(Closed) Second Line

posted 6 years ago in New Orleans
Post # 3
1916 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think 11 p.m. is too late for a second line.  It’s really late for a wedding in New Orleans and many of your guests will go home by then.  I would opt to have it in between your ceremony and reception since you are having a late ceremony.

Post # 4
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - the Columns Hotel

if I may, I  think you are planning for too much time.  I think ive bben in at least ten secondlines, not including my own. and ours was one of the longest we’ve walked in, and was only like 30 minutes- and we were exhausted.  We did t right between ceremony and reception, and the timing workEd really well.  The only times I’ve seen them done later were when the parade stayed indoors and circled the ballroom, or was leaving the reception for the after party. If you are doing it to another location, consider that some guests leave early or do not want to change locations, so you might not have them included. 

Post # 5
16 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

I am a destination NOLA bride. We are getting married in Dec. 2013 and are planning on second lining between the ceremony and reception. We are also having our ceremony at the same location as the reception, and are starting at 7:00 pm. From everything I have researched, it is more appropriate to have it earlier. That way, everyone is there and enjoying it together, and you don’t have to worry about some guests being gone by the time you do it. 


Also, if you don’t mind sharing, would you tell me who you booked? I have been doing a lot of research and can’t make a decision!

Good luck!

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