How far in advance should I start planning?

Obviously with an event as big as this the sooner the better. You’ll want to start planning at least 6 months in advance, but a year is even better. Start discussing options soon after your 14th birthday to make sure you have a budget and an idea of what you want. The first step will be to find a church for the Mass ceremony and a Quinceanera salon for your party. It’s important to look into these early because some churches require you be a member for at least 6 months before they allow you to have you quinceanera there and Quinceanera salons usually get booked several months to a year in advance.