There are so many awesome ways to avoid the drama of a huge Wedding and getting eloped at city hall in NYC one of the best cities in the world is one of them. I think one of the best parts of eloping at city hall is the fact that its so cheap and way under $100, its an iconic place for NYC elopement photography and its centrally located so that after you have completed the marriage certificate you can easily get to amazing locations for couples portraits afterwards, such as soho, Brooklyn Brduge park, west village, buwshick and more.
see below for more info about city hall weddings
All persons who intend to get married in New York State must obtain a Marriage License. This page explains the procedure for obtaining a Marriage License from the Office of the New York City Clerk.
Duration of the Marriage License
A New York State Marriage License is valid for 60 days (except for active military personnel, for whom the validity runs for 180 days). A Marriage License issued in New York can be used anywhere within New York State but may not be used outside New York State.
- You can begin the application process to receive a Marriage License online via “City Clerk Online“. This will speed up the process which then must be completed in person at the Office of the City Clerk.
- Regardless of whether you started the application process online, or will be filling out a paper form for a Marriage License, you and your prospective spouse must complete the process by appearing at the Office of the City Clerk in person, together and at the same time.
- Proxy marriage is not permitted in New York, so no other party may apply on behalf of either spouse.
- You will receive the application from the information desk and you must complete the application in our office.
- Your Marriage License will be processed while you wait.
- You should carefully read your Marriage License to make sure there are no mistakes.
- You will take the Marriage License with you when you leave our office.
- You must wait a full 24 hours before your Marriage Ceremony can be performed unless you obtain a Judicial Waiver.
- The application is an affidavit where you and your prospective spouse must list your name; current address; city, state, ZIP code and country; country of birth; date of birth; name and country of birth of your parents; Social Security number; and marital history.
- When you sign the affidavit, you are making a sworn statement that there are no legal impediments to the marriage.
- If you were married before, you must list all prior marriages. You must include your previous spouse’s full name; the date the divorce decree was granted; and the city, state, and country where the divorce was issued.
- All divorces, annulments, and dissolutions must be finalized before you apply for a new Marriage License.
- You may be asked to produce the final divorce decree.
- If your spouse is deceased, you must provide such spouse’s full name and date of death.
For more information visits their direct site at http://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/html/marriage/license.shtml
Once you’ve figured all this out come find me to take some photos 🙂
All my best Gianna Leo falcon