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Welcome to our series on destination weddings. This month: New Orleans!

As a groom considering a destination wedding, you should definitely take a look at New Orleans, the Crescent City, as a possibility. 

This vibrant city offers a unique blend of Southern charm, rich history, and lively culture that sets the perfect stage for a memorable wedding celebration.

It’s a city full of life, music, and amazing cuisine. Visitors can explore the historic architecture, take a stroll down Bourbon Street, and indulge in some of the best seafood and creole cooking in the world.

But where should you start? And what will you need to bring?

Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. 

Here’s everything you need to know as a groom to prepare for your destination wedding in New Orleans.

New Orleans as a Wedding Destination: An Overview

New Orleans is an ideal destination wedding location, offering a range of settings to suit every taste. 

You could get married in a traditional church or chapel, on a grand plantation, in a lush garden, or even on a steamboat cruising along the Mississippi River.

But perhaps the most iconic and romantic setting is the French Quarter. With its charming architecture, quaint courtyards, and vibrant energy, the French Quarter provides the perfect backdrop for a wedding that’s both elegant and fun.

Being a Groom in New Orleans

As the groom, you’ll be responsible for planning activities and entertainment for your wedding party and guests. New Orleans offers plenty of options to keep everyone entertained, from jazz clubs and live music venues to historic tours and outdoor activities.

To make the most of your stay, you’ll want to plan ahead and make reservations for popular activities and restaurants. Check out websites like TripAdvisor to find the best options for your group.

Entertainment Options in New Orleans (For You and Your Bride-to-Be)

New Orleans is known for its vibrant culture and lively entertainment scene, and there’s no shortage of things to do. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Jazz clubs and live music venues
  • Carriage tours of historic neighborhoods and landmarks
  • Riverboat cruises on the Mississippi
  • Swamp tours to see local wildlife
  • Art galleries and museums
  • Shopping in the French Quarter
  • Sporting events, including the New Orleans Saints football team
  • Local festivals and celebrations, including Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest
  • The French Quarter: a wedding destination must-see

No trip to New Orleans is complete without a visit to the French Quarter. 

This historic neighborhood is the heart of the city, filled with charming architecture, exquisite courtyards, and lively street performers.

For your wedding, you might consider hosting your ceremony or reception at one of the many beautiful venues in the French Quarter, such as the Bourbon Orleans Hotel or the Omni Royal Orleans

Or, you could simply plan a carriage tour of the neighborhood with your wedding party and enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique, historic, and truly one of a kind city.

New Orleans Travel Preparation Tips

If you’re headed to the Crescent City for your big day, it’s essential to make a plan and pack accordingly. Don’t let the excitement of gumbo and jazz distract you from preparing for your trip! 

Use these tips to ensure that your New Orleans wedding is a success:

  • Get fitted for your tuxedo well in advance. Stop by Karl’s Tuxedos to make sure you have the perfect look for your big day.
  • Bring a mix of formal and casual clothing, as well as comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Consider the weather and pack accordingly. New Orleans can be hot and humid, especially in the summer months.
  • Make reservations for popular restaurants and activities ahead of time.
  • Research transportation options, including airport shuttles and local taxis.


New Orleans is a fantastic destination for a wedding, offering a unique blend of history, culture, and entertainment.

Whether you choose to get married in the French Quarter or another location in the city, you’re sure to have a memorable experience that you, your bride-to-be, and your guests will never forget.

So don’t hesitate. Start planning your New Orleans wedding today! And don’t forget to stop by Karl’s Tuxedos to make sure you have the perfect fit for the perfect day.


Welcome to our series on destination weddings. This month: New York City! Be sure to check out the companion piece over on our MK Bridal website.

As you prepare for one of the most important days of your life, you’re likely looking for the perfect destination for your wedding. 

Well, rest assured. If your bride has been taking a super-close look at the city that never sleeps—you just might be in luck. 

New York City offers an unparalleled wedding experience with its unique blend of bustling city energy and romantic charm. 

From iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, to hidden gems like Central Park’s Bethesda Terrace—there are countless potential stunning backdrops for your special day.

In addition to picturesque locations, New York City also boasts a vibrant food and culture scene. Regardless of whether you’d rather indulge in world-renowned cuisine, catch a Broadway show, or dance the night away in one of the city’s legendary nightclubs—the possibilities are endless.

If you and your bride are considering a ‘matrimonial pilgrimage,’ and wish to embark on a truly unforgettable adventure to the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities—get ready for the wedding of a lifetime in New York City.

New York City as a Wedding Destination: An Overview

New York City is an ideal destination for a wedding, offering the perfect blend of urban energy and romantic charm. 

The city is filled with iconic landmarks, ranging from the pulsing energy of Times Square to the eerie beauty of the Brooklyn Bridge Park, providing a stunning backdrop for your special day. 

Additionally, the city’s transportation infrastructure makes it easy for guests to navigate and explore all that the city has to offer. 

If you choose to tie the knot in the city that never sleeps, you’ll literally be celebrating your love in one of the world’s most exciting cities—and making memories that will truly last a lifetime.

Being a Groom in New York City

First off, the possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing a venue. 

Want a rooftop wedding with sweeping views of the skyline? You got it. 

Prefer a more intimate ceremony in a charming brownstone? 

That’s an option too. 

There are countless venues to choose from, each with its own unique vibe.

And let’s not forget about the food. 

New York City is a foodie’s paradise—so you can rest assured that your wedding feast will be nothing short of amazing

From classic New York-style pizza, to fancy five-star restaurants—the Big Apple has it all.

But what really sets a New York City wedding apart is the energy. 

There’s just something about the hustle and bustle of the city that adds a special ‘magic’ to your big day. 

Plus, with so many iconic landmarks and neighborhoods to choose from, you and your wedding party will have plenty of opportunities to take unforgettable photos and engage in fun wedding-party activities.

So, if the goal is to plan a wedding that’s as unique and exciting as you are, New York City is definitely worth considering. 

(Just be prepared for some serious FOMO from all your friends who couldn’t make it!)

Entertainment Options in the Big Apple (For You and Your Bride to Be)

So, New York City is such a massive place that it would be impossible to fit all of the entertainment options into one book—much less a blog post!

With that being said, we know that as the groom-to-be, you’ll be tasked with managing the trip entertainment for the wedding party. 

So here are some of the most popular entertainment/activity options that are sure to earn you an ‘A+’ score from everyone involved! 

  • Catch a Broadway show
  • Visit one of New York’s iconic museums
  • Take a tour of Central Park
  • Visit Times Square
  • Tour the Empire State Building
  • Check out the Statue of Liberty
  • Go to the top of the Rockefeller Center to see an amazing panoramic view of the city
  • Walk the High Linean elevated park built on the foundations of an old railway line
  • Take a food tour
  • Check out a few of NYC’s legendary nightclubs

NYC Travel Preparation Tips

Obviously, sourcing your tuxedo (and doing it well in advance) is the #1 priority on your list. 

If you haven’t gotten measured for it and had it ordered yet, good heavens—stop by or call us right now to get it sorted out! 

In addition to your tux, you’re also going to want to make sure to pack enough stuff to keep you outfitted for daily and nightly NYC adventures. Here’s a basic list: 

  • A more casual suit
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate attire (for casual sight-seeing and activities)
  • A jacket or coat (appropriate to the season)
  • Winter clothing (if you plan to visit during the winter—it gets cold in NYC)
  • A tie (or a few)
  • A nice belt
  • Jeans
  • An extra dress shirt or two
  • Some shorts and flip-flops (if you’re traveling in the summer)


Now you know everything you need to know (basically) about how to prepare for your big destination wedding day in New York City. 

Obviously, this is just the tip of the iceberg. 

But the best way to learn is to dive in and try it for yourself! 

We wish you the best of luck. 


Welcome to our series on destination weddings. This month: Springtime in the Rockies! Be sure to check out the companion piece over on our MK Bridal website.

The Rocky Mountains (aka the Rockies), are one of the largest mountain ranges in the world, and the largest mountain system in North America. 

They stretch for 3,000 miles from the northern part of Western Canada, all the way down to New Mexico in the south. 

Of the 100 highest mountain peaks in the Rockies, 78 of them are located in Colorado, so it obviously the most popular state for people who want to experience the Rocky Mountains in all of their stunning, natural glory. 

This means that if you’re planning a destination wedding, the Rocky Mountains could be a prime option for a location. 

So in this blog post, we’ll discuss how you, as a groom, can help to prepare for your destination wedding and work alongside your bride-to-be to make the most of the trip. 

Let’s dive into it. 

The Rocky Mountains As A Wedding Destination: An Overview

The Rocky Mountains offer all kinds of options for fun and adventure, and present brilliant opportunities for a destination wedding. 

You’ll find that most of the time, featured destination wedding venues will be located in Colorado—and there’s a good reason for this. 

Since Colorado boasts the majority of the largest peaks, it also tends to offer up the best commercial appeal to travelers as well.  

It boasts some of the best venues, Rocky Mountain cities, and ski resorts in the world!  

But as a general rule—if you want beautiful scenery, gorgeous wildlife experiences, ski lodge-type resorts, and/or to experience the width and depth of some of the most progressive and eclectic cities in the lower 48—the Rockies certainly deliver in spades. 

Being A Groom In The Rockies

As a groom who’s getting ready for a springtime destination wedding in the Rockies, your job will be to plan out the group activities—not just for you and your bride, but also for the wedding party. 

You may also be tasked with choosing fun things to do on the off days around the wedding. And of course, you may also want to take it upon yourself to plan your honeymoon as a complimentary add-on to the destination wedding trip itself. 

Thankfully, the Rockies (especially Colorado) boast plenty of awesome opportunities for all of the above. 

Entertainment Options In The Rockies (For You And Your Bride To Be)

There’s certainly no shortage of entertainment options in the Rocky Mountains. 

For example, you could sign your wedding party up for:

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Canoeing
  • Skiing 
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling (depending on the season)
  • Kayaking
  • Camping
  • And a range of other outdoor activities

And if you plan to be in one of the larger cities (like Denver), then you could also do things like:

  • Fine dining
  • Dancing
  • Attending shows
  • Seeing concerts
  • Museum tours
  • Ghost tours

And more. 

Of course, being the groom, it’ll be your job to source fantastic destination wedding activities and to gather the details for how to get your wedding party to the location efficiently and with minimal stress—so you may want to start planning well before arriving at the ski lodge or resort. 

Rocky Mountain Travel Preparation Tips

Obviously, you’re going to need to get fitted for a tux before you leave. And you’ll want to make sure to have it in hand before lifting off for your ski lodge/mountain/destination wedding trip. 

If you need some help getting fitted for (and ordering) the perfect tux, don’t hesitate to call or stop by and let us get you outfitted here at Karl’s Tuxedo. 

With that being said, there are also a range of other clothing options that you should make sure to take with you, including:

  • A fleece jacket
  • Long underwear (for cold evenings and slopes)
  • A water-resistant coat
  • Jeans
  • Snow pants (for skiing and snowboarding)
  • T-shirts
  • A rain jacket
  • Shorts
  • Hiking boots
  • Tennis shoes
  • A light jacket

You may also want to bring a hat, some flip-flops, and some swimwear. 


Now you know everything that’s required to prepare for an amazing destination wedding in the Rocky Mountains. 

Of course, preparing is only part of the process. 

Once the adventure starts, get ready to make memories that’ll last a lifetime. 

You’ve got this. 

Now get out there and make it happen!