My wedding will be in October and I truly think October is the most beautiful month in South LA. That said, I would only consider an October wedding if you have at least a year and a half to plan. We started planning 18 months out and many people/places were already booked. We were flexible in that we figured out which church/reception hall/videographer/photographer we wanted, and then found a weekend that worked for all of them.Keep in mind that Spring (March through about early June) is festival season in NOLA. Seems like every weekend there is something going on -- which will make it harder to find venues and definitely hotels. Late summer and early fall seems to be convention season which means that you'll have a tough time with room blocks.I would sit down with a calendar and figure out which times of the year are definitely out in your mind -- too hot, mardi gras, too cold, football season, jazz fest, whatever. And then work from there. Good luck!