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Embrace Tradition: Infusing Mexican Folklore into Your Wedding Day

By: Velas Weddings / 04 Jul 2024
Mexican Mariachi in Your Wedding Day

Are you looking to get married in Mexico and want to embrace some of this country's lovely traditions and folklore?

Imagine having a wedding celebration bursting with color and energy, with the air filled with the lively sounds of mariachi music, the scent of delicious Mexican cuisine, and the sight of vibrant decorations that tell a story of a rich cultural heritage. Incorporating Mexican folklore into your wedding can transform your big day into a fiesta that honors traditions while creating a great atmosphere. 

Let's explore how to infuse your wedding with the spirit of Mexican folklore through elements like escalonadas, mojigangas, traditional music, colorful decorations, and culinary delights.

Mexican Decoration Wedding Los Cabos


The Beauty of Mexican Folklore

Mexican folklore is a blend of vibrant colors, lively music, and deep-rooted traditions that bring a joyous spirit to any celebration. Weddings, in particular, are the perfect occasion to showcase these cultural elements, which symbolize love, family, and community. 

If your dream wedding is set in a Mexican destination, incorporating the local folklore will create a lively event that you will enjoy from start to finish. 



Escalonadas are inspired by the "callejoneadas" of San Miguel de Allende, where the bride, groom, and guests joyfully parade through cobblestone streets, often with tequila or mezcal in hand and accompanied by mojigangas (towering puppets). Mar del Cabo, our exclusive adults-only boutique hotel in Los Cabos, has embraced this tradition and offers a great experience.

Symbolism: Escalonadas symbolize the joyful journey of the newlyweds as they step into their new life together, celebrating love and community with each step.

Escalonadas at Mar del Cabo: You can begin your wedding by descending from the lobby to the beautiful beach, accompanied by live music and the sound of the Sea of Cortez. Along the way, encounter stations offering cocktails and authentic Mexican culinary delights, allowing you and your guests to sing, dance, and revel in the festive atmosphere.

Mar del Cabo offers incredible flexibility with themed celebrations to suit your personal style. Whether you're drawn to a Day of the Dead celebration or another vibrant theme, the hotel can transform your special day with traditional touches. 

Escalonada - Mexican Folkllore Wedding


Mojigangas are large papier-mâché puppets that stand up to 12 feet tall. They often feature exaggerated facial expressions and vibrant costumes. These puppets have roots in colonial Mexico and are traditionally used in festivals and celebrations.

You can enjoy this unique experience at award-winning Velas Resorts properties in Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. These celebrations can include an all-female mariachi band, a taco tasting with cocktails, and a spectacular fireworks show to cap off the night.

Visual Impact: Mojigangas make a striking visual statement, adding an original touch to the wedding procession or reception.

Customization Ideas: You can customize your mojigangas to reflect your personalities or to fit your wedding theme. Whether you wear traditional Mexican attire or modern wedding outfits, these puppets can be a fun and personal addition.

Mojigangas - Mexican Folklore Wedding

Traditional Music and Dance

Music and dance are at the heart of Mexican culture, bringing people together in celebration and joy.

Mariachi Bands: Mariachi bands are synonymous with Mexican celebrations. Their lively music creates a merry atmosphere and can be included during the ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception.

Folkloric Dancers: Folkloric dancers, with their colorful costumes and dynamic performances, can provide mesmerizing entertainment during the reception, showcasing the beauty and diversity of Mexican dance traditions.

Traditional Ceremony Mexican Folklore Wedding

Colorful Decorations

All-year-round Mexican celebrations (big and small) are known for their vibrant and colorful decorations, which create a lively and joyful ambiance.

Decor Ideas: Incorporate traditional elements like papel picado (cut paper banners), bright flowers such as marigolds and bougainvillea, and hand-painted pottery. These decorations can adorn the ceremony space, reception tables, and even the wedding cake.

Colorful table decoration Mexican Wedding

Culinary Delights

No Mexican wedding is complete without a feast of traditional dishes and drinks.

Traditional Dishes: Delight your guests with a menu featuring Mexican favorites like tacos, tamales, mole, and churros. Consider setting up a taco bar or hiring a local chef to prepare traditional dishes on-site.

Signature Drinks: Offer a selection of traditional Mexican drinks, such as margaritas, tequila shots, and aguas frescas. For a special touch, create a signature cocktail that reflects your personalities.

Mexican drinks station Wedding

Benefits of Including Mexican Folklore in Your Wedding

Incorporating Mexican folklore into your wedding creates a unique experience for all. Additionally, these traditions are not only beautiful but also interactive and engaging, ensuring that your guests are entertained and involved throughout the celebration.

In conclusion, incorporating Mexican folklore into your wedding is a wonderful way to create a vibrant, joyful, and culturally rich celebration. The elements we mentioned can transform your wedding into a super fun fiesta! So, embrace the beauty and magic of Mexican folklore, and make your wedding day an experience that everyone will remember for life. 

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