8 Reasons Why New York is the Best City to Elope In
8 Reasons Why New York is the Best City to Elope In. Eloping may have been a way for lovers of the past to run away together. But these days, many couples choose to elope as a way to celebrate their marriage in a unique, fun, and more affordable way. Elopements have become so popular that there’s an entire niche wedding industry surrounding it – including photographers, of course. But when it comes to organizing these intimate and memorable weddings, you have to make a decision about where to have it. New York City is one of the most popular elopement destinations in the US. And for good reason.
So, what makes NYC such an iconic elopement destination?
Let’s find out.
1. NYC Elopements Are Easy and Stress-Free
The number of couples eloping in New York has increased significantly over the past few years. Engaged lovers from across the country – and the globe – head to the city for their elopement. This is due to a variety of reasons (which we’ll dive into shortly), but mainly because elopements are easy to access in this famous city and can therefore be a lot less stressful to organize than in other states. All that’s needed to tie the knot in New York City is a credit card and your ID. That’s it! It couldn’t be easier. From there, you meet your Jackie (your officiant) at the agreed-upon date, time & location and say your vows before becoming an officially married couple. Compared to some other states where the process comes with additional fees, documents or legal loopholes, New York is one of the fastest and least complicated destinations for a successful elopement.
2. It’s A Unique Way to Celebrate Your Big Day
Even though New York is a popular elopement destination, the number of couples that elope in the ‘Big Apple’ still far undercuts the number of couples who have more traditional wedding celebrations. If you and your partner are looking for a more unique and exciting wedding option, an NYC elopement ticks all the right boxes. With its bustling, electric atmosphere, and sense of possibility, eloping to New York can feel like something out of a modern-day fairytale that won’t be easily forgotten.
3. You Can Save Money
Eloping is a far more affordable alternative to hosting a traditional wedding. Not only do you not have to hire a venue or pay for 100+ meals (which in New York city can get expensive, really fast), but you can also save money on décor, wedding planning, and even your and your partner’s wedding outfits.
4. The Photo Opportunities Are Phenomenal
New York has an intricate and wide-ranging variety of scenery on offer. From iconic landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building or Grand Central Terminal to lesser-known treasures like the secret gardens that can be found all over the city City. New York is the perfect place to take elopement photos after your ceremony. Needless to say, New York is a true cultural hub bursting with exciting architecture, mural art, restaurants, and museums, all of which would make amazing photographic locations for your elopement. In this exuberant city, your photoshoot options are off the charts!
8 Reasons Why New York is the Best City to Elope In
5. Turn Your Wedding Into A Honeymoon
New York City is one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations. It’s got everything you need to celebrate your recent love in absolute style and revelry. Combining your elopement with your honeymoon can also save time and be easier to plan. You can use your time in this magical city to set the tone for the rest of your married lives – one filled with passion, enthusiasm, and an appreciation for all things new and creative. There are loads of honeymoon-friendly accommodation options for you and your partner to explore, from a classical or luxury experience to a quirkier and more eccentric one. Or go for a mix of both!
6. Quick & Easy Organization
Elopements are vastly less stressful and time-exhaustive to plan. On the what-to-wear side, you only really need your outfits, rings, and any flowers or a wedding bouquet that you plan on incorporating. On the admin side, you need your invitations for whichever intimate guests you would like to be present. That’s if you want any guests at all. This makes for an extremely streamlined wedding planning process.
7. Keeps Tying The Knot Intimate & Exciting
There’s something quite naturally intimate about an elopement setting. An elopement can help you focus on what the special day is really all about: you and your beloved soon-to-be spouse. But what makes New York such a great option for elopement is that you can have the intimate experience with your partner and still not miss out on those exhilarating, deliciously busy moments that often accompany a traditional wedding. After a quiet and cozy ceremony, you and your beau can hop out into one of the world’s most active and stimulating cities, making your special day the perfect mix of both intimate and exciting.
8. NYC’s Charm and Character Is Unparalleled
Last but not least, New York City has undeniable character. People travel from far and wide to get a taste of this uniquely charming city, and why shouldn’t they? It has everything you need, from art to culture to food, to some of the most eccentric people around. This character is evident on every street corner, in every building, and in gorgeous green spaces like Central Park. It makes the perfect backdrop for an elopement that you’ll never forget.
There’s no denying it. This hustle-driven city certainly stands out and can naturally emphasize the beauty of your big day. If you and your partner are considering eloping, why not do it in the iconic Big Apple?
Guest Post by Alex Neil.
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