Planning a Quinceañera? The South Side has everything you need and more

This is it. You’ve waited 15 years for this and the big milestone is soon arriving. It’s time to plan a quinceañera, but before you do, read this guide first. Whether the party is for you or for your daughter or loved one, planning an occasion this important means juggling a lot of details. 

If you live in the San Antonio area, there are numerous resources to help you out on the South Side. From dress shops to venues, Brooks and the surrounding area has everything you need to throw the quinceañera you’ve been dreaming about. We’ve put together a checklist to help make the process a bit easier.

12 months before

☐ Choose a date
Make a budget
Reserve a venue


10 months before

Decide which traditions you want to incorporate (reserving a church and choosing readers for the service, bringing your last doll, using a cushion to kneel on while being presented with gifts, etc.)
Choose your damas and chambelanes
Book a photographer and schedule portraits


8 months before

☐ Choose colors and theme
☐ Identify people to read at the church service
☐ Buy a dress and tiara that make you feel like a princess (and don’t forget the high heels to change into at the reception)

Dress shops

6 months before

☐ Book a DJ or band
☐ Send out invitations
☐ Book a caterer


4 months before

☐ Choose a florist or design your flowers
☐ Book choreographer for court dance
☐ Rent or buy decor


Once the big details are squared away, you can take care of the final arrangements. Don’t forget to:

☐ Follow up on any missing RSVPs
☐ Finalize seating chart
☐ Confirm delivery of cake, food, decor, etc.
☐ Meet with your church official
☐ Make sure there is enough parking
☐ Book beauty appointments

An occasion like a quinceañera is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate a girl’s transition into womanhood. The quince deserves the very best on this special day, and with the exploding growth of Brooks, all the details you need to make it perfect are easier than ever to find on the South Side.

A hub for the South Side

As Brooks continues to grow, the list of convenient options for shopping, dining, and entertainment is expanding. Everything you need to plan a party or just have a fun day with the family is right here in the Brooks area.