You have made the decision to hold your wedding in New Orleans. A city with fun for everyone, where the celebration never ends.  Now, among your long list of to-do’s, you have the task of incorporating your favorite things about New Orleans. While brainstorming centerpiece and party favor ideas, Mardi Gras is the first thing to cross your mind.  But how to make the wedding decorations New Orleans-themed? The solution is simple: Mardi Gras beads!

A tell-tale symbol of Mardi Gras, beads come in every color and are fairly inexpensive. People normally associate the beads with the colors purple, green and gold, but other colors are common, including pearl, silver, and clear beads. New Orleans based stores such as The Mardi Gras Spot sells beads in almost every color and shade imaginable and can easily be shipped anywhere.  The options are endless, but below are six great ways to tastefully incorporate Mardi Gras beads into your wedding. See how your New Orleans wedding can come to life!

You have made the decision to hold your wedding in New Orleans. A city with fun for everyone, where the celebration never ends.  Now, among your long list of to-do’s, you have the task of incorporating your favorite things about New Orleans. While brainstorming centerpiece and party favor ideas, Mardi Gras is the first thing to cross your mind.  But how to make the wedding decorations New Orleans-themed? The solution is simple: Mardi Gras beads!

A tell-tale symbol of Mardi Gras, beads come in every color and are fairly inexpensive. People normally associate the beads with the colors purple, green and gold, but other colors are common, including pearl, silver, and clear beads. New Orleans based stores such as The Mardi Gras Spot sells beads in almost every color and shade imaginable and can easily be shipped anywhere.  The options are endless, but below are six great ways to tastefully incorporate Mardi Gras beads into your wedding. See how your New Orleans wedding can come to life!

6 Ways to Incorporate Mardi Gras Beads Into Your Wedding

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Make chandeliers

of beads to light up your reception with a festive twist.

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Drape ivory,

silver or gold beads over chair backs to turn a practical element into elegance.

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Make your Grooms Cake pop!

 A garnish of Mardi Gras beads adds a festive touch to this southern tradition.

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Treat

your wedding party to a unique New Orleans welcome with a bead-adorned entrance table.

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Let your guests

throw beautiful Mardi Gras beads in the place of rice and confetti.

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Get in the Mardi Gras spirit

with personalized Mardi Gras bead wedding favors. This is also an excellent pre-second line handout! Companies such as Beads by the Dozen can personalize your own wedding bead!

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