(Closed) New York bees – a desperate plea for help from the UK!

posted 5 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@smealeys:  What kind of style do you want? I would probably recommend you go to a great blow-out salon. Incase you aren’t familiar, a blow-out is when a salon washes and blow drys your hair, but styles it while blow drying so it looks effortlessly fabulous. These have sprung up all over NYC in the last few months, and are def under $100. A few to look at:

 

Drybar – This place is supposed to be great. And they have a few different options. For the wedding you might like the “Up-tini”. It’s basically an up-do lol. I know blow outs are $40, I’m not sure if they charge more for the up-do.

Blow – Blow outs are $50 and “glam-do’s” (aka up-dos lol) are between $80 – $125

Dreamdry – This is Rachel Zoe’s place, so that’s pretty cool. I don’t know their prices.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

The up-tinis at Drybar are $80.  That’s a good idea!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Another vote for drybar! I got my hair done there for the Tonys last year and they do a fantastic job. 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@smealeys:  Be sure to go first thing in the morning since you have to wait 24 hours after getting the license to get married (you can do some of it online first to speed the process up). If you go then, though, you should be fine. The main complaints I hear are a long wait time if you go on a busy day.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@smealeys:  I went to the city clerk’s downtown on a Friday morning first thing and the line was really, really long. But dont’ get discouraged – it moves pretty fast. We were there about an hour and a half.  Friday is probably the busiest day though.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just went to the Brooklyn Borough Hall marriage bureau on a Thursday afternoon. We filled out the forms online, so we only had to wait on line once and not twice. We were in and out in about 45 minutes. Definitely do the forms online ahead of time and bring your confirmation number! 🙂

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@smealeys:  I went with a friend to the BK office on a Friday afternoon and it was also about 45 minutes, with online stuff all filled out, and all of their information ready to go. You can also go to the one in Queens, which I bet would be even less busy. Both trips would probably take about a half hour. I would avoid the Manhattan office like the plague as it will definitely take forever.

By The Way, be ready to deal with some not-so-friendly government employees! They are very nice if you are chipper and excited, though. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you need it by 2:30 Monday (for a 2:30 Tuesday wedding) and you’re going as soon as they open, I think you’ll have more than enough time!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@smealeys:  I think Monday should be less busy than Friday, generally speaking. So you should be fine!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

i would go to the blow bar and get a blowout

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