TURKISH GIRL NEEDS ADVICE FOR WEDDING IN NYC

posted 3 months ago in Weddingbee
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

itsmetb :  

Your English is very good! 

I don’t  live there but I understand from these boards that  NYC  wedding venues are very, very expensive . (Of course that may not be a problem for you ).  I would do bit of research online, then get your fiancé  to do the footslogging  part, after he lives  there and will  know about  locations etc .  

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

It depends a lot on what your budget is and what kind of style you like.  I would maybe start to get ideas for those things, and then do some research online.  Try the websites theknot.com or herecomestheguide.com

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

May-June is the most popular wedding season, so it may be impossible to book a venue on short notice. Start searching ASAP! Sorry I’m not from NYC, so that’s the only advice I can offer.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Many people who live in NYC choose to have their weddings outside of NYC due to the high cost of venues in NYC. Depending on your budget, you may want to look at venues in New Jersey, Westchester County, on Long Island, etc. Those areas are all still pricey, of course, but may be more reasonable than venues in NYC itself.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Because the visa process can be very unpredictable, many couples choose to do a basic courthouse ceremony before their 90 day visa expires, then start planning the big celebration.  This might be a good option for you and your fiance because it would let you get a little experiene with the area before you begin planning. Although I have to ask– why is your fiance not the one doing the planning, if he lives in NYC and you want the wedding to be in NYC?  

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Hello! Not sure if you are muslim, but there are plenty of Turkish mosques in Brooklyn that also have social areas for weddings/events. There is one in Sheepshead Bay and another in Bay Ridge. There are also a few Turkish Cultural Centers with spaces for events. I know there is one in Queens. If you prefer a non-religous/non-cultural space, there are many banquet halls and restauraunts across the city you can have a wedding at. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Oh, also! Mosques in NYC do require you to either have your courthouse wedding done OR bring the paperwork to have it registered as the same time as the religious wedding.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

itsmetb :  Merhaba! Memnun oldum:) Türkiye seviyorum!

The fiancé visa (K1) can take a long time. I’ve heard of it taking 9 months!

The thing is, many wedding places book 1+ years in advance so I’d look into it ASAP, but I would also be hesitant to pay a deposit in case you don’t get your visa in time. 

Are you open to a city hall wedding followed by a reception/party afterwards?

Also, is your fiancé interested in searching himself since he is in the area already?

🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

Hey there, a fellow Turkish girl here. Congrats and good luck on your new life! 

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