Post # 1
I thought if anyone can help me it would be you lovely ladies. We finally decided to elope instead of having a big wedding. We’ve decided on NYC since it will still be in our home state but far enough away so that we don’t feel extra bad about not inviting anyone. I’ve been looking at packages online but there are so many that it’s kind of scary because I want to pick the best one. The company that would be the most reliable, who has an amazing photographer, great locations to pick from, etc. I’d love to hear from anyone who went this route. Also any suggestions for where to go for hair and makeup and where to go to eat after and anything else I might not be thinking about. I’d really appreciate it.
Post # 2
I’m curious if an elopement package is actually worth it, but I guess if it saves time and assures you everything will work out, it’s worth it. My friend used https://www.facebook.com/IHNYphotos/?hc_ref=ARQLIkXvbR8hpjDkoqGC6wlbSFE_V8aNuJYHL8ADLfnpjXefm2kgkG2ZArneLTkRAWI&pnref=story for an individual photographer. What kind of food do you like? You can get makeup done at a Sephora.
Post # 3
nowthisistaken : I have no idea if they are worth it. It seemed like a good thing because we live in buffalo and it’s nice to think we can just show up and everything is done for us like the venue, photo shoot location, the officiant, flowers. It seemed reasonable with prices less then 2000 to start. I did wonder if it might be better to just plan everything myself. I just started looking so I think I’m just more curious if it’s worth going this route. Ill definitely look into Sephora. Thanks for the all your suggestions. We eat everything honestly but I think we would want something very upscale since it is just us and we want to spoil ourselves. But at the same time I can see us going to a hole in the wall kind of place to if what they have to serve is amazing and authentic NYC.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 29th, 2016
oOmrsstopaOo : I’m also in Buffalo but got married in NYC. Our wedding story went down a little differenly than usual, we got married on Good Morning America. So I did virtually no planning except for the reception and pre-wedding festivities, but I do think it would be simple enough to arrange on your own. I would compare prices. I found my photographer on Thumbtack and got an amazing deal on our pictures. I imagine you could do the same for any services for the big day (bouquet, hair, makeup, etc.). We had our reception at Resette and Azalea in the Theater District was another amazing restaurant that went above and beyond to make our family dinner the night before the wedding very special. We also got amazing pictures right in Times Square so I would recommend it and of course Central Park for pictures. We also took some shots in our hotel lobby, which was beautiful. Feel free to PM me if you’d like!
Post # 5
check out JC Lemon: http://jclemon.com/
or cynthiachungphotography.com – your photographer should have an idea of good/fun places for a photoshoot.
Shu’s flowers in soho will be able to come up with a beautiful bouquet for you – just give them a call a little in advance.
makeup: for minimal coordination, order glamsquad to your hotel room the morning of.
will you be eloping at city hall or will you want your ceremonhy elsewhere? The brooklyn botanical garden, the arboretum, cloisters will probably allow you to have a quick small outdoor ceremony. the new york public library would be a great place for a indoor ceremony. remember that you will need to go apply for your license 24 hours in advance before you can sign on the dotted line and get married.
As for food, will you want a space that is fairly private for you to dine or will you want other patrons surrounding you?
upscale but not too hard to get reservations: marea, le cirque, nougatine, jean georges
not super upscale but still very nice and very romantic: la sirene (the one all the way downtown, notto be confused with the one in chelsea)