Now that you’re officially getting married, your first step is probably going to be posting those ring pics online (duh). And if you’re planning on a New York elopement, your second step should definitely be to call One Wedding House.
Here at One Wedding House, we work super hard to give our future newlyweds the most fabulous wedding day—and boy is it worth it. We love giving our happy couples the best, most original, most truly “them” elopement possible. But how do we do it?
We’re there from the day you say “yes” all the way to “I do,” helping our lovebirds put together the nuptials of their dreams. We have years of wedding planning experience and all the New York know-how to match each couple to the best vendors for their needs. Depending on your wedding vision, we’ll match you up with the ideal caterers, DJs, florists, venue, (and so much more).
But we’re not just here to help plan your elopement and make the whole process feel like smooth-sailing (which we definitely do), we’ve also got our fantastic photography and videography team to document your special day and capture those Insta-worthy wedding shots.
We’re basically your wedding-edition fairy godmother, here to make your New York nuptials positively magical. So white email, we can’t wait to hear about your wedding vision and to help you say, “I do!”
This blog is about the adventures that our couples take… It’s about advice that you can use while preparing for your own wedding in. It’s about locations where you can have your wedding ceremony, ideas on how to decorate your venue and create a memorable and personalized wedding day. And of course, it’s about things you can see & do while you are visiting New York.
• Want to elope to New York, but don’t know where to begin?
• That’s what we are here for! From a wedding at the City Clerk’s Office to anywhere else in New York, your choices are limitless!
• Read on for insider key tips about eloping to New York.
Pick a date! Once that is done, we can get started on picking a location for the ceremony, and all the details: picking florals, music, make-up and hair artists, discussing the ceremony speech and so on. We love this part because we get to see all the personalized touches that the couple wants to add to their elopement wedding. These little things will make the wedding unique and truly theirs!
We are here to help you create your special elopement. In addition to discussing everything over email, we have created a useful blog post for you guys.
Check out our post: HOW TO ELOPE IN 3 EASY STEPS
As soon as you are ready. Many outside vendors like florists and musicians (and our team as well) get booked a year or two in advance. That is why as soon as you are ready to move forward and book our team, you can do it by putting down a deposit and signing the contract.
After you are married by our officiant you will need to go back to the City Clerk’s Office in order to get your marriage certificate and an apostille. The apostille will be proof that your marriage in the US was legal and will be legal in your home country. Allocate enough time for this. Check the hours of the City Clerk’s Office.
We like to stay under 20-30 guests. Most of our weddings are under 15 or under 10 people and many couples decide to keep this day purely between themselves.
Great question and one that we get asked a lot. The shortest amount of days that you need to get married and deal with the paperwork is 3 (if you live outside of the US) and 2 if you live in the US.
Another frequent question. The clerks at the City Clerk’s office will let you know if you need an apostille (this is an extended version of your marriage certificate). An apostille will make your marriage in the US legal in your home country.
Short answer- anywhere in New York! Long answer- it’s up to you and your taste. Do you want to be surrounded by nature, skyscrapers or both? Do you want an industrial backdrop? The city’s skyline? Once your date is booked we can discuss your ideas and we will share our list of locations.
If you prefer to do that, of course! Most of our couples write their own vows and we create the rest of the speech for them.
We created these three packages and 90% of our couples pick them. However, if you want a custom package, we can create one for you guys.
Of course! You can add more hours during the planning process, a week before your wedding day or during your wedding day.
We are happy to let you know that we also offer cinematography services and you can check out more about it here
Deposit is 30% of the chosen package is required to secure your date with us.
Of course, you can have a violinist perform at your elopement! Violin is very popular, so are guitarists.
Of course! A few inspo photos are always welcomed. We work with 4-5 trusted florists in NYC. We trust them and always go back to them. The images you provide will be used as INSPO, the florists always state that the bouquet will not look exactly like the ones in your inspo photos because of seasons, our geographical location, the creator and other factors. All of our brides have always been very happy with their floral creations.
We usually share ALL vendors and book them for you once you put down a deposit with us (30% of the package price). The hair and make up artists we work with are very talented and professional people. Majority of the makeup and hair you see in our photos on the website and ig have the hair and make up done by them.
Of course, we can discuss this idea with the florist.
The rate is 500$/hour (couples usually need 3-4 hours of coverage for a good video). One hour to capture the ceremony.
Our One Wedding House team is small, but mighty:) I like the keep the ceremony at about 10-15 minutes and since I write up the speech I can add little bits of how you met or something person that you want to hear. If you like you can write and say your own vows, about 10% of our couples do that. Otherwise I create the vows for you two.
We can meet, but because our team is very busy during this season our time is precious and we have to charge 100$/hour. We can schedule a phone call with you and the photographers so you can chat. That's free:) The amount of photos depends on the amount of "activities" and people you will have at your wedding, but for weddings like yours it is usually around 100-150 images. The photographers will give you all of the good edited photos in high resolution. The images will be ready in 10 weeks after the wedding. There is a possibility for an expedited 1 week-photos deal, if you are interested I will ask the editors how much that costs. It goes directly to them and it's not very expensive.
Since you are having your ceremony in Central Park, being close to it helps you and your guests. 1 Hotel Central Park (unique and modern) and Concorde Hotel (more classic, traditional) are wonderful! We will help you to find the best place.
Here is the album One is $1000. The photographer will pick photos he/she thinks are the best, you then have 1 chance to change the photos that he/she chose before the final layout. We completely outsource it and don't make any money from it. But find that our couples love photo albums in this digital day and that's why we offer them.
Yes! We can arrange a trial for you. Bridal hair and makeup trial will be 400$. Depends on the style
Transportation is for the couple in the form of an uber, unless you decide to go for something fancy and with additional direct payment get a vintage yellow cab or some other form of transportation. The whole time we are with you transportation in the form of uber is paid for by us.
You can email a few images of inspo photos for your bouquet and the boutonnière to us or share your Pinterest wedding board. Once we are booked with you we will share a list of florists that we enjoy working with.
We would recommend that you arrive Thursday and go to the City Clerk's Office to get your marriage license either on Thursday or on Friday. No matter what day of the week you are having the wedding on, once you get your license (mon-fri) at the City Clerk’s Office and it has been 24 hours you can be married.