Be my Valentine, forever...

Be my Valentine, forever...

With over 5 percent of all marriages in the US happening in Las Vegas, there is no question we have romance pumping through our veins. February 14 is a special day and really, what better way to make it more than special by tying the knot on Valentine's Day?

Say I Do Part 2

Say I Do Part 2

There are many reasons to renew your vows, maybe you didn’t have enough time or money the first go-round, maybe you want to celebrate a milestone in your relationship (10, 20, 30 year anniversary), maybe you went through a rough spot in your marriage and want to reaffirm yourselves to each other.  Whatever your reasoning might be, a vow renewal is a great way to celebrate your love and life together. Remember there aren’t any rules when it comes to vow renewals, you can truly have it your way.  Las Vegas has ample options for your vow renewal; whether it is a ceremony presided by Elvis or something more traditional, the choice is yours.

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

Whether you opt for a more traditional ceremony or have a specific theme in mind, no matter your budget you always have options. Especially in Las Vegas, where the wedding business is in full swing year round. Picking the right venue is a huge deal, it will be the setting for your big day and should leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

The Most Unique Las Vegas Wedding Themes

The Most Unique Las Vegas Wedding Themes

Every year in Las Vegas more than 100,000 weddings take place, Making it the Marriage Capital of the world. Most couples gravitate toward the more traditional ceremonies. But for those looking for a more personalized unique experience, Las Vegas has plenty to offer. Many chapels also offer themed weddings.

Top 5 Wedding Destinations Around Las Vegas

Top 5 Wedding Destinations Around Las Vegas

Vegas is so much more than just the glitz and debauchery of the Strip and Fremont St. You can always opt to go the traditional route and hold your ceremony at A Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, you can even have the King himself preside over your big moment with a package from The Elvis Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. However, today we’ll be exploring some of the more unconventional destinations that Las Vegas has to offer. From the natural beauty and wonderment of Red Rock, the mystifying terrain of Valley of Fire, One of the 7 natural wonders of the world in The Grand Canyon, you can enjoy the amazing Las Vegas strip views from a private cabin on the High Roller. If those don’t tickle your fancy, you can always do a Las Vegas Shotgun wedding and feel the firepower as you squeeze the trigger and say I Do in style.

Things to do in Vegas after the wedding

Things to do in Vegas after the wedding

So, you and your sweetheart just got hitched in Vegas, now what? Obviously you can gamble, drink and/or see a show (it is Las Vegas after all). But we are going to explore some more creative activities today. There is something for everyone in the entertainment capital of the world, so let’s take a look at some options.

 

How to get married in Las Vegas

How to get married in Las Vegas

Hello and welcome to this weeks blog. Today we are taking a crack at how a pair of lovebirds can go about tying the knot in Sin City.

Get That License

Our friends over at Vegas.com have a great guide to obtaining your marriage license in Clark county, here is an excerpt:

Easy peasy lemon squeezy. That's what it's like to get married in Vegas. No blood tests, no waiting period, no hassle. Just wham bam married ma'am. Unless, of course, you're already married (super sleazy). Or trying to get hitched to your kid sister (really gross). Oh, and by the way, both of those things are totally illegal ... even in Sin City. Here are some things to know if you're planning to legally wed in Las Vegas.

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OK, now that we have the licensing settled, the next step will be finding the right chapel and package for you and your mate.

Find a Chapel

  • Select a Wedding Chapel
  • Bring ALL of your paperwork with you to the ceremony
  • Express your true love and cry a little.
  • The wedding officiant will file your marriage certificate within 10 days. If you need your copy sooner, discuss with your officiant

With so many places to get married in Las Vegas, you may find it hard to choose one. You can have a simple civil ceremony at the Office of the Clark County Commissioner of Civil Marriages, or you can go to a church, synagogue, or wedding chapel.

While you can always find someplace to get married on a moment's notice, you should reserve a date and time if you want to hold your ceremony at a specific site, since that Garden Gazebo Chapel you want may be booked way in advance.

Do you want an Elvis Presley impersonator to marry you or a minister, priest, or rabbi?

Be sure to compare prices, and make sure you know what you're paying for. Some wedding packages may also include extras like photography and flowers.

Pick out your outfits and accessories to wear on the day. Some chapels provide formal wear, but in general you'll need to pick out what you want to wear just as you would for any other wedding. Keep in mind that some chapels only allow formal attire, while in others, you can wear whatever you want.

Research and plan for other essentials, such as the wedding cake, hair, nails, makeup, jewelry, etc. Do as much of your planning in advance as possible if you want to have a special ceremony. Some packages take care of everything, but if you need to make arrangements on your own, the chapel will be able to assist you.

 

Pro Tips

  • Residents of a country other than the U.S. can get married in Las Vegas, and the procedures and fees are the same. Marriages performed in Nevada are recognized worldwide, but your home country may require a special document called an apostille to finalize your marriage. Apostilles are issued by the Nevada Secretary of State.
  • If the wife wants to take her husband's name, this will need to be done later in your home state or country. The Marriage Bureau issues a certificate with the present surnames and does not facilitate a name change.
  • Make sure you have enough money for all your wedding and honeymoon expenses.
  • Find out if any huge event is taking place in Las Vegas while you're there. If there's a major boxing match or large convention, be prepared for longer lines at major restaurants and attractions.
  • Give the cab driver directions to your destinations, and make sure you have enough cash to pay them.
  • While a marriage license can't be issued in Nevada for a renewal of vows if you don't live there, many chapels will perform such a ceremony. They may require you bring your marriage certificate as proof that you are married.

 

Interesting Wedding Traditions and Facts

Interesting Wedding Traditions and Facts

Do you know why the fourth finger on your left hand is where you wear your ring? Ever wonder where the best man or bridal shower came into existence?  So did we, so we decided to do a little research.