Now that we live in New Orleans, we were thinking about how we would incorporate some New Orleans flair into our wedding. At first I was thinking favors, but I'm not sure we are going to do favors at all. Then one day when I was walking in the French Quarter, I saw a wedding parade!
It is a tradition in New Orleans to have a second line parade after the ceremony. Usually this includes a brass band, and everyone dances and waves their umbrellas or napkins/tissues while they march/dance. This works incredibly well if you can parade it from your ceremony to your reception.
And guess what, our reception venue is only a few blocks away from our ceremony site! So we are going to have our own version of a New Orleans wedding parade! Ours will involve our bluegrass band and those beautiful vintage hankies. I am also on the lookout for a bunch of parasols at a bargain price.
This is one of the parts of our wedding I am most excited for. I know that our photographer will get some amazing shots of us all marching towards the reception!