New Orleans-Themed Wedding Favors Inspired by Unique Southern Traditions

A white wedding favor box and floral arrangement resting on a water fountain at a traditional New Orleans wedding.

THE BEST IDEAS TO TURN CREOLE CUISINE, NEW ORLEANS COCKTAILS, AND LOCAL TRADITIONS INTO SPECIAL GIFTS FOR WEDDING GUESTS

For Louisianians, southern hospitality is pivotal, especially on a wedding day. One easy way to incorporate New Orleans tradition into a charming Southern wedding is to get crafty with wedding favors. Many brides include custom Mardi Gras beads, while others give Hurricane drink mixes. The possibilities of incorporating Big Easy flair in wedding favors are endless.

Creole Cuisine

Adding a bit of southern flavor to a wedding favor never hurt anyone except a Northerner overusing Louisiana Tobasco Sauce for the first time. Nonetheless, the gift of creole spices, seasonings, or hot sauce will remind guests of the magical moments every time they use the favor.

New Orleans Cocktails and Mixed Drinks

In a city full of infamous spirits, it is fitting for the bride and groom to thank their guests with booze. A New Orleans Hurricane drink mix or a mini bottle of liquor is a great way to ensure guests can keep the party going well after the reception. Some newlyweds get personal by offering guests drink accessories such as koozies, coasters, or shot glasses with the wedding date and couple’s names on them. Adding a simple fleur de lis design to any cocktail-related favor will elevate the Crescent City touch.

Local Favorites and Sweet Treats

For family-friendly wedding favors, New Orleans has much to offer. A box of Aunt Sally’s pralines makes a delightful parting gift for those with a sweet tooth. Pay homage to the city’s lavish cuisine by gifting a favored local snack like Zapp’s potato chips or Hubig’s Pies. For a French twist, pair Cafe Du Monde’s beignet mix with a tin of their Coffee and Chickory for an extra memorable delight.

Classic New Orleans Traditions

Offering customized handkerchiefs as wedding favors is the perfect opportunity to merge wedding traditions with the jazzy New Orleans ritual of a second line parade. Nothing is more fitting for a charming New Orleans wedding than celebrating the bride and groom’s new beginning with a second line. Guests will use their unique favors to send off the bride and groom while making memories and dancing through the city streets.

Add some Mardi Gras Mambo to the celebration by transforming wedding favors into Mardi Gras throws. The custom dates back to the late 19th century and is a fun historical touch for couples wishing to commemorate New Orleans’ infamous carnival. Many shops in the city offer custom beads and doubloons for wedding favors.

Dainty but lasting favors like handkerchiefs or Mardi Gras throws will leave guests feeling special and full of remembrance.

Have a Staycation at the Jung Hotel & Residences

The best way to enjoy a staycation in New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. The Jung Hotel & Residences is ideally situated near the Canal Streetcar line, allowing easy accessibility. Make a reservation at the Jung Hotel today and experience adventure, fun, and leisure.

VISIT US

ROOMS

The Jung Hotel & Residences’ rooms and suites offer contemporary and luxurious Downtown New Orleans accommodations on Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. All guest rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, a workstation, a laptop safe, and bottled water. Other features are deluxe pillow-top mattresses and Bluetooth alarm clocks with USB charging ports.

CORPORATE

The Jung Hotel & Residences has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their Downtown New Orleans stay on Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. Situated in the heart of Downtown New Orleans, the Jung Hotel & Residences is a hub for business travelers on the Canal Street streetcar line. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays while offering accessibility to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Caesars Superdome, and streetcar transportation.

WEDDING

The Jung Hotel & Residences is a much sought-after location for modern New Orleans weddings on the iconic palm tree-lined Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. Our elegant Grand Hall and rooftop accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions with up to 200 guests. Whether a bride wishes for a grand ballroom reception or an intimate poolside ceremony on the roof, the Jung Hotel & Residences has it all.

EXPLORE

Downtown New Orleans is a haven for live music, eccentric nightlife, and bold cuisine. The Jung Hotel & Residences, a Canal Street hotel near Caesars Superdome, puts hotel guests in a premier location. From Downtown New Orleans’ Caesars Superdome to Canal Street’s historic streetcars, there is much to explore within a streetcar ride from the Jung Hotel & Residences.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • WILLA JEAN
  • CANAL STREETCAR
  • THE SAZERAC BAR
  • THE RUSTY NAIL
  • CAESARS SUPERDOME
  • SAENGER THATRE
  • THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM
  • SMOOTHIE KING CENTER
  • COCHON RESTAURANT