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

5 Tips for Wedding Planning Stress Management

By Laura Lamartina, LPC-S Planning a perfect wedding is a tall order in a fast-paced and modern world. Adequately managing the stress of wedding planning on top of the demands of professional and personal obligations is the key to enjoying this happy time.  Wedding...

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Bespoke Gown Leads to “The CEO Bride”

Written by Tracey Sgambato Photo Credits: All images by Nenaji Media Photography Tabitha Bethune is a multi-talented local fashion designer, brand developer, storyteller and author, among other things. The bespoke wedding gown she designed for one customer led her...

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Timeless Brides Choose Classic Styles Today

Written by Tayla Young When a bride is planning her big day, finding the perfect dress becomes priority.  With growing pressure to choose current over classic, brides are catapulted into an endless world of new styles and possibilities that leave them overwhelmed and...

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“It’s MY Day”

We’ve all heard this expression before. It’s an all too common phrase uttered by the overzealous bride.  Written by Saleha Mehr PHOTO CREDITs Top:  Bride Michelle Goehring, daughter of Kathy and Morris Bart, with Kathy.   Left:  Bride Marie Claire Amort, with her...

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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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