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If you’re planning a New Orleans destination wedding then you’ll find hundreds of websites in this directory for tours, attractions, restaurants, nightclubs and everything a wedding couple needs to enjoy a great destination wedding honeymoon in New Orleans travel agencies plan honeymoonsNew Orleans. If you plan to get married in New Orleans and honeymoon elsewhere then we have websites for plenty of great New Orleans travel agencies that will love to help plan the honeymoon getaway. New Orleans is a great port city and a gateway to the Caribbean. There are several cruise lines that sail from New Orleans to the Caribbean. New Orleans travel agencies will show you the best and arrange for a great and memorable Caribbean honeymoon starting just blocks from the New Orleans French Quarter. Cruises from New Orleans to the Caribbean last from just several days to several weeks. New Orleans travel agencies can help plan and arrange honeymoons to anywhere for the wedding couple even if New Orleans is not the final destination of their wedding adventure. Many wedding planners will also help plan and arrange honeymoons for wedding couples.
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New Orleans Wedding Venues, Wedding Caterers and Reception Halls - SEE ALL

And then there’s the food! In New Orleans we love to eat and weddings are no exception. Wedding food is not usually considered haute cuisine at weddings in America. But forget about finger sandwiches when planning menus for New Orleans weddings. Think crabmeat beignets, crawfish etouffee, fried oysters, crab fingers and mini muffulattas. When planning the menus for New Orleans weddings, most couples are amazed by the choice of foods available for their wedding guests. New Orleans Wedding CaterersFrom boiled crawfish to oyster on the half shell, just about anything served in the best restaurants in New Orleans has shown up at wedding receptions in New Orleans. Many restaurants in New Orleans offer event planning for dinner parties and receptions. Depending on the size of your wedding and the available event space the restaurant has to offer, wedding couples and wedding planners have some of the best restaurants in the country available for wedding rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. The large hotels in New Orleans have large event spaces for even the largest weddings and have the full talent of their fine restaurant staffs to create the perfect menu for your wedding reception. Many of the best New Orleans caterers specialize in catering and can deliver and serve great food to any reception location. You don’t have to have a large wedding and a big budget to enjoy the exceptional cuisine available for events in New Orleans. Most fine restaurants accommodate even small parties and are very accommodating to weddings.

Many wedding venues in New Orleans emphasis the beauty of their location and facilities. In addition to the many architectural treasures and historic homes available for weddings and wedding receptions in New Orleans, many reception halls and wedding venues have extensively decorated their facilities with weddings in mind. Many wedding venues offer beautifully landscaped gardens with fountains and patios. Louisiana plantations are some of the grandest wedding venues available. Catering is usually available at the plantation homes or can be arranged by the bride and groom or wedding planners. Some plantation homes have full time restaurants with traditional Louisiana cuisine. All these wedding venues will work closely with brides or wedding planners to assure a beautiful event.

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New Orleans Wedding Tuxedo Rentals

Tuxedos for all the men in the bridal party from the groom to the father of the bride are a mainstay of formal weddings. New Orleans  Tuxedo RentalsToday’s wedding attire has become personalized expressions of the bride and groom as have all the wedding decorations and the overall style of the wedding. Destination weddings especially have broken all the barriers of formal traditional weddings. Destination weddings in New Orleans are no exception with wedding ceremonies held in every venue and location available to tourists. Wedding styles are often chosen to fit the location and less formal locations such as beaches or parks may not require formal tuxedos for the groomsmen. For formal weddings that may begin in a historic New Orleans church and end up in a grand ballroom of one of New Orleans finer hotels, formal wear for the bridal party is a must. The groom can begin his search online for the right New Orleans tuxedo shop and to see their tuxedo selection.
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New Orleans Destination Weddings

New Orleans is a great city for a romantic, memorable wedding and is one of the most popular cities in the country for destination weddings. New Orleans Destination WeddingsWedding couples from all over the United States, and many wedding couples from around the world make New Orleans their destination for a truly unique wedding experience in one of the world’s most romantic cities. There are many features that combine to make New Orleans destination weddings unique from the music and cuisine to the old quaint and mysterious neighborhoods. The old architecture and historic settings give wedding venues like the French Quarter and the Garden District a unique romantic ambiance unlike any other city in America.

The New Orleans French Quarter is a perfect place for destination weddings. Many French Quarter hotels are chosen by wedding couples for large weddings as well as the perfect place for small, romantic, intimate New Orleans weddings. New Orleans hotels downtown and in the French Quarter have large rooms that serve as wedding reception halls for even the largest weddings. Many New Orleans French Quarter hotels have private patios for quiet intimate weddings. French Quarter patios are perhaps the most romantic venue for New Orleans weddings and are very popular for New Orleans destination weddings. Your wedding ceremony in a French Quarter patio takes place in a truly historic venue. Surrounded by the walls of 18th century buildings, landscaped with tropical greenery and decorated with gas lamps and water fountains,  French Quarter patios are the perfect venue for New Orleans weddings.

Saint Louis Cathedral is the most sought after venue for New Orleans weddings. Saint Louis Cathedral is not just the historic architectural centerpiece of the New Orleans French Quarter but it is also a place of worship Saint Louis Cathedralfor New Orleans’ large Catholic community. Weddings at Saint Louis cathedral are generally only available to wedding couples from Catholic families that are part of the congregation or have demonstrated a history of support to the cathedral. It is arguably the most beautiful house of worship in Louisiana and the setting in the center of the New Orleans French Quarter has made Saint Louis Cathedral the symbol of the city long before the Super Dome was ever built. Weddings at Saint Louis Cathedral are a great place for patient tourists to enjoy the sights and sounds of a genuine New Orleans marching jazz band. As the wedding party exists the cathedral, they are often accompanied by a New Orleans jazz band leading the wedding party to a nearby venue for their wedding reception. The wedding guests can often be seen carrying umbrellas and waving handkerchiefs, a New Orleans tradition, as they dance their way to the wedding reception. New Orleans weddings are truly unique!

Uptown New Orleans and the New Orleans Garden District, just minutes from the French Quarter, also offer very romantic wedding venues. Many destination weddings, like most as local weddings, take place outside the French Quarter in romantic wedding venues around the city. Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans most elegant street, offers all the history and romance of wedding venues in the French Quarter. Wedding parties can even depart from the French Quarter on the Saint Charles Avenue street car to reach their wedding destination. A New Orleans Street CarMany historic Victorian mansions along Saint Charles Avenue have been transformed into hotels, restaurants and bed and breakfasts that cater to weddings. Many wedding venues at historic Garden District and Uptown New Orleans homes have splendid gardens that add to the romantic ambiance. From the wedding ceremony to the wedding reception, wedding venues along New Orleans Saint Charles Avenue offer plenty of history, romance and ambiance for the perfect New Orleans weddings.

Many wedding couples choose one of the many nearby Louisiana plantations for the perfect wedding venue. The old historic plantations offer a truly unique combination of beautiful architecture, historic setting and country chic elegance for the Louisiana Plantation Wedding Venuesperfect memorable wedding venue. Louisiana plantation wedding venues are popular for destination weddings as well as local weddings. The giant old oaks and the graceful Mississippi River add to the unique ambiance of a wedding set in Louisiana often less than an hour’s drive from the New Orleans French Quarter. Some of the old plantations near New Orleans that offer unique plantation wedding venues are Oak Alley plantation, San Francisco plantation, Tchoupitoulas Plantation and Destrahan Plantation. Wedding couples and their guests can stay in the romantic French Quarter and hold their wedding ceremony and wedding reception at one of the Louisiana plantations closest to New Orleans. New Orleans limousine services regularly transport wedding parties from French Quarter hotels to their plantation and Garden District wedding venues and back again to enjoy a long night out celebrating the wedding in the romantic and festive French Quarter.

New Orleans has plenty to do for wedding couples and their wedding guests. New Orleans is one of the few pedestrian friendly wedding venues in America. Weddings that take place in the French Quarter can be completely vehicle free. New Bourbon Street in the New Orleans French QuarterOrleans is particularly suited for destination weddings where visitors can see much of New Orleans best attractions without driving around a strange city. There are dozens of great, romantic venues for weddings in the French Quarter from grand ballrooms at the major hotels to French Quarter patios for the most private, intimate New Orleans weddings. Wedding couples and their guests can easily walk or take a romantic carriage ride from their French Quarter rooms to the wedding venue and then out again into the French Quarter for endless partying that extends the wedding celebration far into the night. For New Orleans destination weddings, wedding couples and their guests can extend their stays in New Orleans to take in all the sites from river cruises to casinos to historic tours. Destination weddings in New Orleans offer wedding guests a great vacation opportunity not just reserved for the honeymoon couple.

Consider the season when planning New Orleans weddings. Whether your wedding is a New Orleans destination wedding or a local affair, consider the weather when planning weddings in New Orleans. June weddings may be the most desirable in most of the country but if you’re planning an outdoor wedding or reception on a New Orleans French Saint Louis Cathedral and the French QuarterQuarter patio or on the grounds of a nearby plantation or garden of a Garden District home, June can be hot. You may get lucky with some late spring breezes but generally summer in New Orleans arrives early. For outdoor spring weddings in New Orleans, plan for early spring with April being the best bet for mild temperatures. For fall weddings in New Orleans consider being outdoors in October through November for daytime temperatures in the 70s. Night weddings are not much different since summer temperatures in New Orleans do not drop much at night. Nights in New Orleans in June and September can easily remain humid with temperatures in the 80s. New Orleans has mild winters with few freezes. Although winter in New Orleans may not be the best time to have an outdoor wedding, the mild winters make New Orleans a great place for destination weddings. New Orleans is always easy to get around and enjoy year round with winter being a popular time of year for destination weddings especially for wedding couples wanting to escape the Northern cold.

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New Orleans Bridal Services, Wedding Dresses and Bridal Accessories

Listed in this category are websites of businesses that cater specifically to the bride. Included in this category are Wedding accessories for the brideNew Orleans area bridal stores, bridal accessories, bachelorette supplies, bridal makeup and glamour services and other special bridal services. Also included are bridal stores that offer wedding dresses and wedding gowns as well as bridal accessories such as bridal lingerie and special jewelry just for the wedding day.
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New Orleans Wedding Cakes and Favors

New Orleans bakeries can custom design a wedding cake that embodies the tastes and styles of the bride and groom and their guests. New Orleans is a town of many fine chefs and bakery New Orleans Wedding Cakeschefs are no exception. Choosing a bakery to create your special wedding cake is made easier with the web. You can browse the photo galleries of wedding cakes on the websites of New Orleans bakeries. In addition to custom made wedding and groom’s cakes, many bakeries offer wedding culinary treats with a New Orleans flair such as Creole pralines, Southern cookies and candies and even gift sets. Wedding cakes have transformed in recent years from the traditional white, multi tiered wedding cakes to unique creations with no limits on creativity and style. Many New Orleans bakers and bakery chefs are designing wedding cakes that are individual expressions of the wedding couple. Wedding planners can help you choose the perfect wedding cakes, groom’s cakes and other baked goods for your wedding events. Wedding planners will also coordinate all events concerning wedding cakes from delivery to the cutting.
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Every bride wants perfectly printed invitations to her wedding. The wedding invitation is the first impression of the big day New Orleans printers for the wedding invitationsfor all the wedding guests. The wedding invitation is also a keepsake for all who attend and the more lovely the card, the better souvenir of your wedding day it becomes. Most all New Orleans printers offer a beautiful selection of wedding cards. Browsing the websites of New Orleans printers before visiting them will help you determine which printers emphasize wedding services and provide the most beautiful selections of wedding invitation styles. Wedding invitations can be custom designed to fit the individual style and personalities of the bride and groom. Wedding planners can help wedding couples choose the invitations that are most suitable for their weddings. Printers that offer wedding printing services can also create custom placeholders for your guests for both the wedding and the wedding rehearsal.
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When planning a wedding in New Orleans, consider the services of professional wedding New Orleans Wedding Plannersplanners. Most wedding planners in New Orleans are experienced event coordinators planning for many types of occasions from convention events to destination events. As wedding planners, they coordinate everything from start to finish allowing the bride and groom to freely enjoy their wedding day. New Orleans wedding planners make the wedding day’s events seamless and stress free for their clients. Their experience and contacts with other professionals in the weddings industry bring a level of event planning expertise that make New Orleans weddings more exciting and carefree than expected.

Wedding planners cater the details of each wedding to the tastes and budgets of the wedding couples. Traditional New Orleans weddings complete New Orleans Weddingswith a second-line marching jazz band and the best of New Orleans cuisine on the reception menu. Wedding planners are event consultants who will design the wedding of your dreams. Their many contacts in the weddings industry assure the bride that every detail will be carefully planned. Wedding planners will arrange for every detail from choosing the best venue for your wedding celebrations to flowers and invitations.

New Orleans WeddingsNew Orleans wedding planners will coordinate all the vendors to assure the perfect execution of your special wedding day. On the wedding day, wedding planners coordinate every event including catering, music and transportation so the wedding couple enjoy a care free, stress free wedding day.

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New Orleans Wedding Photographers

Weddings in New Orleans are full of fond memories amidst beautiful settings. From the French Quarter New Orleans Wedding Photographerspatios to the majestic live oaks of City Park and Audubon Parks, New Orleans is the perfect city to serve as the backdrop to a truly beautiful wedding. New Orleans wedding photographers capture the precious moments of your wedding day for all to see for years to come. The top wedding photographers in New Orleans have experience in staging your wedding photos at the best locations and venues in town. Their knowledge of New Orleans and her most beautiful locations assures you that your wedding photographs will have all the romance and beauty the city has to offer. Wedding photographers in New Orleans range from the creative to the traditional. Wedding couples can view the styles of each photographer on their websites’ online photo galleries. Many New Orleans photographers specialize in commercial photography but the majority of photographers offer their services for weddings. Websites for wedding videographers can also be found with New Orleans photographers’ websites.
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New Orleans Wedding Music

Music is everywhere in New Orleans and New Orleans music even plays a part in New Orleans weddings. It’s the music of a jazz band leading the wedding party dancing from the church to the wedding reception and the music the wedding bands play that gets everyone up and dancing together waving umbrellas and handkerchiefs and the New Orleans funky blues and jazz courting the entire wedding party at their favorite music venues late into the wedding night.

One of the best things about making New Orleans the destination for your wedding is the music. For destination New Orleans Wedding Musicweddings, New Orleans music is the sound track to your entire wedding event and your visit to New Orleans. Heard on the streets of the French Quarter and in music clubs and restaurants around town, New Orleans special brands of jazz, funk and R&B music will always be associated with the sounds of your wedding. New Orleans wedding bands are some of the best in the country. Music is taken seriously in New Orleans like the food and Saints football so the pool of musicians in New Orleans is deep and talented. The musicians in your New Orleans wedding band may have played at jazz concerts in Europe last summer or just came off the road playing for one of America’s top recording artists.

New Orleans bands and musicians love playing weddings. They know the wedding guests love to dance and appreciate good music. Music for New Orleans weddings ranges from traditional jazz bands to string quartets. Classical musicians often play at traditional weddings while variety bands light up the wedding receptions. New Orleans variety bands are the bands of choice at New Orleans weddings. The horns and talented singers that New Orleans variety bands bring to New Orleans weddings guarantee that everyone will hear something they love plus traditional New Orleans jazz tunes that will get everyone up and dancing and waving those handkerchiefs. If your New Orleans wedding is a small, intimate event, even one or two New Orleans musicians or vocalists can transform your wedding experience.

New Orleans DJs are a great way to bring the best of all music to any size New Orleans Weddings DJswedding. New Orleans disk jockeys are crowd pleasers and very experienced at bringing the best music from the most popular romantic tunes to traditional New Orleans jazz music to your wedding celebration. DJs in New Orleans have grown up with New Orleans music. New Orleans DJs, with their love of music and experience adding entertainment to parties, add a great music experience to New Orleans weddings.

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New Orleans Wedding Limousines

Limousines have long been a part of traditional New Orleans weddings. Many New Orleans families consider a large wedding with lots of guests and New Orleans Wedding Limousineslimousines for the bridal party a necessity. Most wedding couples from New Orleans have large families and circles of friends residing in the New Orleans area and even the smallest wedding plans quickly grow to include as many family and friends as possible. The addition of limousines to the planning of a New Orleans wedding is a sure sign of a full blown New Orleans wedding. Limousine services for weddings in New Orleans can include a variety of vehicles from Rolls Royces for the wedding couple to limo busses to shuttle the bridal party and guests from the wedding ceremony to the wedding reception as well as to and from hotel rooms if the wedding is a destination for the wedding couple, wedding party or guests. White stretch limousines are the luxury vehicle of choice for weddings in New Orleans while Luxury SUVs such as hummer limousines are popular with younger guests. Limousine service including stretch limos and limo buses are popular ways of transporting the wedding party and wedding guests from French Quarter or Downtown hotels to weddings taking place at such wedding venues as Garden District and plantation venues.
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Beaytiful Flowers are the first symbol of a truly beautiful wedding. Weddings in New Orleans are beautifully decorated and nothing transforms a simply decorated New Orleans Weddings Floristswedding into an elegant one more than flowers. Flowers for the bride and bridesmaids are a necessity whether they are simple or elaborate bouquets. The choices of fresh flowers for the décor from the church to the wedding reception vary widely. In addition to traditional flowers, New Orleans weddings are often decorated with local flowers, especially magnolia blossoms at spring weddings. New Orleans is a town of many small, independent shops and restaurants. New Orleans florists are no exception with dozens of small independent florist shops all around the city. New Orleans florists live in a city of many gardens with flowers blooming year round. Their love and appreciation of flowers is evident in their art as they provide colorful arrangements for every occasion. Weddings are a specialty of New Orleans florists. Large weddings with unique floral requirements are common and all weddings are enhanced by their talents. Visit their websites for information on flower arrangements and especially what they can do to add beauty to your wedding.
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New Orleans Wedding Gifts and Favors

Wedding gifts are as often given by the bride and groom as to them. From bridesmaid gifts to wedding favors for all the guests, wedding couples today are often looking for just the right keepsakes to give as gifts. Favors for guests at New Orleans weddings range from ribbon tied New Orleans Wedding Giftspralines to miniature arts and crafts. New Orleans is often the theme of wedding favors including such items as New Orleans food and miniature art such as hand painted ceramic street cars. Conversely, wedding guests often give New Orleans themed gifts to the newlyweds including art by local artists. We’ve collected websites of businesses that specialize in New Orleans gifts and New Orleans themed art. If you’re planning a truly New Orleans wedding, take a look through their catalogs and see if any New Orleans gifts are suited for your wedding planning ideas.
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Choosing the perfect wedding rings starts with choosing the right jeweler. New Orleans jewelers have Wedding Rings from New Orleans  Jewelersbeen helping young couples chose the perfect wedding rings for generations. You can begin to know your local New Orleans jewelers from the oldest family owned jewelry stores to the locations of national jewelry store chains, by browsing their websites. You’ll learn about diamonds, wedding bands and other jewelry for your wedding that may make perfect gifts for the wedding party. The online pricing will help you plan your wedding budgets. Once the wedding rings are chosen the wedding couple can go ahead and plan the many remaining details leading to the wedding day. Choosing the right New Orleans jeweler is the first step of many for perfect New Orleans weddings. New Orleans jewelry stores also sell many gift items that would make perfect wedding gifts for the bride and groom.
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