The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Progressive Wedding in NYC and a Bit of Charlotte.
It has been a few years since the Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples have the right to marry. But, just because it’s legal doesn’t mean that every marriage is treated equally by law. The couple might be living in Charlotte, but now they are looking for a wedding location in New York City? They’ll likely need their marriage licensed in both locations and want a license from either city. Even for couples who were married in New York State with a destination wedding in North Carolina need to have their marriage legally recognized in North Carolina. Therefore, it’s important for couples to understand how this works, the different types of legal marriages that might be needed in their particular circumstances and a bit of the history on marriage equality.
Marriages in New York City must be performed by someone who is able to legally officiate weddings. That is because New York State does not have any state level officials who are able to perform marriage ceremonies (that usually happens at the county level). As a result, there are only certain people who are authorized to preside over weddings in NYC. A minister from the Universal Life Church and anyone who has been licensed by NYC to perform weddings are all permitted to do so.
Planning Your Unique Wedding in New York City with the Alternative Weddings Team
We are a group of legal experts who can help you plan and execute your wedding uniquely in New York City. We have been working with same sex couples for over 5 years and we understand the unique needs of planning such a special day. We are committed to making your wedding as stress-free as possible, while also giving us creative freedom to bring your vision to reality. Our team has been meeting with couples since 2012 and we have successfully completed over 200+ weddings. We are the exclusive and only wedding officiant to provide officiation in this area.
We assist with all of the following legal aspects:
1. The Ceremony: We write YOUR ceremony from scratch and work with you to include everything you want, from religious to non-denominational, to simple and elegant! We will help you make your dream wedding become a reality. All of our ceremonies are performed by one on our team members with years of experience in delivering creative, memorable ceremonies.
2. The Documentation: Since same-sex marriage is still not recognized in the state of New York, we are here to help you with your documentation. We take care of the complete documentation process for you and provide the following documentations with your package for both parties:
1. Certificate of Marriage (Certificate of Conduct)
The Best Places to Find Live Performances In NYC for the Bride & Groom’s First Dance
With over 40 venues and a wide array of live entertainment options, New York City is a great location to find wedding bands and DJs. Below are some suggestions from our guests that we have used on their weddings. Please note that these are our favorites and suggestions are made for you to use as you please, but based on feedback from our guests we will also be offering suggestions below. If we were to recommend one favorite venue that was specific to live entertainment, it would be request from our couples at the time of their wedding.
New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world and if you are looking for live entertainment for your wedding, here are some suggestions to help you make the most of your time in one of the best cities in the world. We will be adding more venues as our guests provide their feedback on which venues they have used. Please note that these are our favorites and suggestions are made for you to use as you please, but based on feedback from our guests we will also be offering suggestions below. If we were to recommend one favorite venue that was specific to live entertainment, it would be request from our couples at the time of their wedding.
As always, we are here to help you plan your wedding and if you have any requests or questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]
Planning a Romantic Long Weekend Getaway to Brooklyn
Offering all types of accommodations from luxurious to charming, there are sure to be several options for you and your guests to stay in Brooklyn. One of the best perks about a hotel wedding is that you don’t have to rent a day venue and can simply gather your friends, family and closest loved ones together for a weekend filled with love, laughter and memories.
A weekend in Brooklyn has all of the captivating charm of New York City without any of the confusion. You’ll have your pick of parks, shops and historic sites to explore. Be sure to check out some of these highlights:
Dine at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Bridge Cafe, located under the Brooklyn Bridge. Their delicious cuisine and picturesque waterfront views will transport you both to a romantic setting that you’ll never forget.
Drop by the historic Brooklyn Historical Society to browse through its fascinating archives and see original artwork created by notable artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe.
Planning Your Staycation with A Taste of The Big Apple
Enjoy the parks, shops and dining that New York City has to offer without having to travel too far from home. Below are places that you can check out but always keep in mind that we’re happy to suggest a place or two based on your preferences. You can always ask us to custom make a list of places based on your needs and desires.
New York City offers some of the best art and architecture in the world. It’s beautiful, grand and has a historical past that makes it one of a kind. Put aside some time to explore the city that never sleeps with these suggested venues:
–the museum at wingate college, wingate, n.y.: “The Wingate Museum is an offshoot of The Wingate School of Business within the University of North Carolina at Pembroke campus” and is involved in over 100 academic programs. The museum is a collection of multiple buildings and outdoor exhibits that focus on outdoor furniture and gardens, history, and contemporary art. The museum at wingate college was founded in 1970 and was designed by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. It features a blend of architecture, garden and artistry that offers you an opportunity to enjoy an exciting experience of learning.” Wingate Museum
–the met: “The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s largest museums. It’s an amazing museum that features artwork from all time periods. There are many paintings, statues, prints, and vases. The met has a collection of over 25,000 objects and pieces of art framed by architecture that makes it one of the most beautiful museums in the world.” Met Museum