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Planning Events For Your Out-of-Town Wedding Guests

Whether you’re having a destination wedding in New Orleans, or you’re a local who’s lived here your whole life, the odds are – you’re still going to have guests travelling from out of state to celebrate your nuptials. Let’s face it, nobody wants to miss a chance to visit New Orleans. With that said, of course your wedding will be their top priority, but, why shouldn’t your guests use this opportunity to see the city, have some adventure, and learn more about New Orleans’ rich culture and fabulous cuisine?  

For these obvious reasons, we recommend you use a company like Ask the Locals, New Orleans, to plan the perfect weekend in New Orleans for your guests! When using a company like Ask the Locals, besides removing an enormous task off on your already overwhelming wedding to-do list, you will also be put at ease knowing that your guests will be totally catered to by a local expert.  

Ask the Locals can plan everything from your Welcome Party to a Walking Ghost Tour! Here are some of Ask the Locals’ favorite activities to plan for out-of-town wedding guests: 


Neighborhood History & Cocktail Tour  

Each neighborhood in New Orleans is vastly different from one another- from the architecture, to the accents, to the overall way of life. This tour allows you to familiarize yourself with the historical and cultural distinctions of each. This tour will introduce you to Uptown, Downtown, Mid-City, the French Quarter and the Marigny. You’ll also get a chance to get out and actually enjoy these neighborhoods as you’ll stop off at a few of the most famous (or interesting) bars/restaurants. 


Walking Food Tour of the French Quarter  

“A Taste of New Orleans”- enjoying a little bit of all of the classic dishes that has shaped the definition of New Orleans cuisine as we know it today– this ranges from classic Creole gumbo, to the blue-collar worker’s po-boys, to oysters (both traditional: raw, and modern: charbroiled), to the French donut made famous in New Orleans, the beignet.


Airboat Swamp Tour  

Experience the natural Southern landscapes in the most exciting and exhilarating way… by Airboat! This 2-hour long adventure is just a quick 30-minutes from the French Quarter.

Voodoo & Ghost Tour  

There is no better city than New Orleans for a Ghost Tour. New Orleans’ history is unlike any other, rich with tales of Voodoo Queens, paranormal activities and some of the most unsuspecting serial killers!? 


Architecture and Design Tour  

Discover the fascinating history behind the architecture of New Orleans, learn how courtyards developed, why certain cultures had particular design techniques, as well as the story of the various people who lived in these grander-than-life buildings.  


To give your guests the Ultimate New Orleans Experience, plan a few activities so they can learn to love the city you already love so much!   

If you’re in need of help, don’t hesitate to call Ask the Locals at 504-657-0974 or email at Find more information on their website,

Image Credits: |Beignets: f11photo | Bourbon Street: konoplizkaya | Swamp Shack: f11photo | New Orleans Cemetery: alexmillos | Oyster: laplateresca

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Jennifer Vogel

Jennifer Vogel was raised in Metairie, LA. Now living in Ohio, she still draws from her New Orleans roots for inspiration in her work. Jennifer freelances in web design / development, graphic design and, now, writing for New Orleans Weddings Magazine.

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