(Closed) So, would a Vegas elopement be tacky?

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Well, what do you mean by “tacky”? What do you want your wedding to be like? Vegas isn’t a place I immediately think of in terms of class and elegance, Vegas is a place where you take pride in all things “tacky” (Elvis, glitter, gambling), BUT that’s the whole charm and appeal of it. I think elopement is a great idea, just have fun with it!

Post # 4
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wow, a Vegas elopement just screams cool and spontaneoity to me, I say if it’s what you want to do, then do it! 🙂

Post # 6
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Why not just do whatever you want to do? If you want to do one of the other wedding ideas you mentioned, just DON’T discuss with your in laws at all. Send them an invitation and treat them as you would any other guest. That way, they don’t have the ammo to insult your choices. If you definitely do want to do a Vegas weeding, do it, but don’t feel like there are no other options just because of the in laws.

Post # 8
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Mr.Smithsgirl:  I say go for it if that’s what you and your future hubby want!  No matter what you do, someone’s going to think it’s “tacky,” selfish, not traditional enough, too traditional, etc.  I’ve learned that you’re never going to please everyone when it comes to planning a wedding.

After going on site visits, catering open houses, etc., my fiance and I decided on a cruise wedding.  Not everyone’s happy about it (even strangers and mere acquaintances feel the need to comment) but it’s what we want for our big day.  And we’re so excited!  Not to mention there’s a huge weight off my shoulders since there’s significantly less to plan. 

If a Vegas elopment brings the excitement back into wedding planning, then go for it!

Post # 9
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m actually getting married in Dec 2013, and I’m very very tempted to elope. I don’t think it matters if you do, as long as you’re confident in your decision.

Post # 10
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

An elopement is supposed to be about you and your future husband. I agree with katyelle that it’s not tacky by my definition, but definitelywhat’s a certain feel to it. If you don’t like the over produced, married by Elvis indulgence that vegas has to offer go with something else. You can elope anywhere you can find an officiant and two witnesses…  Many all inclusive resorts have elopement packages. You could do new York city hall, a cruise, on top of a mountain Somewhere….Paris!  The options are literally endless. 

Post # 11
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Go for it! Vegas is what you make it! It can be as over the top tacky as you want or you can have a small claasy ceremony in a cute chapel.

My mom and step-dad eloped to Vegas when I was in college.  It was just them, me, my sister, her husband, and my nephew. The chapel was beautiful and the officiant was wonderful.

My mom and step-dad went out a few days early to make arrangements. We all flew in for the ceremony and a few days of fun. Then they stayed a few more days for some alone time!

We all had a wonderful time and it wasn’t tacky at all  Smile

Post # 12
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

vegas nowadays can be as elegant or as tacky as you want it to be.  a friend of mine went to vegas on her honeymoon b/c they didn’t want to do beach.

(i eloped in vegas many years ago, in a chapel in balleys, very nice)

Post # 13
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think you just have to figure out what kind of feel you want from your elopment and the things about the elopement that are important to you, and figure out where you can get that. If it’s Vegas, then that’s great! 

Post # 14
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow the audacity of some people! Do what you want, who cares if someone else thinks Vegas is “tacky”. People get married there all the time and it’s not tacky. I lalso know someone who went to Hawaii and got married on the beach, then sent postcards from Hawaii saying hi! We eloped! What’s hilarous to me is that it offended some people! TIs your life! Just know that whatever you do SOMEONE will have something to say about it, you just have to own it

Post # 15
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro

We didn’t elope, so I can’t speak to that part of your question. However, we did decide to get married in Vegas, and I like to think we had a pretty classy affair. Our ceremony was at the Wynn, and our reception was at Bouchon, which is one of our favorite restaurants.

I blogged about it on the main page: http://www.weddingbee.com/author/mole

Let me know if you have any specific questions about planning in Vegas!

Post # 16
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

assuming you are from east coast, if you feel like Vegas can be tacky…what about Hawaii?  cancun or caribbean sounds wonderful too!  

Do a wedding you both enjoy.  If too much troubles planning for a local wedding, do a destination one/elope! 

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