Thousands and thousands of bridal couples come to Las Vegas every year to get married. Most people think of Vegas for the two mile stretch of road known as “The Strip”. When thinking of weddings in Las Vegas, most think of the hundreds of wedding chapels on The Strip area from drive-thru’s, Elvis themed weddings to the famous Little Church of the West chapel. However, there is so much more to Vegas than just what is portrayed in movies and television.
Las Vegas for a Destination Wedding
What is your Style?
Deciding what kind of style you want for your wedding will set you in the right direction when selecting items for the wedding – from the dress to the venue. You want the venue to really tell your style. If the bridal comes to Vegas just to party, then a luxurious room at the Bellagio will not fit the grand scheme of things. However, maybe a private room at the Hard Rock may just what the heart desires. Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of The Strip but have an elegant event? Try country clubs or golf club houses.
Vegas is the wedding capital of the world. Start planning as early as possible.
The first item to book on the checklist is the ceremony and reception locations. This will guarantee the wedding will happen at your desired location. Then, ask the event planner at the booked locations for a list of preferred vendors. This will help narrow down the list of people to contact. Next, check online for vendor reviews and services. Typically a bride will only trust vendors with more than 10 reviews. Next, check other vendor directories (like ours USA Wedding Vendors) as vendors in all price ranges and styles will be listed.
Communicate your style with the hired vendors.
Be sure to Skype, text, email and talk to hired wedding vendors to illustrate what is expected on the wedding day. Personalize the day to your style and incorporate it into the day. The bridal couple must feel like it is their special day, not someone else’s special day made to fit their needs.
The marriage is not official with a marriage license.
Visit the Las Vegas Marriage Bureau to receive a marriage license. No blood tests required and no waiting period. However, the bridal couple will need Government I.D. or passport, $60 cash or $65 credit card, and if needed – date of last divorce decree. License is valid for one year. The bridal couple must apply in person. Start the application process at www.clarkcountynv.gov.
Enjoy “Sin City”
Las Vegas is one of the entertainment meccas of the world. The wedding party and wedding guests can travel to Vegas less expensive than other locations. Not only does Vegas have the Strip, but the area offers so much more off Strip like Fremont Street, Red Rock National Park, Valley of Fire, Lake Las Vegas, and Hoover Dam. In addition, there is much to do in Las Vegas that is FREE! Be sure to check out the following no cost fun – Cactus Garden at Ethel M’s, the Atrium inside the Bellagio, the water fountains outside the Bellagio, Fremont Street Experience at night, and TV show hot spots Rick’s Restoration, Kount Kustoms and Gold & Silver Pawn (Pawn Stars).
Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. He lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. Matt's other likes include craft beer, baseball, and traveling.