A Quinceañera is the Hispanic tradition of celebrating a young girl's "coming of
age". These celebrations embrace religious customs as well as the virtues of family and social
responsibility. The Quinceanera tradition celebrates the young girl (la Quinceanera), and recognizes her journey from
childhood to maturity, highlighting the customs of God, family, friends, music, food, and dance. This type ceremony
is not limited to the Hispanic culture alone. Many families today are merging their Hispanic and American heritages
by choosing to celebrate a Sweet Sixteen. During a Sweet 16 party the families do the full-blown quinceanera traditions;
the religious ceremony, the reception, the tiara with the number 16, and so much more. Families are encouraged to select the
customs that have special meaning to them and to add to the customs anything they wish. This is what makes the celebration
16th birthday marks a very special milestone in her life and holding a Sweet 16 Ceremony can make it even more so. Having
a ceremony such as this is a great opportunity for your daughter to celebrate with family, friends and everyone who means
the most to her. The occasion is special, it gives meaning to her life and generates some of the most precious memories she
will ever experience.
There are many ways
I can write your daughter's ceremony but generally, including a candle ceremony is a big part of any Sweet 16 Birthday Party.
The candle lighting occurs after dinner and cake have been served and is often one of the greatest highlights of the
event. It is at this moment when your "birthday girl" has the opportunity to share her feelings about the most
important people in her life as she lights a candle for each of them. Traditionally, a total of 16 candles are used to represent
each year of the girls life to that point. As she lights each of the candles, your family and guests will get an insight
into your daughter's soul and all the wonderful things that make her the special person she is. I will gather information
from you, put your thoughts into words and write a ceremony that says everything you want it to and when the big day comes,
I will do everything within my power to make it a real tribute to your daughter and all that she stands for.
A girl's sweet 16 only comes along only once in her life, so
it's important to make the day as special as possible. That doesn't necessarily mean that the party has to cost a fortune.
It just means that great care should be taken to make sure she's surrounded by the people who love her most, and that those
who are the most important to her are there to celebrate with her and let her know how much she is loved.
I would love the opportunity to help you celebrate your daughter's
special day and look forward to the possibility of working with you to make her 16th Birthday truly memorable! .
Fees are structured
to support time dedicated to writing and designing your daughter's ceremony. I custom-write each and every one and no
two are ever alike. This means that your ceremony will be one of a kind, totally unique to you and your family and there
will never be another one exactly like it. Factors in determining the cost of your ceremony will include meeting time
and travel, as well as time to write and officiate your ceremony.
The fees are usually as stated on this page, but since every ceremony is unique, please e-mail
me for a quote. Please be assured that all fees will be discused openly and agreed upon prior to booking and there will be
no hidden charges. Additional services, such as travel beyond a certain distance from my office may be extra.
STANDARD CEREMONY - $200 Plus
This is a Heartwarming Love-Inspired Ceremony that can include
friends and family members or anyone else that you might like to make a special part of your daughter's celebration. If you
have special readings or poems that you would like to incorporate into the ceremony, we can certainly do that, and if you
or other family members would like to speak a blessing over your daughter's life, that would be a wonderful addition.
It would be my pleasure to honor your daughter with a special Sweet 16 Ceremony and I look forward to the opportunity of making
it a memorable celebration. You will receive a copy of your daughter's ceremony as well as a Certificate commemorating the
PERSONALIZED CEREMONY - $400 Plus Mileage
Many people like to
include family traditions and customs into their daughter's ceremony and this is always a wonderful option. It offers
a sense of tradition, heritage and is a great way to pass down cultural elements of importance to your family. You may
choose to include readings or poems that hold special meaning and you might also choose to speak blessings or vows over your
daughter as a way of expressing your love and dedication. Your daughter's 16th Birthday is a day that your entire family
will remember and my goal is to make it special in every way. You will receive a copy of your daughter's ceremony as
well as a Certificate commemorating the occasion.
** I travel to various
states and locations to perform life-event ceremonies so it is not feasible to set one standard rate that includes travel. Therefore,
mileage, as well as air and lodging (if required), will be added to the above stated prices.
Mileage and time spent traveling to and from your venue location will be added to all packages. Lodging
costs will also be added if destination is beyond two hours driving distance from home office in Buckhannon, West Virginia. **
Costs of air travel, if required, as well as round-trip mileage from home office to Pittsburgh International Airport will
be provided by the couple.