Is a whimsical destination wedding at the top of your holiday wish list? New Orleans is the perfect city to make your dream wedding come true – and when you plan to celebrate your big day during the holiday season, your wedding is guaranteed to be an enchanted, unforgettable event!

If you do decide to plan your wedding during the most magical time of the year, there’s a few planning tips that will make the process easy, simple, and stress-free. 

Let the City’s Holiday Spirit Set the Scene

Celebrating is what New Orleans does best, and the holidays are no exception. The city decks its halls with classic, seasonal decorations during the holiday months. And if you’re looking to exchange vows during the winter festivities, all the holiday cheer can be a beautiful backdrop for your big event. Planning the Perfect Holiday Wedding in New Orleans

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Roosevelt Hotel

From ceremony to reception, your New Orleans venue will more than likely be done up in beautiful décor for the holiday season. Jackson Square gets a red-ribboned makeover, French Quarter balconies shine with holiday lights, and the city’s historic hotels decorate their lobbies with breathtaking holiday displays.

With so many elegant trimmings already in place, accessorizing your wedding couldn’t be easier. If flowers, garland, and dazzling lights sound like your perfect wedding adornments, New Orleans makes your dreams come true during the holidays!

Enjoy the Beautiful Daytime Weather

Love the holidays but not the frigid weather? New Orleans offers the best of both worlds: a winter wonderland with every shade of green!

During the winter months, New Orleans enjoys sunny days in the mid-70’s with the Mississippi River providing a cool, pleasant breeze – the ideal forecast for any wedding.

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St. Louis Cathedral Holidays

When you’re planning out the details of your celebration, a daytime ceremony is the best option for enjoying the warm winter weather to the fullest.

When the sun goes down, the temperature can get a bit chilly in New Orleans’ cooler months. But as long as you have another light layer to throw on when you’re out under the stars, you’ll be all set – the city rarely dips below 50 degrees at night!

It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning

The holiday season is an exciting, vibrant time in New Orleans. It’s what makes a holiday wedding such a magical event – but it also requires a little planning in advance to make your big day picture perfect.

Sending out save-the-dates, booking a venue, and taking care of travel plans and accommodations are best done sooner rather than later for your holiday wedding. Both your vendors and wedding guests will inevitably have vacations, festivities, and special events to plan around during the holiday season, so the more time to prepare the better!

 On the other hand, a holiday wedding can be a blessing for your wedding party’s schedule. Taking time off, travelling, and getting together with friends and family are expected during the holidays – it’s the reason for the season, after all!

With a holiday wedding, your guests can make the most of their vacation days. They get to celebrate your special day, spend some family time together during the holidays, and experience New Orleans all at the same time!

With our New Orleans Wedding Tools, you can plan a New Orleans holiday wedding that’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable event. And be sure to take advantage of our Complimentary Wedding Planning Assistance for an effortless, stress-free planning process! 

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