Post # 1
Hi everyone! I am new to this board ( as in I JUST activated my account). Here is my dilemna..I “in the process of getting engaged”..I say in the process as we have a “special” weekend planned a for this weekend that I have been asked to get my nails done for (lol). I have also received confirmation from an area jeweler that our appointment is set for this coming Saturday at 1. ( although honestly, my dream ring is on Blue Nile so unless a miracle happens…yah/no). Needless to say, I am already in planning mode. This may sound weird but I have my HEART set on a fun Vegas wedding weekend. When I mention this, everyone raises an eyebrow and says “Interesting”. LOL. . Has anyone done a tasteful, classy yet fun wedding in Vegas? Please give me details!! I am going to intentionally keep the list small (50 guests total) as I don’t want to break the bank when I could be putting the money towards down payment on a house. Please let me know if you’ve done a wedding in Vegas and don’t be stingy with the details! So far, I am thinking Nov 1 2014 ( This is my late mom’s bday). I am thinking the Wynn Resort but beyond open to other ideas. I have no idea about affordable yet fun receptions, …HELP?
Post # 3
@EagerBeaver: That sounds like SO much fun!
All I can imagine is a super classy ceremony, followed a massive buffet, and why waste money on a DJ when you can go out dancing on the town!
Post # 4
@EagerBeaver: We’re in the same boat! This is also on our list of considerations, though we’re not quite engaged yet. I’m eager to see people’s responses to this. (The Wynn was also on my list of potential places.)
Post # 5
I’m getting married at the Wynn in Las Vegas in late December. I live in MD but so far the coordinator has been terrific and it’s been pretty stress free so far. There’s another Bee who got married there in the past few months and another two at least this year that I know of, good luck and congratulations!
Post # 6
@EagerBeaver: We kinda had our wedding in Vegas, but it wasnt classy LOL. We had a traditional but non-legal wedding in VA with all our friends and family. Then on our honeymoon in Vegas, we got legally married by Elivis in front of the Vegas sign–the opposite of classy!!
But I did do some research and there are plenty of nice, not cheesy places to have a wedding. Here are some sites that might help you
Post # 7
I don’t have specific tips, but just wanted to offer support that I know people who’ve been to weddings in vegas that were classy and awesome. The great thing about Vegas is that any option under the sun exists there so you can do pretty much anything there!
Post # 8
@EagerBeaver: I’m getting married in 12 days in Vegas so I can’t tell you about my experience just yet. We have a total of 30 people going out there. Our ceremony will be on the outdoor Terraza at the MGM Grand. Our reception will be at the Bellagio. I can let you know a lot more in a few weeks but I can say that the wedding planners who work for the hotel have been such a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. People ask me how stressed I am with it being so close and surprisingly I’m not. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
Post # 9
@MiJeS1104: Why are you having the ceremony and reception at 2 different hotels? Seems like it would be easier to have it all at one location. Where are your guests staying?
Post # 10
@KoiKove: I didn’t care for any of the options for the reception at the MGM. So I looked into having the ceremony and reception at the Bellagio but I didn’t like the options for the ceremony. If I had it outside, all the guests would have to stand and I didn’t like that. And I was pretty set on having it outside. Also, I’m having the reception in a private room off of the buffet at the Bellagio and not many hotels offered that. Guests are staying at the MGM.
Post # 11
@MiJeS1104: That makes sense. We stayed at the MGM for part of our honeymoon. You should have a great time and the outdoor area is pretty. Have fun and good luck!
Post # 13
@EagerBeaver: I got married at Caesar’s last year with post festivities at the venetian. I did have an infamous “chaotic everything is f-ed” wedding but that was because of certain individuals. We had 23 guests total. Im sorry I dont have any info about the Wynn. But we had a lot of people react the same way. Fortunately for them, its not their wedding.
Post # 14
I love Vegas and knew I wanted to get married there from the get-go. It seemed like FUN, and I loved the idea of a mini-vacation in one of my favorite places too. My fiance was skeptical, but it didn’t take him long to change his mind when he saw the stress level and price tag associated with the wedding we were having back home! We are getting married at Paris, and our reception is at Caesar’s. I think having the ceremony/reception is separate places is pretty common actually! We have 34 guests coming and everyone is super excited. We love that the coordinator has basically arranged everything for us, other than a few minor details and upgrades we added. I think the options are endless for Vegas weddings. You can do anything from the drive-thru chapel, Elvis weddings, to a classy, elegant affair. I say go for it!
Post # 15
@KoiKove: We made arrangements to go to the Las Vegas sign right after the ceremony and take pictures – I told FI I wasn’t leaving without a photo! Love your pics!
We’re getting married at the Wynn, taking some pictures and then going to Maggiano’s for dinner with a cake from Freed’s bakery. Maximum of 10 people including me and FI. Then hanging out on the strip – I can’t wait!!!
Post # 16
I wanted to do ours in Vegas but DH didn’t want to.
I have been to one wedding in Vegas and it was at the Wynn..actually over at Encore I think. Wynn is gorgeous so I think it’s a great spot!