Bells will be ringing ... cash registers will be cha-chinging. That's not how the song goes, but as beautiful and sentimental as weddings are, paying for all that ceremony is a very real, rarely enjoyable part of the day. Kimberly Jones-Williams, lead event planner at NOLA Event Planners, of… Read more

The nightmare wedding toast has been immortalized in books, film and for some, in real life. It often doesn't start out that way — you intended to be to be funny or poignant, but the words went awry; funny became peculiar and poignant became weepy. Read more

As the landscape of weddings evolves into smaller, more intimate affairs, bachelor and bachelorette parties are changing shape as well. While some still are more likely to resemble a scene from The Hangover rather than Downton Abbey, these gatherings no longer are bound by their crazy, rauco… Read more

Registries take some of the guess work out of choosing a wedding gift for a happy couple, but if you'd rather give something personal and unique, consider a fun, New Orleans-centric find, made by local artisans. Read more

Couples getting married in New Orleans must obtain a marriage license from the Louisiana Department of Health, which is an easy task but requires some planning. The hours are restrictive, a couple has to appear together to apply, you must obtain the license at least 72 hours before the weddi… Read more

"Blues like navy and cobalt are trending for grooms, and with tuxes, trimmer fits are being requested across the board," says Kevin Rome of Rome's Tuxedos. "Navy and blue tuxes are popular for a little more flash." The Blake navy tuxedo by Ike Behar features Super 120s wool, a black satin la… Read more

As wedding ceremonies, dresses and the traditional notion of "bride and groom" have evolved, so has bridal footwear. White satin dyeables aren't the go-to footwear they used to be. Brides still opt for neutrals that match skin tones or the wedding dress, but shoe colors are trending away fro… Read more

According to A 2016 Real Weddings Study by the website the knot, the average number of guests invited to a wedding decreased by 10 percent from 2009 to 2016, while the average amount spent per guest increased from $194 to $245. The numbers don't lie: Personalized experiences and gifts for an… Read more

Adaptability, intimacy and character are factors that mold the optimal wedding locale. Here are some New Orleans venues that deliver an inviting relic of the past sprinkled with plenty of contemporary elegance. Your celebration will be an affair to remember, just as memorable as these histor… Read more