How to Plan a Day of the Dead Themed Wedding

by |October 6, 2014
Categories: Holidays

Dia de los Muertos Wedding


The Day of the Dead holiday is a perfect mix of macabre and celebration – two words that are a great fit for a Halloween wedding. Here are some awesome Dia de Los Muertos inspiration and ideas for a Day of the Dead wedding featuring all the bright colors, sugar skulls, and churros we could find!


Save the Date wedding ideas

Day of the Dead Wedding Invitations

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While most traditional wedding invitations and stationery feature more muted colors, Day of the Dead-themed paper goods show off the bright colors that help make the holiday, ahem, stand out. These two pieces use the fun color palette and utilize the imagery of sugar skulls, vibrant floral pieces, and papel picado or “perforated paper.”


Wedding clothes ideas Day of the Dead Wedding Dress Ideas

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Muerta Sugar Skull Costume


If you don’t want to wear a traditional gown for your Dia de Los Muertos wedding, consider a vintage wedding dress. The bride in the top photo is totally inspired by Frida Kahlo and we love it! Very iconic. However, if you’d like to go to the classic bridal gown route for your big day, your bridesmaids can always follow the theme! In the bottom photo, these ladies all have different dresses featuring floral prints and bold colors.

  • Thinking of something a little more literal? While you might not care to walk down the aisle in this number, our Sugar Skull Costume dress would be perfect for “save the date” photos or a themed bachelorette party.


Wedding photography Dios de los Muertos photography

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Day of the Dead Catrina Deluxe Mask    Day of the Dead Makeup Kit

Day of the Dead Catrina Mask


For your engagement photos, you can go all out! Paint up those faces, pull out the skull masks, and find your ultra-dramatic tuxedos and gowns. You picked this theme, now enjoy it!


wedding treats Day of the Dead Wedding Cakes

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Eye-catching desserts and their presentation will be a great exclamation point to your Day of the Dead wedding. And who doesn’t want freshly fried churros straight from the oil? We want them. We want them now!


wedding gift ideas Dios de los Muertos decorations and gifts

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Last, but not least – decorating! Our favorite is this handmade papel picado banner (DIY instructions here!), but, really, everything is pretty sweet. Between etched his-and-her champagne flutes, photobooths filled with sombreros and skull masks, and wedding favorites galore, your wedding definitely will be the one people talk about for years. Well, yours and that wedding where grandma let loose on the dance floor.


Enjoy! We hope these ideas inspired you for your planning. For a more Halloween-y take on Dia de Los Muertos costumes and accessories, our blog post full of Day of the Dead costume ideas is right here.

MaDonna Flowers
MaDonna Flowers

MaDonna is a Brand Specialist at and has dressed up as a cat well over a dozen times in her life for the holiday. Last year, she dressed as her favorite skeleton, Jaunty.