17 Reasons To Get Married In New York City

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Back in 2012, it was reported that the average New York City wedding cost $76,687 — which was a whopping $48,000 higher than the national average. So why would anyone in their right mind ever choose to get hitched in one of the most expensive cities in the world?

Well, for starters, no one says you have to spend a fortune to have a truly memorable New York wedding. In fact, some of our favorite couples tied the knot at City Hall. Then there's the idea that the city's nit and grit — and its hustle and bustle — can actually make your big day's photos better rather than cluttering them. And, well, we can't think of a more inspiring backdrop than New York — with its stunning parks, historic sites, and skyscrapers — for one of the most important days of your life.
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Still not convinced a city wedding is a good idea? We've rounded up 17 excellent reasons to consider it — and only a few of them involve the amazing views!
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Is there anything more glamorous than getting hitched in NYC?
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The potential for a truly epic backdrop is endless.
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No, seriously.
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ENDLESS.
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Looking for a natural venue? There are plenty.
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Although, for our money, it's hard to beat Central Park.
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Plus, there are perks. Drivers will slow down for a pedestrian in a wedding dress.
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You can be every bit as quirky and nontraditional as you like.
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Aren't these two adorable?
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Graffiti makes all of those obligatory posed shots so much more interesting.
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See what we mean?
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Transportation is never an issue.
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Who needs a limo when you've got a tandem bike?
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Or the subway?
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And for once, the city's crowds won't bother you one bit.
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In fact, we're willing to bet you won't even notice they're there.
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Basically, when you love New York as much as we do, there's no other place in the world where you'd rather get hitched.
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