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8 Cinco De Mayo-Inspired Wedding Ideas

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Your wedding is the ultimate excuse to really celebrate -- so get inspired by these fiesta-themed wedding details in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

A Mexican-Inspired Wedding Cake
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This decorative four-tier cake combined color and fresh blooms to create a cultural eye-catching dessert at Cammie and Matthew’s wedding. More from The Knot:See 300+ gorgeous wedding cakes!
Colorful Reception Decor
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Cara and Travis chose a brightly patterned tablecloth and decorated it with potted succulents, anemones and cacti to make their reception feel especially festive. More from The Knot:See more reception décor ideas
A Festive Beer Burro
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Emily and Erik hired this furry animal dressed in Mexican flair to serve beer, wine and soda at their cocktail hour! Guests won’t be able to stop talking about "that wedding with the donkey" post-event. More from The Knot:7 reasons why having a donkey at your wedding is a great idea
Spanish Table Numbers
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Stephanie and John numbered their reception tables in Spanish (uno, dos, tres!) and decorated with pops of yellow and red to add to the vintage Mexican fiesta aesthetic. More from The Knot:How to plan your wedding in 30 days
"Mr." and "Mrs." Sombrero Chair Signs
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Don't expect to go the whole night with these sombreros on the back of your chair (they're especially fun for the dance floor!), but Cammie and Matthew creatively used them to denote their place at the table during dinner.
Mariachi Music
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Kim and Matt had a mariachi band lead their guests from the ceremony to the cocktail-hour area, and they stayed to play a few songs after the couple's big entrance at the reception.
Pinata Party
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Ashley and Eric's wedding day actually fell on Cinco de Mayo, so at their reception, they hung a pinata for the kids -- and themselves -- to enjoy.
Maraca Favors
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Your guests can play along with the mariachi band if you hand out fun musical favors like Annie and Cesar did, with instructions to shake them during the kiss!
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