Elegant Mexican Wedding Decorations

Use the colors and themes of Mexico to add authenticity

By Suzie Faloon

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A Mexican wedding can be an elegantly decorated affair when you choose items that reflect the colors and traditions of the country.


The pinata is a hollow papier mache animal filled with wrapped candy and favors. An elegant heart, crane, duck or animal-shaped brightly colored pinata is a centerpiece of the wedding reception decoration.

Traditional Gold Coins

Decorate with the symbolic gold that represents the 13 gold coins or arras the groom presents to his bride as a commitment to support her. Gold streamers, chair covers, tablecloths or centerpieces will reflect the gold elegantly and tastefully.

Colors of Mexico

Decorate the reception venue with the bright colors of Mexico. Choose colorful green or rust-colored tablecloths, red, yellow and orange flowers with sand-colored candles.

Wedding Ceremony

Choose flowers native to Mexico for elegant altar and altar table bouquets. Drape the pews with pink or white satin corded rope or ribbon to with touches of gold for the 13 coins. The cord commemorates the lazo draped over the couple's necks during the ceremony

Touches of Tradition

Elegant crane or duck decorations, the symbols of long life and happy marriage, will add an elegant touch when crafted from paper. Sprinkle gold confetti sparingly on bouquets, across tables or the dance floor.

About the Author

Suzie Faloon is a floral designer and a freelance writer.

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