Post # 1
Hello Bees!! I was wondering if I could get some advice on Getting married in Vegas? My fiance and I were just so fed up with trying to find a place here in Wichita ks! We are thinking about going the end of October and just not telling our families to avoid the dissapointment and hurt feelings. We still plan to have a reception when we get back so atleast the family and friends can still be apart of our special day! Do you Bees think its a good idea or bad idea? Has anyone ever gotten married in vegas and if so what was your experience?
Post # 3
@ashlee05: I think that if you are ok with people’s feelings of being left out when you get back, then go for it. To be honest, Fiance thought about running off to Las Vegas or even Niagra Falls several times throughout the years but settled on a wedding here in order to not make family enemies. If you family is the forgiving type, and you don’t think you will regret it, go for it.
Post # 4
Why not invite everyone to Vegas? I am… in fact about 60 people are going.
Post # 5
i think that you should do whatever makes you happy. Personally I wouldn’t, but plenty of people do.
@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: I thought about Niagara also it’s so beautiful. I was blown away the first time i saw it.
Post # 6
One of my best friends had an Awesome Las Vegas wedding at Little Chapel of the West. Close family and friends came out (DH and I came out as a surprise!) and we all had a lovely time. They originally planned it for just the two of them but were ultimately really happy that moms/dads/grandmas/siblings were able to be there. They’re going to have a reception next year so everyone else can come.
Post # 7
My Fiance and I were on the same course as you for awhile and then we were on the course Fujan25 suggested. We were ready to book a location somewhere (we wanted beach) and let people know and whoever showed, showed. In the end we are going with a destination wedding but sending formal invites but still having less than 40 people with us.
One way that may soothe the hurt feelings is to show a video of the ceremony at the beginning of the reception so everyone can feel like they were there to share it with you. When I was growing up a family friend and his Fiance got married underwater in the Bahamas and threw a reception back home and showed the video. It was like we were there and go to share some of those moments with them.
Post # 8
I just got home from a Vegas road trip a few hours ago, and saw a lot of brides there this weekend. My friend and I actually talked about the idea while we were there. We decided that while we could understand the sentiment for other people, I personally would NEVER do it myself. As someone who came of age doing girls’ road trips and bachelorette parties from San Diego to Vegas, the city is the exact opposite of romantic to me. I completely understand that this is totally based on personal experiences, and I don’t judge anyone for feeling differently, but it’s just a thought that had never really occured to me until I stopped to consider it.
If you want to elope, I am all for that to save stress, but Las Vegas isn’t the only place you can do that, so I’d just make sure that Vegas is the place you’d really love to have it before you limit your options. If it IS, then I don’t see any reason not to!
Post # 9
we’re getting married in vegas and will have about 200-250 guests. we are getting married at canyon gate country club.
Post # 10
I say if it’s truly what you guys want, then go for it! Even if Vegas isn’t quite your style there are lots of places to elope. Just type elopement plans and the state you’re looking for in Google and you’d be amazed by what pops up. I know I was. That’s actually how we found the great B&B we’re having our elopement at.
In an effort to soothe any potential ruffled feathers (though I truly don’t think we’ll have too many), we are going to post a video of the wedding on my blog, and show it at the “marriage celebration” party we plan on throwing. We also hope to send post cards announcing our marriage from New Husband, followed by a formal announcement/invite with a photo from the day.
Post # 11
My Darling Husband is also from Witchita and we just got married in Vegas, although we didn’t elope. Have you considered having the whole shibang there? If it’s “destination you don’t need to invite as many people. Our wedding was all that I hoped it would be and more. Best of luck with your decision.