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7 Ways to Plan a Dia De Los Muertos Wedding ...

By Diana

Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebration that honors loved ones who have passed away, it falls on November 1st, the day after Halloween and the day before All Saint's Day. A Dia de Los Muertos wedding theme is full of color, creative skull details, plenty of food and drink, and decor that celebrates life and those we love and miss. Whether you live in Mexico or not, you can have fun with these** 7 Ways to Plan a Dia de Los Muertos Wedding**...

1 Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Invitations...

Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Invitations...Photo Credit: Vintagebabydoll

These gorgeous paper picado banners are a sign of celebration in Mexico and many other countries. They are intricately detailed with designs of flowers, hearts, skulls, and other designs depending on the holiday. This colorful paper picado banner invitation with its skulls and personalized wedding date will be the perfect way to announce to your guests your Dia de Los Muertos Wedding theme.

2 Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Makeup...

Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Makeup...Photo Credit: Urban Shutter Bug Photographyvia Rock n Roll Bride

If you are a fan of dramatic makeup and are looking for a unique way to bring your offbeat style alive on your wedding day, you're in luck because Dia de Los Muertos has its own makeup look! Now, this wedding look isn't for everyone and you may want to wait until your reception to create this painted skull face so your guests aren't shocked when you walk down the aisle. I love this look and think it really brings the Dia de Los Muertos wedding theme alive. Check out this tutorial videoto get great ideas for your big day!

3 Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Cake...

Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Cake...Photo Credit: Rockabelle Bombshell

I love that among the skulls in a Dia de Los Muertos wedding theme there are plenty of flowers and colorful details as well. This holiday is not about being sad, gloomy, or dark just because you are celebrating the dead. Dia de Los Muertos is a celebration about life, love, and the happiness you felt when your loved ones were here. Take inspiration from this stunning cake for your Day of the Dead theme and remember the good times and keep them flowing!

4 Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Bouquet...

Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Bouquet...Photo Credit: Hazelton Photographyvia PoptasticBride

Add a little Dia de Los Muertos fun into your wedding bouquet with skull buttons and pins on your flowers and your bouquet's stem handle. These little details will make your wedding bouquet stand out amongst the rest. If you love this theme but aren't crazy about having head to toe skull decor, go with smaller details like this rather than the cake seen above.

5 Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Boutonniere...

Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Boutonniere...Photo Credit: Melanie Duerkopp Photographyvia HWTM

Speaking of small details, how sweet is this Dia de Los Muertos boutonniere! Do you see the guitar pick and the button flower, this is just one kickass boutonniere with quirky details that blend so well together. If you are looking for ways to incorporate a Dia de Los Muertos wedding theme into your big day without going overboard, you must check out this wedding. Bonus, the bride is so adorable in her vintage inspired tea-length dress and blue heels!

6 Dia De Los Muertos Bridal Jewelry...

Dia De Los Muertos Bridal Jewelry...Photo Credit: Gypsy Warrior

I love skull jewelry, especially when it comes to arm candy like this skull beaded bracelet. I'm lucky enough to have a skull bracelet thanks to my friend Little Miss Mamaand have even made one myself for my sister's birthday! But if you aren't DIY savvy, there are plenty of skull bracelets, rings, and necklaces you can find online and in shops to purchase for yourself and for your bridesmaid to wear during your Dia de Los Muertos wedding day.

7 Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Favors...

Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Favors...Photo Credit: SweetSugarBelle

In a Dia de Los Muertos wedding theme, skulls are smiling and so are your guests as they take a look at these adorable cookies they get to take home! This is one of the reasons I love this holiday, it takes a sad moment and turns it into a celebration. Don't remember the loss of your loved ones, remember their life while dancing, drinking, and eating in their honor!

This is not a theme that has to be filled with skulls to get the point across, a Dia de Los Muertos wedding theme is about what the day means to you and bringing the memories of your loved ones to life. The skull details only help to show that Dia de Los Muertos is about the dead and those we lost. Remember to be playful and have lots of colorful details like the paper picado banners in your Dia de Los Muertos wedding theme to keep with the happiness of the celebration. Is this a theme you are considering for your big day?

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