We met in college back in 2013. After dating for 4 years we knew, that we want to spend the rest of our lives together. Justin proposed on Christmas Eve, by the Rockafeller tree. I remember it was the best day of my life…
Wedding and Proposal Planning in NYC
Dreaming of a simple, intimate wedding or luxurious marriage proposal? Dare to Dream NYC helps couples plan small, intimate elopements, weddings, pop-up weddings and destination weddings in the most romantic city. Experience luxury without breaking the bank. We provide high-end ceremony and proposal planning so every couple can have their dream day.
Weddings and Elopements
Dare to Dream NYC will take care of every of last detail to make your small, luxurious wedding the perfect day. We obtain the permits needed, provide a professional, yet personable wedding officiant, decorate the chosen location as well as photo and video shoots of your special day. Let our team of wedding experts take the stress of planning off of you so you can enjoy every last minute of your celebration.Start Planning
Dare to Dream NYC creates custom, one-of-a-kind proposals that are romantic, unforgettable events. Include special moments that are as unique as your love. Choose from one of the secret hidden gems around town or have pop the question in a very well-known place with a crowd cheering you on. We help you create a day you will remember for a lifetime.Start Planning
Dare to Dream NYC will perfectly coordinate your proposal and small wedding to create your dream day. Vlad, our world-renowned photographer, specializes in the art of capturing the most intimate and romantic moments in pictures and videos.
Our Clients Stories
Our Clients Stories
Jessica and Alessandro
Alessandro and I met in our first year of college. I had gone to high school with many of his friends, but he did not come to the same school as us, so somehow we never met before. He says that he remembers seeing me out once, and remembers me specifically as the tall blonde wearing pink shorts; however I never really remember crossing paths before…
Our Clients Stories
Erica & Luigi wedding in Cop Cot, Central Park.
We were both law students at the NYU. We are both Italians but met in the US.
During the last semester of college, we decided to get married and we really wanted all our friends, professors and parents to be present at the wedding.
Vlad’s wealth of experience is one that captures the pure and true emotions during life’s most important moments. He works diligently with each client to focus on trying each element of a proposal or small luxury wedding together.
Tatiana Caicedo is a seasoned event and wedding planner specializing in luxury weddings. She has planned and coordinated hundreds of weddings in NYC. This experience is where she realized how expensive weddings in NYC can be,
How to plan a perfect Fall elopement.
One of the most beautiful seasons in New York is finally here, and we are very excited to start the fall elopement ceremonies. It is this time of the year when the parks are blooming with colors and the sun is still shining bright, the perfect season to get married. So, what do you need to know to plan your ideal fall elopement?
Central Park Wedding and picnic.
Charles and Brittany wedding ceremony at the Belvedere Castle.
One of the most iconic locations in Central Park, Belvedere Castle is a piece of art by itself.
How to choose a perfect wedding arch
The wedding arch is one of the most important wedding centerpieces, it is the focal point in the room and spot that will be photographed more than any other location at the wedding. So it needs to be perfect.
Best pop-up wedding venues in New York
The beauty of the pop-up weddings in New York is that you can get married almost anywhere. New York is so rich in beautiful park locations, chic lofts, industrial warehouses, and rooftop gardens
How to plan an intimate wedding in New York
Usually, fewer guests mean more resources, which will enrich the wedding experience. So, why will you choose an intimate wedding?
Same-Sex Marriage in New York
The most popular locations for the small, intimate same-sex weddings will be – The Top of the Rock, beautiful open rooftop with 3 different levels. The Brooklyn Bridge Park, the iconic Brooklyn park with…
How to get married in Central Park. Complete guide on Central Park Marriage in NYC.
Central Park is known for its weddings. It is the biggest park in the city with many great pictures places for the intimate wedding.
How to renew your vows in New York.
Vows Renewal is a beautiful, sentimental ceremony that celebrates your love and your commitment to one another. You can renew your vows every year or wait till some significate time, such as 10, 20, 25, 30 years to marriage. So, why to renew and how to renew your vows in New York?
Best places in Central Park for the intimate wedding.
Central Park is one of the best places to get married in New York, We love everything about this place: its easily accessible by all public transportation, it is free ( with the exception of the conservatory garden and the permit), there are a couple of great restaurants to celebrate and of course its green scenery.
How to get married in NYC City Hall. Complete guide on City Hall Marriage in NYC.
How to register for a wedding in NYC City Hall?
First, you’ll have to apply for a marriage license, which costs $35. Twenty-four hours after you’ve obtained your license, you can return to the marriage bureau to have the ceremony performed, which costs $25.
Elopement in New York
Eloping has historically meant that a couple has run away to get married in secret, often due to disapproving family members or other reasons. Nowadays, elopement doesn’t carry a negative meaning at all — often, a couple simply chooses to forego a large, expensive wedding and hold a small, intimate ceremony instead. The modern way of “eloping” can now mean including a couple of guests, or no guests at all. Eloping in New York City is a popular choice for couples from all over the world. The city offers many iconic and picturesque locations, from Central Park to the modern High Line. Couples can choose a private rooftop elopement with dramatic city skyline views or even say their vows in the middle of busy Grand Central Station with hundreds of commuters around them. All of these memorable locations make New York a great destination to elope
How to Elope in NYC
Once you’ve decided to elope in NYC, it’s important to know how. For your ceremony to be legal you will need to get a marriage license ($35) from any City Clerk Office. In Manhattan, the most popular and convenient place to get your marriage license is The Office of the New York City Clerk at 141 Worth Street. With this important document in hand, you can get married in 24 hours! Next, you’ll have your official marriage ceremony. You can choose to head back to City Hall or hire a private officiant perform the ceremony at a location of your choice. While City Hall is an easy, no-frills option, hiring your own officiant is the best way to craft a truly personalized wedding day. Customize your elopement ceremony however you want, with personal vows, readings, and other touches to make the wedding uniquely yours. If you’re not a U.S. citizen, an additional “Extended Certificate For Foreign Use” document is required, at an additional fee of $35. This is important to remember, as you’ll need to register the marriage in your home country. For the certificate to be valid outside the United States, it must be authenticated and an “apostille” attached by the New York Department of State.
Elopement Ideas in New York
Many couples find elopement appealing due to its casual, customizable nature. In New York City, especially, you have endless options for style and location. Choose to hire an officiant and do a ceremony in Central Park, where random tourists and fellow New Yorkers can be your witnesses. Or hop on a boat and say your vows with the picturesque Statue of Liberty in the background. Maybe there’s a location in the city that has special meaning for just the two of you? You’ll find there are all sorts of great ideas for elopement in New York, and the final ceremony is completely up to you! Once you have your guest list, it’s a good time to consult with a professional wedding planner on the finer details. Our team of small wedding specialists can provide you with creative suggestions and ideas to help you find your ideal venue, officiant, photographer, food, and music. Unlike with a big, traditional wedding, which can often take more than a year to plan, a small, pop-up wedding offers greater simplicity and flexibility. Just secure your marriage license and get ready to say, “I do.” We’ll take care of the details, so you can focus on celebrating the start of a new chapter with your partner!
Elopement Planner In New York
Still not sure where to start? You may want to hire an elopement planner in New York to handle the permits, secure your venue, find an officiant, and hire a photographer for you. That way, all you really need to do is show up! During an initial consultation, let the planner know what you are looking for and an idea of your style, and our expert team will take it from there! Your planner can also help you enjoy the rest of your time in NYC, offering recommendations for the best hotels, restaurants, and shows.
Where to Elope in New York
When it comes to where in New York to elope, your choices are endless! The best locations are some of the NYC’s most iconic and picturesque spots, like Central Park, the High Line, Top of the Rock, Grand Central Station, and Brooklyn Bridge. Each of these places just scream, “we got married in New York!” but you may find that you’ll love a hidden gem even more. Some of our favorite places to elope in New York are actually private rooftops. Picture yourself declaring your love with the whole city skyline as your backdrop! Alternatively, Wave Hill and The Cloisters are also unique places to elope in New York that are a bit farther off the well-beaten tourist path. Both parks offer stunning museums which will look absolutely beautiful in your wedding pictures. Venturing out to Governors Island or Roosevelt Island are also great ideas for a stylish and truly memorable elopement ceremony.