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Baton Rouge Wedding Guide


Baton Rouge Wedding

Situated along the Mississippi River in the southern half of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is a quaint town steeped in history.  Home of Louisiana State University and the tallest state capitol building in the U.S., Baton Rouge is a wonderful location for a wedding – whether you’re a native or you’re planning a destination wedding.  There are a few things you’ll want to consider as you begin your wedding planning phase.


Baton Rouge Wedding Planning: Weather Considerations

Spring and fall weddings in Baton Rouge demand indoor venues, as it tends to be very cool outside.  Luckily, there are some breathtaking locations waiting to play host to your event and accommodate your every need.  However, summer outdoor weddings are beautiful in Baton Rouge, with temperatures hovering near the upper 70’s and low 80’s.  It’s important to create a 'plan B' in case of rain, as Baton Rouge skies are known to quickly cloud up, and summer showers are frequent.


Baton Rouge Wedding Planning: The Local Calendar

From the yearly Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival- held just thirty minutes outside of Baton Rouge, to the Bayou Bash Recruiting Party (where they announce the newest LSU football players) – Baton Rouge draws tourists at various times during the year. By researching the sports schedules and event calendars, you can avoid those tourist seasons – as well as the hotel rate hikes and vendor price increases that may with them.  In addition, having your Baton Rouge wedding during the ‘off’ season (usually in fall or winter and during the weekdays) can save you a lot of money.


Notable Baton Rouge Wedding Vendors

There are a few fabulous wedding vendors you’ll probably want to keep in mind as you plan for your Baton Rouge Wedding:

  • Kenneth Wilkes Photography – Kenneth has a knack for capturing those special moments.  The light in your eye, a tender kiss, and the spark between you and your future groom will live forever in wedding photos by Kenneth Wilkes.

  • Dubois Expressions – Find beautiful wedding invitations and ‘save the date’ cards at Dubois Expressions.  Choose completely custom invites to match your wedding colors and theme, or order some of the most popular designs.

With a bit of planning and a little help, your Baton Rouge wedding will be phenomenal.


Kenneth Wilkes Photography

Dubois Expressions

Photos via Plan B Production

Last Updated: June 12, 2010 at 1:20 pm
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