Welcome to the new Wedding Destination of the world!
Here's a loving couple traipsing away from the new Wedding Palace in NYC. A Chapel was created to increase the number of couples who marry at the City Clerk's office.
For a $25. fee, couples can be married in a lavish hall, decorated with chandeliers and marble columns. There is hope at the Mayor's office that the increase of weddings will supplement the diminishing tourist dollars.
Things you can buy, just in case nerves have made you forgetful:
An elastic faux-diamond band for $9.
Flowers? from $4. to $50 for a bouquet.
Disposable digital camera- $16.25
Tissues- $1.75, in case you'll tear up.
Unfortunately, there isn't an Elvis Chapel. But there's a rumor going round that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is being fitted for a white satin, gold spangled jacket.
The first Bride to be married in the new Chapel said, " This place is really lavish".
The first Groom said, "It's really romantic to me".
Las Vegas- Watch Out!
With thanks to the New York Times, 1/8/09