5 Tips for Planning a New York Wedding

Tips for Planning a New York Wedding

Weddings are exciting, and so is New York. Getting hitched in New York boasts lots of great benefits, from the endless entertainment opportunities to the vast number of amazing food options, there is so much to offer! It can be a lot to take in, so this list highlights some things you need to consider when you start your wedding planning:

Start Planning Early

Once again, you are really spoilt for choice when it comes to picking out all of the important elements. New York City has lots to offer and finding every element of your big day can be tricky when you have so much choice. To make all of those decisions in good time, you will have to start your planning as early as possible. There will be lots of research involved when it comes to organizing every single detail, so get prepared and plan ahead, as soon as possible!

Picking the Perfect Venue

You really have a lot to choose from, so your first step will be narrowing it down by area. If you work out which part of the area you want your wedding, you will be narrowing down your venue options. You need to think about the theme of your wedding, which kind of venue works the best for you.

If you have a lot of guests, you need to consider space, as not every venue can handle a big guest-list. For great views, think about the scenic parts of the city and look for venues that overlook these highlights. Liberty Warehouse weddings offer great photo opportunities, with a spacious venue that overlooks New York Harbor. This stylish option is just one of many great examples, so do your research thoroughly to find what suits you the best.

Hire a Great Photographer

There is so much photography potential in NYC and hiring a great photographer that knows the city really well can open up lots of great photo opportunities. Photographers come with different styles, so make sure you browse through their portfolio to get an idea of the style they work with. With the amount of planning that goes into weddings and how special this big day is, capturing it in photos will make sure you have a lasting memory of all the great energy from the day.

The Important Stuff

Of course, as with any marriage, it has to be legal and you’ll need all the right permissions. Make sure you get your marriage license sorted to make things official, and if you plan to have your wedding in a public space, obtain all relevant permits.

You also need to think carefully about your budget. All weddings cost money, and if you aren’t careful, the costs can snowball before your eyes. Make sure to plan your budget carefully, using the average prices for your chosen area as a guide to the potential costs. Weddings are hugely important and exciting to most people, but don’t put yourself in debt by spending unnecessarily!

Make it Fun for Guests

If you aren’t local to NYC, you and your guests are likely paying for travel costs and accommodation, so you want to make every moment of your visit worthwhile. A great tip that’s much appreciated by guests is to create a guide about the nearby restaurants and places they might like to visit. Once you have your venue set, ensure there is accommodation close by and that your guests can easily find everything they will want during their stay.

Your wedding should be great fun, so once all the stressful planning is out of the way, make the most of your trip and enjoy your big day!




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