Colorful papel picado and table decorations featuring cacti or woven blankets contribute to a Mexican wedding aesthetic, and including bolos (baggies filled with treats) in your favors is another way to incorporate this theme.
Many couples opt to provide an open bar featuring traditional Mexican beers and spirits such as tequila, as well as non-drinker options like aguas frescas for children and non-drinkers.
As is true of most weddings, the ceremony is an integral part of a couple’s special day. Many take advantage of it to gather with family and friends in traditional church setting for this momentous celebration; communion service also signifies their faith-based marriage vows.
At a Mexican Fiesta wedding reception, festivities continue with a delicious banquet-style reception dinner featuring tacos made with freshly made tortillas, tamales, enchiladas mole, pork carnitas and much more. A dessert table featuring Tres Leches Cake and wedding cookies are essential as well. Guests will also enjoy drinks like Tequilas and Mexican Beers along with non-alcoholic agua fresca drinks like Hibiscus Tamarind Limon for refreshment and refreshment during their stay.
One of the most enjoyable features of a Mexican wedding is having a Mariachi band perform at your celebration! These groups are known for their distinct combination of celebratory and mournful music that serves both as the background to your ceremony or lead the couple into their reception for a parade-like celebration that gets guests ready for partying! Mariachi bands can even help facilitate exchanging vows! Many mariachi groups also feature horn sections!
Mexican weddings wouldn’t be complete without an after-ceremony party that features dances, food, drinks and plenty of interactive events – these fun elements add the special charm that makes Mexican weddings such an exceptional celebration!
Mexican wedding guests tend to dress more casually than attendees of an English ceremony. Most will opt for either wearing dresses with sleeves or bring along a bolero/shawl for use as part of their attire, while men should consider donning suits while women usually opt for gowns or dresses featuring cap-sleeved tops or gowns with no sleeves at all.
One key part of a wedding ceremony is selecting Padrinos and Madrinas; godparents that serve to assist with the ceremony. Traditionally chosen from among close family members, these roles not only help with ceremony preparations but also create deeper bonds between couple in years to come.
Tables will brim with meaty dishes such as tacos, mole enchiladas and other delicious options. Churros is another beloved treat, coated in cinnamon or powdered sugar to satisfy even the most indulgent palates.
Dessert is an integral component of all celebrations. A Mexican wedding cake should be colorful and beautiful to attract guests’ attention. As an extra touch, consider setting up a photo booth complete with props like sombreros or shawls for guests to use during photos taken at your celebration.
Mexican wedding parties are more than mere ceremonies! In Mexico, wedding parties are truly spectacular events! At this stage of the evening, guests are entertained with mariachi bands and dancing; couples may have their first dance as a married couple on the dance floor and some couples opt to perform la vibora de la mar (the sea snake dance) whereby newlyweds hold hands to form an archway over which guests must weave without interrupting its pattern!
Padrinos or Madrinas – their godparents – should accompanying bride and groom during their wedding ceremony and sacred traditions meant to bless their union. Generally close friends or family members whom the couple trusts with providing this extra support may serve this role.
guests of a Mexican Fiesta wedding should wear brightly-hued clothing that complements its vibrant decorations, and men may don a wide-brimmed sombrero while women can choose from a selection of colourful accessories.
After the main reception, guests often enjoy an after party known as la tornoboda. Couples can opt for this smaller gathering after the larger reception with only close family and friends attending; it provides an intimate opportunity to mingle while opening gifts from one another.
An unforgettable Mexican wedding reception awaits the newly married couple as soon as their rings have been exchanged and officially become part of a family unit. Enjoy dancing, drinking and entertaining activities such as games and contests during this part of your celebration!
After their ceremony, it is traditional for bride and groom to proceed down the aisle together with their families in what is known as La Callejoneada (or wedding parade). This event allows friends and family to see them off as newly married couple while showing family pride publicly. At some point during this procession, bride presents her bouquet at feet of statue of Virgin Mary to seek her blessing on future lives together; bride also often presents second bouquet for photos at reception venue.
Mariachi bands are an integral part of any Mexican wedding and should be featured during either the ceremony or cocktail hour, prior to reception. Their lively musical instrument arrangements showcase traditional folk tunes called “musica nortena.” For an added flair at your celebrations, consider inviting one!