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The Quinceañera Mass, aka La Ceremonia Religiosa or La Misa

Posted on November 30th, 2011 by Mandy Webster

The Quinceañera Mass, also referred to as La Ceremonia Religiosa or La Misa, is perhaps the most important element of the traditional Quinceañera. In general, this Misa de accion de gracias, or Thanksgiving Mass, commemorates the transition of the 15-year-old girl’s life from childhood to womanhood. The Quinceañera Mass may include a variety of traditional activities depending on the individual family.

Common Quinceañera Mass Elements

  • The Quinceañera is typically escorted to the altar of the church by her parents, godparents, and her court of honor.
  • Family members and friends may make speeches during the mass itself.
  • Children play a role in many Quinceañera Masses from placing the pillow upon which the Quinceañera will kneel throughout the ceremony to handing out small gifts to guests.
  • At the end of La Misa, the Quinceañera may place her bouquet on the altar of the Virgin Maria.
  • La Ceremonia Religiosa is typically followed by a reception which includes a variety of additional traditions. Read more »

The Quinceañera Court of Honor

Posted on November 16th, 2011 by Mandy Webster

Much like a wedding, the Quinceañera includes a group of very special people whose job it is to support the guest of honor. But instead of a wedding party, the Quinceañera enjoys the attentions of her very own escort and Quinceañera Court of Honor.

Quinceañera Court

The Quinceañera Court

Throughout the typical Quinceañera celebration, the Quinceañera court of honor plays a role similar to that of a royal court. The court commonly consists of 15 couples (one for each year of her life,) including the Quinceañera and her escort. The court may include a variety of friends and family members of the Quinceañera’s choosing. Read more »

Vestidos de Quinceañera: Quinceañera Dresses

Posted on November 9th, 2011 by Mandy Webster

The Vestidos de Quinceañera (Quinceañera dresses) are one of the most important elements of the Quinceañera preparations. Throughout Quinceañera history, the young lady of the day has been, typically, swathed in layers of taffeta, chiffon, satin, and a myriad of other sumptuous dress fabrics, often over full hoop skirts.

Photos by: Lazaro, Mon Cheri Bridals, White Dyeable ShoesQuinceañera Clutch with Survival Kit, Hoop Skirt Slip, Mega-Full Crinoline Slip

The Quinceañera dress is often white, a representation of the young lady’s purity. A typical vestido de Quinceañera might even be confused for a traditional white wedding dress, with its formal accessories and delicate lace accoutrements. However, pale pink is another common color choice for the traditional Quinceañera gown. Read more »

Quinceañera: Almost as big as your wedding day!

Posted on May 19th, 2011 by Mandy Webster

Hey, guess what! We recently got some really cool new Quinceañera and Sweet 16 decorations here at Knot The Groom that have me wishing I had a daughter! I’ve only heard of the Quinceañera and have never attended one, so I had no idea what a big deal they are. I did a little research and found that, next to a woman’s wedding, in some countries, the Quinceañera is probably the most exciting and elaborate celebration that will occur in her lifetime.

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