Wedding Party Photo by Katie Ruther
Mexican wedding party are a few of the best celebrations you’ll ever attend. From the continuous dancing to dynamic mariachi music, and the incredible food and desserts, it’s a celebration that works out into the night, and sometimes even into the next day. Traditional Mexican wedding food consists of things like tacos, tamales, pork carnitas, chiles rellenos (packed poblano peppers), enchiladas mole, and more. Variety is the secret here: several types of meat, sauces, and salsas will all be options.
A lot of Mexican weddings will have an open bar, serving whatever from traditional Mexican beers and tequila to margaritas. You’ll likely be handed a shot of tequila eventually, at which point you may hear a common Spanish toast: ” ¡ Arriba (up), abajo (down), al centro (to the center), pa’ dentro (to the within)!” Some Mexican wedding events will serve aguas frescas for the kids and non-drinkers, which is a sweet, flavored water beverage. Traditional flavors consist of horchata (rice and cinnamon), tamarind, limon (lime), and sandia (watermelon).
Mexicans love sugary foods, and will likely have a whole table stacked with fancy screens of cakes, candies, and cookies to pick from. Aside from the standard wedding cake that the couple will cut together, treats may consist of traditional Mexican desserts like tres leches cake, flan, polvorones (referred to as Mexican wedding cookies), buñuelos (fried fritters), and pan dulce (sweet bread).