(Closed) New York wedding

posted 6 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hey! I am also a UK bride getting married in New York, thinking of Central Park for ceremony and then going for a dinner afterwards, I would like something more formal though, including dancing. Hope you get some info from someone soon!

Post # 4
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Newbee

you ladies should strongly consider getting a wedding planner! especially since you are on a completely different continent!!!

 

if you would like you can try contacting our daughters wedding planner. she is not only great but her services pay for themselves! and shes very ecperienced and really works hard to stretch your dollar far with out compromising quality!

http://www.elitebevents.com

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I agree about a wedding planner!  It will save you both a lot of trouble with planning everything from far away. I loved loved loved our planner, Sara Kate Events!  Katie was amazing and so great to work with. Her website is: http://www.sarakateevents.com

HTH!

 

Post # 6
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Newbee

You can find LOTS of suggestions if you do a search on this NYC board, and other NYC wedding boards. There are also websites devoted to weddings, with reviews. And other ones that list restaurants who would love to have you. Opentable, yelp, chow, nymag, etc.. If you ask for feedback on specific restaurants, or narrow it down to a type of food, or a neighborhood (eg near the park?) you are more likely to get specific responses. If you have extra money you don’t need,  you can hire a wedding planner. But that is not necessary. There are plenty of hair and makeup people recommended on this board and on that other wedding site/NYC board. Have you searched them for restaurants and hair/makeup? There is even a recent post, I believe, about where to take photos…. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

For restaurants, how much are you planning to spend per person? (And does that number include alcohol or no?) What kind of food are you looking for? Does it need to be near the park or are you willing to get on the subway? 

You may want to reconsider the horse drawn carriage: those horses are pretty terribly treated. But if you do want to do it, there is no need to reserve ahead of time. Just go to the corner of Central Park south and 5th Ave; they line up there. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Costs can vary from $20 a person all the way up to over $200 a person! Totally depends on the restaurant.  Here’s a list of restaurants that have private dining options: http://www.opentable.com/info/banquets.aspx?m=8&ref=6742 Most restaurants will not charge you more because of a wedding (I think thats mainly hotels and catering halls)

Some of my favorite spots for a nice dinner that have private dining rooms are Del Posto, Market Table, Tribeca Grill, Eleven Madison Park.  They are all pricey spots though =T But you will avoid the tourists and have some awesome food 🙂 

These are all downtown because I’m a downtown girl! Some midtown places that you might want to check out are Per Se, Aureole, 21 Club, Strip House.  Less expensive options could be Tony Di Napoli’s or Rue 57.

Also, I’m sure you’ve planned for this – but December in coldddd in NYC and for getting married outside in Central Park!

Post # 11
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Newbee

I think the first step would probably be to find your inspiration, you know? NYC is a huge place with lots of unique options.  I first had a thought that it would be nice to spread your entire celebration out throughout the sites and boroughs.  However, that screams ‘logistics!!!’.  I have seen some beautiful weddings photos taken in Brooklyn Bridge Park by the carousel.

I also put a very simple ‘New York City Weddings’ search here and took a while just looking at images to get more ideas.  Let me know what you think and good luck!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You’ve probably have seen this website, but it has a lot of information for central park weddings – different places in the park, how to get a permit, and even has restaurant suggestions for a reception!  You do need a permit to get married in the park if you have more than 20 people at your wedding.

http://www.centralpark.com/guide/weddings.html

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Don’t be discouraged! There are a lot of ideas out there. This thread has some good advice:

Photography Location Ideas for 12/21 Elopement in NYC

I also have posted this link a few times because it has a great idea for a budget wedding in the city with ideas you could definetly copy:

http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-budget/articles/cheap-wedding-in-new-york-city.aspx

As far as the park goes, I’ll be honest – it might just be too cold. How about you look into heated rooftops instead? If you did a week day afternoon I’m sure you could find something reasonable. A few places with great roofs: The Park, 230 5th, Empire Hotel, 60 Thompson. The Park has done beautiful wedding before, and it is located near the High Ling. 230 5th and Empire are more high end (they are clubs at night), but have beautiful views and I’m sure you could arrange a day time thing with them. 60 Thompson is an adorable hotel in SoHo. They have a “private” roof but maybe you could get it for a ceremony, and then have lunch/brunch/whatever at Kittichai the restaurant downstairs which I love.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That’s kinda why NYC is so hard to plan a wedding in – there are SO MANY OPTIONS!  Just narrow down to what you and your Fiance want your wedding to be like and go from there.  If something doesn’t work there are always another choice!

 

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