NYC's Swanky New Marriage Bureau
We wrote last year about New York City's plan to spruce up its marriage bureau in an effort to attract more matrimony-minded couples (and ...
We wrote last year about New York City's plan to spruce up its marriage bureau in an effort to attract more matrimony-minded couples (and more matri-money, too). NYC is currently second to Las Vegas in the number of marriage licenses it issues, and the Big Apple wants a bigger piece of the pie.
The $12 million renovation, which opens next week, replaces the old marriage bureau -- a cramped, 70's-era warren of bland, unsightly offices -- with a soft-lit marble showplace with expansive dressing rooms for brides-to-be.
And there's a city-run store, too, according to the New York Times :
Forget the wedding band? No problem. The new bureau offers an elastic faux-diamond band for $9. No flowers? They are available as well -- $4 to $7 for a single stem and $25 to $50 for a bridal bouquet. There is also hairspray ($4), disposable digital cameras ($16.25) and tissues, at $1.75 a pack, for the weepy types.
The Times also has a video tour of the new space.
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