Las Vegas is one of the most exciting cities on the planet. There is just about anything you can imagine, and this is what draws millions of tourists from across the globe to the city every year. The shows, the nightlife, the gambling, the food; there is truly nothing like it.
It is also a great place to get married. Many thinks of Las Vegas as nothing more than a big adult playground, but the reality is that this is a spectacular place for romance. Just because you see cheesy wedding chapels in television shows and movies, does not mean there are not spectacular venues for weddings in Vegas. It is a truly spectacular place.
Doing It Up Right
Las Vegas knows how to do things big. The shows are spectacular. The casinos are the best on earth. The hotels, dining, and sites are one-of-a-kind. So, there is really no reason to believe that the city cannot offer a spectacular wedding as well.
As Courtney Graham, staff journalist at online-casinos.com explained when she drew up a list of the best Vegas weddings to have ever taken place, this is a location where you can have a wedding that is second to none. In fact, she points out that some of the most amazing celebrity weddings have taken place in Vegas for that very reason.
However, you do not have to be a celebrity to have a spectacular wedding in Las Vegas. If you are wanting to create a wedding experience that is one you will remember for the rest of your life, then here are some things you can do to take full advantage of the great opportunities that Las Vegas has to offer.
Pick a Theme
We know that Las Vegas is famous for its Elvis impersonators, but the truth is that there are many wedding chapels and churches that offer theme-based weddings. Maybe you do not want to be married by Elvis serenading you with “Love Me Tender,” but there are several places that offer great 50s, 60s, and 70s style weddings.
It is what experts refer to as “vintage elopement,” and doesn’t necessarily mean that the wedding can only occur if you are eloping. Usually, these are small weddings, but they do not have to be. Just like some women love the idea of an 1850s, Gone with the Wind style wedding, you can have a disco-themed event or a Motown style wedding. Maybe you want to get married in leather jackets like you were in an episode of Happy Days.
You can be sure that Vegas has the venue that will offer you whatever you are looking for. To be honest, there are even some chapels that will allow you to get married naked if you so desire. It is Las Vegas after all, so why not?
Go Big If You Want
One of the challenges of a wedding is that many refuse to attend. You want a grand, gigantic event, sending out hundreds of invitations but receive only a small percentage of RSVPs in return. It can be saddening when you have a big event in mind.
However, you are going to find that if you have decided to make Las Vegas the location for your wedding that you are going to have many who were happy to attend. After all, it is Las Vegas. Your guests understand that they can come for the wedding and the reception, and then spend a day or two, or even a week in Sin City enjoying it to its fullest. They can turn your wedding into a vacation which will make it even more fun for them.
Make Sure There Is Time for Fun
One of the biggest mistakes that couples make is that they plan so much around the wedding that they do not really get to enjoy it. Make sure that you set up a significant amount of time in Las Vegas so that you and your guests can have fun. Look into events happening in the city where your bridesmaids, groomsmen, or other guests can take in a show as a large group. That would be a lot of fun.
Give people a day or two planned into the wedding event where they can go out and have fun. You will find that there are many concerts and show venues that offer discounts for wedding parties. Call and find some and give a list to all of your guests. Let them take full advantage of your wedding and you take full advantage of it too. You will be surprised to find that there are hundreds of places that offer discounts, even free admission to newlyweds.
If you are going to be in Las Vegas, you might as well live it up big. Just a few tips can help to turn this into an event you will never forget.