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.
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.
Best places to get elope this Spring season in New York City
Spring in New York is absolutely spectacular and if you were planning to get elope, this is the best time to do so. Snowdrops, daffodils, Cornelia cherry, and magnolia trees are blooming right now and it gives the grey city this new look of awakening.
Мicro wedding in Washington Square Park
For a wedding ceremony, we choose Washington Square Park as it was exactly what our couple were looking for. It has a beautiful background for the pictures, you can feel the Holiday Spirit in there and there were not many people at this time of the year.
Small Wedding Planner in NYC
When the couple decides to cut the guests lists most of the time they are trying to save the money and make a wedding on a budget. But a small wedding is not equivalent to a cheap wedding. This will be the first thing your small wedding planner in NYC will tell you.
Who is a Proposal Planner and why you need one?
When you ready for the next big step in your life and want to pop the question, but not sure how, where and when to do it, that’s when the proposal planner comes on stage.
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 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.