Of all the big decisions involved in planning a wedding, the dress reigns supreme.

But with the right frame of mind, finding the perfect dress for your New Orleans wedding is an exciting and magical experience.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with so many options, designers, and styles available. But there is a simple solution to hunting down your dream dress: just look for inspiration in New Orleans’ one-of-a-kind style!

You’re sure to find the perfect look in the sights, sounds, and thrills of New Orleans – whether it’s uniquely chic or all-around classic – but if you need some direction, keep reading for the essential guide to wedding dress shopping in New Orleans!

The Essential Guide to Wedding Dress Shopping in New Orleans

Can’t get enough of New Orleans’ elegant, Old-World charm? Long, cathedral-length veils add a traditional touch to your wedding gown. It’s the perfect match for the splendor of the city’s beloved landmark, St. Louis Cathedral.

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To capture the refined and ravishing quality of St. Charles Avenue, you can’t go wrong with a traditionally shaped silk or lace gown. It complements the stately Live Oaks and old mansions on St. Charles Avenue, and it’s what every classic Southern Belle deserves.

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Bride & Groom Dancing in the Street

If music is your muse, you’ve come to the right city – and a vintage-inspired dress is a wonderful choice for your big day in the birthplace of jazz. A bridal gown with whimsical 60’s chiffon, BoHo style, or Golden Age glamour will make your dream wedding come true.

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LGBT Brides on Balcony

Don’t Forget the Lagniappe

No matter what style you choose for your wedding gown, every bride needs a parasol at a New Orleans destination wedding! It’s the perfect accessory to show off your personality – and it’s a second line tradition that makes your parade extra special. No second line is complete without it!

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Wedding Second Line

For the perfect New Orleans wedding dress, the city is full of inspiration - be sure to check out all the incredible New Orleans wedding professionals that will make your big day special!  

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