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#1 JBean

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    Posted 06 December 2010 - 06:23 PM

    Hi ladies,


    So I've decided to do a Spanish theme wedding - in Mexico! lol.  I want to create an elegant, Spanish feel. Without using the traditional red and black.  I think I'm going to use vibrant blues, oranges, yellows and reds.


    I did a search but came up empty-handed. Has anyone done this or planning to?? 


    My dress has a Spanish feel to it, and so far I've come up with these ideas for creating the atmosphere:


    -Table numbers in Spanish


    -Fun "senor" moustaches for photos


    -Spanish lace fans on the chairs for the ceremony


    -Maracas for table favours (thanks to the lovely ladies on this forum for that idea) with "shake for a kiss" tags


    And that's it so far... :(


    Does anyone have any other ideas for classy decorations or items that would help with this theme??



    Brad & Janine - November 10th, 2011.
    Valentin Imperial Maya, Riviera Maya
    Bride & Groom + 29

    #2 shelbygirl

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      Posted 06 December 2010 - 06:32 PM

      Are you going to get a mariachi band?

      #3 JBean

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        Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:07 PM

        I don't think it's in our budget, but we'll definitely be playing Spanish music at cocktails and dinner.

        Brad & Janine - November 10th, 2011.
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        #4 LisaandJeff

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          Posted 06 December 2010 - 08:23 PM

          Hi!  I thought about doing the Spanish theme in Mexico too because I lived in Spain for a couple years.  Instead we are doing more of a Mexican-beachy theme, but here are some of the ideas I was considering:


          • Spanish (flamenco) guitarist for our cocktail hour
          • traditional tapas or pintxos for appetizers
          • serving sangria as our signature cocktail (or white sangria if it's super hot!)
          • paella for a dinner option
          • red sashes for the guys (think running of the bulls!)
          • Table cards could be Spanish slang words for love with their definitions on the back (i.e.: media naranja = soul mate;  ) or names of cities in Spain. 
          • I also thought it would be fun to have a pro salsa or flamenco dancer at the reception to teach and dance with guests. 
          • Postcard prints from famous Spanish artists/cities (if you are looking for your colors, look up Gaudi! His architecture could be your inspiration!)


          I would consider doing castanets instead of maracas as table favors too.  They are traditionally Spanish and are fun to dance with.  :)

          Hope that helps!  Have fun!

          June 18, 2011 * Cabo Azul Resort

          #5 JBean

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            Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:27 PM

            Thanks! Great tips. It's all starting to come together. I think it will work out great in the end. (Fingers crossed!!)

            Brad & Janine - November 10th, 2011.
            Valentin Imperial Maya, Riviera Maya
            Bride & Groom + 29

            #6 Jimmy Clock

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              Posted 20 December 2010 - 11:59 PM

              it's great^) nice surprise for your guests)

              #7 Barkles

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                Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:21 PM

                I'd do a passed Margarita or a agua fresca since its in mexico.  Some traditional things you can look up I'm not sure if your having a religous ceramony is a lasso ceramony and arras ceramony you can search for both online.  I'd also try to keep the food more ethnic someone gave you ideas for spanish as in spain but I'd go for more traditional mexican.  Id think succulants and sunflowers for flowers and go for colors like cobolt and yellow.  I think if you do some google searches you'll come up with great ideas.


                Good luck

                #8 mrsbruff2b

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                  Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:13 AM

                  I think this is a good idea, however, tread carefully!  You want to be tasteful and respectful of the culture and not just incorporate superficial and stereotypical accents to your wedding!

                  Married: 20/06/12 - Our 11 year anniversary~

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