What Is a Quinceanera?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 | Filed under: Guest Books, Quincenera Planning, Quincenera Themes | author: By BLG,    

What is a QuinceneraQuinceañerais a Spanish word that has two meanings: It refers to a girl who is 15 years old, and it’s the word for the coming-of-age celebration for when a girl turns 15 years old.

Historically, quinceanera has a many centuries-ago origin when both boys and girls celebrated rites of passage, and young girls were prepared to enter womanhood by learning from the elder women in the community lessons about their future roles as members of the family and of the community. Later, missionaries transformed the ritual into a personal affirmation of faith, and a pledge to become good Christian wives and mothers. Then a church celebration comes next because it is an important part of the ritual. Read more…

How and When to Follow Up With Wedding Guests Who Have Not RSVP’d

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 | Filed under: Wedding etiquette, Wedding guests, Wedding Invitations, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    

How and When to Follow Up With Wedding Guests Who Have Not RSVPdWhen your wedding invitation RSVP date rolls around, hopefully you will have received all of your guest responses and can then submit your official guest count to your wedding venue. However, it’s most often the case that wedding couples are left waiting for a handful of non-responders’ answers, which can be very frustrating. You might think, “They received their invitations weeks ago! How could they not respond?” Read more…

Top Quinceanera Themes for 2015

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 | Filed under: gifts, Guest Books, Quincenera Planning, Quincenera Themes | author: By BLG,    

Top Quincenera Themes for 2015Part of the excitement of planning a quinceanera is choosing a quincenera theme. The girl celebrating a quinceanera will be very involved in choosing the details of her party, and one of the first tasks is deciding on a fun, festive and decorative theme. Read more…

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