The other group of ladies that will need formal gowns is the rest of the family and guest. The mother of the quinceanera, along with the immediate family, normally wear very formal gowns. No expense is spared to make sure everyone in the family has a beautiful gown to wear to this important ceremony and party. The formal gowns used by the family can look like prom and pageant gowns or for the older ladies, mother of the bride dresses. No color specifications are necessary but many times, the immediate family will wear a shade close to the quinceanera to stay with the theme.
The quinceanera party has some important traditions that some families choose to carry out. One of these is the Change of Shoes. In this part of the party, one of the family members will remove the flat shoes of the quinceanera and replace them with her first pair of high heels. This tradition symbolizes the quinceanera passing through into maturity. Another tradition that is commonly practiced is the Crowning ceremony. A crown is placed upon the head of the quinceanera by another family member. This crown is normally quite elaborate and sometimes quite large. The last tradition that is common is the Ceremony of the last doll. In this ceremony, the father of the quinceanera gives her a doll that is normally dressed exactly like the girl herself. Once the traditional aspects of the party are finished, the dinner and party begin.
Quinceanera parties are fun! They are colorful and lively and guests are sure to have a great time. The parents of the quinceanera stop at nothing to make sure that this day is everything that their little girl always wanted. Sometimes more money is spent on the quinceanera party than the wedding, by the parents. In many Latin American cultures the groom pays for the wedding, so therefore, parents spend a lot of money on the second biggest day of their daughter's life, her quinceanera party. If you are invited to a quinceanera party, make sure to attend, and check out the prom and pageant boutiques and stores for the perfect dress!
As you make your way into the world as a woman, these dresses are the perfect dresses to celebrate this special occasion. Light purples, pale blues, pinks, and yellows are all a part of this section, so no matter what color you want to celebrate in, we have it. Ballgowns are princess perfect, and you will look like a princess in them on your special day! Embrace these good times with family and friends in Flirt, Mori Lee, and other breathtaking designers!