Mexican Wedding Songs

If you are planning a traditional Mexican wedding, there are a great selection of Mexican wedding songs that can be used to add to your day. Read on to find out more information on Mexican wedding songs, and how to pick the perfect song for your special day…

Music plays a very special role in any wedding – it can be used to set the atmosphere of the whole event, and the song chosen for the bride and groom’s first dance is said to sum up their relationship.

Traditional Songs

At many traditional Mexican weddings, the guests sing a song called La Vibora de la Mar. All of the guests sing this song, while the bride and groom form a bridge with their extended arms, under which the guests each duck, in a display that shows the respect and love that each guest has for the couple. After the song if over, it is customary for the bride to throw her bouquet for a lucky lady guest to catch. As in other western traditions, the woman who catches the bouquet is said to be the next to get married. The groom then takes his turn to throw his bride’s garter for one of the men to catch.

Mariachi Bands

Often, Mexican wedding songs are played by a traditional Mariachi band. The Mariachi musicians wear black, blue or white clothing with intricate silver detailing, and instruments included in the band are guitar, violin, harp and trumpet. Some Mariachi bands also include an accordion. Choosing a Mariachi band to play the wedding songs at your wedding ceremony will add to the traditional feel of your wedding.

Popular Songs

So what are some of the world’s best Mexican wedding songs that you can incorporate into your own wedding? Following is a list of all time favourites that will allow you to create a personal wedding playlist.

•    Tango del Pecado by Calle 13. This song is very upbeat and energetic, and can be described as mixture of reggae and tango. The meaning of the song is a classic story of two people from different classes who fall in love against all odds, and eventually end up getting married.
•    Dejame Vivir by Shalia Ducal. Shalia Ducal is the daughter of well known Latin singers, Rocio Durcal and Antonio Morales Junior, but she has made a name for herself in her own right by her outstanding musical talents. This song is a great one to get everyone out on the dancefloor.
•    Justicia, tierra y libertad by Mana. If you are looking for a more edgy sound, then why not include this Spanish rock song into your wedding line up? Even non-Spanish speaking guests will appreciate this band’s talent.

Whichever song you choose to include into your wedding ceremony, be sure to keep it fun, fresh and light-hearted. Weddings are a time of celebration, and carefully chosen wedding music can make this even more true.

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