New York weddings at City Hall
Couples looking for a fast, fun and stress-free ceremony can choose a City Hall wedding. Dare to Dream is the leading NYC wedding company specializing in small, micro weddings and pop-up weddings. We work closely with our clients to make their wedding experience unique and memorable. Our team can create a luxury experience for every couple, no matter the budget.
Tompkins Square Park Elopement
Our original plan was a 100-110 person wedding at the DUMBO Loft in Brooklyn. We picked this space due to its small and intimate size, it fit our budget perfectly,
How to write your wedding vows
Writing your own wedding vows might be really hard and many couples choose to omit this option because they simply don’t know what to write there. From the experience, vows exchange is the most intimate moment of the ceremony,
Should you have music for your elopement ceremony?
Modern elopements are not the same as they used to be back in the days when the couple was running away from the house and secretly got married.
Nowadays planning your elopement takes as much time and effort as planning your big fancy wedding. The only difference is the sizing of the event. It is a common misconception to think that if the couple is getting eloped they don’t need to follow the official ceremony rules.
How to elope on the High Line Park
The High Line Park is the modern elevated park, which was built on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan. The park runs from the Gansevoort Street ( couples blocks below the 14th street) through Chelsea to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th street near the Javits Center. Right now the High Line park is one of the most visited parks in New York and a real gem of modern architecture.
Best hidden places to elope in Central Park after quarantine is lifted in NYC
We are getting ready to start accommodating summer elopements, but we still want to be sure that our clients and our team are safe, so here are our top 5 elopement locations in Central Park where you can practice social distancing from other ppl.
Covid 19 updates
Our team is following all the safety protocols and practicing zero contact polity. Our wedding planner and marriage officiant are working from home and accepting online consultations. Our photographers and videographers are keeping the safe distance from the couples and maintaining a no-contact policy.
How to get married online in New York?
On April 19th, the New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that now couples can get their marriage license online, and officials will be authorized to perform the ceremony over video conferencing platforms, such as Zoom, for example.
What does all this mean?
How to plan your small wedding while on quarantine
This spring became very challenging for everybody. Ban on travel, social distancing, and quarantine is what everyone is talking about and we can see how all that can give anxiety to the newly engaged couples, who just started to plan their intimate wedding or an elopement. But we think that this is the best time to start planning your wedding and here is why:
Leap Day intimate wedding ceremony by the Manhattan Bridge
Leap Day intimate wedding ceremony by the Manhattan Bridge
Cathy and Alan knew that their elopement day should be special and what can be better than the day that exists only every 4 years?
Wedding Officiant in NYC
The First thing you need to do is to decide whether you want a religious ceremony or not. As this can influence your location choice. Although more and more couples choose the non-standard religious venues over neutral locations, you still might need an elopement officiant in NYC who is familiar with the customs of your religion.
How to get married at City Hall in NY
There are many advantages to tying the knot at City Hall. Couples from outside of New York often choose to get married at City Hall because the simplicity means they can easily combine their wedding with a honeymoon in the Big Apple. City Hall weddings are absolutely stress and fuss-free. If a big wedding with all the friends and family members sounds like your kind of nightmare, a City Hall wedding is definitely for you. The most work you’ll need to do is to apply for the marriage license and wait your turn.
Weddings at City Hall can still be romantic. Once you’ve said, “I do” you have the day to spend exactly as you dreamed. That’s exactly what our couples choose to do after their City Hall marriage ceremony is finished. The perfect after-wedding destination is the Brooklyn Bridge, as it’s just a short walk away from the courthouse. The bridge gets busy during the day, but if you arrive in the morning it tends to be empty, letting you get some amazing photos undisturbed.
The City Hall marriage procedure is pretty easy to follow. All you need to do is apply for a marriage license online (it costs $35) and attend the ceremony in City Hall itself for $25. There is no real need to plan ahead; ceremony times are ticketed, so just show up, take a ticket and wait for your number to be called. Waiting times can be anything from 30 minutes to 2 hours on the busiest days, but you’ll be too busy gazing into your lover’s eyes to care about that! On the wedding day, you need to bring a valid photo ID (a passport for international couples), a witness (can be your photographer and must have a valid photo ID as well). Keep in mind that weddings at City Hall are not for big families as no more than 20 people will be allowed in the ceremony room. Some couples choose to get married on their lunch break and head right back to work after the quick ceremony. If that’s what you’re looking for, go for it, and if you still want to add some magic and romance to your day, Dare to Dream can help you out.
How can you personalize your Town Hall wedding? Here are some of our team’s favorite courthouse wedding ideas: Add some unique style by setting a dress code for your guests or adding a special pop of color to everyone’s outfits using flowers or accessories. You can’t always decorate the ceremony space, but you can bring some props. They can be funny signs, flowers or even confetti, all of which will enhance your photos. If you want to make a dramatic entrance, get a limo or rent a vintage bridal car. Weddings at City Hall can be colorful or traditional, it all depends on your mood and style. You can even add a personal touch to the rings and the ring box. This is your big day! You dared to dream, so enjoy it and have fun with it.