The information below is part of the “What Weddings Really Cost” post and is meant to provide knowledge about wedding costs. Please read this post to understand the below information!

Below is an estimation for what a very basic, “simple and pretty” 100 guest wedding would cost in New Orleans.

Please note: This is JUST an estimation to show average price points for the various elements needed for a wedding, and does not include any “bells and whistles”. This should not be considered an exact representation of all New Orleans weddings, as each wedding is unique to the couple and their preferences!

Venue: $1,000

Food and Beverage: $15,000

Florals & Decor: $3,000

Linens/Rentals: –

Photographer: $4,000

Cinematographer: $4,000

Planner: $6,000 for Full planning ($3,000 for Month-of)

Paper Goods: $800

Entertainment/Music: $3,000 (Ceremony music and Reception music)

Hair & Makeup: $200 (bride only)

Transportation:  –

Cake: $800

Ceremony Costs: $900

TOTAL: $38,700

Not included in above but recommended:

Dress: $2000


This estimation is courtesy of New Orleans wedding planner Valerie Gernhauser of Sapphire Events New Orleans.

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