Hello my amazing NOLA brides... Since I'm new to the area, I have a few questions about booking a second line. I'm hoping you'll all have some good thoughts!
1. How long did you make your 2nd line? One of the ceremony venues we're looking at is 2 blocks from the reception venue - how much should we extend the route, and how should we decide where to go? Is this something NOPD basically dictates?
2. Did any of you have your 2nd line band play at your reception? We're thinking of having them play for the first hour or two of the reception, and then do a DJ/ipod to save $$ (rather than booking a second reception band) - did any of you do this, and how did it go?
3. Prices... we're being quoted $750 for the 2nd line and $1250 for a whole hour (ie, including cocktail) - this is around the going rate?
4. Did any of you arrange the permit on your own?
Thanks so much in advance for your help!