More and more people are really starting to "get" Day of the Dead. It's not a scary time in the Mexican world view, but a time for remembering and honoring people who are important. It is a time to do things to continue the connection that was started in life. If you are even remotely thinking about having a Día de los Muertos themed wedding, let me know before my next trip. Day of the Dead is on November 1 and 2, but we carry Day of the Dead folk art all year at available at Zinnia Folk Arts.
I want to mention a trend that is becoming more popular: Day of the Dead Themed Weddings. This lovely photo of the wedding cake with the calacas (skeletons) in the foreground is just one way to use Mexico's Day of the Dead folk arts in your wedding...This wedding photo is from right here. If you're interested in these exact calaca cake toppers, they can be found on our website right here.
If you're interested in planning a Day of the Dead wedding and need materials, let us know and we can do some personal shopping for you on our next trip to Mexico. Need papel picado? caketoppers? favors? pinatas? Let us know, with advance warning and we'll help you out!
Here's another way to do it taken from Brides Magazine...