Question by  Semaj (83)

How can I plan a Mexican American wedding?

My fiance is of Mexican heritage and I am American. We want our wedding to be a blending and honoring of the cultures.


Answer by  xsut (943)

You should serve food that is representative of both cultures. Also, the musical selection should be both American artists and also Mexican artists. The flowers can consists of species that are native to both countries. The most important thing is the wedding is a beautiful event and you enjoy your special day.


Answer by  Claw (96)

Mix traditional American food with the Mexican food(burritos with several topping choices so the guests can make a salad instead.). Hire a mariachi band. Decorate with Mexican colors in an "American" way. Buy a traditional cake and a Mexican cake for dessert time. Blend American and Mexican traditions in the actual ceremony.


Answer by  janedoe (701)

Talk to your mother-in-law to be and ask what the most important aspects of a Mexican wedding are to her. You could also hire a wedding planner who is Mexican-American.


Answer by  Bernadette (66)

I recently attended a Mexican-American wedding. It was a gorgeous ceremony and reception. Apparently, it is a Mexican wedding tradition to pass a hat around at the reception and collect money for the bride and groom. They made a lot of extra money that way. It's also traditional there for men to pay a dollar to dance with the bride.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

Mexican weddings are very family oriented as are American weddings. They are both colorful and full of happiness and food. Just talk to your fiance about any special traditions.


Answer by  bouks999 (496)

Well you can put both aspects int he wedding. Like a Mexican flower arrangement with some american music. Or you can mix up the colors.


Answer by  holdengal (693)

Ask your fiance what aspects of his culture are most important to him and make sure to include those aspects in the wedding ceremony or reception. Another idea is to theme the rehearsal dinner after his culture.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

First i would sit down with both sets of parents and discuss how you could blend the cultures of both sides into the wedding. Each heritage has something special that can be incorporated into the wedding. It could be the service, food, rehearsal dinner, reception, brides dance, etc. Mexican heritage is very colorful, maybe the church flowers could represent this.

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