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Words of Wisdom for Your 15th and Forever

March 12, 2009 at 11:05 AM by Isabella Wall | Comments

We all have words of wisdom that keep us calm when we're stressed or nervous about being in the spotlight. Your quinceañera day only lasts for 24 hours, and I don't want you to waste a second worrying about any silly stuff! So here are the lessons to learn now and remember on your big day:

  • You spend months planning for one special day, your quinceañera. You take care of your hair, skin, nails, teeth, and diet. When the day arrives, stop worrying so much about the way you look and just be natural! Be yourself and live in the moment.
  • Remember to give meaning to your quince by making it memorable for everyone. It's a special day for your family too. During the celebration, ask your guests how they are enjoying themselves. Thank them again in person for being there with you.
  • If on the day of your quince, your best friend, who is so excited to be your dama, calls you in a panic because she woke up with a zit of volcanic proportions in the middle of her forehead (or some other disaster), be kind to her. Don't make it about yourself. Say something like, "Daisy, I know it sucks, but I love you, and all that matters is that you be there. Don't worry about it, we'll have fun."
  • If somebody makes you a regalo and you don't like it or you don't need it, don't hide it or re-give it. Try to wear it or use it at least once to make them feel good, even if you hide it after that.
  • Be mindful of your reactions when you notice a small detail is off, for instance, if the cake table doesn't have the tablecloth that you picked out. Everyone, especially your family, really wants you to be happy and to have a good time. If you overreact to something, you might ruin it for them, which in turn will ruin it for you.
  • Be flexible and open-minded when you are shopping for things for your party. This is the real key to saving time and money. Consider what is more important to you: Can you settle with something that gets the job done and saves you money, even if it's not so-called perfect? In the end, what matters is how much you enjoy planning your party, not just the end result.
  • If by the time your day comes around, you notice that you gained a little weight, don't get hysterical and try to change the party date. It's more important to remember WHO you are first, and that doesn't change based on the scale.
  • If you have to choose a gift for your damas, don't be obsessed with giving them an expensive item or the most popular brand to impress them. Get something that has thought behind it.

Finally, for your quince and always, be meek and simple. Always consider other people's feelings. The most important things in life are the things that come of the heart. If you have that attitude, you'll have more happiness in life than you ever imagined.

Do you have other advice for 15 and forever?

Dubbed "The Fairy Godmother of Quinceañeras" by the Latin media, Isabella is the leading expert on quinceañeras.

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Dubbed "The Fairy Godmother of Quinceañeras" by the Latin media, Isabella is the leading expert on quinceañeras.


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