somehow already here and that officially kicks off the one year mark for
my wedding!! We're a year out (plus a few days) and I'm happy to report that two of the most
important pieces have already been locked in: the ceremony location and the
reception venue! November is a very popular month for weddings in New
Orleans (it's one of the only comfortable months out of the year, weather wise)
so planning early is a must. Now that I've gotten two of the bigger
pieces of the puzzle squared away, here's what's left on my to-do list
for November that also needs to get finalized within the next few weeks.
browsing portfolios for over a month now, but now it's time to really sit
down and narrow down the choices. Y'all, this is hard! To me, the
photographer is one of the most important parts, because once everything's said
and done, all you'll have are the pictures to show for it. I know the
style of photography and the aesthetic I want, so now it's just a matter
of figuring out who offers what in their packages.
Second Line Brass Band
In true New
Orleans fashion, we're having a second line! For those not familiar with
traditional NOLA weddings, a second line is basically a parade through the
streets with all the wedding guests, lead by the bride and groom and a brass
band. Following the ceremony, we'll be parading through the
streets of the Quarter until we make our way into the reception! This
is hands down the part I am most excited about!
actually dreading this part to be honest. I have an idea of the style
dress I want, but I'm afraid that may all change once I try on dresses.
I'm also not at my goal weight I hope to be come time for the wedding, so
I'm worried that I'll be buying a dress for my current body rather than
hopefully slimmer body a year from now. I guess I shouldn't stress
too much about this. I'd just hate to eliminate dresses I don't feel
comfortable in now, but may be able to pull of later if you know what I
we all live in different states, I'm hoping to take advantage of the upcoming
holidays to catch them while we're all home. Thankfully I've already had
the chance to ask my bestie (now Maid of Honor!!) who also lives in
will be taking place in the French Quarter of New Orleans, meaning it is
tourist central. Rooms book up fast since Fall in New Orleans is a great time
to visit. Many of the hotels only let you book one year in advance,
and currently we're a few days short of the exact one year mark, so right now
it's just a waiting game for the hotels to release the rooms.
I'm sure there are plenty other details
I should lock in this month too, but if I get all the above done by the end of
November, I'll be one happy and less stressed bride to be.
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