05/05/2014 11:32 am ET | Updated May 05, 2014

8 Cinco De Mayo-Inspired Wedding Ideas


By Jamie Miles for

Your wedding is the ultimate excuse to really celebrate -- so get inspired by these fiesta-themed wedding details in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

  • A Mexican-Inspired Wedding Cake
    NBarrett Photography / The Knot
    This decorative four-tier cake combined color and fresh blooms to create a cultural eye-catching dessert at Cammie and Matthew’s wedding.

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  • Colorful Reception Decor
    Ashley Garmon Photographers / The Knot
    Cara and Travis chose a brightly patterned tablecloth and decorated it with potted succulents, anemones and cacti to make their reception feel especially festive.

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  • A Festive Beer Burro
    Vienna Glenn Photography / The Knot
    Emily and Erik hired this furry animal dressed in Mexican flair to serve beer, wine and soda at their cocktail hour! Guests won’t be able to stop talking about "that wedding with the donkey" post-event.

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  • Spanish Table Numbers
    Photo: Jen Fariello/ The Knot
    Stephanie and John numbered their reception tables in Spanish (uno, dos, tres!) and decorated with pops of yellow and red to add to the vintage Mexican fiesta aesthetic.

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  • "Mr." and "Mrs." Sombrero Chair Signs
    NBarrett Photography/ The Knot
    Don't expect to go the whole night with these sombreros on the back of your chair (they're especially fun for the dance floor!), but Cammie and Matthew creatively used them to denote their place at the table during dinner.
  • Mariachi Music
    Beautiful Day Photography/ The Knot
    Kim and Matt had a mariachi band lead their guests from the ceremony to the cocktail-hour area, and they stayed to play a few songs after the couple's big entrance at the reception.
  • Pinata Party
    Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia / The Knot
    Ashley and Eric's wedding day actually fell on Cinco de Mayo, so at their reception, they hung a pinata for the kids -- and themselves -- to enjoy.
  • Maraca Favors
    Angie Silvy Photography / The Knot
    Your guests can play along with the mariachi band if you hand out fun musical favors like Annie and Cesar did, with instructions to shake them during the kiss!
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