A practical guide for an amazing wedding experience in Sin City.
Last call for all the unabashed America lovers out there. Big streets, blinding lights, fireworks, turkey and all of that. There is only one city in the United States that speaks for itself and that is Las Vegas, which after New York and LA, is the city where brides and grooms to-be never sleep. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. And it couldn’t be more true.
In case you have always wanted to get married in the city famous for its gambling and nightlife culture and where time has no meaning, this blog post is for you. In a year, the number of ceremonies can reach 100, 000 and this fact only sounds crazy, doesn’t it? At the same time, though, getting married here is extraordinarily easy.
You only need around $65, a driving licence, with the ceremony lasting not more than 20 minutes.
However, you need to keep in mind that you’re not even close to the idea that you’re going to be the only ones getting married in Las Vegas. There are about 500 couples who get married every day in this paradise of craziness. Forget about dates such as Valentine’s Day or New Year’s Eve ‘cause these dates book up extremely fast. But if the romance overwhelms you and you can’t get over your dream of getting married on the most romantic day of the year, be prepared to stand in line with all the other couples, twisting and turning to turn Valentine’s Day into their special wedding night. If I were you, I would take the time to book one of the many local wedding chapels a little bit in advance, just to be on the safe side.
These locations usually offer all-inclusive packages with caterer, flowers, music, photography and so on. If you plan to have guests at your Vegas wedding, maybe you should consider making a hotel reservation. Be aware that the Las Vegas Strip can be very crowded, making booking hotel rooms for your guests really hard. Worry not, my dear love birds, there are more than 100 hotels in Las Vegas, with over 62, 000 rooms. Need I say more? Despite its reputation, Las Vegas doesn’t just give it up to anyone when it comes to getting married and you still need to fill in a marriage application form that must be submitted in person.
If you are looking for an unusual wedding, something that will amaze you and your guests and can never be compared to any other ceremony of the past, then Las Vegas is the right place to make your wishes come true. Consider contacting an on-site wedding planner and they will be more than happy to create something unique for you. Finally, I think it’s worth reminding you about the fact that Las Vegas is in the desert, so the weather during the summer is especially hot. And by hot, I mean very, very hot. If you are planning to have any part of your wedding or reception outdoors, avoid getting married in August and opt for the spring season instead.
Finally, make sure you know all the legalities in your country before you choose to get married in Las Vegas. Having to deal with all the paperwork after your honeymoon is no fun…
It is unlikely that your Vegas wedding will not be recognised by your home country. However, some governments do require some extra information, so check this in advance.
“In a world where everyone’s guilty, Las Vegas is the place where the only crime is getting caught”- they say. So pack your American dream and get away to your amazing wedding destination!
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