The Wedding Guide is 30, and now more lovely and sophisticated than ever before.

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

When Jamie Met Susan

A Jazz Fest Love Story Written by Tracey Sgambato • Photographed by Samantha McGovern   When Jamie Klingsberg graduated from Tulane University in 1989, the movie “When Harry Met Sally,” starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal was released that same summer. The hit...

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“Étre aimé” . . . Begin with What You Love

As the editor of a wedding magazine, I can honestly say that the most beautiful wedding photos are not the ones of the flowers or the fantastic venues, and not even the ones of the bride herself. The most beautiful photos are the ones that capture the raw emotion, pure joy and deep love that abounds at such an occasion.

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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.