New York is a state in the northeastern United States. It is the 27th most extensive and the 3rd most populous of the 50 United States. It is also the 7th most densely populated state. It is often referred to as New York State in order to distinguish it from New York City. New York is one of the original 13 states and became an independent state on July 9, 1776.
New York is 54,556 square miles in size and is the 27th largest state. The vast majority of the state is dominated by forests, farms, rivers, lakes and mountains which is in sharp contrast to New York City's urban atmosphere. New York is home to Adirondack Park (the largest state park in the United States). Adirondack Park is larger than the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Olympic National Parks combined.
If you will be getting married in New York, there are many different resources for all your wedding planning needs. There are great venues such as Central Park in New York City or the National Museum of Dance in Albany that can host the festivities for your special day. Also, New York City is home of the famous Kleinfeld Bridal where you can search through thousands of wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses. You can even make it a girly weekend of shopping in the city and visit the Statue of Liberty or the Museum of Modern Art.
If you would like an outdoor wedding in New York, you should consider that the winters can be quite cold and there is usually a generous amount of snow. In comparison, the summer's can be quite warm and humid, so you should plan your wedding activities accordingly. No matter the venue or the season, New York is sure to be a wonderful choice for a wedding whether you are a resident or wish to travel to New York for a destination wedding.
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