Before working with Jesse + Dhember, I had never heard of La Hora Loca, but now I can say how very fun it is! La Hora Loca, which is Spanish for the crazy hour, is a wedding tradition that originated in Latin weddings, but has since been spreading to weddings of other ethnicities. Jesse + Dhember wanted to include it in their wedding reception to honor Dhember's Spanish heritage.
La Hora Loca usually occurs after the majority of the traditional wedding activities (toasts, cake cutting, first dances, etc.) have happened. It is a great way to revive the party and get all of the guests dancing. Depending on your budget, La Hora Loca can be as inexpensive or elaborate as you want. Some couples just choose to dim the lights and pump up the music, while others will bring in a band to play the music for them. It's all up to you!
For Jesse + Dhember's La Hora Loca, guests took shots called El Ritual. They dipped one side of a lime slice in instant coffee and one side in brown sugar, took a bite and then took a shot of dark rum. Some guests wore masks, others wore mardi gras beads, and others just participated in the fun. The DJ pumped up the music and played songs that would encourage everyone to dance and participate in the fun.
Have you ever been to a wedding where they did La Hora Loca?