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How to Have the Ultimate Las Vegas Wedding

By Alex Reardon, February 14, 2017
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Alex Reardon
How to Have the Ultimate Las Vegas Wedding

Couples getting married in Las Vegas, listen up! There are a few tried-and-true rules and tips to planning a Vegas wedding.

Getting hitched in Las Vegas? These seven tips are sure to make your celebration one for the books.

Reserve hotel blocks early

Like any popular tourist destination, hotels are bound to fill up quickly. If a large portion of your guests will be traveling from out of town, we suggest reserving a hotel block shortly after you set the date and encouraging guests to book their accommodations sooner rather than later. Not only do blocked rooms often come at a discounted rate, but having all of your wedding guests stay in the same place is ideal from a logistical standpoint.

Choose an unforgettable venue

If you’re going for the classic Las Vegas wedding experience or you’re working with a short planning timeline, one of the city’s signature chapels is a perfect choice. Not only do these venues embody Vegas charm, but many of them offer packages including photography, flowers, an officiant, and more—ideal for couples looking for quick, seamless, budget-friendly planning! Of course, this vibrant city has a range of venue options—from grand hotel ballrooms and swanky penthouse lounges to scenic country clubs and tranquil desert gardens—to suit any wedding style. Our real weddings couples have said their vows in some amazing Vegas locations, including a historic school house and a lush botanical garden. Use WeddingWire’s search tool to find the Vegas venue of your dreams »

Make a bridal fashion statement

Have a little fun with your bridal ensemble! Consider a look that breaks away from tradition. Keep cool (and dance floor ready) in a short frock, show a little skin, or stay true to your contemporary style with a crop top gown or a bridal pant suit. If you have your heart set on a more traditional look for the ceremony, consider changing into a sparkly reception dress later in the evening.

Weather-proof your beauty look

Las Vegas is located in the middle of the desert, so prepare for dry heat. The upside is you don’t have to worry about humidity frizzing your hair or melting off your makeup! On the other hand, you may be more prone to cracked lips or red eyes. We recommend hiring a local beauty professional who is privy to the best hair and makeup tricks for the climate. And don’t forget to include eye drops, lip balm, and a hydrating mist (like this great travel-sized spray by Evian) in your emergency kit.

Incorporate some local charm

You’re in Vegas, baby, so why not embrace some of the traditions or idiosyncrasies that distinguish the city? Mix in alternative entertainment like casino games or an Elvis impersonator (this guy and this guy both have five-star ratings, just saying), festive decorative elements like feather centerpieces and marquee lights, or themed details like poker chip escort cards or personalized card deck favors. For a more subtle nod to your surroundings, channel old Vegas glamour with a champagne fountain, a cigar lounge, and Sinatra hits crooning in the background. We loved the glamorous details Halona and Robert used in their Las Vegas hotel wedding.

Ride in style

Live it up with some luxury transportation. Whether it’s transporting your guests in a decked-out party bus or hiring a stretch limo for your getaway car, it’s all about embracing the over-the-top culture of Sin City. Find a sweet ride here »

Throw an awesome after party

The city famous for its nightlife, so keep the party going! There are countless ways to celebrate in Vegas, whether it’s continuing the dance party at a club, reserving a private VIP section at a lounge, hitting up a karaoke bar, or heading back to the hotel casino for some table games. The options are endless!

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