Match Makers: NYC Wedding Vendors
by Joanna Citrinbaum, 01/27/2014
New York Water Taxi. Photo: Alex Lopez
Enjoy the Journey
Saying "I do" often involves booking luxury vehicles for the bride and groom and even the wedding party. Popular choices include the vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom, the classic stretch limo and the modern Escalade and Hummer limos. But if your ceremony and reception are at separate venues, you'll also want to look into fun ways of transporting your guests. If you'll be on or close to the waterfront, or need to go from one borough to another, charter a New York Water Taxi. The boat can serve as a means of transportation and the site of your cocktail hour. And what a sight it is! Guests can enjoy drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres as they sail past the New York City skyline and such icons as the Statue of Liberty or the Brooklyn Bridge. Set the mood with tunes from an iPod playlist or instrumentals from a live musician.
It's hard to walk around the City without seeing a Gray Line New York sightseeing bus. The candy-apple-red double-deckers are popular with tourists, who hop on or off as they please. Your guests will also love the ride. Take a page from Gray Line and showcase NYC landmarks, or customize the tour to your courtship, driving by all the important spots: the place you met, your first apartment together, where the question was popped. (A route is drawn up based on the nearest bus-friendly roads.) Take advantage of the time, typically an hour, to take wedding photos with your new life partner, or go along for the ride with everyone. Next stop: the beginning of your life together.