Post # 1
My fiance and I are thinking of having an outdoor theme for our wedding. My fiance is white and I am mexican. We were thinking of having a mariachi band play while our guests eat. We thought it would be different if we served bbq food. Does BBQ (Chicken, meat, mash potatoes, macaroni, etc) sound totally off, while listening to a mariachi band? I thought maybe serving chips and salsa before the main food is served. I can’t stop thinking it looks kinda weird? Please give me your honest opinions. I need help!!! I guess we are screwed if we do, screwed if we dont. Even if we serve mexican food, I guess it doesn’t go with our outdoors theme haha.
Well your opinions are very much appreciated!
Post # 3
I would just go with the BBQ. I think it’s a good way to mix your Mexican heritage with American cultures.
Post # 4
I LOOOOVE Mexican food and i’m luke warm (at best) about BBQ so I would go with the BBQ. But you know your families best and if they like BBQ then I would serve that. I wouldn’t really worry about whether the food goes with the music. NO one will notice that except you. People coming to your wedding don’t analyze things that finely.
Also, and please know I mean absolutely no offense by this, how set are you on having a Mariachi band? From personal experience, Mariachi music is sort of an acquired taste. You either like it or you hate it. So if half of the guest at your wedding aren’t used to it, they might find it annoying. I live in LA were I’ve been exposed to Mariachi music my whole life and I personally can’t stand it. (again, i mean absolutely no offense). All I’m saying is, I would think twice about this.
Post # 5
Your entire wedding doesn’t have to match one particular theme besides just having a good time! You are mixing cultures, so honestly either option will work out great. Do what you feel represents you guys as a couple and just have a good time. Guests will love having a mariachi band too, I went to a wedding with BBQ and mariachi’s and had a fantastic time!
Post # 6
I voted Mexican with Mariachi, however since you are mixed cultures having a BBQ and Mariachi is a really great way to join the two cultures. I thought Mariachi band just sounds cool nomatter what theme or venue. 🙂 So I would change my poll vote to it doesn’t matter 🙂
Post # 7
I think it would be cool to have a Mariachi and I wouldn’t care if I was eating BBQ or Chinese food!
Post # 8
I love Mexican food, BBQ, and Mariachi music, so whatever you decide, I’d be thrilled to be at your wedding! In general, I think guests care much less about matching themes than about tasty food and whether or not they’re having fun. 🙂
Post # 9
Your guests will be happy with whatever you serve. Just because you belong to a certain ethnic group doesn’t require you to only serve food from your ethnic group. The same logic can be applied if a Caucasian couple wanted to serve Asian or Mexican food even though no one in their family belongs to those ethnic groups. Serve whatever food you love that your guests will eat and don’t worry about it. The entertainment has nothing to do with the food choice either.
Post # 10
I’m having a Mariachi band in a big old Victorian house… it doesn’t get much farther off than that! I say do whatever you want.
Post # 11
if you are looking to book a mariachi group…i am actually a part of one.
we go by the name of Mariachi Relampago. we range from the ages of 13-24 (and then my dad LOL). We are a 8-10 member group, consisting of mostly women i may add :). you can call us at (626) 224-5279 or (626) 334-4753 ask for Francisco or Lilia Cabral. Pricing depends on the location and how many hours you would like to contract us for. I hope we can be of help to all the brides in need of a mariachi group.
i will attach some pictures. and if you would like to listen to me sing (i am the main singer per say) i will attach some homemade video links here as well. but for any further info go ahead and call and we could possibly even schedule a performance you could attend to hear us in action.
Thanks ladies :]
Post # 12
here are the pics and the link…..
Post # 13
I like your idea of serving Mexican/Mex-Amer appetizers and then having the BBQ, that way you are getting the best of both worlds.
Post # 14
I’m the same as you…I’m Mexican and Fiance white. We live in Texas so BBQ is a given to serve at the wedding. We’re up in the air on the Mariachi band, depends on how much is left in the budget. We ARE have a full fiesta rehearsal dinner so incorporate my culture. My Fiance love anything Mexican and he got a kick at of this idea…in fact he suggested it be the theme for the wedding. I love my Mexican culture but I had other ideas for my wedding. 😉
Post # 15
I too will be serving southern BBQ since we are having a country western themed wedding. Our reception is even going to be in a large party barn! Even wierder, my fiance and I are both Mexicanos with country redneck tastes lol!
Post # 16
really it’s about what u want. It’s ur day and if u two want to eat bbq and listen to mariachi then do it! My Fiance is mexican and I may be white but I connect with mexican customs more bc as a kid i was around it. we are having a little of both types of food, mole and arroz, shredded chicken and potato salad. it’s about blending so i think u shouldn’t worry so much about it.