Post # 1
Hello bees! I’m hoping my Latina bees can help me brain storm. My fiancé and I would like to add some Mexican details to our wedding 🙂
Our wedding is turning out to be very much American but I would like to incorporate my heritage. The onlythingy I could think of so far is doing a dessert table with pan dulce and wedding cookies..
Any other ideas?!
Post # 3
@cherrydoll: I’m planning on using the lazo and arras in my ceremony, we are also having mariachis play during cocktail hour. If you are looking for decor you could put up some Mexican wedding flags and paper flowers.
Post # 4
I was going to suggest papel picado, too. Maybe horchata, churros, etc. My signature cocktail was a grapefruit margarita (“Paloma”), and I changed into my grandmother’s 1940s mexican ivory lace skirt for the reception, which was special. I also did Spanish-style calligraphy for my envelopes and other paper materials. I’ll send you the etsy link, if you’re interested 🙂
Post # 5
We will be including papel picado for the aisle and in the reception hall. Also, my centerpieces will consist of succulents and paper flowers. I am also considering using Loteria Cards for escort cards, just not sure exactly how. My centerpieces will be very colorful and my bridesmaids’ shoes will also be colorful. Oh yeah and our favors will be mini succulents in pots with a mini papel picado flag with our name in it. Also, a day of the dead cake topper.
You can check out my board if you’d like/:
Post # 6
I’m doing the lazo and arras like a previous poster has suggested. I’m also having my mass be in spanish (my uncle is the priest and about 90 percent of the attendees speak spanish as well as english). My father/daughter dance is in spanish. My speeches will be in spanish (probably). I’m also having padrinos de velacion to be our guide in our marriage.
Other than that I don’t know how else to incorporate your culture.
Post # 7
check out this wedding. She used lots and lots of mexican wedding details! http://www.zadesignz.com/andrea_peter_blog/
Post # 8
@cherrydoll: hey there. what about the food? i’m hispanic and me and my FI love tacos so we thought of having them as an appetizer or as a part of the buffet.
check out this link, love the taco and margarita spread! http://www.peppermintbliss.com/2010/05/wedding-wednesday-a-mexican-fiesta/
Post # 9
It just depends if you want to add a touch to the ceremony, the reception or both.
I ran into this dilema as we started planning our wedding because i was raised in the US since i was 2 but i was born in Mexico. I am the youngest of four. I havr a sister and brother who are married and their ceremony was totally a Latino/Mexican wedding. They had padrinos and madrinas not groomsmen and bridesmaids. They invited the whole family.
Now that its my turn i have an americanized vision of what i want my wedding day to be like but i want and need to incorporate my heritage. This was not easy to edplain to my mother.
My fiance and i ended up choosing a maid of honor, best man, and 4 bridesmaids and 4 groomsmen of our closet people who ended up being his cousins and my brother plus a friend of mine. But to incorporate tradition i asked my married siblings to be padrinos de arras y de lazo. The mass will be bilingual because our parents speak spanish and we decided we want to say our vows in english. Ill also be leaving a bouquet for the virgin mary as another tradition. We are even having our invitations printed 1/2 of the qty in english and the other 1/2 in spanish.
As for the reception, its being held at a cuban themed venue so although its not mexican it has the latin vibe. I’m making sure we do the dollar dance too! Lol
Those were someof my examples but i would advise you to just try and find some traditons to incorporate. Its all about the family feel because you will now be forming your own.
Excuse any typos… Not used to typing on my iPad. 🙂
Our family is so large
Post # 10
I agree with everyone else, incoporate the traditions that mean the most to you… it doesn’t necessarily have to be “weddingish” just things that represent your blend of two cultures… the pan dulce is a great way of doing that, maybe instead of coffee you could do Champurrado, the aguas frescas are always a huge hit… papel picado is also always very tasteful… maybe even a flower in your hair… small details that show you are comfortable in your own skin and both cultures. Just some advice.