november 2nd because it’s more time to plan the perfect quinceañera and not just a huge mess. that things you will need is to rent a hall/ballroom, church ceremony, cake, catering, dress,tiara, bible, your guy escorts, photographer, filmaker, limosine (if wanted), the last doll, dj ect. It’s very expensive although if you have padrinos it’ll be less expensive. during a quince you greet ur guest, give thanks to your parents for everything, eat, do the vals dances with ur escorts (you might want to contract a dance teacher which would be about $1000) and last but not least dance your booty off! have fun, enjoy your night I mean YOU ONLY TURN 15 ONCE!! don’t let nobody brung you down on ur special night 🙂

  • Itjustme

    So my 15 is in two more years not exactly may 4 2013 im going to turn 14 should i start planning already i need themes too please help thanks ^.^

    • biancah

      yes start planning your quince! because a year before theres also other girls turning 15 the year after and they start taking all available spots, so start planning ur quince NOW! it takes about 1year to plan a quince .

  • Sandra M. Briones

    Hello….I read through most of your posts and comments. I came across a post about downloading a QUINCE PLANNER? I don’t see it. What is the website? What link do I click on? HELP?! LOL!

    Thank you!

    • Hilda Gabriela

      Hi Sandra. You can download it from the homepage of Quinceanera.com. It’s on the right hand side.

  • Taija Edwards

    Hey guys I need help. I am not having a quince. But I am doing a Spanish project where I am a quince planner ~ Its super fun, but I don’t know a thing about quinceaneras. This checklist helped me out a lot! (Thanks) but if you guys don’t mind sharing with me what you all did as far as Colors, Catering, and do you guys happen to have any ideas on what church would be good?(: Thank you guys I appreciate the help. and I hope all of your actual quince’s work beautifully <3(:

  • Aey i dont know what to do! My quince is in 6 monts and my mom is slaking it.and i dnt got my main chambelan yet:/

    • Hilda Gabriela

      Sillyme, you need to step on it and choose a chambelan asap. He’ll need time to get fitted for his tuxedo and time to learn the waltz. If a friend isn’t available, consider asking one of your male cousins or a brother if you have one.

  • Chiisana

    My quinceanera is coming up in less than 13 months (: ! . I’m only 14 and I’m SUPER excited <3 .

    • Hilda Gabriela

      Hello Chiisana. Congratulations on having a Quince! Do you plan on incorporating any of the 2013 party planning trends that we featured on our homepage a few days ago? The popcorn bar seems fun!

  • Alexandra Lopez

    HEY girls, im about to be 14 in couple more days and im having a quince in one more year with my best friend and we are only having boys. Having a Quince is to much stress. and I think we need help……. ?????????

    • Hilda Gabriela

      Hi Alexandra! You should start by downloading our Quince planner, it’s on the homepage of our site. It’s a great planning tool for sticking to a timeline.

  • Kim Aguirre

    So i turned 14 on May 3, 2012. My mom wants to throw me a sweet 16, but i want a quince. I finally convinced her of letting me have one but i don’t think there is enough time to plan it, if i have it on May 4, 2013. Any advice or suggestions?

    • Stefany

      If it possible try talking to your godparents and tell them if they still going to help you and if so try planning everything fast but slow down!!If you dont want to do it fast then just dont it or arrange another date (:Im having a 15 in october 19 2013 and im starting plan everything now so I wont be in a rush !!
      Stefany Mulgado

  • Jessica

    Well im 14 and have 6 months left for my quinceanera but i havent planned anything what am i supposed to do first most important my dress my guest list or my court?

    • Stefany

      The most important is dress they take like 4-5 months to arrive (:

  • Selena

    Hi… well im 13 and everyone is telling me to have a quince but my dad says its a waste of money…. when i am 14 all my tias will expect an answer, and i want to say yes, but not get my dad mad. And i really really want to have one, and everyone says that if i dont have one then i will be the only girl who doesnt have a quince, because i am the next one to have one. What should i do?

    • Janitze

      I am also 13 and really want my quince as well. Well explain to your dad that the sponsors/ your tias will help you with most expenses if they are. Try to cut down on some things so both sides are satisfied. C:

    • Play-Tia

      I promise you, as a teen girl, you will find your Dad will continue to think a lot is a waste of money. Looking back +++ years, I’d have to say, “He’s right”! BUT!!! you have to go for what is important to you and your Quinceanera is something that has cultural, religous and social traditions you will remember for a lifetime. Be thoughtful in your planning, not greedy and unreasonable (don’t go all MTV Sweet 16). Make sure you plan a special dance with him and GOOD LUCK!

    • Juliana

      U should have one. A quince is something to remember for your whole life and it is something that introduces you to womanhood. Ur dad probably doesn’t want to see his daughter grow up.

    • Faby

      i think you should go for it mine is in november and i am sooo excited i been wanting a quince since i was a little girl. you should tell your dad that a quinceanera is not a party its a tradition for all latinos. And that a quinceanera is a special day from when you turn into a young women. Good Luck!

    • Maria

      tell your dad that if he gives you one then you wont get a car till your 20 years old -OR- if that doesnt work then tell him that you wont go over $4000 dollas

    • Bernice

      You should do whatever your heart tells you. Not what people tell you to do. Its your choice and it will be fun plsnning I would know because im having one this year in nov.

    • maria

      hi umm well i have the same situation like you well what i have though about is to sit down with my parents and talk about it SERIOUSLY and make sure you have a final answer you might have to give up allowances or other stuff but it is worth it for your special day

    • Jessica

      Honey, Have Your 15 It’s Just Once in a life time am having mines c:

    • Mariaangelica

      Hola . Mija you should have a quince, if your father will get mad explain to him that all the God parents will basically pay for everything. But make sure you show him you know what you are talking about. For example tell him what the padrions will do etc. But you should say yes! Everyone should have one, and in life money will be wasted

    • yesenia

      Hi well I say have one because other people are going to be telling you about theirs and then you are going to regret litsening to your dad do what makes you happy and I tell you all that money that’s going to be used will be worth it hope I helped:)

    • Claudia Hernandez

      Just tell your dad its a mexican tradition and it symbolizes you becoming a woman and it will be a night you’ll never forget.

    • onedirectionlover

      Okay ya thats tough but if your dad finds it to be a waste of MONEY? Maybe tell your aunts that if they really want it you to have it that they must help you financially.Hope it helps:)

    • Mari

      If its really you who wants one then I would say talk to your dad and tell him how important it is for you to have one… maybe do it with your mom or other family member for moral support. Good luck!

    • Ali

      You won’t be the only girl without one. And remember, in the long run it will give you great memories….only if it won’t hurt your family financially. If you REAALLLY want one, try to get as many details (padrinos, borrowed dress, etc.) that will make it cheaper for your father. That way he can see that you really care about helping him save $ and still get a nice XV. Good luck!!!

    • L. Hndz

      You don’t have to but many regret it after cause they didn’t have a big Bday bash and it only happens once.

    • elizabeth

      I think you should have your quinceanera regardless of what emotion your dad will be. Imean , come on. It’s YOUR birthday , not his.

  • Jacky

    Im Jacky
    And Ami Me Vale Madree
    Lmao Jk Im Bored
    Me Faltan 2 Years
    But i Got My List:)

    • Karina Del Real

      Aha(: Me too! I still have two more years! I’m just suuppeerr bored(:

    • Faby

      Mine is in november .
      lol YAYYYYYYY!!!!!!

      • Gualdina

        mine is november of 2013 too.

        • Kiara

          mines too! but at the end. my birthday is on december 1 so we are having my party on november 30. 🙂 cant wait

  • Julissa Hyden

    I’m 13 ill be 14 on March 24th . I’m black & salvadorian ! I really wanaa have a quince but I can hardly speak Spanish . Help me please . I really wana have my quince but, my papi says I don’t learn Spanish in the next 6months I can’t have a quince . HELP ! What do I do ?

    • Jacky

      Dont You Have A Mexican Teacher Or helper At Your School Ask Her/him For Private Lessons in Spanishhh

    • mel

      Learn the words you will need for that night but you don’t have to know spanish to have a quince tons of girls don’t know spanish and still have one. Goodluck!

    • suze

      I can help u if yu want

    • onedirectionlover

      Well I do in fact know spanish and im mixed it just depends on your culture well I recommend that if u really want it learn the basics like thanks and thank you for coming to just interact with your quests:)

    • Eulogia

      I am 13 and I want to have one too but my family ii very poor so idk. I am mixed with black whit and mexican 50% mexican and I dont speak spanih either.

  • Karen

    HELP ME PLEZE my parnets are throwing me a quince in 1 year and their rushing towards it and they want me 2 choose a theme but i cant decide which 1.HELP ME Pleze i need some advice

    • Lesvi

      Choose, from your heart. Don’t make your parents choose. You choose, what’s best for you (:

    • Jacky

      Well What About Zebra Print

    • mel

      Some neat themes I have seeen are: mardi gras .. Diamonds are a girls best friend .. Flapper theme .. Tiffany diamond box theme .. Bright colors .. Good luck!

    • suze

      I have plenty of themes that no one has heard like a dead circus theme or vintage or gangsta lmao

    • onedirectionlover

      Well im doing candyland if that helps and I have also seen a beyonce theme

  • Brenda

    well i just wanted to wish all u girls out there good lucky plan because i know how u guys feel it is very stressful bye 🙂

  • elizabeth gonzalez

    what do i do when i cant find any more guys to be my chambilanes? please help cause i need to know what i can do to complete my court

    • mel

      Some girls don’t always have a complete court so they have girls as singles and mixed with couples. It looks fine bc the flower girl and boy are normally as singles as well.

    • Dolowes

      Same thing is going on with me I can’t find no more chambelanes but don’t stress it.Some Quinceaneras have the traditional way 15 Chambelanes and 15 Damas some just wan’t it with special friends. If you can’t decide who should be your chambelanes please think twice and decide who you really want to be in your court and a person that will be worth it, such as friends or family. Hope I helped (:

    • Ali

      Another style I have seen is 7 couples and you are the 15th person.

  • Alejandra

    Hey guys! I need so much help and I would appreciate if you would comment below. I’m just starting to plan my Quince. I’m going to have it in July (2013) And I don’t know what all I’m suppose to do with the dances. Like, how many dances do you have with your chambelanes? I already have my chambelanes picked out. When do we need to start rehearsing? How many dances do we do? I know there’s a father/daughter dance. But what is a surprise dance? Please help, thanks (:

    • Tania

      from going to many quinceaneras their was mostly a surprise dance and the farther and daughter dance AND thats it from what i remember. hope i helped you in some way and good luck 😀

    • mel

      Its your choice thr isn’t a specific amount you should have .. Its your choice. Father daughter dance for sure (butterfly kisses is a good song for that) then you can do the $1 dance as well … And your signature court dance is also your surprise dance if you’d like .. You can make it a mix. Techno cumbia is a good song .. Antonita .. Or a cool grease song .. Make the boys look cool and the girls totally smitten with the boys moves .. Always a crowd pleaser. Good luck!

    • Claudia Hernandez

      for the father/daughter dance do beauty and the beast by peabo bryson and celine dion,and the circle of life by elton john.Hope i helped, :-]

  • Julia

    my quince is like 2 years away and i still havent asked my parents if i can have one how should i ask them?

    • Lacey

      Whenever you want! My Aunt started me on “planning” for my Quince since i was 10! But if I were you I would start “looking” at dresses find one you like then tell your mom to come look. When she see’s it you should tell her “Hey, I’ve been thinking about a Quince?”

    • mel

      Let them know soon. The sooner the better for saving funds and getting sponsors.

  • Maria Andrade

    Omg my quinces is comming up in two months. everytime i think on how close its getting it gets me even more nervous. especially because my dance rehearsals aren’t going too well cause every week there’s always one chambelan that’s missing and we only practice once a week. and we haven’t even gone to get their tuxedos yet. but i just really hope that they get it together and they learn the dances because i really want my it to come out good cause all my family and friends are going to be there.

    • patyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

      well if you think that you should ask them first to be sure if there coming because they still got a chance to know them and to remember like my sister quince.

  • Rosalinda Herara

    I am mixed with spanish and Black and my parnets aregue about if i should have my quinces or a sweet 16… i want my quinces!!! any one hav a suggestions?

    • amy

      go with 15 you get the privalage to start drving at 16 ,15 is a big step in the hispanic culture ! but also do what makes you HAPPY

    • mel

      Quince doesn’t matter with your race its the meaning of having a quince that matters.

    • Ali

      You should ask for a 15 and say that for your sweet 16 you just want a necklace or ring.

  • Marissa Escamilla-Flores

    I have 6 more months to finish planning. I have a lot more to do . Hope i get it done

  • Lupita

    This will be very helpfull for my quinces ….. my quince is still 2 year away 🙂 but it wont hurt planning ahead 😛

    • Dolowes

      It won’t but believe me when you get to that last year and last month from your quince believe me your special day will go fast (: It is very stressful when you get to the 6 months D: but don’t stress it take it slow (:

  • Nayeli

    I have the full 12 months but planning is hatd

  • Laura ;)

    Hey guys My Quince is October 5,2013 I have a whole year to plan it bur I dont know what to do first and how to plan it .
    I already talked to my parntes and they said yes but we havent done any thing

    • melissa

      try using the guide that is up there in my opinion its better to 12months before the site 9 months finalize the guest list and court . and so on im 7 or 8 moths away from mine its kinda hard but you’ll get through it..

    • Vanessa

      My quinceanera is also october 5 ,2013 i jave some stuff planned i cant wait , im so excites ! (:

      • Hilda Gabriela

        Congrats! We’re excited for you. How is your planning going?

  • I only have 4 months for my quincenera and the only thing i have our my dama’s and chambelanes, and some padrino’s.

    • izzy

      omg so want a quincenera but my parents don’t have much money 🙁 i am 5 years away from my quinces but i am still worried. my cousin is already planning it!!

      • melissa

        try to start to save up and nine or a yr before try to get padrinos the list thats up there will help you on your quinces (:

      • amy

        wow 5 yars away iam 6moths away
        girl dont worry i would say start looking in to your quince 1 or 2 years ahead of time, do what the list says is a prefect example
        hope this helps 🙂

    • melissa

      its okay my friend planned her quince in 3 month wich is basically now you should start looking for dresses,djs, sites, and so forth try to find peple who will help you (:

  • Arianna

    Hey guys my quinceanera is in 6 months! A d I barely started trying to plan it. But now that I’m really looking into things I’m seeing how expensive things my turn out. I’m hoping that there’s a way y’all could help me try to lower the expenses. Like what can I do to save some money so we wont have to cancel it. Please help me my quinceanera is my dream and I don’t wanna loose it. Please help!!

    • Maria Andrade

      You can get padrinos for some stuff so your parents don’t end up paying for everything. like for my quinces i have padrinos for the reception, the DJ, and the Band.

    • melissa

      what you can go is ask for padrinos and i know how you feel im about nine months away from mine ask people your close to,to help you.

  • lupita nervous wreck

    hey girls, my quince is in a little less month and a half, I’m so close to canceling it because even though we planned a year before, we didn’t/haven’t started doing anything besides get the church and dress. i know stupid huh?? and since my oldest sister and older brother are the ones that are planning it and now my sister says that she doesn’t want to get involved, however, my mom and dad said that they weren’t going to do anything from the start. ouch. oh well at least i’m still getting omehing

  • Stephanie

    I need a good SPANISH daddy/daughter dance song!
    Anyone know of one ? Btw my 15 is in 6 months >.<

    • Arianna

      Well I think tiempo de vals is a great song that would be perfect (:

    • iliana

      de nina a mujer, con Julio Iglesias, b t full song

    • Maria Andrade

      Tus 15 by Banda Arkangel

    • Alexandra Lopez

      Most good father & daughter songs our
      My little girl by Tim Mc Graw
      la ultima muneca

    • Mariaangelica

      Pick one that means something towards your dad and you .
      Like mine since me and my dad like Terria Cali a lot , i might pick one from them

  • Vanesa G.

    my quinceanera is in a year and this is surely going to help me ! ( :

    • andi

      hey my quince is next year to any tips on the theme for th suprise dance im to exited to think oh and all the girls out there wish ya all a great quince its like a dream to see my self in a big dress to oh and those tips on the surprise dance will really help

  • Jessica

    Hey gurlz my quinceañera is this month(: im so excited but i still need one more chambelan And i dont know who to ask the is three more weeks of practice!! Please help thank you<3

    • josselin

      hey um i want to answer you because i see you need help and you can try to get a friend or a cousin or a family friend that is close to you and try to practice with him everyday or if you cant find anyone you can let the girl be in certain dances well i hope this helped and have a great quinceanera :)and if you have any tips for me because my quince is next year and your welcome have fun 😀

      • Vanessa

        You could trust the young lady to find an escort of her own…maybe a brother or close cousin of hers. Someone she can depend on and be comfortable with.

  • Carolyna

    Thanks! This is sure to help, I am going to start planning my quince soon so I needed the advice.

  • Cristela Fuentes

    Hi,Well my quinceanera is in 3 years. I have 2 grls for the damas and 2 boys for the camberlines i know that im starting to soon but,im so exited! I know that when it is time for my quinceanera im going to be scared but, what kind of theme should i get? I wanted to get a limosine because i saw alot of ppl getting them it looks awsome i love limos!

    • lauren

      dont get to exicited just yet lol wait till about a year before . right now im planning mine now for april 6th. you have plenty of time to find one. just go with your fave colors then go from there.

    • josselin

      Hello well i am excited as your but my quinces are next year so i am supper excited and its never to soon to be planning a quince and here is a website that have a lot of themes and hope you like it http://www.joyfuleventsstore.com/s-3-quinceanera-themes.aspx

    • andi

      hey cristela first i loe the teme of buterflies because you can like put a light inside the 3d butterflyso that way they can stand out in the nigt and sweetie you shouldnt make plans wit damas and chambelanes so soon cuz you guys can have problems later on in the future any way wish ya luck on that early planning

  • Francine Luna

    Heyy girlys ^_^ My 15 is next month so nervous, what should i do, and I’m gonna get measured into my dress this week, I feel like it won’t end well, i need help

    • Cristela Fuentes

      Don’t worry just think positive!

    • Smiley Delgado Hernandez

      hey ummm..where do you qet your measurements for your dress anyways?

  • Jessica

    Hey Thanks this did help me alot! I am 2 months away from my quince am only having 3 chambelanes NO GIRLS! But i need one more chambelan and i dont have any cousins, my mom its suggesting the son of her friend but i dont know him? Should i ask him or who else do i ask? HELP ME PLEASE!!! and i need a guy by this friday??

  • Smiley Delgado

    Hey qurls,
    Well my Quince is in 2 years yet i dont know which theme i should pick i really want to start planning now since it betters early than late well if you can help me choose a theme it would help a lot!!:D Thanks

    • Jari

      I Think You Theme Should be Of Who You Are Dont Pick A theme That Is Totally Different From You Pick Someinq That Describes You

      • LIZ“

        A under the sea thing; and have like a blue dress. . .and wear like a flower in your hair. . .and bright lipstick, and blue eyeshodow

    • Jocelyn

      I wouldn’t recomend planning so early,lemme tell you I was like you. I could not wait for my quinces to come. I had a notebook organized with all of the ideas i wanted to incorporate into my party and everything.But a lot happens in two years, especially in the transaction between a tween to a teen. Now that my party is a year away, I look back at that notebook and fell like all those ideas that I had back then are dumb and childish. Besides, fashion trends also change, so who knows? Maybe by the time your time comes the trend will be something crazy like I dunno, horse-drawn carriges?

    • Alexis Mendoza

      I would say do masquerade or maradi gras or even butterfly’s hope I helped 🙂

  • DIana Murillo

    I really want my quinces but i dont know if i should have my quinces i only have 7 months left all my friends are saying that i should have them because your only 15 once so i need help should i have my quinces or not???? PLEASE HELP!!!

    • priscilla

      i think you should ! not an expensive one but you should ! so you could look back at this great memory. also its when you become a women etc. i really want mine and mines next year but you should.

  • Thanks for all the tips i had no idea how to start planning my quinces and mostly with all the pressure that my family is starting to put on me.

  • Thanks for all the tips because i had no idea how to start planning my quinces.

  • Delia Fraire

    What do they call the young girl that excepts the doll from the quinceanera ( changing of the doll- last doll)

  • Gabriella Rodriguez

    I only have 10 days for my actual quince. I don’t have much money and I really don’t know what to do. I have a dress, higheels, and I am going to buy my tiara at the mall because i have no money it’s 20.00 and i don’t eve have a boy to dance with or how to dance. PLEASE REPLY ANYBODY WHO CAN HELP ME OR GIVE ME ANY TIPS BEFORE THE 6TH OF JULY. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH. 🙂

    • Gabriella Rodriguez

      MY bad i meant i dont know how to dance or have any boys to dance with HELP!!!!!!

    • Jocelyn

      It’s probably a little late now, but Zumba really helps. You can learn how to loosen up and dance plus, it’s a workout, so it helps you shed those last 10 pounds before your quince. For the chambelanes, do you have any cousins, brothers, any relatives that are kinda your age? they would prob. be glad to help!

  • Maria Romero

    Do anyone know any good song to play for the father and daughter dance?

    • hilleyri

      Cinderella by steven cutis chapman

      • Laura

        My Girl by The Temptations

    • Alexandra Lopez

      My Little girl by tim Mc Graw

    • Alexis Mendoza

      I’m not a girl,not yet a woman by Britney Spears.

  • Yesenia Nares

    What do i do if i only have 4 months and im berly starting to plan it! Help me please!

    • Gabriela Alvarado

      Hi Yesenia,
      Don’t worry, you can still celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. You just need to focus on these steps.

      If all you have left is four months…
      1) talk to your parents to see how much you can spend
      2) Make an announcement right away!
      3) Get an idea for a theme
      4) Decide where to have the party
      5) Determine who your chambelan and court will be
      6) Reserve the church and venue
      7) Buy the invitations
      8) Shop for your dress!
      9) Rehearse with your court.

      You can do it Yesenia! Good luck.

  • Thanks For The Tips My XV Is In 2 Years And I Just Needed Too Know What To Do And This Really Helped Thank You Very Much And Wish Me Luck (;