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Is a rehearsal fiesta tacky?

Amanda, on June 4, 2017 at 3:23 AM Posted in Planning 0 41

I'm planning on doing a fiesta themed rehearsal dinner. Bright colors, fajita bar, margaritas, ect. Is this tacky? Or culturally inappropriate? I've seen a lot of cute ideas on pinterest. It's not going to be super clique with sombreros. Just bright colors and food. Kinda low key! Opinions

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Latest activity by lyla, on June 5, 2017 at 4:36 PM
  • Ricotta1
    Devoted May 2017
    Ricotta1 ·
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    Honestly, as long as you are providing all of said fajitas & margaritas for your rehearsal dinner guests, I think it sounds awesome!

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  • Nicole2017
    Master August 2017
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    I would love this if I were one of your RD guests

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  • Marissa
    Devoted October 2017
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    Sounds fun. I want to come!! Lol

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  • Bianca
    Devoted August 2017
    Bianca ·
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    I don't think it sounds cliche at all!

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  • dawnkevin4us
    Devoted April 2018
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    Margaritas and fajitas?? Umm Yummy!! I think its a great idea!

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  • Sarah
    Super June 2017
    Sarah ·
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    Agree, the way you describe, sounds fun, not tacky.

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  • Mrs J
    Expert May 2018
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    I think it sounds fun!

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  • love8432
    Super May 2018
    love8432 ·
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    I think whatever you'd like!

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  • Amanda
    Master January 2017
    Amanda ·
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    I mean it doesn't sound like you're doing anything racist, and everyone likes Mexican food, so I don't see any problems!

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  • Mrs. Koalajetski
    Super May 2017
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    This sounds like a good time! I think your guests will like it.

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  • A&L
    Master April 2017
    A&L ·
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    Sounds fun! I wonder where could you find a cheap piñata but I'm clueless.

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  • Chelsea
    VIP June 2017
    Chelsea ·
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    Can I come???

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  • Maria
    Master June 2018
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    Sounds awesome! I'm assuming neither of you are Mexican since you're asking if it's culturally appropriate. I feel like as long as you're respectful of the culture and don't use the Virgen de Guadalupe or other religious items as decor, you're fine. Like any themed wedding, how much do you love Mexican food and culture? If someone has a Dr. Who themed wedding I assume they're obsessed. I'm getting married in my home island PR and even though a ton of venue options showcase the beach, and FH grew up close to the beach in Jersey, the beach doesn't feel like us. Maybe you like Mexican food just enough and that's ok. I just recommend that you make sure it's something you LOVE so you're less likely to regret your theme. All in all I would love to go to this wedding! I will say that some believe you can't even touch another culture without it being appropriation. I disagree since cultures have been mixing forever. Just be careful not to accidentally make a mockery of the culture or incorporating elements with the purpose of making people laugh. But please invite me, hand me a margarita, and pass the nachos. Also depending on your region, mariachi bands can be an affordable music option.

    ETA: oh so many early morning grammar mistakes. And I just realized it's for your rehearsal dinner not wedding reception. Disregard what I said about making sure you love the theme forever. I should not be commenting Sunday mornings.

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  • J. Clo
    Master May 2018
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    Sounds good to me. I have a deep love for margaritas though so I might be biased

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  • Anna
    Super October 2017
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    It sounds fun but if you are concerned about it being offensive do your research so it's not Smiley smile

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  • Ashley
    Devoted April 2018
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    Do it.

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  • APZ
    VIP March 2017
    APZ ·
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    My very favorite RD I've attended was actually at a Mexican restaraunt and had this same menu. It was great and everyone had a blast.

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  • Staci
    Super February 2018
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    I'm Spanish and don't think it's offensive. Most ppl love Mexican food!

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  • MrsRies&Love
    VIP May 2018
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    It would be culturally inappropriate if you also had sombreros, mustaches, and weren't truly celebrating Mexican culture. What you describe seems appropriate! Just what Anna said, do you research!

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  • DesertPolarBear
    Expert December 2017
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    We are doing our rehearsal dinner at a nice Mexican restaurant with a similar set up. The food is awesome and high quality, but I thought it would be nice to go for a more laid back, casual atmosphere the day before a very formal type event. I love the idea personally!

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