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Wedding Themes To Consider Now That You Have More Time To Plan

Updated May 29, 2020

Let’s be honest, we all love a good bodorrio. We enjoy every aspect of it, from receiving the invitation to guessing what we will feast on to waiting to see who we will be sitting with. And, now that we are being brutalmente francos, let’s say it: we also love estar de criticones. Yes, even if it is our mejor amigocha or a beloved primo, we derive certain guilty pleasure in finding little kitschy details in the decoration or a tuxedo that doesn’t quite hide the groom’s panza chelera. We know that a wedding involves months of planning and most likely a lot of drama, and at the end the bride and groom, grooms or brides have the final say in how they want to celebrate and be introduced as a marriage for the first time. But let’s relax and indulge in our criticón attitude for a little while. Todo es en buena onda, we promise.

Here are some of the most out there themed weddings in the Latino world and beyond!

These Latino Fiona and Shrek who nos tienen verdes de envidia

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The classic DreamWorks movie received a royal treatment by this couple. It is romantic beyond words and honestly they look so happy being themselves, just like the movie’s fairy tale couple. At the end of the day Shrek is all about love being more important than looks, and we are all for that body possitivity message.

This Día De Los Muertos wedding will literally make your heart stop

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Whoever said bridesmaids have to wear the same top have not seen these pics.

This Pan Dulce-focused wedding

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You definitely want to say yes to a pan dulce catered wedding for your big day.

Dress to impress and break out the moves with a bachata or salsa themed dance

Literally no one will ever be able to upstage you on the dance floor with these moves.

Go in on your roots with an Aztec-themed wedding

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Wedding celebrations are a day to celebrate more than the love between you and your partner, but the roots and cultures that brought you two together. No doubt your indigenous roots have a big play in all of that. Put them on full display at your wedding by incorporating them in the celebrations.

This couple who served a cake that is truly to die for

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We don’t know about you, guys, but we would not dare to give this baby La Mordida!

These brides who love Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom way too much

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Wes Anderson’s coming off age story is as cute and as hipster as it gets. It is about finding young love where you least expect it. The new wives are bien tiernas y hermosas. Felicidades. 

Juego de tronos might be over, but it inspires romance around the world

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The HBO hit show might be over, but the GOT obsession will continue for years and perhaps decades to come. The site where the reception was held called this event The Red Wedding… has anyone checked in on the guests?

Seriously, stop it with the Westeros obsession

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The expression on that abue’s face says it all. She must be thinking “What the hell is all this?”. Even so, we admire her willingness to play the part!

This bride who had a not so subtle message for her video game-addicted beau

We are guessing that the PlayStation will disappear como por arte de magia. The only buttons she has to press are hers. Que pase el desgraciado!

Hasta que la muerte los separe was never spoken more truly

We love us a Mexican themed wedding, but this Día de Muertos partaaay went a bit too far. They might have creeped out some of the guests! This couple is so cute that we might just put their photo on our own altares de muertos.

Hey honey, let’s build a Minecraft world just for the two of us

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The computer game Minecraft is all about creating new worlds, right? So it sort of makes sense to start your life together in a Minecraft-themed party. OK, we tried to make up a reason for all this weirdness, we just hope they find time to take full advantage of their honeymoon and that they have some screen-free time.

Hey, do you think Marilyn Manson has the authority to marry us? 

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Goth weddings son la onda, but we are sure that more than one older relative just felt like a fish out of water. We can only imagine all the primos dancing to Norwegian trash metal! Headbanging!

We would love to attend this goth wedding, though!

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The thing about Gothic aesthetic is they can really pay attention to detail. That lace and leather cake looks sinfully delicious. Shall we get our velvet suit ready?

Pikachu is in da house!

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There are millions of fans of the Pokemon universe the world over, and in Japan you can already get a very yellow and very cute Pikachu-themed wedding. We are sure that these events are full of gyms and rare monsters for Pokemon Go! players.

Bajo el mar la vida es más sabrosa, love flourishes under the sea

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OMG. This looks as extravagant as it looks sort of cool. We are sure that was one wet “you can now kiss the bride” moment.

This dude who took his NFL fandom a bit too far

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The Superbowl of all weddings! To be honest, this seems to be a bit show-offy for our taste. We hope that this dude actually spends weekends with his new bride and doesn’t vegetate in front of the TV watching sweaty men tackle each other.

Life is like a board game, or so they say

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This cake topper reveals the couple’s love for the board game The Settler of Catan. You know what they say… en la guerra y en el amor todo se vale.

Something Wicked this way comes!

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We love the out-there attitude of these grooms. They look fantastic in their Emerald City attires and we just want to wish them a long yellow brick road to happiness.

One ring to rule them all! 

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LOTR weddings arrived in the early 2000s to stay and they are going nowhere. Just look at this massive anillo on the pastel de bodas. My precioussssss…

These grooms who revealed Buzz and Woody  are so in love

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These two handsome fellas are totally smashing as the protagonists of Toy Story. We hope their life together is as dreamy as the Pixar universe!

Is marriage the Dark Side of the Force?

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Weddings themed after La guerra de las galaxias are nothing new, but this couple decided to focus on the dark side and make their special day an homage to Lord Vader. Ay, nanita!

A lightsaber wedding lends itself to all kinds of albures

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We hope that these two apply their Jedi skills to face all the challenges that married life brings. This photo shoot es un poco exagerado, but as the proverb goes, each to its own.

Who is the despicable one? Maybe these minions will tell!

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Seriously, is this a wedding or a kid’s birthday party? With all due respect, this is just too… much.

Harry Potter is the LOTR for the millennial generation 

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Owls, magic, rival schools… not a theme that we would think of as wedding-friendly. We know, however, that many couples have gotten together for being potterheads, so maybe this is a celebration of their wizardly love.

Please tell us those Ferrero Rocher snitches won’t fly away

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Can you imagine being famished and a bit tipsy and see those chocolates just fly away… daring you to catch them? Lo peor del mundo mundial. 

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Latinas Talk About Love At First Sight

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Latinas Talk About Love At First Sight

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In an infamous scene in the 1992 book Like Water for Chocolate, the novel’s main characters Tita and Pedro swear their undying love for each other within minutes of first meeting. Just like that, they experienced love at first sight. Stories all throughout history have detailed the romantic personal experience of an instant and ultimately long-lasting romantic attraction for a stranger upon first sight. But how practical— or even true is that really?

We turned to our FIERCE readers to see just how prevalent this phenomenon is.

In a post to our Instagram page we asked Latinas for their love at first love stories.

And scavenged around Reddit for good measure. Check out what we discovered below!

“Yes. I had briefly met him before but it was the first time I ever really noticed him. We had a whirlwind romance and then he left to take a job in Europe. We kept in touch for a few years but never saw each other again. He is the gold standard I judge men by.” –
adorableadelita

“YES with my dog the second I saw him I knew he was the one!! I’ve had him for 17years now and we are happily ever after.”- virgok1

“Yes but I’m just not brave enough to tell them they’re beautiful tho, most incredible smile I’ve ever seen the most captivating set of eyes I’ve ever looked into. But well love from afar right?” –ta_ta1009

“Yes. And it was delicious, I’ll never forget those Tacos dorados. My one and only.”- funkycold___medina

“Yes! I never knew love could fill your heart like that so instantly and so completely! It was the first time I ever saw my niece! Best feeling in the world!”- yesi_lo

“Not in love but in strong lust.” – magnetic67

“Yes! And we just got married during the pandemic (very interesting way how we got married).”-21djenne

“Just when I first laid eyes 👀 on the paletero in my neighborhood. Jokes aside I love that man, he’s so sweet.”- dreathunder

“Yup met mine when I was 17 yrs old and knew I would marry them. Here we are 18 years later and still together.” –elizabeth_pearl

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“We were both 18 going on 19. He was a second year science student, I was a fresh faced firstie at a brand new University. I was also 95% sure I was lesbian. I saw this goofy ginger at the outdoor movie theatre, he had Styrofoam strapped to his head and declared himself Julius Ceasar, and gave me the biggest and most genuine smile. When he asked my name, it was a genuine want not just a question you ask to fill time. My heart squeezed a bit, and we kept eye contact for a bit too long before we both turned back to the screen. The next day we ended up sitting across from eachother in the cafeteria, and as soon as I saw him sitting there with a grin on his gorgeous face I knew I could love him. We were attached at the hip for at least 8 hours every day for a month, it was like a need to be around eachother, a magnetic pull and attraction. We started dating after a few weeks. We both fell in love quickly. I never believed in love at first sight, but we fit together perfectly in every way and every day, even now as we’re 20 with a lot of growth and ‘relationship strainers’ under our belts there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by where I don’t think of him and fall further in love. We’ve fought a bit, met eachothers families, he’s held my hand in the hospital and I’ve held his. We’ve had the kids talk, marriage talk, finances talk, and we’re moving in together this summer. It’s also pretty great that we have the same taste in women. I have never been happier, and he tells me the same.”-HelloSchrodi

“We met at work, when we both locked eyes we were drawn to each other. After a week of flirting with each other and staring into her beautiful blue eyes, she actually asked ME out. We dated for 8 years and got engaged; being madly in love is perfection. She walked down the aisle about 13 months after she accepted my proposal. She gave birth to her first child 10 months later, and had her second 2 years after that. She’s very happy in her life. Kind of wished she married me instead of the dickhead she met a month after leaving me.” –UrMomLikesMine

“It was a whirlwind. Can’t really explain it. Distance and heavy workloads on both our parts (we couldn’t see each other at all one year) made us end it. Still best friends, still in a sort of a platonic bond. We’ve both seen other people since then (I’ve just had a bad experience), but I don’t think I’ve ever felt that kind of… ease around someone until months have passed. When she moves here in a few years, who knows? She never will, but if she asked me to wait. I’d say yes in a heasrtbeat.” –ionised

“Yes… now married 10 years.” – juju_bees_mommy

“Well for me it wasn’t at first sight. But for him it was. Within the first week he knew I would be the one he was going to marry and spend his life with. My feelings grew quickly also and we knew we had met our soul mate very quickly. We are doing great. He’s saving up for an engagement ring, both support eachother in our respective fields (me in tattoo artistry and him in filmmaking). Once our financial situation is in order we plan to move to Seattle. I have never been so in love and I don’t regret it for a second.”- BigHeroDicks

elizabeth_pearlYup met mine when I was 17 yrs old and knew I would marry them. Here we are 18 years later and still together ❤️❤️❤️ @fiercebymitu

elizabeth_pearlYup met mine when I was 17 yrs old and knew I would marry them. Here we are 18 years later and still together ❤️❤️❤️ @fiercebymitu

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Latinas Are Offering Up Their Best Advice For Chicas Moving In With A Romantic Partner

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Latinas Are Offering Up Their Best Advice For Chicas Moving In With A Romantic Partner

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¡Felicidades!

If you’re here, it means you’ve made the decision to make a bigger step of commitment with your partner and have decided to move in together. For some of you, things are all uphill from the moving in process, for others it will take a lot more hard work and dedication to make things work (if that’s what you choose in the long-haul.) Fortunately, plenty of chicas are familiar with the experience of moving in with a partner and are offering up some insightful advice on how to merge your life with a partner without causing harm and keeping yourself sane.

Recently, we asked our FIERCE readers who have experienced or are currently living with their significant other for some tips.

Check out the best advice and tips below!

“Pick your battles. Everyone has their own messes and cleaning styles. Have patience to learn how they do things and for them to see how you do things. It’s also important to make time for yourself by yourself in your own home and for them to do so as well. Communication is key! (But also remember that communication doesn’t mean to fight all the time).” –jenoemi87

“You are not his/her mother. You are not his/her caretaker. You are not his/her personal chef. You are a unit. You are a team. There’s no I in team.” –lisztobombs

“Make sure you have schedules alone time daily or at least weekly👌🏾 it’s so easy to get caught up spending so much time with your person and start to lose yourself. This will only put a strain on your relationship + it’s not worth it. ALWAYS designate time that’s just for you + encourage them to do the same.” –theflowerchildbruja

“Separate bank accounts. Share bills and chores equitably. Maintain individual interests.” –deannavillanuevasaucedo

“Be patient. Not everyone was raised the same way you were.” –alexandriatrece

“Set boundaries!!!!!! Talk about finances openly. Don’t judge each other. Have patience but don’t take anyone’s sh*t.” –lisztobombs

“Get two restrooms!! It might be more money but it’s definitely worth your sanity.” –savannah_smilesssss

“Don’t be so hard on eachother. Don’t have such high expectations from your spouse, make it a point to organize and declutter every month bc most likely you’ll be moving things in the house around a lot. If you’re having issues with your partner holding up their end on chores assign them certain day where you both tackle them. Sometimes it can get overwhelming so it’s okay to walk away and finish things later. Communicate as much as possible if you’re feeling a certain way.” –neomiceleste

“Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. About everything- money, dishes, bills, hygiene regiments, sex, E👏🏼VER👏🏼Y👏🏼THING👏🏼 Trust yourself. And have a backup plan & secret savings because you never know 🤓 breakup or no, things could go south and you’ll need funds.” –alexis_danielle_quiroz

“Make time for yourselves – and also plan out chores, etc ahead of time so neither of you feel like you’re doing more than the other. Team work makes the dream work and that goes with romantic partners and also just friendships in general.” –bperformer

“Remember that you’re a partnership. Partners. That means no one is “helping out around the house” or “covering” for you. That home is yours to both care for, to cook in, clean, decorate, and provide for. Never forget that.” –alicianna88

“People aren’t mind readers so if something is bothering you let them know. Make sure the you have your own space even if it’s a corner of your room that just yours to adorne and feel safe. It can be a vanity, alter, a desk, etc. Understand each other’s love language.” –arcoiris_31

“If you are both working full time, each of you are in charge of dinner every other night. Whether it’s cooking/takeout/paying at a restaurant dinner is the responsibility one of you every other night. If you or your partner don’t know how to cook, learn together to achieve it.” –tarotqween

“Therapy. For each partner or for both. Couples therapy is not for marriages, it’s for people. Getting therapy doesn’t mean your relationship is in bad shape. It means that you value getting help with something you care about but that’s also super complex. Relationships are not easy.” –teresanastasia

“Have patience.” –izzy_gbaby

“It’s ok to do things with out each other and have your friends and have your own time. Also, money NEEDS to be right. Establish bills and rules right away.” –_gab_a_roni_n_cheese

“Make time for yourself.” –lamujeresquivel

“Speak about everything and all of it the first day! Or even before! who’s gonna do what and how it’s gonna be done, talk about what your relationship will be like, talk about having people over, talk about who pays what, listen and learn their ways because it’s HARRRRRD to do all this after time has passed and you feel the wrath of not communicating. But most importantly have fun with your new best friend/slumber party partner ! do stuff in the middle of the night, walk around naked (if you can) enjoy each other’s company!” –gold.dayummm

“It’s not easy, communication is the key!!” –pattyporteous

“What do you want out of this relationship? A true partnership or a mother who will cook and pick up after you?”- xochitl1977

“Keep your money separate. This is always, but ESPECIALLY important for the younger set.” –paranormalauren

“Let the little things go and be patient with each other.” –gambitpumpkinpie

“Discuss how they load the toilet paper in the dispenser.-rixflixs

“Separate bank accounts & make a budget of all mutual costs to split evenly down the middle.” –rebelada

“Ask for references from past roommates/live-in partners.” –quezso

“This should be titled what information should each of you reveal to the other before moving in together: credit history, bank statements, pay stubs, retirement accounts. How will you divide bills and home duties?” –latangueranyc

“Live with them for at least a year before you go marrying them lol. People who don’t live together first tend to end up having problems down the road. Get used to each other’s living habits, and routines, or work out new habits and routines together. As long as everyone is happy and things are mostly peaceful.” –october_dreams

“Always keep bank accounts and car leases/ loans separate! Always!!!”-e.d.g626

“Be Respectful Communicators. Remember that not everyone will act, think and do as you. you have to be patient when they can’t reciprocate that and don’t let shit slide either. Set boundaries too because you need to take care of your mental health too. The right ones always respect these basics.” –ferarose_

“Talk finances! Don’t use your name for bills he is responsible for.” –mar_aqui_

“COMPASSION for communication. You are growing as a couple and it may take time to find the right form of communication when being in the same place. Keep yourself independent and have your private time even if it’s under the same roof. Set ground rules before someone gets used to something.” –mariposa.in.action

“You will be sharing your space, make sure you both understand that, it’s no longer just “I” or “mine”.” –ari.r.huichapa

“Never get joint bank accounts. Keep your money separate.” –jayyyyubz

“Communication and patience are essentials. Talk to one another and set the expectations at the beginning about bills, cleanliness of the house/apt. And don’t be afraid to speak up and talk when the expectations aren’t being met. You two should be EQUALS. It’s really easy to fall into stereotypical gender roles, especially coming from a typical Hispanic upbringing.” –21djenne

“Talk about who is going to clean the bathroom, kitchen etc ahead of time.” –offical_hartbreaker

“Invest in some time, it doesn’t have to be a lot of time, each day to be really in each other’s company without electronic interruptions. Whether it be talking, dancing, or just holding each other, give yourselves that time.” –senorita_maketa

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