Mexican Wedding: 5 Romantic Theme Ideas for a Mexico Wedding

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Getting married in Mexico? I’m sure it will be beautiful and romantic.

And there’s so much you do theme-wise to create a personal wedding that your family and friends will enjoy.

Whatever your style, there’s a Mexico wedding theme that’s sure to be right for you. These are 5 ideas to get you started:

 

Mexican Tile Wedding Invitation

Talavera Tile

If you love color, a talavera tile theme might be perfect.

Mexican tiles are an explosion of color, so you can use one colorful palette, or several palettes of tiles throughout your wedding. Imagine all the cool things you can do with Mexican tiles.

More Mexican tile wedding inspiration >

 

Mexican Peasant Print Folk Invitation

Mexican Folk

A Mexican folk theme is also for the colorphile.

But it adds in more of a playful, bohemian vibe with flowers and fun shapes.

More Mexico vintage folk inspiration >

 

vintage mexico map invitation booklet

Vintage Mexican Travel

Celebrate the travel nature of your destination wedding with vintage maps of Mexico.

Maps are always fun to play with! And there are so many things you can do with them at your reception.

 

Mexican Talavera Tile Wedding Invitation

Old World

Mix Old World Europe with Mexican culture and you have hacienda inspired style.

With rich colors and luxurious details it’s more of a traditional, elegant look for a Mexico wedding.

More hacienda wedding inspiration >

 

sand dollar beach wedding invitation

Mexico Beach

And what if you simply fell in love with the soft sand and relaxing waves of a Mexico wedding?

Well, then you can always celebrate the beach as your wedding theme.

More beach wedding inspiration >

All photos and text by Imbue You. All of these designs are available with coordinating save the dates and reception stationery. Learn more at Imbue You Wedding.

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Las Vegas Save the Date and Invitation Stationery Set

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Las Vegas Invitation Stationery Set

Las Vegas is lights and sparkle and kitsch and glam. But what if you didn’t want that for your wedding stationery?

What if you wanted to capture timeless elegance and fun?

Well, that’s what we wanted to do when we designed our belly wrap Las Vegas handmade wedding invitation and stationery. We used playing cards as a subtle print and a poker chip monogram to play homage to Vegas but with romantic wrap details and elegant fonts.

You can see ordering details on our Etsy wedding stationery shop or on our own wedding stationery shop. See the set in detail below:

 

Las Vegas Save the Date

Save the Date Postcard

The save the date sets the stage for the rest of the stationery design. We packed a lot of design and information in a small size, that mails affordably with a postcard stamp.

 

Las Vegas Wedding Invitation

Vegas Wedding Invitation Set

Belly Wrap Invitation with Tag

Stately typography, monogram and subtle background print complement the extra wide colorful wrap with a poker chip tag on a fabric ribbon.

 

Las Vegas Wedding RSVP card

RSVP

Reply card with round corners and response envelope matches the style and look of the main invitation.

 

Las Vegas Wedding Address Labels

Return Address Wrap Labels

Stylishly dressed envelopes include your return address with labels that wrap your envelopes in coordinating design. Color envelopes are included, and we can even print your guest names and addresses on your outer envelope label.

 

Las Vegas Thank You Card

Personalized Thank You Note Card

And when the last guest has gone home, you can thank them with personalized note cards that bring your wedding style alive again.

Want to learn more? Visit our Etsy wedding stationery shop or on our own wedding stationery shop.

{All photos by Imbue You}

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How to Address Wedding Invitation Envelopes

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invitation return address label

Along with your reception seating chart, figuring out your guest list can be one of the most frustrating and confusing parts of wedding planning. But it doesn’t have to be.

When it comes to actually addressing your envelopes, here are some things to consider:

 

1- How formal do you want to be?

Rules and etiquette aside, the addressing of your wedding invitations should fit the tone and formality of your wedding. If your wedding is casual, addressing your invitation to Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbard just doesn’t fit.

And the opposite is also true. Formal weddings should not have nicknames on the envelope.

These are some options ranging from formal to more casual:

Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbard
Mr. Thomas Jones and Mr. Richard Johnson (for same sex couples)

Ms. Leslie Jones and Mr. Richard Johnson (wife uses maiden name)

Leslie Jones and Richard Johnson (wife uses maiden name)
Leslie and John Hubbard

Aunt Leslie and Uncle John Hubbard

*note on the formal “Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbard”. Some women may not want to be addressed as “Mrs. John Hubbard”, and some women use their maiden names (me included).

So an understanding of your wedding vision and also your guests is important. Many people now split up their addressing generationally, with older guests getting the more formal “Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbard” and younger guests getting “Leslie and John Hubbard” even for formal weddings.

More help from Emily Post.

 

2- Who is invited?

This used to be a bit simpler with inner and outer envelopes. You would address the outer envelope and list the individual names of the people invited on the inner envelope. Most couples nowadays are skipping the inner envelope, or use it to keep the invitation fresh, and so don’t address it.

That’s ok. It just means your addressing also has to communicate who’s invited to the wedding. For a family with kids and the kids can come, include the parents names and the children’s first names. Or simply add “and Family”. You can also address the envelope to “The Hubbard Family”.

If children aren’t invited, leave them off the envelope. You may also have to let them know, informally and/or in your invitation stationery that children aren’t invited, though adding it to your stationery is more of a personal choice.

With single guests who are engaged, living with a partner, or in a long-term relationship, put both people by name on the envelope. And it’s perfectly fine to put the name of the person you know the best first. When couples are living together, both people should be invited.

When you don’t know who your guest may bring, you can add “and Guest” to the envelope.

 

3- Who gets their own invitations?

Guests over 18 should get their own invitations, even if they are living with other guests. This goes for living with parents or a roommate.

 

4- What to do with titles?

Titles such as Rev. and Dr. should be abbreviated. The person with the title is listed first. So when the wife is a doctor and the husband is not, she goes first.

Some remaining tips:

  • Check the addresses on your list, then check them again. You’ll almost always find something you missed.
  • When organizing your list in Excel, check for missing zeros at the front of zipcodes when they are in their own cell.
  • If a parent or someone else needs to have input on who’s invited and how the addresses look on the envelope, get them involved early in the list making. That way you’re on the same page, and only have to make your list once.

Find the answers to other wording and etiquette questions.

Are there other questions and issues you face with addressing your invitations? Let us know in comments.

{Photo by Imbue You Wedding}

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Vintage Mexico Map Save the Date and Wedding Invitation Set

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vintage mexico map wedding invitations

You gotta love the variety of style options you can have with a Mexico wedding!

There’s traditional, colorful folk design design and talevara tile designs. But I’m very happy to introduce you to a softer vintage Mexico wedding style, using a 1940s Mexico map.

We also have a vintage world map available, as well as vintage maps for California, Florida, the Caribbean, Italy and Canada. Visit our Etsy stationery site for ordering details on the full stationery setsave the date or invitation set. See the set in detail below:

vintage Mexico Map save the date

Save the Date Postcard

The save the date sets the stage for the rest of the stationery design. We packed a lot of design and information in a small size, that mails affordably with a postcard stamp.

 

vintage mexico map invitation booklet

mexico map wedding invitation with RSVP

Folded Booklet Invitation

Add a personal quote, or leave it out — it’s up to you. Neatly keep your RSVP and inserts together with a clever loop while the focus stays where it belongs…on your invitation.

 

vintage mexico map RSVP

RSVP

Layered reply card with response envelope matches the style and look of the main booklet invitation.

 

booklet Mexico Map wedding invitation

Return Address Wrap Labels

Stylishly dressed envelopes include your return address with labels that wrap your envelopes in coordinating design. Color envelopes are included, and we can even print your guest names and addresses on your outer envelope label.

 

Vintage Mexico Map thank you card

Personalized Thank You Note Card

And when the last guest has gone home, you can thank them with personalized note cards that bring your wedding style alive again.

Want to learn more? Visit our Etsy stationery site for ordering details on the full stationery setsave the date or invitation set.

{All photos by Imbue You}

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How to Create Wedding Invitations That Are Classic But Not Too Formal

Posted by in Ask Imbue You, Create the Look, Design Secrets

sand dollar beach wedding invitation

If I had a nickel for every time one of our handmade wedding stationery clients told me “I don’t want my invitations to be too formal”, I could close the stationery studio and open a bank.

Ok even though, that’s not technically right (I would need a lot more nickels!), it is true that couples are asking for less formal, more casual and intimate wedding stationery.

But how do you get there?

Keep reading and I’ll show you 3 ways to look at your invitations to reduce the formality. And then I’ll show you how to put it all together for your unique stationery look.

Rustic Leaf Fall Wedding Invitation

Invitation Design

There’s just something uber formal about an engraved all text wedding invitation with gold edging.

Some design elements will be more formal that others. For instance metallic cardstock, especially gold or silver seem more formal than matte. And ivory comes off as more formal (or vintage) than white.

But some formal design elements like swashes can be made less formal by simply adding color or tilting them for a more modern take.

vintage map wedding invitation

Invitation Text

Your wording is a great indication of the formality of your wedding. I wrote about that earlier when explaining formal wedding invitation wording.

So one great way to reduce the formal is to choose alternative wedding invitation wording, add a quote and/or not have your dates spelled out.

Indian lotus floral wedding invitation

Invitations Fonts

Scripts are more formal than all caps serifs which are more formal than regular serifs which are more formal than san serifs. Plus within these categories some fonts will just look more casual than others.

And with that you can have all kinds of fun mixing and matching to find the right look for you.

Putting It All Together

So am I saying that you can’t have any of the elements that make an invitation look formal?

Not at all!

In fact mixing and matching formal with casual touches is what will give you a classic look to your invitations. Plus, it will show your own personality.

So if you want gold metallic invitations, you may want to pair it with less formal fonts and alternative wording. If you want a formal script you can pair it with a less formal font on matte cardstock.

On your wedding invitations are you going for casual, classic or formal?

{All photos and text by Imbue You, the home of romantic wedding stationery}

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