Thursday, May 5, 2016

Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board

I love wedding inspiration boards. They're super fun to put together and such a great way to find and collect ideas.

Two years ago (how time flies!), Lydia tweeted me and asked for Tex/Mex/Fiesta wedding ideas, so of course, I had to put together a Fiesta Wedding inspiration board. And with today being Cinco de Mayo, it only felt right to break out this post from the vault.

Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board


Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.

The more I worked on it, the more I realized just how incredibly fun a fiesta wedding would be. The essence of a fiesta wedding is bright and bold colors. Think lots of hot pink, Tiffany blue, and yellow. The brighter, the better.

Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.
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Kick things off with bright, bold invitations. For a fiesta wedding, you can't start with a dull invitation. From the very beginning, you want your guests to know they're in for a party. The invitations above are no longer available, but you can check out these Fiesta Invitations from Wedding Paper Divas. I like them a lot because you can change the colors on it (if you're asking my opinion, I say go with the blue).

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Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.
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I absolutely love the flowers you can choose for a fiesta wedding. Flowers look amazing in wedding photos if they have a pop to them. Bright, bold colors can afford you that pop. But, you can carry that past the actual flowers. Instead of a white or ivory piece of ribbon on your stems, you can go with something like turquoise tulle.

Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.
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I imagine a fiesta wedding has to be held outdoors. You're not having this wedding in the dead of winter when your guests are confined to a ballroom. It's outdoors in a courtyard of some sort. It's in a warm month and your guests may get hot during the ceremony. So bright, multi-colored programs printed as fans ... perfect.

Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.
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If you're having a fiesta wedding, it should be loud. With loud colors, you're not going to have a super quiet ceremony. It just doesn't mesh. So I'm definitely a huge supporter of maracas. Add a note to them to ask your guests to shake them during the kiss. Or have them rattle you down the aisle after the ceremony. You can pick up some hand painted wooden ones, but those will get pricey. Personally, I vote for some plastic maracas. They'll do the trick and won't burn your budget.
Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.
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You can definitely have a great time with escort cards that double as favors. You can pick up mini bottles of Patron (which I'm sure your guests will absolutely love) or Tabasco sauce. Amazon sells a case of 500 bottles of Tabasco sauce. I know, it sounds like a lot and you probably won't have 500 guests, but it's actually a lot cheaper than if you buy less. And then you'll have these for your own consumption after the wedding (or just donate them to your venue).

Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.
Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.

When your guests get to their seats, there's so much you can do with the tables. Instead of traditional tablecloths, go with blankets. You can use cacti instead of floral centerpieces (which might save on your flowers budget). You can also decorate with paper flowers, which you can DIY from tissue paper.

Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.
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Your menu can be so fun with a fiesta wedding. Start with your signature cocktails. For a fiesta, you definitely should have sangria. It's easy to make and will save money too. It would be really pretty if you served drinks with chevron paper straws too.

Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.
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And then there's the meal. You know I'm a huge fan of having an action station -- and a taco bar would be perfect for a fiesta wedding. If you have servers, you could do a quesadilla station too (which are really popular right now). I would definitely have salsa and guacamole too. And remember those extra Tabasco bottles? Here's a great place for them.

You can start your guests with a plated avocado salad or a Mexican tortilla soup, then have the bars as a buffet dinner. Or have a plated dinner and have the taco bar during cocktail hour. There's a ton of options with your menu.

Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.
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Your guests are definitely going to want to be the type of people who have fun, so I would set up a photo booth for them. If you have one, fill it with maracas (like the ones you used during the ceremony), sombreros, baby guitars, and margarita glasses. Definitely grab a bold fabric for a backdrop and your guests will have a great time.

Don't you just LOVE all the colors in a fiesta wedding? If you're planning one, check out this Fiesta Wedding Inspiration Board at www.abrideonabudget.com.
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And, at the end of the night, you can have churros. I've talked to so many wedding guests who say they love a late night snack when leaving the wedding (it's part of why we had a candy buffet on the way out of our wedding). Handing out churros in chevron treat bags (which match the chevron straws) just ties everything together. And that's part of what you need with a wedding like this. It can be so big and bold that it takes off and gets out of control. You need themes (like chevron) to tie everything together and bring it back to center.

I absolutely love this these fiesta wedding ideas. If you do too, be sure to check out our fiesta wedding Pinterest board.

If a fiesta wedding's not your thing, check out our other wedding inspiration boards below:
BRIDAL BABBLE: What would you add to your fiesta wedding inspiration board?

14 comments:

  1. Those are some really fun ideas for a fiesta wedding.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  2. I think the colors are really gorgeous for a Fiesta wedding! I like the idea and the food would be delicious if served Mexican. I like the tablecloth and plants!

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  3. I love this idea, too! What fun, and weddings should be fun! Margaritas, yay!

    Aria H.

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  4. Love the theme & all the great ideas! I especially love the shaking the maracas when you kiss idea - FABULOUS!!

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  5. my friend did a taco bar for her wedding last weekend. So smart, economical, and yummy!

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  6. Beautiful colors! I love wedding boards , too.

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  7. omg I love all those vibrant colors! i'd add some fiesta style music too

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  8. I think the ideas are perfect and a wedding I'd be talking about for awhile seeing all of this.

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  9. This FIESTA wedding looks so pretty !!!

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  10. Love these ideas and the beautiful colors, the flowers are gorgeous.

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  11. Sangria and outdoor courtyard fun sounds great! The vibrant colors are so fun, I especially love the idea about blankets used as a table cloth.

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  12. If I was at a wedding and the bride gave me churros on my way out, I would love her forever :)

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  13. I love the bright colors as well as a fiesta inspiration. Awesome.

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