Beyoncé and Jay-Z: Wedding Prep Underway?

04/04/2008 at 02:45 PM EDT

Beyoncé and Jay-Z: Wedding Prep Underway?
Flowers and candelabras arrive at Jay-Z's New York City home on Friday
Isabella Dickerson/Splash News Online
For Beyoncé and Jay-Z, April showers brought flowers – and a possible wedding. On a rainy Friday in New York City, crews delivered floral arrangements, candelabras and a tent into Jay-Z's Tribeca apartment building.

The wedding buzz began when the couple went to get a marriage license at a village hall in Scarsdale, N.Y., on Tuesday. "It's [happening] tonight," says a source. "A lot of their friends are booking hotel rooms."

Early Friday morning, workers erected a white tent atop the building, where Jay-Z owns a penthouse apartment. Not long after, an SUV carrying what seemed to be AV equipment arrived, followed by deliveries of party rentals and flowers.

More evidence of an impending wedding?

A source tells PEOPLE that Amy's Orchids was hired to provide 50,000 to 60,000 white orchid blooms from Thailand for a "big party." At the apartment, waiters were seen practicing their service and a source said that DJ Cassidy, a favorite of Jay-Z, would be spinning.

"Cassidy mentioned a week ago that he was really excited for the Jay Z and Beyoncé wedding party to happen," says a source.

Also, likely guests have been gathering in New York. Producer Rodney Jerkins, who is working on Beyoncé's new album and is a friend of Jay-Z's, zipped into town a couple of days ago. Beyoncé's former Destiny's Child bandmates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, are also here, coyly divulging in a YouTube video that they are camped out at a Manhattan hotel, giggling about "sisters" getting together.

And of course, there's Jay-Z, who reportedly hopped a flight from Boston, where he performed last night, to New York this morning.

Friends of the couple say they are very eager for the nuptials to happen. "It's about time," says producer Dallas Austin. "I think it's great that they're getting married."

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A tent on the roof of the building where Jay-Z owns an apartment in New York

Isabella Dickerson / Splash News Online

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