How to Have a Gorgeous Day of the Dead Wedding in 8 Easy, Budget-Friendly Steps

I love the meaning behind the Day of the Dead. It’s a holiday honoring the lives of those we love and have passed on, a celebration of eternal love.

Here is how to effortlessly put together a fabulous Day of the Dead wedding on a budget.

STEP ONE: Use Sugar Skull details and Skeleton Novios (bride and groom) throughout your entire decor.

Mexican Sugar Skull has everything you need to decorate your wedding like a pro:




STEP TWO: Use Marigolds everywhere! 

Marigolds are used as the main flower for this holiday, but if you prefer, you can use them as compliment flowers instead, and don’t forget to incorporate candles for a romantic effect.



STEP THREE: Use papel picado flags and banners in white to add a festive wedding feel.





STEP FOUR: Use vintage items for an old fashioned feel.

The Day of the Dead has been celebrated in Mexico for centuries, using vintage items will help you complete the look. We used vintage radios, tables, guitars, and chairs for the sweetheart table, the sky is the limit!



STEP FIVE: Use cupcakes instead of flowers! YES, CUPCAKES!

Our friends at Baked Bouquet in Verona did a fantastic job, one would never know the centerpieces and bed of flowers were actually DELICIOUS cupcakes your guest can enjoy afterward! What a neat idea!



STEP SIX: Get a fabulous dress that will compliment your figure without fighting the theme.

We saved the wedding attire for last simply because it’s my favorite part but you should buy your dress 6-9 months prior to your wedding. This gorgeous Antonio Gual for Tulle New York is a stunner!



STEP SEVEN: Get a wavy hair style and wear accessories to compliment your gown and personality, then change into a traditional headdress.

Our bride wore accessories by Say I Do bridals in Verona NJ and changed into a flower and mantilla headdress by Efidgy Masks in Seattle after.

Her AMAZING hair style was done by the experts at Shear Envy in Fairfield NJ  (973) 808-1818





STEP EIGHT: Get an amazing photographer to capture your special day. 

I can’t emphasize enough how important having the right photographer is, you will be showing off your pictures for years to come!

A heartfelt thank you to the talented Sherry Sutton who took our incredible photos. You can view her work at



Special thanks to our model Francy Egan who rocked that wedding dress and was a delight to work with!

Until next time my gorgeous girls…

Have a happy wedding and a happier marriage!



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