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

Planning Your Destination Wedding in New Orleans (or Abroad)

Whether you’re a Louisianan hoping to jet-set off to someplace exotic, or you want to come down to New Orleans for your big day, there’s a lot to consider when planning a destination wedding. Find out some of the common hurdles you may face, and the best ways to overcome them.

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A Moroccan Wedding Adventure

Malorie Rupert Tadimi says that she has “been lucky enough to marry a Moroccan man and truly experience what it means to be dropped into another culture and soak in every bit of beautiful difference up.”

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Host a Parisian Inspired Bridal Shower!

A Parisian inspired bridal shower is always sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.  Here are five favorite Parisian decorating ideas that you can use to create your own fabulous affair, overflowing with romantic French details that are sure to inspire.

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5 Tips for Wedding Planning Stress Management

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.

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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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