The Creativity Collective’s fourth annual Bridal Crawl, a pub crawl through the French Quarter in wedding dresses is Saturday, September 17, 2016. Party in style and raise money for Gradeuxity!
Wanna relive that special day without all the stress? Always a bridesmaid, never a bride? Exorcise the demons of a bad marriage out of a perfectly good dress! Break out the white dress for a good cause, but wear comfortable shoes! 21 and over, please. I.D. required.
This original New Orleans event is jaw-dropping fun with droves of brides drinking, eating, and dancing—some reliving their special day, some brides for the first time.
The purpose of Bridal Crawl is to raise money for Gradeuxity, a positive reinforcement education initiative that awards graduating high school seniors a check of $50 in a booklet of life skills. www.gradeuxity.com
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- Early Bride special: $15 tickets
- Purchase tickets at creativitycollective.com/store. They will be held at will-call registration.
- $20 per single ticket/$35 for couples
- $25 per person at the door.
- Wristband is required for entrance and freebies. Tickets/wristbands are nonrefundable
- Updates will be posted at bigeasybrides.com.
- Media contact: Christy Soto at email@example.com and 504-957-5820.
- We ask that attendees sign a release. Download it here and bring it with you to save time.
- This is a fundraiser. Crowd cruisers will be looking for attendees without wristbands.
- Sponsorship contact: Christy Soto Click Here to Download Packet
Bridal Survivor Kit (FYI)
What if I have questions before the event?
Feel free to post your question on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I have questions during the event?
Look for the roving registration balloon or one of our organizers with the Bridal Crawl lanyards.
Will the event go on rain or shine?
Yes! White or off-white umbrellas can be purchased at Jefferson Variety at 239 Iris Ave, Jefferson, LA 70121.
What ATMs are on our route?
Some general parking information available from Go Nola
Yellow pages listing of French Quarter parking garages
Transportation around New Orleans
Streetcar – Jazzy pass gets you unlimited one-day usage for $3. Check it out. For routes, click here.
Bus schedules can be found here.
It is roughly $40 to take a cab to and from the airport. Shuttles are much cheaper, but often only depart from major hotels. Click here for more info.
Where can I get a coffee on the route?
What convenience stores are on the route?
Drinking in New Orleans
Glass is not allowed in the streets. This is a drinking event. In order to ensure the safety of all involved, streetcar, cab or drop off/pick up are recommended. Pace yourself.
Are there any hotel discounts for crawlers?
Not this year.
Can I sign up when I arrive?
Yes, but early registration is recommended and less expensive.
What happens if I arrive late?
The morning of the event the scheduled route will be posted to this page and our Facebook page. Once you've found us you can find the event organizers by their balloons and/or Bridal Crawl tattoos. They will have a small bank to accept payment.
Will food be available at the participating venues?
Where can I find a wedding dress?
- Check out your local thrift stores!
- Goodwill on Tulane Avenue or Robert E. Lee in Lakeview has a section for formals ($14 and up) and wedding dresses ($50 and up).
- Blooming Deals on Freret St. has their own Bridal Boutique next door.
- David's Bridal
- On the Other Hand on Oak St.(Ask about their deeply discounted dresses)
Bridal Crawl 2015
The Creativity Collective’s third annual Bridal Crawl began at Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar overlooking the Mississippi with awards for the classiest, craziest, and most creative ensembles. The faux brides were then routed through the French Quarter to designated locations with drink/food discounts, balcony access, free wedding cake, dancing, a bouquet toss, live music, and more: Antoine’s/Hermes Bar, The Marriott’s 55 Fahrenheit, House of Blues, Razzoo, Bourbon Heat, and Saints & Sinners for the Honeymoon Afterparty.
This year we are proud to announce Waterbeams, New Orleans’ own synchronized swim team performing two shows at the rooftop pool of the Marriott. The X-Factor Drumline will bring their high-energy stylized percussion to Bridal Crawl 2015.
The purpose of Bridal Crawl is to raise money for Gradeuxity. www.gradeuxity.com
Bridal Crawl 2014
Men and women in wedding dresses congregated at breathtaking Galvez overlooking the Mississippi. We awarded prizes for the craziest, most creative and most classic look, then threw the bouquet while attendees enjoy free samples from Galvez’s continental cuisine. A 3 tier wedding cake was provided by Swiss Confectionery. Our special guests were a production crew filming scenes for an upcoming reality TV show based in New Orleans. The pub-crawl hit the Quarter with a flash-mob, then proceeded to locations with drink/food discounts.The Cigar Factory offered deep disounts. Coyote Ugly offered $1 shots and $2 beers, plus bar dancing for the ladies. We publicly acknowledged our birthday people and gave them beads. Onward to 55 Fahrenheit for five $5 menu and drink items. The Beach on Bourbon had three-for-one drinks and a dance floor. Then onward to Bourbon Cowboy with mechanical bull-rides, balcony access, and two-for-one drinks all night. Our first ever "Honeymoon Afterparty" was at Saints and Sinners where we had balcony access and an exotic dancer jumping from a cake.
This fundraiser raised money for Covenant House who serves at-risk and homeless teens and young adults. The 24/7 crisis center provides food, shelter and medical care as well as long term transitional housing, educational services, on-the-job training, life skills and GED assistance. Covenant House works to reduce trafficking and prostitution.
Bridal Crawl 2013
Fifty brides congregated for the official world record count at historic and breathtaking, Muriel’s Jackson Square with free champagne. A referee and notary officiated the attempt. They enjoyed the wraparound balcony overlooking the St. Louis Cathedral and the Séance lounge that honored the lavish Storyville era of old New Orleans in traditional wedding dresses. Afterwards we set into pub-crawl motion at 4:00 p.m. and were routed through the French Quarter then continued across Canal Street into the Central Business District, stopping at Tobacco Exchange for 10% off cigars, Bourbon Cowboy free bull-rides, 55 Fahrenheit for five $5 drinks and dishes and the Beach on Bourbon for 3-for-1 drinks. Gordon Biersch offered a signature, “Something Blue” drink. The event ended at Barcadia where we awarded the classiest, craziest and most creative ensembles. The route was 1.3 miles, but well lubricated!
This fundraiser raised money for Cafe Reconcile. This nonprofit program/restaurant located in Central City neighborhood trains at-risk students for food service and hospitality industry positions. Cafe Reconcile additionally assists in the placement of these students ages 16-22 into local restaurants and hotels, giving them an opportunity to build their self-esteem and their lives.