(Closed) Mexican Brides to Be.. HELP! Too much going on for the Reception??

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Post # 3
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Most of these things that you listed for the reception go down in non-Hispanic weddings, so it can be done! J Are you hiring a day-of coordinator? I would totally suggest one to keep everything on track. I used to worry about organizing all of the activity going on at the reception and ever since I hired a DOC, all of that went away since the responsibility is hers now.

Her advice to me was to get all of the activity done during dinner and before the real dancing begins, otherwise the reception will come to a halt while you’re trying to fit in dances/cake cutting/etc. Some of the “moments”, like the garter and bouquet toss, can during the dancing without stopping all of the action, with the help of a good MC.

Post # 4
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am Boricua and my Fiance is Mexican and we are planning to also have a Mariachi Band as well.  We will have a DJ for when the band takes their breaks.  I think your plan is fine. Sounds great.

Definately get a timeline together and try to stick to it as best possible, just like with anything else.  You will be on track.  Just remember to have fun.

Post # 5
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012


Hay Mujer your wedding planning is down to the core and I LOVE IT!!! FOR ONE THING FOR KEEPING IT REAL.  I was born and raised in Us but with Mexican heritage since my mother is from Jalisco and my dad from Michoacan.  

Like me your wedding will take place in 2011.  

For your bridal party coming in (I have only seen that in American weddings) However my fiances uncle that is Mexicano had his wedding this past JULY 10,2010 and his bridal party to introduce the bride and groom did just that. However this is what they did. The groom allowed the guys to choose the music they wanted to walk in with than the next couple than the next couple of the 5 groomsmen 4 choice Mexican music that only lasted like 30 seconds or less for each couple.  Incorporate the Musica  Mexican .


I love that you are having the Dollar and  Vibora Dance and that you are have not become American-washed and embrassed and embrace your cultura. 

Post # 6
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You just basically described my wedding to my Mexican Fiance… except we’re not having a trio or a dollar dance.  You can easily fit all that into a reception!

Our reception starts with a mariachi band playing during coctail hour, then after we make our “grand entrance,” dinner starts and the mariachis go around and sing to each of the tables.  Then the mariachi band leaves and the DJ starts up the music, mostly American but with a lot of FI’s zapatiado mixed in.  We’ll have toasts, special dances, bouquet/garter toss, and cake cutting too… and still plenty of time to dance!

Post # 7
30 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

Hello, Im the same here!! Im a March 2011 bride and I was going crazy just yesterday thinking about how everything is gonna go down lol! Im not doing the vibora, throwing that out completely, I feel like takes up alot of time. The $1 dance, I think we’re going to do that while the band is playing since we only have the band for 3 hrs.

Mariachi while dinner is served. 6-8

Band/DJ 8-1 inbetween this do the garter/bouquet toss, cake cutting and dollar dance lol

that’s all i have so far…

Post # 8
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think it’s too much.  You can do it.  Sounds good to me :o)

Post # 9
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That sounds exactly like my wedding. My Fiance is Mexican and I was feeling very overwhelmed at first. I had never heard of the dollar dance before I met his family. I was thinking of combining the parent/child dances too. My Future Sister-In-Law had a Mariachi at her reception but only during the dinner portion. I’m glad I’m not the only one that feels like there might be too much going on.

Post # 10
3 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

Dont worry! It can all be done. Mine will pretty much be the same as yours, Mariachi and all 🙂

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