We recently saw an Instagram post from Wedding Belles New Orleans that said, “Love is not cancelled.” With the coronavirus pandemic at critical levels in New Orleans, it does seem like everything is cancelled – including wedding celebrations.

But many local bridal stores are doing their best to help brides retain sense of normalcy by offering virtual fittings and other planning tools.

Wedding Belles has virtual appointment with its team. Get one scheduled through the store’s website here or on its social media @weddingbellesnola.

Pearl’s Place in Metairie is also offering brides, bridesmaids and other bridal party members virtual appointments. Visit the website or connect through Instagram @pearlsplacebridal.

LVD Bridal, a new boutique located on Magazine Street, is offering virtual styling appointments and has photographed all of their inventory for brides to browse on the store’s website. They have also adjusted the return policy for purchases. You can schedule your appointment here.

The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe is helping brides plan future appointments and created a plan to help brides working within shorter time limits. The boutique also has a social distancing setup for gown pick up. Visit the the website for contact and other details.

I Do Bridal Couture in Baton Rouge told “Let Them Eat Cake” that the majority of its designers are waiving rush fees for fall weddings, making gowns available as early as six weeks. The store is also offering 20 percent off of accessories and 10 percent off a new gown order if shoppers choose a gown they tried prior to the store’s temporary closure or for those brides taking a leap of faith. All information for the Baton Rouge location can be found here.


Let Them Eat Cake will continue to post updates about services being offered by wedding professionals throughout the coronavirus pandemic. If you are a local vendor and have an update or you have come up with creative virtual services of interest to our readers, email kelly@myneworleans.com.