Hot Trends for Your New Orleans Wedding

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The city of New Orleans is known for many things, including its vibrant music scene, its tantalizing cuisine, and its colorful selection of annual festivals and celebrations such as Mardi Gras. In addition to all of this, the Big Easy is also a popular wedding destination. Apart from a number of unique traditions, New Orleans weddings also have a reputation for being exceedingly trendy. With that in mind, let’s have a closer look at some of the biggest New Orleans wedding trends to look out for this year, including unconventional jewelry, fun parades, and memorable entertainment.

Unique wedding jewelry is making a splash

The days of traditional wedding jewelry are long gone, and gold and diamonds are making way for brightly colored gemstones and a wide range of metals sporting vivid colors and interesting finishes. Unconventional wedding bands are coupled with avant-garde necklaces, bracelets and cufflinks that exude the same fearless creativity as the city itself. As proposals to men are on the rise, the chances are that the bride-to-be spent a considerable amount of time finding the perfect engagement and wedding bands for her partner. Apart from having to ensure that the rings are the right size, it is also important to consider your partner’s personal taste and lifestyle before parting with any money.

Second-line wedding parades will always be popular

The second line is a processional tradition involving a brass band, and it dates as far back as the Civil War. The tradition remains very popular to this day, with couples typically using the tradition to ‘travel’ from the wedding ceremony to the reception venue. The wedding parade is generally made up of two parts. The first line consists of a parade marshal or leader, a brass band, the bride and groom, and the rest of the wedding party. The wedding guests – and any onlookers that want to join the procession – will form the second line. In addition to the band, second-line parades are also known for colorful props, including festive masks and custom bride and groom parasols, and a generally jovial atmosphere that intoxicates everyone in its proximity.

Unique entertainment makes for lifelong memories

If partaking in a second-line parade isn’t enough, an increasing number of couples are picking unique entertainment for their New Orleans weddings. Instead of the traditional garter or bouquet toss and a number of formal dance numbers, wedding guests can now look forward to a much more memorable line-up. Popular choices over recent months have included everything from poets and magicians to fire dancers and drum lines. If your wedding is themed, you will obviously pick your entertainment accordingly. If there is no set theme, you can choose your entertainment according to what will make you happy.
Getting married in New Orleans is bound to be a special affair. By combining some age-old traditions with the latest wedding trends, you are bound to have the memorable wedding you have always dreamed of.

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