If your wedding happens to fall on the weekend of May 5th, you're by no means obligated to throw a Cinco de Mayo-infused party to celebrate the festivities but, let's be real, why on earth wouldn't you want to!? Even if you're not tying the knot south of the border, you can still channel the best of Mexican culture and turn your wedding into the ultimate fiesta with plenty of tequila, mini tacos, and live music.
And, the Cinco de Mayo theme doesn't have to end there—from your menu cards to your welcome baskets, you can effortlessly channel the vibrant, festive style into any aspect of your upcoming wedding. We rounded up nine creative wedding planning ideas (that go way beyond simply serving margaritas and quesadillas) to inspire your May 5 wedding. May the fifth (of tequila) be with you and your wedding guests as you celebrate your wedding and Cinco de Mayo in style.
Kick off your wedding fiesta with colorful woven welcome baskets that match the Cinco de Mayo theme perfectly. Toss in the itinerary for the weekend, along with mini bottles of tequila, fruit, and decorative towels.
Ensure that your guests are fully in on the fun with playful props. Stick to ideas like personalized maracas, which double as dance floor essentials and wedding favors. They also guarantee a lively and music-filled wedding that will extend into the wee hours of the night.
You don't have to turn to a full-on seven-piece mariachi band to kick off the celebrations, but live music is definitely a must. Even if you only enlist the help of a few local guitarists, your wedding will already feel much more on par with Cinco de Mayo-themed celebrations.
As hard as it is to resist a taco, few guests will want to chow down on this messy meal while dressed in their wedding best. Make their taco consumption as clean as can be with mini versions held together with skewers. Plus, given the size, your nearest and dearest won't feel as guilty for eating more than one.
In certain Mexican locations, like Oaxaca and San Allende de Miguel, it's tradition to rally your wedding guests for a parade through the city streets. Nothing can take your nuptials from a mere everyday wedding to a full-blown fiesta quite like this, which guests of all ages will love participating in.