30 years of inspiration and elegance

The Wedding Guide is the oldest bridal publication in New Orleans, continually published since 1987. Discerning Louisiana brides have trusted our quarterly magazine to plan their weddings for 30 years. We publish fresh and timely content in January, April, July and October. The magazine emphasizes wedding style, planning and beauty, ideas for the groom, real weddings, artisans that create bespoke wedding details and local events of interest to our readers.  Our mission and philosophy is inclusivity. The magazine is a reflection of our richly diverse community, attracting multi-cultural local and destination brides.

Please join us as we celebrate 30 years of inspiration and elegance.

IN OUR MAGAZINE

Featured Editorials

Let’s Toast To The Future

Long-time Marrieds Share Their Secrets WRITTEN BY TRACEY SGAMBATO Falling in love and jumping the broom was the easy part. Having a successful and happy marriage takes a great deal of work! We sought out some real life couples who shared their secrets to a lasting...

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Setting The Right Tone With Your Wedding Music

Your music guide WRITTEN BY SALEHA MEHR The music you choose to feature throughout your big day is the soundtrack to your wedding. Whether you are planning to hire a DJ or a wedding band, organizing the music can be overwhelming. To ensure you have a pitch perfect...

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The Wedding Guide Celebrates 30 Years

What's Bob Got To Do With It? If you’re a 20-or 30-something, or a relatively recent New Orleans transplant, or perhaps a destination bride, it is highly unlikely that you have heard of or remember “Bob Walker’s Wedding Guide.” And now you are probably wondering, “Who...

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The Art Of Timeless Invitations

Local Artists Create Custom Wedding Keepsakes In today’s digital world, wedding invitations might seem like a good place to economize in your wedding budget. And it might be, depending on the type of affair you are planning. But think carefully here. Your invitations...

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Orpheum Theatre

Venue Orpheum Theatre    Photographer Oscar Rajo Photography    Event Stylist Terry Cambise    Bridal Pearl's Place    Florist Urban Earth    Candles Luminous Events  ...

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Traditions

The Second Line

If you want a traditional New Orleans wedding, you want to hire a brass band for a Second Line Parade. It is a way of expressing the unique local flavor of the city. The Second Line is the parade of people following the musicians, who are called the “First Line”. The sounds of the instruments (trumpet, tuba, trombone, sax, banjo and clarinet) are coupled with a snare and bass drum. A Grand Marshal will lead your wedding guests around a French Quarter block announcing and celebrating your event. These parades began back in the 19th century, with organizations advertising for burials and honoring the de- ceased all in one announcement. Many newlyweds can be seen with their umbrellas, white for the bride, black for the groom, and their guests holding handkerchiefs as they follow the band.

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