In honor of Fat Tuesday, here is a little inspiration courtesy of the great city of New Orleans. Whether you live in the Big Easy or not, a New Orleans-themed wedding is a fantastic way of letting your guests know you intend to party into the wee hours.

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Bead coasters with charms- What an ingenious way to incorporate the infamous Mardi Gras beads!

Beignets- Respect to the Saints, but as far as I'm concerned these fluffy fried donuts are the best things about New Orleans.

Hurricane- Make sure you have plenty of taxis at the ready if you serve this New Orleans cocktail.

King cake- A Fat Tuesday tradition, King Cakes hide a charm on the inside and are decorated with icing and purple, gold, and green sugar sprinkles.

Feather shoes- If big feather centerpieces aren't your thing, incorporate feathers on your accessories (such as these gorgeous shoes).

Bourbon Street- Okay, so you probably can't hold your reception right on Bourbon Street, but the picture was just so pretty.