Post # 1
Has anyone done a Vegas wedding? Or been to one? If so where was it at?
Some of the hotels in Vegas are quite gorgeous. I’ve never been to Vegas tho, is it a good wedding atmosphere? Are there plenty of things to do afterwords if you’re not a gambler?
Post # 3
My aunt was married at some place out there – there are hundreds of them. we stayed at the Orleans hotel and that’s where the reception was – the wedding ceremony itself was actually at one of the little chapels. Not my cup of tea, but I guess it could be done right. The chapel whwere it was held basically had several rooms set up in differeny styles, and it was just pretty much like a little wedding factory. I don’t think it’s a good wedding atmosphere, but gambling and the party scene just really isn’t my thing – I think it’s a matter of personal preference. Tons to do aftwerwards – lots of shows out there.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I guess it depends on what kind of Vegas wedding you want. My brother’s first wedding was a true Vegas wedding. They got married in a tiny room with a few seats and it was very impersonal. I vaguely remember it being at a hotel, but can’t remember where (this was over 10 years ago).
If you want a more traditional wedding there, I’m sure it would be easy considering the amount of luxery hotel options. As far as other things to do besides gambling, there is shopping and shows, but mostly gambling. I think it depends how much of your guests don’t gamble, because if half of them don’t, they’ll probably be bored if they’re staying for more than a few days.
Also, just in general having visted Vegas specifically for gambling and shopping, having walked the strip, etc. I don’t really think it’s the type of wedding atmosphere I’d want personally, but that is just me. You may have a totally different idea than me of the atmosphere you want for a wedding. 🙂
Post # 5
Just trying to look at some creative options. I was thinking a wedding at the Belagio, Ceaser’s Palace, or the Venetian.
Post # 6
For a traditional wedding in Vegas, they probably have some incredibly beautiful options but I imagine it would be really pricey too. There are other things to do in Vegas besides gamble. Shows, shopping, clubbing, being dancy with cocktails and cigars, hiking, people watching, nice restaurants, most hotels have pools and pool parties.. Vegas is all what you make of it, I think
Post # 7
We are getting married in Vegas in 2 weeks. We chose Vegas because we wanted to do a destination wedding and did not want to do a lot of the planning and worrying about the details. The Vegas hotels have wedding coordinators who plan all of the details – everything from venue to officiant to flowers to photographers. We did a scouting trip in December and visited Planet Hollywood, The Mirage, Treasure Island and Trump. We really liked all of the venues except for TI but we decided to go with Planet Hollywood. It was the best fit from a location and budget standpoint and I have been really happy with the coordinator and the venue thus far!
Post # 8
@cksunjam: What did you not like about TI????
Post # 9
@cksunjam: we’re getting married at planet hollywood! this is so exciting! please share your photos and reviews when you get back!
Post # 10
Were getting married at ceasars in 2 weeks! I cant wait! There are tons of videos on youtube of ceasars palace weddings. Its romantic, classy, fun and less complicated.
Post # 11
I am currently planning a destination wedding in Las Vegas. Neither my fiance or I are big gamblers or drinkers, but we are having so much fun planning our wedding. I am getting married at Mandalay Bay and having our reception at the Trevi restaurant at the Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops. Theknot.com Las Vegas board is a great source.
Post # 12
I live in Vegas and am getting married at the hilton. its a typical vegas chapel wedding. we are concentrating more on the reception. If you don’t want a typical wedding, there are many beautiful places near by. Red Rock Canyon, Lake Las Vegas and lots of golf clubs and country clubs
Post # 13
I’ve toured dozens of chapels in Vegas. The one at Mandalay Bay is my favorite. It’s very chic, and completely different than the other venues in Vegas. And Mandalay Bay has an awesome pool as well!
Post # 14
I got married (eloped) at the venetian, on a gondola. It was amazing! Very classy, amazing photos and everything was included (though the photos were expensive). Around $4000 total including the photos, video, 4 day hotel stay, etc.
Post # 15
We were married in Vegas, it was because I did not want a huge wedding. We had a 5 minute ceremony, it was perfect. It actually felt personal to us- but we may have gotten lucky- our officiant was well spoken and we loved what he had to say. I had never been to Vegas before, I don’t gamble or go clubbing, but OMG, I am in love with Vegas. It was amazing and I cannot describe how fun it is to walk down the strip in your wedding dress. It was the best feeling ever, so much fun, I did not want that day to end!
Post # 16
We are getting married in Vegas in Oct this year and am sooo excited! We’re having apretty traditional wedding…but it’s in Vegas.
We have booked Manadalay Bay for the chapel, it looks really modern and chic. then after we are having a big reception at Magginao’s Little Italy. We have about 70 people from the UK and around the world coming so we have our own private room with hired DJ, photographer, videographer, table centrepieces..the whole works!!
We didn’t want to deviate too much from the traditional wedding, but we have a few Vegas extras to make it fun and make it ‘us’. Can’t wait!!!!