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

“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 From the moment a suitor pops the question, thus begins the plan to have the perfect wedding. From the dress, the cake, to party favors, a...

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Wed Fest Anyone?

If You Are dreaming of a Jazz Fest Wedding, Here’s How to Make it Happen: Written by Tracey Sgambato • Featured Image of Georgianna & James Brandt Photo by Unknown   People have been getting married at festivals all over the country for some time now. While...

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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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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 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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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.