The “City That Never Sleeps” provides an excellent place to get married. Couples come from all over the world to get married in some of the biggest landmarks in New York City, including Central Park, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. It is not unusual for couples to get married during in NYC even during the holiday season, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Couples can purchase a wedding package that will allow them to get married in NYC attractions such as Times Square. The possibilities are endless when it comes to having a destination wedding in New York City.
Both same sex and male/female couples can legally get married in the Big Apple. All couples, however, are required to wait at least 24 hours between the time they receive their marriage license and the time they actually get married.
For brides who have money to burn there are specialty shops throughout the city where they can obtain the wedding dress of their dreams When having a NYC destination wedding brides are advised to visit the city anywhere from six months to a year before their wedding if they want to purchase a dress in NYC.
If a couple can’t travel to New York City prior to their destination wedding it is strongly advised that they hire a local wedding planner to help facilitate their big day. A wedding planner can give advice on venue choices and recommend vendors such as caterers and florists. Since there are so many choices to be made when having a destination wedding in NYC, a local wedding planner will help make the process less overwhelming.
New York City wedding venues generally have to be reserved at least a year before a couple’s wedding date. This is especially true when a couple chooses to get married at a major tourist attraction in the city, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It is much easier to acquire a restaurant venue for a wedding reception than any other type of NYC venue. This is particularly true now that New York has legalized the use of sparklers for events of any kind because venues that can accommodate their use will always be the most popular.
Many NYC hotels offer packages that are perfect for destination weddings. The packages include a venue for the ceremony and/or reception as well as a honeymoon suite and a block of rooms that a couple’s wedding guests can rent, usually at a discounted rate.
Couples who want to keep it simple often have a private wedding ceremony at City Hall and then a public reception for their guests to attend. City Hall does not allow couples to make reservations to get married at a specific time; they must show up on the day they want to get married and wait their turn.
Salon shows are periodically held in NYC and make the process of having a destination wedding in the city a lot easier. Brides travel from all over the country to attend these shows.
Couples have many choices when it comes to having a destination wedding in New York City, which can be very liberating.