Our Top 10 Favorite Cinco De Mayo Wedding Décor Ideas
If you’re looking for a unique theme for your springtime wedding, consider a Cinco de Mayo wedding! Known for its bright colors, exuberant celebrations, and delicious food, Cinco de Mayo makes the perfect theme for a wedding.
Wondering how you’re going to pull off the fun, festive atmosphere of Cinco de Mayo at your nuptials? Here are a few of our favorite Cinco de Mayo wedding ideas to get you started.
The sky is the limit when it comes to Cinco de Mayo wedding invitations. We love invites that feature bright, bold colors, and we especially love invitations that use a combination of English and Spanish. Invitations that mimic the look of papel picado are especially striking.
Going digital with your invitations? Don’t forget to create Cinco de Mayo wedding hashtags that guests can use before, during, and after your wedding on social media!
2. Bridal Shower
If you know Cinco de Mayo will be inspiring your wedding celebrations, why not give guests a small taste of your big day by using it as the theme for your bridal shower too!
Many of the design details for a wedding apply, but specific Cinco de Mayo wedding shower ideas can be a bit more fun and relaxed. Consider allowing guests to swing at a piñata and create DIY cacti for the tables. A giant balloon cactus is a fun and silly way to encourage selfies at your bridal shower.
Having trouble picking just one or two colors for your ceremony and reception décor? If you decide to go with Cinco de Mayo wedding decorations, you’re in luck. This traditional Mexican celebration is at its best when multiple saturated hues in gold, green, orange, and fuchsia are used, but pinks, blues, and reds are also common. The more colors you use, the better!
Make colorful hand fans, hang papel picado above the dance floor, and use streamers in many hues to create a striking ceremony backdrop.
You can really make a statement at your wedding by choosing your table centerpieces carefully. With the unique and colorful options available when your wedding theme is Cinco de Mayo, you have more options for creating a memorable display than most.
Plants that you wouldn't normally find on a wedding table, like cacti and succulents, look great in a Cinco de Mayo tablescape. Instead of using boring table cloths, dress up tables with colorful Mexican serapes, and use Margarita glasses in lieu of glass vases when displaying flowers and candles.
5. Wedding Dress
A Cinco de Mayo wedding dress can be any color of the rainbow, but a white dress can fit into your theme just as well, as long as you’re willing to have fun with the details.
Look for lacy gowns that mimic the look of papel picado, or choose a gown with oversized rosettes on the shoulder or the waist.
Want to inject a bit of color? Consider a colorful statement necklace, pinning a bright flower in your hair, or wearing Mexican-inspired earrings.
6. Bridal Party
You can really tie your theme together by choosing your bridal party's attire carefully. Not only will the girls love wearing a less conventional dress, choosing bright colors or bold patterns will ensure you stand out in your white gown.
Embroidered sheath dresses, bright, bold colors, and mismatched dresses all look great on bridesmaids at a Cinco de Mayo wedding.
When it comes to the groomsmen, think striped suspenders that are designed to look like Mexican serapes and bold, colorful pocket squares.
Nothing compares to the floral arrangement options you have at a Cinco de Mayo wedding. From daisies to roses and carnations to succulents in every color of the rainbow, you can create eye-catching floral arrangements, bouquets, and boutonnieres that are anything but boring.
Consider having your bridal party wear colorful flower crowns, add succulents to your bouquet, and place punches of color throughout your ceremony and reception with flower arches and table arrangements, or consider creating a unique piñata out of roses.
8. Food and Drinks
Mexican-inspired dishes are perfect for a Cinco de Mayo wedding theme. A taco bar is a great alternative to a traditional sit down dinner, while churros are the perfect addition to any dessert table.
Margaritas are the obvious choice for a Cinco de Mayo wedding, but if you want to do something a little different, try a Paloma, Michelada, or a Chavela instead.
9. Wedding Cake
If you aren’t impressed by traditional white wedding cakes, you’ll love designing a Cinco de Mayo wedding cake with your baker! Colorful florals can be used, and intricate, lacy designs in bold colors will make your wedding cake unlike any you've seen before.
Nearly any topper can be used, but oversized blooms, succulents, and tropical fruit make especially striking cake topper displays.
10. Wedding Favors
You can have a lot of fun with Cinco de Mayo wedding favors, as they are often more creative than traditional wedding favor options. Pass out mini piñatas, have guests shake maracas in lieu of clapping, or pass out mini planters with cacti or succulents in them.
If you’re looking for a colorful way to celebrate your spring wedding, look no further than Cinco de Mayo. These Cinco de Mayo wedding ideas will provide you with the inspiration you need to plan the festive wedding of your dreams!