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An elopement in NYC can be as simple as a ceremony in Central Park or extravagant with a rooftop garden ceremony. In this blog post, we want to go over the general wedding services and how much they cost in NYC.

How much is it to get married in new york? Here is the breakdown!





On average a one-hours wedding shoot in NYC costs $475 and a four-hour shoot $2000. A one hour shoot can cost anywhere from $200 to multiple thousands of dollars. This includes processing, editing, and the final product-high resolution images.





Most couples pay between $1000-2000 ($2350) for 4 hours of coverage. This includes processing, editing, and the final product-the video. One hour shoot can cost $500.



Wedding Planning


On average this service alone costs $5000 in NYC. The range cost is from $6,000 to $15,000. 
You can find a day of coordination for $500.





The range is $150-700 for a bridal bouquet. Bridal bouquets vary depending on the size and florals. The best price of a custom bridal bouquet is about $425.



Makeup and Hair


Expect to pay around $250 for makeup and $750 for bridal hair. Keep in mind that additional finances need to be set aside if you are going to be doing a makeup and hair trial.





$500 for weekday wedding and $750 for weekend officiant services. This includes the speech, ceremony and help with the marriage license paperwork. 





A solo guitarist for a wedding will cost from $100 - $425. Solo pianists usually charge $300 - $400 per hour. Violinists cost between $300 - $770 per hour.





Most couples spend between $300-700 for their wedding cake. Larger tier cakes go for $1000-$1200. The size of the cake depends on the party size.



Ceremony Location


NYC has it all! From free locations to affordable ones and of course pricy options that cost $2500 an hour to rent.





Begins from $2.75 for a subway ride ticket to a vintage yellow taxi will be $2000.


  • We do not recommend that you get the cheapest vendors, mainly because the price dictates the quality of the product and service. Save up, get a pricier vendor and you will be more than satisfied with the outcome.
  • NYC wedding prices are 27% above the national average so keep that in mind when doing your research and reading the breakdown below. And although elopement weddings are overall much more affordable than large, traditional weddings.
  • Information in this blog post was taken from our professional analysis, wedding platforms (Wedding Wire, theKnot, Green Wedding Shoes,, and NYC vendors.