Post # 1
Due to a million factors, mostly family related, Fiance and I have decided to take a week long trip to Nyc and get married/honeymoon there. It will only be the two of us, no family or friends. My main problem is that I have no idea how this type of ceremony will work! We have chosen central park and an officiant. I am sure someone can be present to take photos … But, do I still walk down a “aisle”? Can I still wear my dress? And what happens after? Do we kiss and just stand there? Go out to dinner together? It’s just all hard for me to grasp because it isn’t the traditional idea of a wedding that I had in mind! Any input or advice appreciated! Thank you
Post # 3
You can do whatever you want! For inspiration, this is truly one of my very favorite wedding videos of all time (and not just among elopements!): http://www.designsponge.com/2010/11/weekly-wrap-up-beautiful-elopement-video.html
Makes me cry like a baby.
We had a semi-private wedding (immediate family only + my grandmother) at Carl Schurz park on the UES (where Gracie Mansion is). We walked there together and said our vows with a Buddhist monk. I chose to wear a full-on wedding dress, he wore a suit, and we certainly kissed! We also had a pro photog taking pics of us getting ready, walking to the church together, and the ceremony. We went out for brunch together.
But truly, you can do what you want. So if you want to wear the dress, then wear the dress! If you want dinner, go get dinner! Whatever you want…The one thing that you might check up on is from what I remember, NYC does not require a permit for events in the public parks that are less than 20 people–however, I can’t remember if there’s some sort of rule for Central Park (alhtough I doubt it–and besides, if it’s just three or four people and you’re not going to take hours, who cares?) The caveat is that if you wanted to do it someplace popular in the park (like the boathouse), then OTHERS can get a permit which gives htem the right to that space and they can kick you out. I would go on a weekday or something to avoid it.
And, this being NYC, you’ll probably garner some sort of audience–most people will be completely respectful and keep their distance, but expect a few claps!
Post # 5
Thank you for the reply and the link! We chose to get the permit to prevent from someone else kicking us off our spot 🙂 I have never been to NYC, so I have no idea what my ceremony will even look like – which is actually kind of exciting! I guess we all just these ideas of a wedding and it’s not exactly what an elopement is like!
Post # 6
There are many options:
You can definitely wear your dress, walk down the aisle, have a boombox with your favory nuptial tune… This is New York, land of the you can do it! Are any friends or family coming?
Talk to your officiant about some ideas, I have defintiely helped my couples with making the event a great day.
After the wedding you can go to a nice brunch in the area, or venture off in New York City.
You can do a “Just Married NYC Photoshoot”. Ask your photographer to take a trip all over NYC taking pictures of you in landmarks, etc. If you still don’t have a photographer, you can try Carmen Rojas at [email protected], she is very affordable and has done this with couples that I have married.
You can sail off a cruise from NYC to your Honeymoon.
Did I mention that JFK is one of the HUB airports for the western hemisphere?