court of honor

The Quince Court of Honor

Quince Madrina

Next to the quinceañera dress, your court of honor’s attire is the most important aspect of your celebration. In order for everyone to be satisfied and look great, it’s important to determine what color and style your damas and chambelanes will wear.

The Damas
Although the quinceañera is the center of attention, the maids must also look spectacular. Remember that hall decorations will be based on the maids dress color. The following tips will help you choose an appropriate dress for your damas:

  • Light colors are perfect for spring events and look great on any young girl. If the quinceañera is celebrated during summer, you can use brighter colors such as green, orange and yellow. If you dislike all of these colors, don’t worry! You can also choose darker colors such as red, burgundy, and electric blue… you choose!
  • Different XV dress styles:
    ? Empire Waist: High waistline, sometimes right below the bust. Combined with a flared skirt will give the dress a classic look.
    ? A-Line: Narrow at the top, flaring gently wider toward the bottom. Works great for most girls!
    ? Sheath: A figure-hugging silhouette. Not recommended for girls over size 12.
    ? Mermaid Style: Highlights curves. Can be somewhat uncomfortable when dancing.
  • Decide which neckline is appropriate for your court: round, oval, v-neck or strapless. But keep in mind that they are still very young and that they can wear bearing necklines in the future.

The Chamberlains
A chamberlain’s traditional outfit is a black suit and a white collared dress shirt. But that does not mean that your chamberlains must dress this specific way. Ranging from zoot-suits to Army and Marine, there is a great variety of suits and formal uniforms in the market. If you have an honorary chamberlain, it is recommended that he stands out from the rest. To maintain a consistent look among your chamberlains, choose the same outfit for him but in a different color.

Be Elegant! 

  • Choose a suit that not only looks great, but feels comfortable for your chamberlains as well.
  • If they rent a suit, make sure that it is stain and defect-free.
  • If the tie becomes uncomfortable, they can take it off after the waltz is danced. If need be, they can take off their coat as long as their shirt remains tucked-in to maintain an elegant and formal look.
  • New dress shoes are usually uncomfortable, make sure they break them in before the celebration so that they do not become a problem during the party.
  • Although everyone in your court must dress accordingly for your celebration, avoid extravagant looks. Elegance lies in simplicity.
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  • Courtney Barron

    How many people are usually in a court of honor? Like how many girls, and how many boys?

    • Grecia Hernandez

      Hi Courtney! As many as you wish or none at all. Having damas and chambelanes is really up to the Quinceanera, that’s what makes this tradition so awesome, the fact that it can be adapted to fit your personality, your theme and ultimately your wishes. The most damas girls usually have is 14 with the Quinceanera being #15, same for the chambelanes. Others choose only 1 chambelan and 7 damas, some just have damas and some only have 1 chambelan for the whole court and some girls even choose not to have damas nor chambelanes, they want the spotlight all to themselves 😉

    • damaris

      There usually support to be 7 girls and 7 boys and plus u 15 in total