Every year, there are 120,000 weddings in Las Vegas – no wonder it is known as the “wedding capital of the world.” So in case you’re planning to get hitched on your next Vegas trip, there are a few essentials you’ll need before you walk down the aisle. Firstly, you need to make sure that you’ve obtained a wedding licence that is issued by the state of Nevada. You can obtain your licence from the Marriage Bureau for $102 as long as you have one form of I.D. that proves your age, such as a passport or driver’s licence. The licences are issued on the spot – there is no waiting time. After that, you can get on with planning the exciting details, and enjoy a trip to remember in Las Vegas.
Choosing your venue
There are more than 150 wedding venues in Las Vegas, including 50 wedding chapels. There truly is something for everyone. If you are planning to exchange vows in Vegas
, you can choose a unique venue that is personal to you. You could hold your ceremony on the Titanic giant staircase at Luxor, or get hitched on the High Roller Observation Wheel, 550 feet in the air. You can even get married at The Mob Museum
wearing a huge fedora. There are venues for every budget, and you could celebrate with a small, intimate service, or have a large-scale, outdoor ceremony at one of the prestigious golf course resorts.
Your wedding attire
Of course anything goes in Vegas when it comes to clothing. Many couples choose to get married in the traditional white gown and tuxedo. If you’re going for formal clothes however, it is worth remembering that Las Vegas is very hot in the summer months, when the average temperature is 102℉, so you might want to choose wedding attire that isn’t too heavy with lots of layers. You don’t need to worry about following traditional wedding fashions either in Vegas. It is perfectly acceptable to get married in polka dots, stripes and even in cosplay outfits – just follow your own fashions
The Vegas honeymoon
One of the big benefits of getting married in Las Vegas is that you can combine your wedding with the ultimate city break honeymoon. Book yourself into a luxury hotel or a studio villa and order room service. At Caesars Palace, lobster wasabi is on the menu, and The Venetian has a 28oz rib-eye steak on offer 24 hours a day. When you have finished dining in style, you can head to one of the world-famous casinos
and try and win a fortune.
Las Vegas is the ultimate destination for a splendid wedding. No matter your budget, taste and style, there is a unique wedding there for every couple.