Wedding Ideas Inspired by the Day of the Dead Celebration

In Bridal by Belen Molina

Known for its vibrant and cheerful colors, the traditional Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a unique celebration of life and death that is celebrated every year from October 31st to November 2nd. Filled with marigolds, sugar skulls, skeletons, tissue paper decorations and other traditional Mexican elements, this three-day holiday is the perfect source of inspiration for a colorful wedding fiesta!

Create your very own Day of the Dead themed wedding by incorporating the following wedding details.

1. Day of the Dead-Inspired Cake

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Celebrate your big day with a statement cake like this one, depicting Mexico’s colorful culture and Day of the Dead themes through bright-colored flowers and iconic sugar skulls. Make your wedding cake the perfect centerpiece for your celebration.

2. Skeleton Couple Cake Topper








These vibrant skeletons are not your average bride and groom. The figurines are carefully sculpted from paperclay and handpainted with gouache and acrylic paint. Tiny tissue paper flowers adorn the bride’s head and the bride and groom hold a papel picado banner with the words “El Amor Verdadero Nunca Muere,” meaning “True Love Never Dies.” Get this item here.

3. Colorful Papel Picado









Beautifully inspired by traditional Mexican Folk Art, this papel picado banner adds a festive touch to your fiesta party decor. Each rectangular tissue paper pennant is decorated with traditional Mexican cut-out patterns. Pink satin ribbon connects each banner flag and extends a total of ten feet. Get it here.

4. Floral Headpieces

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A Day of the Dead celebration isn’t complete without flowers. Bright-colored, fresh-cut flowers are said to guide the spirits to their respective altars with their pungent scent and vibrant colors. Complete your bright and bold look with a stunning floral crown like this one.

5. Stationery









These playful Day of the Dead wedding invitations are packed with color, patterns, sugar skulls and fun. Get them here.

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