How to Get Married in New Orleans During COVID
Have you met the love of your life? Are you ready to say those two words- “I Do”? Do you want to get married now?
Say no more…
If you want to get married in New Orleans during COVID, you’re not alone. Plenty of couples have booked elopement packages in New Orleans since early 2020. In fact, more couples have eloped in the past year than ever before. Due to COVID restrictions and new safety guidelines, many couples have opted to elope now rather than wait for a large traditional wedding until post-COVID.
If you want a small, intimate New Orleans elopement, you’re in the right place! I’ve helped plan and photograph hundreds.
Here are the 3 steps you need to follow if you want to get married in New Orleans during COVID:
Know the local COVID regulations
COVID regulations vary by city and state and frequently change based on current infection rates. It’s important to stay up-to-date on New Orlean’s COVID guidelines when planning your elopement.
At the time of this writing, New Orleans is in Modified Phase One of Safe Reopening. In this phase, everyone must wear a mask and remain at least 6 feet from each other. Weddings are currently only permitted if all attendees are from the same household.
However, the city will move out of this phase on January 30 and restrictions will ease. You can find more information about New Orleans’ COVID restrictions here
Hire an experienced elopement planner
Eloping may be new to you- thanks to COVID- but it’s not new to us! We have been planning and photographing elopements for over 6 years now. As NOLA’s resident elopement experts, we know everything from the best local vendors to the most romantic photoshoot locations. And we would be honored to help plan your micro wedding!
Pick an outdoor location
The best thing about a New Orleans elopement is that there are plenty of COVID-friendly outdoor wedding venues. From Audubon Park’s iconic, centuries-old Tree of Life to the lush botanical garden in City Park, there are several beautiful and intimate venues to choose from.
When it comes to eloping during COVID, the most important thing to remember is to choose an outdoor venue. Elopements outside are the safest option during the pandemic because it’s easy to social distance and prevent the spread.
Now you’re ready to elope in New Orleans! Of course, there are other details that you might want to know how to get a marriage license or what elopement packages we offer. You can find this information and more on our website!
Feel free to contact us if you have any lingering questions or concerns! We would love to help you plan your special day.
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