New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz. Whether you’re at a music club like Preservation Hall or Snug Harbor, or just walking around the French Quarter, jazz music is sure to fill the air around you. With jazz being such an important part of New Orleans, incorporating it into your New Orleans wedding is a must. 

Parade in a Second Line

One of the most popular New Orleans wedding traditions is having a second line parade. A second line parade includes a brass band, followed by the couple holding umbrellas. Behind the newlyweds, their guests can join in on the celebration and wave their handkerchiefs high! 

Book a Live Band for Your Reception

In New Orleans, there are so many talented bands, choosing just one can be tough. The city is known for showing guests a good time with music and performers on every corner. Your wedding day should be no different. Hire one of New Orleans’ top entertainers to get the party going on your big day. You can find a list of New Orleans wedding entertainers and live bands here.  

The music at a wedding reception sets the tone for the celebration. Most local bands will play any song that you request if you give them a playlist of what you would like to hear beforehand.  

Jazz Trio for Cocktail Hour

Between the ceremony and the reception, having a jazz trio play soft jazz is a great way to entertain your guests while they wait for the reception to begin. While they are enjoying the delicious food provided, they will also be able to enjoy the classic New Orleans music that fills the city streets.

There is an endless number of ways to incorporate live jazz music into your wedding. With New Orleans’ world class music as a part of your wedding day, it is guaranteed to be an unforgettable event.

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