It’s not too late to hire a Mariachi for your summer wedding! No matter what stage of planning you’re at we’d like to help! Our rates for hiring our performers are reasonable and you get amazing musicians who love what they do and will give you a unique experience, interacting with the audience when appropriate and helpful. So, let’s keep planning, and today we’ll talk to you a little about some ways to implement traditional Mexican elements to your wedding! We’ve talked once before on this subject, but there are more ways!
- Who Pays?: Historically, Mexican weddings are often paid for by “sponsors,” which usually consists of friends and family helping the couple pay for everything. This is a great way for more people to feel involved and a fantastic way to keep any one side of the family (or the couple themselves) from spending a fortune on the wedding. The wedding party also supplies things for the wedding. All bridesmaid and groomsmen are paired off and each pairing is responsible for something like the bouquet, the lazo, 13 silver or gold coins (arras) and the pillows the bride and groom will kneel on during the ceremony.
- Invitations: It’s common for invitations to be in both Spanish and English, and lists the parents of both the bride and the groom as the ones inviting others to join in this event. Those contributing to the wedding are also listed on the invitation alongside their contributions. Guests must bring the invitation at arrival to attend the celebration.
- The Money Dance: This tradition came from European countries, but it’s become popular throughout so many cultures. There are different ways to set this up, but generally speaking, guests pay money to dance with the bride. Some options of collection include pinning the bills to her dress, placing them in a special purse or bag, or giving them to the maid of honor. This is a great way for the guests to help start a nest egg or give the couple some cash to spend as they please without giving cash as a wedding gift.
- Clothing: Many brides from Latin American countries wear a light blue slip under their wedding dress. Men wear cummerbunds and ties, matching the bridesmaid’s dresses. Adorably, the flower girl and ring bearer are dressed like the bride and groom.
- Colors: Not surprisingly, the bride usually chooses the wedding colors and everything is decorated in those colors, from the cake to the cars the party arrives in to the pews and bridal path. Flowers and ribbons are popular options for decorating in those colors.
- Mariachi: You didn’t think we’d forget this important step, did you? Hiring a Mariachi is a great way to remind your guests of the beautiful Mexican heritage of which you or your family identify. It’s a great way to get live entertainment without breaking the bank but while pleasing everyone. Guests love Mariachi music, so why not give everyone a show! Dance the night away and let your love bloom like the flowers in your bouquet and table settings.