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QUINCEAÑERA

It's your Quince plan for it!
Here's an unofficial guide to planning for your Quince! Of course things don't always go as planned but here's a guide to keep you going on the direct path to a perfect day!

12 Months Prior
Select a date
Set a budget
Pick your padrinos
Start your guest list
Research magazines for dress and theme ideas
Start looking for a photographer, music, food and party locations.
Talk with your church and determine their requirements
Choose your theme, style and colors
Choose potential attendants

11 Months Prior
Choose the food for your event
Visit locations
Invite/confirm attendants

Select and book a food vendor
Nows the time to book all those Quince resources you'll need:
DJ, Food, Church, Florist, Photographers, Limos etc.
Select and order invitations
Meet with attendants to select dresses

9 Months Prior
Send out announcements
Select and order your gown
Select and order attendant dresses
Buy decorations

6 Months Prior
Arrange rehearsal dinner
Select and order attendant tuxedos

3 Months Prior
Make hair and make-up appointments
Make final guest list
Pick up invitations
Address invitations

2 Months Prior
Send out invitations
Start RSVP list
Select/purchase attendant gifts
Make song lists and line up you want the DJ to follow

1 Month Prior
Start writing thank-yous
Final fitting for gown
Final fittings for attendant gowns
Pick up programs
Get fitting for tuxedos

3 Weeks Prior
Pick-up gown
Contact guests who haven't responded
Update RSVP list
Confirm tuxedo pick-up
Pick-up attendants gowns

1 Week Prior
Create seating chart
Confirm counts for food/drink vendors
Final attendant meeting
Prepare attendant gifts

1 Day Prior
Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
Pick-up tuxedos

Quince Day
Don't forget to eat, breathe and relax.
Hair and make-up appointment

Once your Quince is over don't forget to return all Tuxedos etc. Most importantly send out those Thank You cards to all those who came and shared your day.
 

Quinceañera: The Father – Daughter Dance
by Sandra Sanchez

The father – daughter dance is the first step in the coming of age for a quince girl. In times past, Mexican girls were not allowed to dance publicly until their coming of age. The quinceañera's father-daughter dance was the literally the young girls first dance. First dances are traditionally a waltz, but it it's becoming popular to choose a more modern form of dance such as a cha-cha, salsa, or merengue. If you choose the traditional waltz here are some popular choices:

  • Quinceañera by Thalia
  • De Nina a Mujer - Julio Iglesias
  • Es Mi Nina Bonita - Tomas De San Julia
  • Tiempo de Vals - Chayanne
  • I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  • Denubio Azul

If you feel nervous about dancing with your father, nows the time to prepare. Consider taking a mini dance lessona with your father to get you both prepared for the big day. Dance instruction is a great way to build your confidence and your dads as well. Choose your song and dance style at least 6 months in before your party. Call local dance studios and ask to speak to someone who specializes in quinceaneras.

Invitations:
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