Post # 1
Hello bees, im new here but i already love that platform! Im a Turkish girl and still live in Turkey. My fiance is American who lives in NYC. In 2-3 months most probably I will get the fiance visa and move to NYC to get marry with him. The problem is ive never been to NYC before and have no idea about wedding places. Is there any bee here who had/planning to have a wedding in NYC? We are thining to have the wedding on May or June 2019. I prefer small wedding around 50-60 people.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and advices about weddings in NYC (any advice would be great) 🙂
(sorry if my English is not good enough)
Post # 2
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
Hey there, a fellow Turkish girl here. Congrats and good luck on your new life!