You know how people are always complaining that getting married in New York is too cheap these days? What with the variety of venues open year-round and the plummeting prices of caterers, diamonds, wedding planners and gown designers, it’s like you can’t even go into debt to show you care anymore!
Luckily, there’s a new way for the fellas to make a small dent in their wallets before making a much larger dent in their life savings: hire BluePrint Proposals to plan your proposal for you.
As most people who live and/or work in New York City can probably attest, doing anything in Manhattan short of breathing is prohibitively expensive (no offense meant towards those who have been priced out of our rarefied/smog-filled air). While the ritual of joining a spouse in co-habitation may seem cheaper in the long-term than living by one’s self or a Craigslist roommate who eats rocks, in the short-term, this sometimes requires things like getting married, which sometimes requires inviting people to be a part of said sacrament. Which costs, as many who have been married in New York City can tell you, way too much money.
So some folks are going guerrilla. On their weddings.
Capitol Hill staffers make up a disproportionate amount of the New York Times wedding announcements, according to a piece on Roll Call today.
The Times selects just 30 couples every week from a pool of 200 submitted nuptials, according to the article, but legislative directors, committee counsels and “those at the top of the Capitol career ladder” sneak in roughly twice a month.
The advent of gay weddings in New York has led to a plethora of choices for the discerning pair of fianceés or fiancés: we’ve written about Gilt City’s offer of a Del Posto wedding identical to one offered to straight couples, pre-marriage equality, and the so-called Pop-Up Chapel caters to the hip and the slackerish who want a quick celebration and a great story.
Earlier today, Rolls-Royce after Rolls-Royce crawled into an ancient church in Little Farrington, deep in the English countryside, for a wedding ceremony dubbed, alternately, “Mosstock” or “Glastonbury Meets The Ritz.” The guests had come to see Kate Moss marry Jamie Hince, the guitarist for The Kills, thus ending her two husband-less decades in the Read More
Kate Middleton: How did she do it? What happenstance of childhood moments conspired to bring about this prince-bagging commoner? Was there a specific element, a key to this alluring concoction of shiny smile and shiny hair? Perhaps the hamlet that bore her — could that be the defining reason for Kate’s magnetism, a look and Read More
It’s not that there wasn’t any information available about Chelsea Clinton’s wedding last weekend, there was just no interesting information (see: port-a-potties). “This wedding set a new record for most amount of media gaining the least amount of information,” said Jon Stewart on The Daily Show Monday night.
Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles Read More
Chelsea Getting Married
Bill and Hilary Clinton are alternately extremely anxious and emotionally vulnerable as they careen toward their daughter’s wedding, reports the AP and Reuters, pulling from an interview with Andrea Mitchell.
Hillary Clinton is in Pakistan today, taking steps to begin a bold new chapter in our relationship with the nuclear-armed ally Read More
Luke and his fiancé are getting married at the Foundry in Long Island City this weekend. Like many of the New York couples tying the knot in this uncertain economic climate, they are still going all out for the big day.
“We just said, ‘Let’s hang the cost because it’s only going to happen once Read More