Post # 1
I just discovered this website and i was so excited to see Latino Wedding board….these are really hard to find.
I am having a traditional Mexican Catholic Wedding with Padrinos for Church, Laso, Arras, etc. but i am not having padrinos for items like reception, invites.
I’m having a Mariachi band, Mexican Folklorico dancers and Calla Lillies are my theme (Diego Rivera-like).
I’m having trouble thinking of favors to go along with the theme. Any ideas??????
I was thinking of having mini tequila bottles with a personal label but i would be afraid too many people would get crazy….
Post # 3
I think it would depend on how your guest are and how big the bottles are. You could just do the little bottles which I think would be super cute. What about the guest that don’t drink? What the little mexican pastries and cookies. They are so good.
Post # 4
I’m not Latino, but I live right on the border and have been to several Hispanic weddings. They often have the little Mexican wedding cookies, and they’re always a hit. At one wedding, the flowers were roses and calla lilies and we were given cute little calla lily bookmarks. Though the tequila bottles are a neat idea for the adults; I’ve never seen that before. Maybe hand them out at the end of the reception so they can drink them at home?
On another note, your wedding sounds like so much fun! Good luck with your planning!
Post # 5
I am having a mexican dinner for our reception, it was our first date. For our favors we are having mini tabasco sauces so people can use them with their dinner. Here is the link. http://countrystore.tabasco.com/prodinfo.asp?number=00109
Post # 6
My FI is Texan/American-Mexican (lol) so I was thinking of ways to incorporate his culture into the wedding. I had ideas of giving Mexican wedding cookies, or cute jars of salsa (similar to ones you see used for honey, but instead of honey- salsa!) So, just a couple of ideas.
Post # 7
Hey mujer me too, traditional Mexican ceremony with padrinos for el laso, las arras, la biblia. Personally I think it’s tacky to have padrinos for everything else. We are having mariachi during the dinner as well. Definitely spanish, english, and house music. Gotta represent all cultures and eras. We aren’t doing the ballet folkorico, though. I went to a wedding and they too had the tabsco “El Taptio” favors, took of that label and put their own. Another wedding used the Mexican loteria cards as the table#s, cut idea. With the tequila you might want to be careful, you won’t want the kids to get their hands on it. What about incorporating una hoja del tamles in your favor. but I’m not sure how that would work because it has to be wet to bend and dry it will crack. Don’t forget the sangria.
Post # 8
I photographed a mexican wedding in July (which will be featured in the Bodas USA magazine in December) they did a candy bar but had all candy from mexico, tamarindo etc…super cute.
Post # 9
My cousin’s wedding had mini Don Julio Tequila bottles and we all thought it was so creative and cute. The label was their monogram and looked like it was made it out brass. About the drinking part, theirs were sealed and many people didn’t seem to drink it at the reception, and trust me my family are drinkers, but it was so unique people wanted to keep it intact I guess. Btw, this was a wedding in Mexico, so I wish I could tell you where they ordered them.
Post # 10
Mini maracas, I seen them doubled as escort cards and favors.
Post # 12
hmmm you know i’m in the same predicament. I had also thought about the mini Don Julio/Patron bottles but i thing my venue might have a problem w/ it since it’s liquor i’m bringing in. My mom had suggested galletas where she’s from they’re called ojarascas. When we go to weddings in Mexico they’re set in the middle of the table. But it would be really cute in a nice box or a translucent bag w/ a favor tag.
About the padrinos I’m having them all for the iglesia but none for anything else. It is tacky and honestly no se usa. I’m having a mariachi at the church and dinner, a Norteño band, a banda, and finally a DJ for hits and house. Love the folkoric dancers if i had the time to fit them in i would.
I would love to hear what you decide on, keep me posted
Post # 13
I’m also having mariachi’s….still trying to talk my man into the folklorico dancers. although he is half mexican and half spanish he was not brought up around the mexican traditions or exposed to much of the culture. sad i know 🙂 but i love him anyways. i’m going to do the mexican wedding cookies as favors….i’m only having trouble finding the perfect box to put them in but i think i’m over analyzing it. Good luck girl…you’re wedding will be beautiful i’m sure!!!
oh one question…when do you plan on having the dancers perform? my friend said i should do it when we’re taking pictures but then that would mean i would miss it….i was thinking during dinner. Let me know thanks!
Post # 14
We are going with mini tequila bottles as favors! Although the venue was hesitant at first (claiming they had concerns about the kids getting their hands on them) we were able to convince them by purchasing the tequila through them instead (concerns about the kids were gone once they reaped the benefits – ha)!
we are having the folklorico dancers during the reception, right before the mariachis. the dancers offered to dance with the mariachis, but i liked the idea of having two separate performances during dinner. 🙂
Post # 15
Awesome ideas about spicy things as wedding favors! This opens up a whole new avenue of ideas for my wedding to my Mexican-born FI. Mini salsa jars would be a good DIY project!
Imported Mexican candies would be expensive, but there are a lot of Mexican bakeries in my area that would certainly sell Mexican wedding cookies.
Post # 16
Jealous of your mariachi and dancers! We’re doing it so small and on a tight budget. FI and I both just graduated medical school and are pretty broke right now :o(, if it weren’t for my parents helping us with the wedding and house we’re buying. We could have waited to save money, I suppose, but my parents would have killed me if we bought a house and moved in before getting married (even though I’m nearly 30 and a doctor now, lol!!). I always wanted a mariachi, we’re doing an ipod reception with mostly country music (my FI and his family are Southern/Country)…oh well, there’s always the 25th anniversary reception, haha.
For favors, I’m doing mexican wedding cookies that I baked myself. I wrapped them in saran wrap and placed them in little gift baggies (favor-sized like 3×3″) with pretty tissue paper so it actually looks like a gift. Then I tied a cute little bow with the Thank-You tag. They came out precious!