Here are a few questions or facts you may be exploring right now:
WE’D LOVE TO GET MARRIED THIS YEAR BUT ARE UNSURE ABOUT COMMITTING TO A DATE.
We are dedicated to being flexible and working with the information we have. All retainer fees and payments are transferable to future events with no rescheduling fees as long as we are available on the new date
HOW DO WE GET OUR MARRIAGE LICENSE?
*UPDATE: The Office of the City Clerk – NYC Marriage Bureau is open for scheduled walk-in visits. You can schedule an in-person Marriage Ceremony or Marriage License appointment through Project Cupid. The option to schedule a virtual appointment for a Marriage License also remains available.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE TO APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE VIRTUALLY?
The couple should log into Project Cupid to create an account, verify their identity and submit the $35.00 (thirty-five dollar) marriage license fee. After the fee is paid, they can select an appointment date for an in-person or virtual appointment with a marriage license clerk to complete their application. To participate in a virtual appointment, they will need a device capable of videoconferencing, such as a laptop, Smartphone, or tablet. For further information regarding identification requirements and fees please see the Marriage License section on their website.
I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN AN APPOINTMENT TO GET MY LICENSE. WHAT CAN I DO?
- Check the Twitter account of the NY City Clerk. That’s where they announce when new appointments will be released (usually they post it the night before).
- In case you haven’t been able to get a marriage license via Project Cupid or with an appointment at the City Clerk and still want to get married there are counties in New York State and Town Clerks where their offices are open and would also be able to issue you a valid marriage license. Check out your closest town clerk on Google and give them a call!
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE GET THE MARRIAGE LICENSE
If you got your license via Project Cupid they will send you a PDF file with your marriage license right after you finish your meeting. You can bring a printed copy to your event and David (the officiant) will fill in the details and sign the license.
WHAT ARE OUR OPTIONS FOR GETTING MARRIED IN OUTDOOR SPACES?
Many of our couples opt for smaller backyard and outdoor elopement ceremonies and minimonys in parks like Central Park, Prospect Park, Domino Park and also private suites with a terrace which are great since you have a lot of privacy.
DO WE HAVE TO WEAR MASKS WHILE GETTING MARRIED?
It’s your wedding day and the pandemic is a temporary situation so we totally understand if you want to be in the photos not wearing a mask.
I STILL HAVE A LOT OF DOUBTS, NOT SURE HOW TO START PLANNING MY WEDDING.
As a photographer + elopement team couple we will guide you through all the steps and will be more than happy to share our 10+ years of experience and resources with you. Feel free to contact us with any ideas for your wedding, plans or just to say hi.
Leila & David