Mexican-Style Weddings

Vivid colors and great food help make the celebration

By Michelle Bolyn

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Mexican wedding receptions usually turn into a huge party filled with bright colors and lots of entertainment for the guests. When someone is invited to a Mexican wedding, they can expect a good time. Brides wanting a Mexican-style wedding can plan it on a small or large budget.

Wedding Dress

Mexican wedding dresses can be made of silk, be adorned with bright colors, have long sleeves for the conservative bride or a flamenco look for the spunky bride. If you want a romantic look, add lace to the bodice or as a top layer.

Bridal Party Attire

Usually, bridesmaids wear brightly colored dresses such as yellow or red and the groomsmen wear matching color ties.


It's not unusual to see magenta, bright orange and red throughout a Mexican wedding ceremony and reception.


The decor matches the bright color palette with large paper flowers, arrangements of bright flowers and linens. Some receptions feature white tablecloths with bright centerpieces or tablecloths made from lace.


Many Mexican wedding receptions incorporate flamenco dancers and a mariachi band.


You can decide to have a festive atmosphere with a buffet of tacos, enchiladas and other traditional Mexican food.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican wedding cookies are the traditional dessert and can double as favors.

About the Author

Michelle Bolyn regularly writes on weddings and relationships.

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