Griselda's Puerto Rican Quinceañera
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3 Main Symbols:
1. Bible- first thing given to the girl, fancy and decorative, covered in fancy materials, symbolizes the importance of God's Word, given to the girl when the pastor/priest decides it
2. Flower Bouquet- same color as the dress, it is left at the altar by the girl
3. Tiara- indicates that she is the princess, the daughter of God, minister will talk about the crowns mentioned in the Bible
Other Symbols Sometimes Used:
Perfume- represents prayer, veneration, and aroma of God
Umbrella- same color as dress, represents protection of God
Shoes- father or guest of honor helps girl put them on, flats white and heels color of dress
Watch- worn on left wrist, represents time spent with God and that he is coming and she must be prepared
This pink pigmented flower bouquet is symbolic of the arrangement that will be implemented into Griselda's Quinceañera, as it corresponds to the hue of her dress.
This perfume bottle is symbolic of the dialect that will be utilized within Griselda's ceremony to represent prayer, veneration, and reverence.
This umbrella, obtaining a pigment that corresponds to the hue of Griselda's dress, will be featured within the ceremony to convey the immense protection provided by God.
Decorations, Reception Accessories, Music, and Food
This tiara accessory will be featured within Griselda's Quinceañera to convey and communicate the significance and prestige associated with this event.
Pink Pigmented Balloons
These balloons are symbolic of the decorations that will adorn and be implemented into Griselda's Quinceañera venue.
Traditional Puerto Rican Dish
This depiction is symbolic of a traditional Puerto Rican dish that will be featured within the meal provided at Griselda's Quinceañera. Colloquially referred to as asopao, this rice oriented dish features a variety of meats and seafoods integrated into its grain comprised infrastructure.
Pink Pigmented Balloons
Traditional Puerto Rican Dish
Fashion, Accessories, and Tradition
Guest: the guest dress in formal attire
Ball gown: The birthday girl wears a very full and elegant ball gown usually in vibrant colors.
Tiara: It is the crown that the young lady wears to indicate that she is the princess, the daughter
of God. The minister will talk about the crowns that are mentioned in the Bible.
The items below are optional.
Three Roses: One closed button, one half open, and one completely open. They represent her
infancy, childhood, and current age respectively. Each flower should receive a special mention
during the religious act, although this ritual can also be performed at the reception.
Perfume: A nice small decorated bottle. It represents the aroma, prayer, and veneration of God.
Umbrella: It should be the same color as the dress. It represents God’s protection.
Shoes: If possible, the flats should be white and the heels should match the color of the dress.
The father or the guest of honor helps the young lady switch shoes. This tradition is celebrated
in the church as well as the reception.
Watch: She has to wear it on her left wrist. It indicates the time dedicated to God and also
serves as a reminder that God will arrive and that she has to be prepared. However, in other
cultures the godparents give this gift to the Quinceañera during the feast.
Ring or Cross: Should have a diamond or a stone of her choice. The ring represents the infinite
circle of God’s love and has to be worn on the right-hand ring finger. When the ring is given the
Quinceañera may read a verse or sing a song about the promise made to God. The cross
symbolizes faith in Christ.
Invitations, Gifts For Members of Court, Party Favors
The Quinceañara invitations express Puerto Rican culture and also show the Griselda's style. The invitation is sparkly and is the same color her dress will be. They also include pictures of the birthday girl.
For the quince court, the Quinceañara usually gives a nice gift to thank them for being a part of her big day. The girls on the court usually receive gifts such as a bracelet or necklace. The boys usually receive a personalized cuff link or tie. For Griselda, she will be giving the girls matching earrings to wear on the big day, and she is giving the boys matching ties to wear.
The birthday girl will give her guests a party favor to commemorate their experience. Some party favors often given out are key chains, religious figures, candles, or sometimes just a thank you card. Griselda will be giving everyone a thank you card as well as a picture to help them remember the night.
This depiction is symbolic of the corresponding ties that each male member of the court will receive from Griselda to wear throughout the duration of the Quinceañera. These gifts are distributed to display gratitude and appreciation for participation within the festivity.
This depiction is symbolic of the corresponding earrings that each female member of the court will receive from Griselda to wear throughout the duration of the Quinceañera. These gifts are distributed to display gratitude and appreciation for participation within the festivity.
This depiction is representative of the card that Griselda intends to distribute to those who attended and participated within her Quinceañera in an effort to demonstrate her appreciation and gratitude.