A destination wedding is a dream come true. But planning the finer details? That takes a little know-how, which is why New Orleans & Company offers complimentary wedding planning services to make your New Orleans destination wedding a picture-perfect event.
We’re here to help you every step of the way. So let’s take it from the top and plan your wedding in the Big Easy.
Here’s all the need-to-know info for getting your wedding guests to New Orleans – and how to make it hassle-free!
Reserve a Hotel Block for Overnight Accommodations
Coordinating a wedding worth of reservations may sound like a daunting task, but hotel blocks make it seamless and simple.
A room block is a group of 10 guestrooms rooms or more per night that a hotel puts on hold specifically for your wedding guests to reserve. The rooms are kept on hold for a period of time, and your guests are responsible for making reservations and paying individually for their rooms before a specific cut-off date.
Hotel blocks make everything easier, allowing everyone to stay and celebrate together.
Wondering where to look for the perfect room block for your wedding guests? Let our complimentary wedding planning service take care of it all! We’ll contact hotels for 10 guestrooms or more and find the perfect block for your needs and budget.
A Little Prep Makes Travel Arrangements Easy
New Orleans loves a grand entrance, and weddings are no exception – a streetcar, horse-drawn carriage or even Mardi Gras float is a perfectly acceptable way to arrive at your ceremony.
But taking care of your wedding guests transit plan is just as important. From airport travel to group transportation, we’re happy to provide recommendations for companies to consider.
The Airport Shuttle, the official ground transportation for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, is a great way to make your guests arrival and departure easy. And there are dozens of transportation providers that offer airport pickup and drop off service to and from your party’s hotel. You can find them all in our full transportation directory - or let our complimentary assistance help you find the perfect option!
But what about getting to the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, the reception, and everything else? With so much coordination that goes into your wedding weekend, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But you’re in luck - there are simple, streamlined services available to make getting around New Orleans easy.
Ride-hailing services like Lyft offer special event codes that let you take care of all your guests’ transportation in advance. All you need to do is create a unique event code for your wedding and invite your guests to redeem their ride.
Each service makes the event setup easy, and invitations come with simple “How-To” instructions customized for your event. The whole process is clear cut and easy to use - even if some of your guests aren’t too tech-savvy!
Treat Your Guests to the Best of New Orleans
From live music and outstanding food to the iconic sights of the French Quarter, there’s more than few must-have experiences that your guests should enjoy. And it’s safe to assume that your wedding guests will be eager to explore the Big Easy!
First and foremost, your destination wedding is all about your big day. But it’s just as important to savor the city you’re celebrating your love in! Be sure to set aside time for an only-in-New-Orleans experience, for both you and your guests!
Whether it’s a morning jazz brunch, a fun night on Bourbon street, or a guided swamp tour, a schedule that includes some New Orleans adventures is sure to be a hit with your wedding guests.
Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to step away from the excitement and enjoy some rest and relaxation during your wedding weekend!
With our Complimentary Wedding Planning Assistance, your wedding plans are all taken care of and you enjoy your special day to the fullest. Be sure to check out all the incredible New Orleans Wedding Tools available and make your big day a grand event!
Allow us to assist in contacting hotels, venues and more for your group accommodations of 10 or more and receive a complimentary pair of New Orleans wedding beads.