Getting married in the Southwest? Then an Aztec wedding theme might be exactly what you’re looking for. Nuptials with a bit of Southwestern flair tend to be filled with vibrant colors, intricately designed patterns and geometric touches. The versatility of the theme allows you to create a wedding that is chock-full of personality and boldness. I personally can’t get enough of this wedding theme. Here are a few ideas for inspiration:


Set the tone with wedding invitations
Give all of your guests a sneak peak of your wedding theme with the proper invitations. This Southwest Flair Invitation hits the nail right on the head. The top of the stationery is adorned with a bold chevron pattern in a bright turquoise hue. The color is used throughout the invitation for a coordinated feel.

Combine flowers and succulents
Flowers are a must-have at Aztec-themed weddings because of the vibrant color that they bring to the party. Consider pairing your blooms with various succulents, which are a perfect fit for a Southwestern wedding. Plus, they are able to stand up to the heat and humidity! Pair vibrant pink and orange buds with succulents, or float a few succulents in a glass cylinder filled with water. You can also use pots of cacti to dress up your wedding reception tables – those prickly plants can serve as wedding favors for your guests.

Decorate with feathers
Feathers help express your Aztec theme, and they can be used virtually anywhere throughout your wedding. Place a few colorful feathers in your hair to top off your bridal style or use them as cake toppers on your dessert. You can also stick a few feathers in your bouquet or boutonniere for a beautiful contrast of color and texture.

Introduce bold patterns
Don’t be afraid to utilize bold designs in your wedding decor. On your reception tables, pair chevron-patterned placemats with striped or geometric-patterned dinnerware on top. With an Aztec theme, you can easily combine a variety of patterns for a dramatic look.

Dress up your bridesmaids
There are a number of ways that you can go about dressing your bridesmaids to fit an Aztec theme. Have them wear patterned maxi dresses or opt for gowns in solid colors that you can enhance with accessories like patterned shoes, jewelry, belts, headbands and clutches. If you really wish to fit the Southwest theme, you may even want to have your bridesmaids wear cowgirl boots!

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Photo Credit: Bride and Groom: EE Photography via Ruffled, Bouquet: EE Photography via Ruffled, Wedding Cake: Butterfly Sweets, Tablescape:Found, Bridesmaid: Matthew Morgan via Ruffled, Sand Art Centerpiece: Your Cloud Parade via Ruffled


In today’s digital world, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are a part of almost everyone’s daily lives. These social media platforms have even found their way into the wedding industry. Even if you’re not able to attend a wedding, you can still read about it and see pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Here are some tips for using social media on your wedding day:

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So now that you have the ring and most of your planning is (hopefully) complete, it’s time to relax and have some fun with your girls! Maybe you have been tossing around some bachelorette party ideas with your friends but just can’t decide how to spend your day.

The last thing we want is for you to stress out about what to do for your bachelorette party. So we took the liberty of coming up with some amazing ideas for you!



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Much like wedding invitations, vows and cake, your ring bearer and flower girl are integral parts of your nuptials. Your adorable ring bearer supplies the bling, while your equally-as-cute flower girl uses blooms to set the scene for your grand entrance down the aisle. Traditionally, the ring bearer carries a box, while the flower girl carries a basket of flowers. However, these aren’t the only options. Here are a few unique alternatives for your ring bearer and flower girl:

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