So I was recently working in Vegas on behalf of a client of mine. It is a mind-blowing place and still home to the stereotypical ‘quickie’ wedding. A fellow wedding planner of mine Whitney Wing Drake from Wish Wonder Dream, based in California, said that Vegas ‘still has a reputation for inexpensive weddings or weddings for couples who really love to party but that’s not to say Vegas doesn’t do larger budget weddings.’ Whitney said she saw a 400 person wedding at Caesars Palace Hotel on a wedding show recently. Believe me, you could spend as much money as you like in Vegas.
For me, Vegas felt like a grown ups theme park, the whole place is set up to entertain you, everything is big and bold, the hotels are opulent and grand with fun splashed everywhere.
If you are thinking of getting married in Vegas, there are many Wedding Chapels outside of the hotels, the most famous being:
The Graceland Chapel http://www.gracelandchapel.com/
The Little White Wedding Chapel http://www.alittlewhitechapel.com/
And the Little Church of the West http://www.littlechurchlv.com/
They all have their own style and history and are all conveniently located off the Strip!
But of course there are the hotels themselves – they are astounding. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to explore all of them but I did manage to visit The Wynn and what a stunner that was. The entrance was magnificent and the lobby area was beautifully styled like a forest lit up with fairy lights, I especially LOVED the flower pom-poms hanging from the trees – something I’m going to keep in mind for my lovely brides as something a bit different.
And I managed to stumble upon a lovely couple who, having just got married, were getting their picture taken on the balcony looking over The Lake of Dreams:
If you are looking for somewhere a bit different though, the beautiful and stylish new Smith Centre is available to hire. http://www.thesmithcenter.com/ The architecture is stunning and the attention to detail is incredible. John Trace showed us around the building and told us about recent clients that hired the whole of the Smith Centre so that they could get married on the stage with 300 guests. What a wedding that must have been!
So it seems that pretty much anything is possible if you’re thinking of getting married in Vegas, you just have to let you imagination fly!
Bye for now,