By: Sarah Gunion

Deciding on a wedding date?

We know what you’re thinking… it’s incredibly exciting yet equally stressful.

NOT necessarily.

It’s no surprise that when you plan to marry the love of your life, one of the first questions is, when? Each season has its positive and negative aspects, and deciding on the ideal time can be really hard. While we can’t control the seasonal weather, Clandestine specializes in creating a uniquely ideal experience in any given situation. New Orleans is no stranger to extreme weather, and therefore neither are we. Let our local knowledge and positive outlook be of solace that you can plan your New Orleans nuptials for any time of year!

Photo credit: Mark EricSpringFebruary through May is New Orleans’ decided peak season. With Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Crawfest, and the like, the spring is a super exciting time in the Big Easy. The weather is gorgeous and life is in full bloom. However, the city can be crowded, reservations can be tough, and airfare gets pricey. If done far enough in advance however, these things are totally manageable.One great way to get the most of your budget is buying in season. Crawfish is a New Orleans staple seafood year round; however, the best crawfish are found in Spring. Keep it casual with an outdoor crawfish boil, or enjoy it as a delicacy in one of the city’s signature recipes. Either way, you and your guests will be eating well! Tulips, magnolias, roses, and peach blossoms are among the many flowers that bloom in spring. Peonies, my personal favorite, are another gorgeous spring flower. Looking for a signature cocktail? Sip on a Pimm’s Cup or a French 75 for a refreshing buzz.SummerJune through September is hot hot HOT and is considered New Orleans’ off-season. However, local life is still in full swing and visitors can enjoy great discounts on travel and accommodations. Swamp tours, fishing tours, and plantation tours are great ways to spend the day; or cool off by visiting some of our many art and history museums. Because it’s our most humid season, planning an indoor wedding is never a bad idea. Serve fresh shrimp, as they are best in the summer months. Various types of lilies, hydrangeas, gardenias, and lilacs are available to make gorgeous summer arrangements. An iced cold Mint Julep or Mojito are the perfect refreshment at the end of a hot day.Fall/ Winter

            October through January is considered shoulder-season in New Orleans. Warm falls and mild winters offer ideal weather for an outdoor event. There’s no better time to hit the bricks and explore the city. Have us organize a walking or bike tour for you and your guests; or plan a bar crawl for the evening. Oysters are the biggest and the best in the fall. Raw or char broiled- find them and enjoy! A Creole Bloody Mary is the perfect compliment to an oyster feast and could make for a fantastic brunch before the big day. Carnations, zinnias, daisies, and chrysanthemums are among the many beautiful flowers available for a fall New Orleans Wedding. 

Spring or fall, rain or shine, Clandestine New Orleans has you covered. Let our creative and local expertise put you at ease when you plan your New Orleans wedding…

Any time of year