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Ideas and Themes for a New York Wedding

    Landmarks

    • New York City boasts many world-famous landmarks, and these can be incorporated into the wedding decorations. Place miniature models and pictures of landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Tables can be named after famous areas of New York such as Times Square and Central Park. Include music that centers around the city such as "New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel. Use New York merchandise like "I Love New York" t-shirts and mugs for party favors, and order a cake that resembles a skyscraper.

    Broadway

    • Be the star of your wedding as you bring the sparkle of Broadway alive. Each table can have a theme of a different famous show such as Cats or Miss Saigon. Include show posters along the walls and merchandise from the shows on the tables. The invitation can look like a theater ticket, and the wedding can occur on a stage. For a high-priced, albeit unique party favor, give away tickets to real Broadway plays. The band or disc jockey can play music from different musicals.

    Culture of the City

    • New York is a melting pot of cultures and people from all over the world. You can incorporate this into your wedding in various ways. Food along a buffet can incorporate Chinese food like one would see in Chinatown and Italian food like you would see in Little Italy. Decorate each table for a specific culture. For instance, the Chinatown table can incorporate Chinese lanterns and lotus flowers. Play music from the different cultures and include wedding traditions from around globe.

    Seasons of the City

    • New York celebrates the seasons and holidays in style. You can celebrate a specific season in New York or include all of them. For the winter, you could place white trees, to represent those you would see on a snowy-day in Central Park, and a model of the ice rink at Rockefeller Center. For the summer, show pictures of a New York Yankees game. The tables can each signify the way a holiday is celebrated in New York. For instance, place noisemakers, glitter tiaras and champagne bottles on a table to signify the New Year's Eve party in Times Square.

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