For many Hispanic girls, their 15th birthday is almost as anticipated as their wedding day – and with just as much planning involved.
There are rehearsals, a church service, a reception, choreographed dances with a court, party favors and, of course, the fabulous dress.
Whether you're planning a big bash or small affair, you can find everything you need for the perfect quince at Sunday's Quinceañera -- Florida Quince Guide and Show, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, in Tampa.
Sponsored by Centro Tampa, a sister publication of The Tampa Tribune, the event is free for girls 15 and younger, $5 for everyone else. The admission price includes a copy of the "Quinceanera Florida Quince Guide," a magazine to help plan every aspect of the celebration.
The expo is a one-stop event for quince planning, and will include photographers, dress designers, florists, caterers, DJs and more.
One of the highlights of the event will be a fashion show featuring the latest looks in quince dresses. It begins at 3 p.m.
Reporter Cloe Cabrera can be reached at (813) 259-7656 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Catch Cloe's style segments on News Channel 8 Today and follow her on Twitter at Hot Pursuits @CloeCabrera.