New Orleans is one of the most romantic cities in the world, steep in rich culture and centuries of traditions. Brides are drawn to this city for their nuptials because of the beautiful backdrops for pictures, stunning churches for the ceremony and the best place on Earth for the party after! New Orleans is definitely not the place to have a traditional wedding. Here are a few ideas to upgrade the old traditions and create new ones just as unique as the city where you'll tie the knot!!
Old tradition: unity candle
New tradition: the wine box
Lock your favorite bottle of wine in a box with letters written during the ceremony to be opened on a pre-determined anniversary date
Old tradition: white wedding dress
New tradition: add some color!
The dress can always be white or ivory but add a colored sash, some bright shoes or an ornate piece of jewelry to stand out.
Feeling truly untraditional? Not just bridesmaids wear colored dresses. Try a dress in a champagne, pale blue or blush color.
Old tradition: You can only walk down the aisle to "Here Comes the Bride" .
New tradition: Walk down the aisle to any song you want!
The dance down the aisle YouTube video changed the way couples get to the alter. Whether it's a full-on, choreographed dance or your favorite saxophone street performer, the song played as the bride and groom come together to say their vows should be just as unique as the couple!
Old tradition: The bride shouldn't see the groom until after the ceremony.
New tradition: "First look" photo shoot
What a better way to capture this moment and save time after the ceremony to spend celebrating!
Old tradition: The ring bearer brings the rings down the aisle.
New tradition: Ring warming
Place the rings in a small bag and pass it around to each guest so that they may give the rings a blessing or prayer. Now everyone is involved!
Old tradition: Hiring transportation to take the wedding guests from the ceremony location to the reception location
New tradition: Hire a brass band and take the wedding guests on a second line from the ceremony to the reception!
The party never stops in New Orleans, so why should you postpone the celebrating!?