Happy Cinco de Mayo! Whether you're celebrating your own heritage or your wedding will be hosted in the beautiful country, there are plenty of ways to incorporate Mexican influences into your big day – or your next Cinco de Mayo party. While the obvious choice to offer tacos and margaritas to your guests will immediately come to mind, there are a number of other options to consider.
If your color palette is neutral or vibrant, consider wearing brightly colored flowers in your hair – even if just for your bridal portraits. A number of couples also have mariachi performers play at the end of their ceremony, leading guests to the cocktail hour in style. If mariachi music isn't your cup of tea, you can still honor Mexican culture with a performance by traditional Ballet Folklórico de México dancers. Use bold Mexican art prints on pillows or linens at the ceremony or reception, and suspend papel picado flags overhead at a welcome party to really set the fiesta mood. Another fun way to incorporate Mexican culture is to have sombreros on hand as props for the photo booth, or go one step further and have donkeys (or burros) pose with your your guests.
Of course, one of the best ways to honor the country is to have your celebration in Mexico, but for those saying "I do" stateside, you can still incorporate the influences without having guests travel out of the country. For more ideas and inspiration, take a look at the photos below! To see more from these wedding events, click on each photo!
Photo by Victoria Angela Photography; Planning & Design by Très Chic Southern Weddings & Events
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