Las Vegas is by far the most popular wedding destination in the United States. Over 115,000 weddings are held in Las Vegas every year. It’s a perfect place for couples and celebrities who want to get married quickly and/or unusually.
What Are The Advantages To Having A Las Vegas Wedding?
There are surprisingly quite a few advantages to getting married in Las Vegas. Here are a few of them:
It’s Affordable – Vegas weddings can cost significantly less than traditional wedding ceremonies.
Little Notice Is Required – Most chapels in Las Vegas allow couples to book their wedding right away, some even accommodate walk-ins. Just make sure you have your wedding license first – available at the Marriage Bureau and requires a cost of approximately $55.
It’s Convenient – Las Vegas hotels usually have their own wedding chapels with a wedding coordinator who takes charge of all the everything. This includes flowers, music, marriage celebrant/officiant and can get in touch with the bridal party on the phone or by e-mail.
It’s Fun – Obviously, Vegas weddings are fun. They offer couples with tons of amusement that is out of the ordinary for most weddings, like an Elvis impersonator!
Couples Can Start Their Honeymoon Early – There is no need for couples to board a plan and head out of town after the wedding. Las Vegas is a great honeymoon destination.
Your Las Vegas Wedding Checklist:
- Set a wedding date.
- Decide on a Las Vegas chapel – check out Las Vegas chapels on Trip Advisor.
- Speak to wedding coordinators to learn about the wedding packages and compare prices.
- Book the time and date of the ceremony.
- Make flight an hotel reservations for yourself as well as friends and family attending the wedding.
- Make reservations for a celebratory lunch of dinner.
- Obtain your marriage license.
- Slip away after the ceremony to begin your honeymoon!
What To Consider When Getting Married In Las Vegas
Just like planning all weddings, there are some things to consider:
You’ll need to be aware of peak holiday seasons that result in busy wedding days. Valentines Day and New Years Eve for example are among the busiest days in Vegas to get married.
You’ll still need wedding attire! What’s a wedding without a dress or tux? There are quite a few places in Las Vegas to rent wedding dresses if you don’t want to buy one.
Be cautious of the hot weather. Las Vegas gets extremely hot in the summer. It can be very uncomfortable in your wedding outfit and can cause some issues with hair and makeup.
Lastly, ensure that you meet all of the legal requirements to get married and have a marriage license before the ceremony. Nothing would be worse than to make all the preparations and not be able to obtain a license.
Now that you’re ready and prepared for the exciting experience of a Las Vegas wedding, Viva Las Vegas!