14 Mexico–Inspired Wedding Ideas
Whether you're planning a Tex-Mex celebration or a destination wedding south of the border, a fiesta-themed wedding is always a good time. Deck out your reception with bright colors and florals, entertain guests with live music and, whatever you do, don't forget the margaritas.
Papel Picado Invitations
Get your guests in the fiesta spirit by sending out papel picado–inspired invitations. Don't forget to throw in some español!
Colorful Getting-Ready Dresses
While getting dolled up, your attendants can slip into some comfortable (and colorful) mosaic-inspired, floral-patterned dresses.
Maraca Ceremony Exit
Ask guests to shake some maracas while you're walking down the aisle as newlyweds in lieu of throwing rice or confetti. A fun extra? They can also be used to get the couple to kiss at the reception.
Get the groomsmen into the Cinco de Mayo spirit too with some discreet but brightly patterned pocket squares.
Colorful Reception Décor
Bright colors and vibrant blooms like fuchsia peonies and orange ranunculus are the epitome of a fiesta. Instead of tablecloths, opt for striped Mexican blankets.
Before the meal, serve some light bites like mini tacos and guacamole in small waffle cones, or get creative with a build-your-own salsa station with different peppers for personalized heat levels.
Spanish Table Numbers
Give guests a little Spanish lesson by numbering your reception tables in Spanish (uno, dos, tres!).
Delight guests with some live music during cocktail hour and for your big entrance at the reception.
Margarita Bar or Tequila Tasting Station
Craft up some signature margaritas at a satellite bar with fresh lime garnishes and salt rims. Margaritas can be made in large batch servings and poured over ice, which equals quick service so guests can spend their time on the dance floor. Or opt for a tequila tasting station and let guests keep the shot glasses as favors.
A Festive Beer Burro
There are plenty of unexpected wedding ideas out there, but having a donkey waiter is definitely in the top five. Guests won't be able to stop talking about "that wedding with the awesome donkey!" (Yes, this is possible!)
Piñata Place Cards
Who doesn't love a party with a piñata? The only way that could get any better is if everyone got their own. Place mini piñatas at each place setting for a fun and festive favor.
"Mr." and "Mrs." Sombrero Chair Signs
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 they're a creative way to denote the newlywed chairs at the reception.
A Mexican-Inspired Wedding Cake
Give your cake a little fiesta flare of its own with colorful floral detailing and fresh blooms for an eye-catching dessert display.
Hot Sauce Favors
What's a fiesta without some spice? Arrange mini bottles of hot sauce for a creative escort card display that doubles as a favor table.