Quinceanera And Wedding Entrance Songs
Like I said in a previous article, Mexican people are very family oriented. When a Chicano girl turns 15, this is a huge event for the entire family, involving a big celebration, accompanied by a church ceremony, a dinner and a dance. Are you planning such event or just interested in finding out something more? You’ve come to the right place.
Quinceañera, also called Fiesta Quinceañera or simply quinces, is the celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday in Latin American communities. For a Mexican girl, this birthday marks the transition from childhood womanhood. The girl is presented like a princess, wearing a nice long dress and her 1st pair of high heel shoes. She also wears a crown of jewels, a necklace with the Virgin Mary, a doll and a bouquet of flowers, symbols of her becoming a woman.
Usually, a Quinceañera consists of several parts. It begins with the formal entry of the girl in the room where guests have been waiting. Speaking about music, this part is usually accompanied by slow songs.
The toast may be optional depending on the area and may be spontaneous, without previous preparations. This is the touching of the glasses and a short speech by the parents to celebrate the girl. The waltz with the chambelanes consists of several chambelanes dancing with the birthday girl during this first dance of the celebration. A Mexican girl can’t dance in public until she is fifteen excepting school dances or family events.
The family waltz involves just the relatives and closest friends of the birthday girl. After this, comes the general waltz where everyone is invited on the dance floor to a musical waltz tune. During the celebration, the birthday girl may play a modern song, one of her favorite songs.
The Quinceañera may also incorporate the ceremony of the 15 candles. During this ceremony the celebrated girl gives fifteen candles to people who she considers the most important in her development over the years. The ceremony of the 15 candles may be accompanied by a speech dedicated to each of the people receiving the candles. This ceremony is also called the Tree of Life. Each candle is the symbol of a special memory shared with any person receiving it.
Here is a list of popular quinceañera songs to celebrate your special day:
For the father daughter Quinceanera dances:
De Nina a Mujer by Julio Iglesias
Es Mi Nina Bonita by Tomas De San Julian
El Privilegio de Amar by Mijares y Lucero
Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
My Girl by The Temptations
Daddy’s Girl by Peter Cetera
Blessed by Elton John
Unforgettable by Natalie Cole
Hero by Mariah Carey
Father’s Eyes by Amy Grant
I Turn To You by Christina Aguilera
Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
Lullabye by Billy Joel
The Sleeping Beauty Waltz
The Cinderela Waltz
Tiempo de Vals
Entrance songs for the Quinceanera:
Quinceanera by Thalia
Moments in Love (Instrumental)
Jennifer Lopez – I’m Coming Out
St. Elmos Fire (Instrumental)
Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson – Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast (Instrumental)
Entrance songs for other couples:
CONGA by Gloria Estefan
Celebration by Kool & the Gang
Miracles Happen (When You Believe) by Myra
Have a nice Fiesta Quinceañera!11