Quince Ceremony 101
Quinceañera Blessing Ceremony Steps and Descriptions
This is an outline and description of what will happen during each step of the Quince Ceremony.
1. Guests are Seated
Music is played softly during the seating of the guests
before the Quince
2. Sponsors' Processional
Music is played as Ceremony
3. Honor Court Processional
Music is played as Honor
4. Quince's Processional
Music is played as Miss
Quince enters. Guests stand as she makes her grand
entrance escorted in by
both her parents. Parents sit.
5. Gathering Words
Pastor Gina welcomes the
guests, thanks them for
coming and talks briefly
about the meaning of
the Quince Blessing
6. Opening Prayer
Pastor Gina prays for the
7. Expression of Thanks
Quince thanks her parents
and Sponsors, Godparents,
etc. for their love, support
and the party.
8. Parent's Tribute
encouragements and of their
love for their hopes for
9. Blessing of Quince Gifts
Padrinos/Sponsors bring their
Quince Gifts to the Altar. The
Gifts remain at the Altar.
10. Scripture Reading
Pastor Gina reads the
11. Ceremony of Three Roses
This is about the stages of the
12. Renewal of Baptismal
Promises Quince expresses her beliefs in the Church.
13. Profession of Faith
Quinceanera expresses her
belief in the Creator, His Son and in His resurrection.
14. Lords Prayer
The Lord's prayer is read.
15 Presentation of the Gifts
Sponsors come forward to
present their gifts to the
Quinceanera. They present
each gift and then are
16. Quinceanera Blessing
Pastor Gina asks for God's
continued blessing of the
17. Changing of the Shoes
Stepping from Childhood to
18. Presentation of Quince
Quinceañera is introduced to the assembled guests.
19. Expression of Thanks
Music Plays. Time to walk
back down the aisle.
smile and wave!
If your Ceremony in the same room as Reception, greeter can show them to their tables or pass out Quince Programs.
Gift Presenters, Grand Parents, and
God Parents enter carrying Quince
Gifts and then are seated.
Honor Escort enters followed by the Damas and Chambelanes and take their places at Altar or sit down.
Miss Quince enters confident, poised with both parents escorting her in. She stops just past the first row of chairs. Parents are seated and the Quince Blessing Ceremony begins.
Pastor Gina talks briefly about the meaning of the Quince Ceremony and the responsibilities she will now face to God, her family and to her
Prayer asking God to look kindly on the Quince and to guide her.
Quince passes her bouquet to a Dama and then reads her speech at the Podium. A Chambelane places a chair at the center of aisle.
Each parent speaks about their first years with the Quince as a baby, her growing up and their hopes for her future and never ending love.
All Quince Gifts are brought to the Altar. They stand before Pastor Gina
who them blesses the gifts and then sprinkles them with holy water.
The Scripture read is one that the Quinceanera has chosen from a selection provided for her.
The Roses are symbolic. The Rose Bud--infancy. Half-bloom Rose--childhood, Full bloom Rose--today.
Chair is replaced by a pillow. Quince
kneels and renews her promise to reject sin, evil and Satan.
Quinceanera professes her faith in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. She is then sprinkled with Holy Water.
Having committed ourselves to God, we pray to Him to guide us.
Pillow is replaced by a chair. Each Gift is presented one-at-a-time by the Sponsors as they are called forward. Quince Gift's symbolism is explained. Music is played softly.
Prayer for God's blessing on the Quince's life and to grow in wisdom, knowledge and grace. Continued love of family and friends.
Quince's father replaces flat shoes with high heeled shoes . She is now accountable for her walk in life.
Chair is removed as Quince stands.
She retrieves her Bouquet and acknowledges her quests.
Quinceanera again thanks her Parents, Sponsors & Godparents and guests for coming. Time to Party!
Honor Escort walks forward and escorts the Quinceanera down aisle
followed by the rest of the Honor Court and Parents.