How to Make a Small New Orleans Wedding a Huge Success


New Orleans provides a picturesque setting for weddings of all sizes, and despite a couple’s budget, a New Orleans wedding can become a reality. Below are planning tips for a small charming wedding in the city.

Choose a Unique Venue

New Orleans is home to various unique and historic venues like parks and courtyards. Choosing a venue that reflects the city’s character will help make a wedding unforgettable. For example, a wedding in a courtyard or one of New Orleans’ parks like Audubon or City Park will give a wedding a more intimate and romantic feel. Additionally, the Jung Hotel & Residences has excellent spaces to accommodate weddings from 50 to 500 guests.

Incorporate Local Flavors

New Orleans is, of course, famous for its food and cocktails, so incorporating local flavors into a menu is an excellent and easy way to introduce charm into any wedding. Traditional dishes can include gumbo, jambalaya, or crawfish étouffée; for cocktails, consider Sazeracs or French 75s.

Add Live Music

New Orleans is the place to be for music, and having live music can add a special touch to a wedding. Hiring a jazz, brass, or local jam band to play during the ceremony and reception will ensure a memorable time as everyone dances to the lively beats.

Include a Second Line Wedding Parade

A second line wedding parade is a traditional New Orleans celebration where guests follow a brass band through the city’s streets. It’s a fun and unique way to celebrate a wedding while creating an unforgettable experience.

Embrace the Architecture of New Orleans

From the iconic wrought iron balconies of the French Quarter to the elegant Greek Revival architecture of the Garden District, the city can become the ideal backdrop for charming wedding photos.

Choose a New Orleans Photographer

With all the vibrant culture and historic architecture in New Orleans, the city provides endless opportunities for breathtaking wedding photos. However, narrowing the list down to a handful of locations can become challenging. Hiring a local photographer who knows how to incorporate the city’s beauty will make the experience far more enjoyable.

Incorporate the Culture of New Orleans

Mardi Gras is a significant event in New Orleans, and incorporating elements of the celebration into a wedding can add a charming and festive touch. Elements can include a Mardi Gras-themed wedding cake, beads, doubloons, or even a traditional king cake.

Stay at the Jung Hotel & Residences

A small wedding in New Orleans can, without question, become an unforgettable moment with a bit of creativity and attention to detail. By embracing the city’s culture, incorporating local flavors, and choosing the right venue, a wedding can become a huge success. One of the best ways to create a charming wedding experience in New Orleans is by exploring the offerings of a hotel in the middle of it all. The Jung Hotel & Residences is ideally situated near the Canal Streetcar line, allowing easy accessibility for exploring the city and planning a charming wedding. Make a reservation at the Jung Hotel today.