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How to Plan the Best Fiesta Themed Wedding

by Emma Arendoski

Let’s taco ’bout love! :) Is it that today is Cinco de Mayo, or that tacos at a wedding buffet are ridiculously popular? Could it be that we just love a great fiesta theme? Actually, it’s all of the above! Today we’re talking about how to plan a fiesta themed wedding with the most creative ideas, handmade finds, and themed decorations to help you plan perfectly from start to finish.

If you’re having a more low-key, outdoor wedding reception this summer, want to serve up delicious food, favorite drinks like margaritas (p.s. you need one of these if you don’t have one!), anything with tequila, and horchata, and you love a great party theme, these fiesta wedding ideas are for you.



P.S. Not sure you are ready for a fiesta wedding? Do the next best thing: plan a fiesta bachelorette party or fiesta wedding shower!

Let’s get started!

Fiesta Themed Wedding


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Let’s talk about when and where — two of the frequently asked questions about this theme before you plan to fiesta til mañana.

WHEN

If you’re planning a fiesta wedding, the best weather is hot and sunny. That means summertime, or even early fall, are perfect times of year to plan a fiesta wedding.

WHERE

You can plan this wedding theme anywhere! If you want to plan a destination wedding, head to Mexico! You’ll also find an outdoor fiesta themed wedding anywhere with a large reception tent (just in case, weather-wise, and to properly style the space). A large dance floor, huge buffet line, and plenty of room for fun fiesta themed wedding accents are necessary. :)

HOW

If you’re wondering how to plan a fiesta themed wedding, we’ll show you exactly what you need to know! The most important thing here is to add decorative touches that reflect the theme, but still look like a wedding. This isn’t simply a party: it’s a celebration of marriage, so our goal is to be fun and festive, but still reflective of your wedding day.

Here is exactly what you need to plan a fiesta wedding with all the bells and whistles — or shall we say, maracas. Enjoy!

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First, choose a save the date + a fiesta wedding invitation.

Kick off the fun of your wedding theme with this save the date magnet. These can also be used for wedding favors, if you prefer. By CreativeLaserArt4U.

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Here’s another option for a fiesta save the date by Printib.

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For a completely one-of-kind invitation, choose these fiesta wedding invitations handmade by JPstationery. They are incredible!

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Loving these by Serendipity Beyond Design, too!

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As another option, these papel picado invitations are another incredibly festive find. These are handmade by Printib.

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Love florals and fiesta accents? Choose these invites by CardHunter. These are so beautiful!

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These fiesta invitations from Minted by RootBeerFloat are festive and fun! Change the color in an instant to suit your style.

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You can also get a FREE matching wedding website to go with your fiesta invitations.

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Here is the same invitation but in a lovely shade of lime green!

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The same designer also offers a chic, stylish letterpress design. I love the way this looks! Get it here.

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Prefer a slightly different design? Try Pretty Picado by Jessie Stuery. These are shown in bright yellow for a pop of fun, but you can choose another color in one easy click here.

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You can get matching accents and matching websites, which we’ll discuss later in this blog post, for matching any of the invitations above. Plus, with these invites, you can get FREE envelope addressing to match, too.

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And last but not least, these are such pretty fiesta wedding invites with many colors from which to choose. By PaperCakeDesigns.

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Okay, invitation? Check! Let’s move on to fiesta wedding decorations.

Next, add a festive touch to your wedding space with fiesta wedding decorations.

Look up! The most important fiesta wedding decorations you need to have? Papel picado! Is there a more beautiful decoration for a fiesta than these custom paper banners?! Get yours at MexFabricSupplies.

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Prefer white tissue paper? These are gorgeous! By PapelPicadoShop.

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And if you’re wondering where to buy personalized papel picado for your fiesta wedding, look no further than IInviteYou. These are available in white or colorful options.

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You can decorate your wedding arch or wall with paper flowers like these from GenesisArtCreations. They’re perfect!

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I also love these colorful pinwheels for your fiesta themed wedding decor. Get them by PompomsArt. You can also get them with colorful tassel garland!

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Centerpieces

These El Pato Mexican tin cans are perfect for turning into charming fiesta wedding centerpieces. Add your favorite floral arrangements! Get them at AllLittleCuteThings.

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Serapes for Table Runners and Chair Sashes

Use these serapes to decorate your tables! You can get different sizes for table runners or chair sashes by TangeDesign.

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Cake Toppers

Every wedding cake needs a proper topper! Don’t forget to emphasize your fiesta theme with these adorable pinata cake toppers by LulaFlora.

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Chair Signs

You also NEED these adorable bride and groom chair signs! They’re also handmade by LulaFlora.

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Napkins

Use custom personalized napkins, like these by ForYourParty, as accents at the bar. You can personalize the wording to say anything you’d like and choose your favorite colors.

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Also loving these floral fiesta napkins also from ForYourParty:

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Fiesta Cutlery Sets

These fiesta cutlery bags are great for your outdoor buffet. By SteshaParty.

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Coasters

These coasters are amazing! They read, “You had me at hola”. :) It features your names and the wedding date, too. By ForYourParty.

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Cups

Party cups are a must at a fiesta wedding! Guests can fill up their cups at the bar, a drink dispenser, margarita station, etc. These cups are perfect by WhenitRainsPaper.

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You can also find cute nacho average couple cups here. They’re fun!

For your head table, give your wedding party special personalized cups to use — and take home! These festive cactus cups are by BlueRidgeMountainCo.

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Stir Sticks

Utilize these personalized fiesta stir sticks by ForYourParty at your bar for a fun accent.

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Straws

Don’t forget these darling pom-pom fiesta straws! They’re available only at EstablishedCoGifts.

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Also love these striped paper straws for your fiesta bar at CrankyCakesShop.

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After you’ve decorated, let’s talk wedding favors. Fiesta themed wedding favors are one of the most fun aspects of planning. I think favors are always a fun idea for sending guests home with a token of your appreciation and these are all on-theme!

Give fiesta wedding favors to your guests.

Send guests home with a memento of your fiesta wedding! These are some of our favorite fiesta themed favors for your partygoers.

Maracas

One of the best and most-raved-about favor for a fiesta themed wedding? MARACAS! You can get personalized wedding maracas favors from the one-and-only Vintagebabydoll. They’re the best!

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See more charming styles here.

Churros

Is there a more fitting take-home favor than a delicious churro? Good luck having any of these left! :) Put your churros inside these fiesta themed wedding bags by Mavora Art and Design.

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Cookies

These fiesta wedding cookies by ShopCookieCouture.

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Fiesta Favor Bags

Fill up these bags with candies, cookies, anything! By ForYourParty.

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Luggage Tags

These Meet Me In Mexico luggage tag favors are perfect! By LetterandLeather.

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Mini Pinata Favors

Put your favorite candies inside these mini pinatas as memorable take-home fiesta wedding favors! By LulaFlora. Shown in lime (love these!) or donkey below; and available in other styles here.

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Fiesta Wedding Can Coolers

These drink coolers are a must-have for your fiesta wedding! By RookDesignCo.

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Cactus Soaps

These cactus soaps make great favors for guests! By GiftsbyGrace92.

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Hot Sauce Favors

Give mini bottles of hot sauce to guests as take-home fiesta wedding favors. Buy hot sauce bottles in bulk and add these cute tags and have them personalized however you’d like by PixelPerfectionParty.

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Here’s some amazing hot sauce favors you can buy in bulk! By BushelandPecks.

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Personalized Himalayan Pink Salt Shot Glasses

Give out these unique salt shot glasses by XOArtAndDesign at your fiesta themed wedding. These look awesome!

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Don’t forget a special set for you and your spouse! By XOArtAndDesign.

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Candle Favors

Have guests take home these sweet candles, handmade by TheCanarysNest.

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Door Hanger

If guests are staying at hotels nearby, these door hangers are a fun addition to their wedding welcome bags. By ForYourParty.

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Making your own wedding welcome bags? These are ADORABLE! By TangeDesign.

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Favor Tags

If you want to add a tag to any favor, use these custom tags by Root Beer Float.

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Or these stickers, if that’s more your style! Get them here.

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Add day-of stationery items to your wedding ceremony and reception.

From seating charts to table numbers, there are many day-of items you’ll need for your fiesta themed wedding. Here are hand-picked finds you’ll love.

Table Numbers

Choose papel picado fiesta table numbers for your wedding if you’d like! These go perfectly with the banners mentioned earlier; these are handmade by Printib.

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These table numbers coordinate with a set of invites shown above. By RootBeerFloat.

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Programs

These colorful lime wedding programs are ideal for your fiesta themed wedding. Many colors available. By Root Beer Float.

Also loving this booklet style from the same shop here:

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Menus

Don’t forget fiesta wedding programs to match! Get yours here.

Plan a fiesta wedding guest book.

It doesn’t have to be a book: this alternative idea is way more fun! Plan a wedding piñata: instead of filling it with candy, guests will write notes and well-wishes on pieces of paper and add them to your piñata. On your one year anniversary, open it up and read it! Fun. :) By RainyLainDesigns.

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You can choose a standard donkey piñata, like this by YaOttaPinataStore:

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Or opt for a wedding piñata! This double-heart piñata is one highly-rated option from APinata4U:

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This champagne style from GetAPinata is a popular choice:

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Or this cactus (by CarsonChase):

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Send fiesta wedding thank you cards.

And last but not least, be sure to send out themed thank you cards to guests! You can get these from Root Beer Float.

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Or these darling photo thank you cards by Jessie Steury:

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And there you have it: how to plan a fiesta themed wedding from start to finish!

What do you think of these fiesta wedding ideas? Tell us in the comment box below!

Happy Planning!

xo
Emma

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