Post # 1
We’re planning to do a very DIY wedding in the Hudson Valley (Orange County) this spring.
We are paying for a venue that does not have a caterer, and hoping to really cut costs where we can. We are planning to bring in our own alcohol. The place wants us to pay for an insurance policy though. Does anyone know: how much would this insurance be? And, do we have to get a one-day liquor license? If so, do you know how much that is?
I’m also wondering about the officiant–in Orange Country, does anyone know if we can do a service officiated by our friend (ordained on the internet)?
THANKS! And sorry my first post is a bit boring. 🙁 Hope all of your planning is going well!!
Post # 3
I would ask your venue if they already know how it works. Otherwise, perhaps your caterer would has a liquor license that you could work under? The caterer might be able to answer that.
I’m also not sure of what requirements there are for officiants. I would try contacting the county clerk who would issue your marriage license and ask them. Or look online- there is a section on this site about who can perform the ceremony:
Post # 4
As far as insurance goes, normally the venue will say how much insurance you need. I plan to use wedsafe.
Good luck to you!
Post # 5
Check you (or your parents) homeowner’s insurance, sometimes you can add a rider to the policy for a special event…
I had a friend from CT who looked into becoming ordained in NY and she found that there is a long waiting list and a lot of red tape….just FYI
Post # 5
OP, I’m wondering how this went and if you needed a license. I am also planning a DIY wedding in NYS. Thanks!