14 Cinco de Mayo-Inspired Wedding Ideas

Your wedding is the ultimate excuse to really celebrate -- so get inspired by these fiesta-themed wedding details.
  1. A Mexican-Inspired Wedding Cake

    Photo by NBarrett Photography / The Knot

    This decorative four-tier cake combined color and fresh blooms to create a cultural eye-catching dessert at Cammie and Matthew’s wedding.

  2. Papel Picado Invitations

    Photo by Ceci New York/ The Knot

    Inspired by Papel Picado paper cutting traditions, Ceci New York designed this suite for Ashley and Matthew’s destination wedding in Mexico.

  3. Guacamole Appetizer

    Photo by Docuvitae/ The Knot

    Mini waffle cones filled with guacamole were the most talked-about appetizer at Dana and Aaron’s reception.

  4. Colorful Reception Decor

    Photo by Ashley Garmon Photographers / The Knot

    Cara and Travis chose a brightly patterned tablecloth and decorated it with potted succulents, anemones and cacti to make their reception feel especially festive.

  5. Spanish Table Numbers

    Photo by Jen Fariello/ The Knot

    Stephanie and John numbered their reception tables in Spanish (uno, dos, tres!) and decorated with pops of yellow and red to add to the vintage Mexican fiesta aesthetic.

  6. Hibiscus-Flavored Craft Cocktails

    Photo by Qui Tequila/ The Knot

    You can envision yourself south-of-the-border with a wedding cocktail that incorporates tequila and hibiscus syrup commonly made in Mexico. The recipe is simple, just add 1.5 oz. Qui Tequila, 3 oz. hibiscus syrup, 1 oz. triple sec., fresh lemon and lime and a flower garnish!

  7. Tequila Tasting Station

    Photo by Elizabeth Lloyd / The Knot

    At their destination wedding in Punta Mita, Mexico, Alex and Matt treated their guests to a tequila tasting (and everyone got to keep the shot glasses as favors!).

  8. Fiesta-Ready Food

    Photo by Kristy Weldon Photography / The Knot

    Eileen and Justin created centerpieces made of whole red chili peppers to decorate their "make your own carnita taco" station.

  9. A Festive Beer Burro

    Photo by Vienna Glenn Photography / The Knot
    Emily and Erik hired this furry animal dressed in Mexican flair to serve beer, wine and soda at their cocktail hour! Guests won’t be able to stop talking about "that wedding with the donkey" post-event. (Yes, this is possible!)
  10. "Mr." and "Mrs." Sombrero Chair Signs

    Photo by NBarrett Photography

    Don't expect to go the whole night with these sombreros on the back of your chair (they're especially fun for the dance floor!), but Cammie and Matthew creatively used them to denote their place at the table during dinner.

  11. Pinata Party

    Photo by Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia / The Knot

    Ashley and Eric's wedding day actually fell on Cinco de Mayo, so at their reception, they hung a pinata for the kids -- and themselves -- to enjoy.

  12. Mariachi Music

    Photo by Beautiful Day Photography/ The Knot

    Kim and Matt had a mariachi band lead their guests from the ceremony to the cocktail-hour area, and they stayed to play a few songs after the couple's big entrance at the reception.

  13. Maraca Favors

    Photo by Angie Silvy Photography / The Knot

    Your guests can play along with the mariachi band if you hand out fun musical favors like Annie and Cesar did, with instructions to shake them during the kiss!

  14. Succulent Favors

    Photo by Carlie Statsky Photography/ The Knot

    Potted succulents made for the perfect favors at Lisa and Max’s festive wedding. Guests can take them home and, with very little maintenance, keep the memories from a Cinco de Mayo-themed wedding alive… literally!

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