Post # 1
We are getting married in Vegas next year and I was wondering if anyone has done this and if they have any suggestions? I know it’s a long way away but I’ve been trying to think of some non-floral centerpieces. FI and I had discussed doing candy on the tables but I’m not sure how I’ll get everything so I was considering just doing flowers to make it easier.
Any thoughts? Suggestions?
Post # 3
We’ve done several Vegas weddings.
There’s a great poolside venue at the Flamingo. I have to say though that the Chapel at Mandalay Bay is my favorite though. It’s very chic.
Post # 4
My husband and I just got back from being married in Vegas. We were married at Caesars Palace. It was beautifully done and very professional. Here are some pointers I can add:
1. Once you choose a venue, have your hair/nails/makeup done in the salon of the hotel you are getting married at or in a salon that is very near your venue. Even though we were married at Caesars, I had my hair/nails/makeup done at the Flamingo across the street because the prices at the salon there were more reasonable than the prices at the salon in Caesars.
2. Also, I would suggest staying at or very near the hotel or venue you are getting married at. This will make it very easy, trust me. We stayed at PH Towers (which is absolutely amazing, I highly recommend it). I ended up taking the monorail over to the station at the Flamingo with my dress (in the dress bag) and other accessories. This was somewhat of a pain. If I had stayed at Caesars or the Flamingo, it would have been easier to transport everything. Though I don’t regret staying at PH Towers!
3. When you apply for your wedding license, do it ahead of time online. In this case, when you go to the courthouse, you can go into the Express Lane and the process is so much faster since you already applied online.
4. I ended up not sending my dress ahead of time to get steamed. The shipping price and steaming price was astronomical. My dress wasn’t too pouffy so I rolled it (rolling it is better than folding it) into my carry on suitcase along with my other accessories. I brought along a travel sized steamer as well. As soon as you get to the hotel, take your dress out and hang it in a closet or a bathroom. The bathroom may be better since the steam from showers will assist in getting out the wrinkles. As soon as you can, use the steamer to get the wrinkles out.
I hope these pointers help somewhat. Please let me know if you have any other questions!
Post # 5
All awesome advice!!! I am a Vegas 2011 bride getting married at the Mandalay Bay. Keep the advice coming!!!