9 Creative Ways to Serve Tequila at Your Cinco de Mayo Wedding

Because this liquor is an absolute given

Updated 05/03/18

Photo by Sargeant Creative

If you're tying the knot on or around May 5th, then naturally Cinco de Mayo-themed celebrations are in order, especially if you're saying "I do" south of the border. Sombreros, festive colors, and LOTS of chips and guac (at no extra cost) are all musts, but there's one necessity that deserves a top spot on your planning checklist....tequila! Obviously, what would a Mexican-inspired soirée be without margaritas or Palomas aplenty!?

With such an emphasis on this specific liquor for your Cinco de Mayo nuptials, any old marg simply just won't do when it comes to wowing your guests. So, we rounded up 9 creative ways to keep the tequila flowing and the fiesta going into the wee hours of the night. From mini margaritas (paired with tacos, of course) to incorporating tequila into your wedding invitations, these ideas take your drink options from your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant to wedding-day ready. Stock up on limes, pour out the salt, and get ready for the best Cinco de Mayo wedding celebration that your nearest and dearest have ever seen. May every cup runneth over with tequila.

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Custom Tequila Shot Glasses

Photo by Abby Grace Photography

Take a nod from T.I. and serve your Patrón however you like. In this case, the couple displayed tequila shots poured inside Himalayan seat salt shot glasses, each featuring a guest's name in custom calligraphy (no better way to peer pressure your friends into drinking). The corresponding lime wedges also featured each wedding attendant's table number.

02 of 09

Wedding Favors

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography

Keep the tequila flowing even after your Cinco de Mayo wedding. Send guests home with mini bottles as wedding favors, and attach a calligraphed card to each with a piece of leather.

03 of 09

Drink Stirrers

Photo by Elizabeth French Photography

Add a personalized flair to your out-of-this-world tequila cocktails with chic drink stirrers that feature your initials. Presentation points will increase tenfold.

04 of 09

Traditional Clay Jarritos

Flower arrangement on donkey

Photo by Jillian Mitchell

For the ultimate creative tequila serving method, these newlyweds relied on local clay jarritos to house their alcohol. A donkey decorated with bright florals delivered the alternative shot glasses to guests, and the pair commemorated their marriage with a tequila toast (step aside, champagne).

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Mini Patrón Bottles

Photo by Tim Willoughby

Nothing says next-level margaritas quite like the combo of perfectly-sized Patrón bottles and decorative straws that sync with your Cinco de Mayo theme. These mini cocktails will be flying out of your caterer's hands.

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On Display

Photo by Abby Jiu, Design by Lemon & Lime Event Design

Make your wedding beverages the focal point of your outdoor spring ceremony. Guests will already feel like they're on the beach while sipping from festive margarita glasses (salted rims and all), but they'll also love grabbing them from an ultra-cool display dedicated specifically to your Mexican-inspired beverages.

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Shot Bar


May only the boldest, most shot-savvy guests gravitate toward the danger zone that is a table full of 1.48 oz. glasses of tequila, if they dare. Keep salt and limes (or lemons) at the ready.

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Spicy Margarita

Photo by Hailley Howard Photography

Spice up your Mexican-inspired nuptials with a caliente jalapeño tequila-infused drink that will have your nearest and dearest begging for the recipe.

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Inside the Invitation Suite

Wedding Favor Box

Photo by Don + Helen

Even your invitations can exude the Cinco de Mayo theme and offer a sneak peak of the drinks to come. This couple paired their wedding stationery with sugar skull tequila bottles, salt, and a few limes.

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