Post # 1
My boyfriend and I (ring will be coming in the next month or two
) are planning on getting married next summer.
When we were first having conversations, I was employed and did not know i would be laid off from teaching, and we were planning a tradition, albeit, somewhat small wedding.
Now that I am not bringing in the income i once was, we are considering other, less expensive options.
I want a small wedding, where I can still wear a beautiful dress, and possibly have a few people there besides us. (*I* would like our children to be there, but i’m not sure vegas is a place for them, it is in the budget, or since this will be our wedding/honeymoon, i’m not sure how that would work out. Maybe my mom could fly home with them after the ceremony??)
anyway.. what i really want to know, is where is a classy place in Vegas to set this up? I want reasonable, but elegant, and i would like to be able to have a few guests if they want to come…
it would also be nice to book the hotel and some honeymoon activities, etc. all in the same package..
we are planning on our wedding being the first or second weekend in july next year if that helps anyones suggestions.
Post # 3
I feel ya! I’m a laid off teacher, too. I would start by looking at the wedding chapels in the main hotels/casinos that are on the strip. You can probably find some pretty awesome hotel deals in July but prices can skyrocket for the Fourth of July so just be mindful of that. Good luck!
Post # 4
When we priced out a nice wedding in Vegas it was actually more expensive than having a wedding at home. The nicer venues are not cheep. It would really depend on how many people came, but for us having 15 people at nicer hotels was around 10,000 all said and done.
Post # 5
My husband and I were married in Las Vegas this past July 14th at Caesar’s. The ceremony was beautiful and inexpensive. We wanted an extra half hour of pictures, which cost an extra $150. It was just the two of us, but you have the option of three indoor chapels and two outside gardens to marry in. And because it was just the two of us, we didn’t have a reception, but we went to The Top of the World restaurant at The Stratosphere to celebrate. We stayed at PH Towers by Westgate, which was beautiful and we got a good deal since we booked during the grand opening special.
We ended up honeymooning in Utah by visiting all five of the National Parks there. We came back to Las Vegas on our last day and did quite a few things (the CSI Exhibit, the Titanic Exhibit, etc.).
If there’s anything you would like to know specifically, please ask.
Post # 6
I had the same expierence as one of the PP’s Vegas was EXPENSIVE if you want something more then a drive thru wedding.
We decided to go to the bahamas because it was so much cheaper. We are doing just the basic wedding that comes with a cake and a few things because we are having a reception when we get home. For the two of us at Breezes inculuding our flights it was $2100 including the wedding also (we are just doing the free one)
Post # 7
My sister-in-law to be was married in Vegas, and I thought it was very nice. They just had immediate family and some friends. Their wedding was at one of side-of-the-road chapels (don’t remember which one), and then we had dinner at the Top Of The World restaurant. They hired two limos to take everyone from the hotel to the chapel and then to dinner, and then we all took cabs home. Overall it was nice, fun, and simple (although we did have to wait outside the chapel in 108-degree weather for our turn to use it!). I am not getting married in Vegas, but their wedding did inspire me to also have a small one.
Post # 8
A friend of mine did the wedding package that Mandalay Bay offers. The ceremony room was gorgeous, and they had the reception at the Mix Lounge overlooking the strip. The pictures were AWESOME, and I think it was really pretty reasonable.
Post # 9
Summers in Vegas are HOT… we are getting married in Vegas in April… Us, his parents, my parents & my 2 children. I have found a ton for the kids to do (more than I could imagine- but everything comes at a cost). Our Vegas wedding is costing as much as a big, formal wedding here in PA. I do believe Strip Chapel weddings are cheaper than Hotel weddings. We are NOT having a reception, after the wedding we are doing the strip tour and then going to dinner.
Post # 10
ME AND FH WILL GET MARRIED @LITTLE CHAPEL…..WE ARE STAYING AT THE WYDHAM GRAND DESERT AND ITS 9 OF US. MY FRIENDS(6) HIS FRIENDS(2) BOTH OUR FATHERS. WE ARE PAYING ABOUT 1200 FOR 3 BD/2BTH AND A LIVING AREA FOR 6 DAYS. WE ALSO DOING A LUNCH AFTER AT PAMPAS RESTUARANT….ALSO WE HAVE ACTIVITES;PAINTBALL,GUN RANGE,STRIPPER 101 FOR THE LADIES.
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Post # 11
We are doing a Vegas wedding also… we chose the Mandalay Bay chapel because it is beautiful, and they have packages that are reasonably priced, depending on what you are looking for. I would also recommend the Flamingo and Chapel of the Flowers. There are so many ways to have a nice, beautiful Vegas wedding!
Post # 12
If you choose LV and you can afford to take a babysitter with you, then bring your children. Then you can have at least one night expierenceing the night life. Circus Circus is pretty kid friendly. Vegas has all types of packages and is a pretty interesting place to visit.
Post # 13
I think i’m going to bring them for the wedding and maybe a day or two before or after and then fly them home with a relative or friend that chooses to share in our ceremony!
Post # 14
I forgot to add that we booked our July 2010 flight in September 2009 and got a great deal. From NJ to Las Vegas it was about $250 a person. The price per person skyrocketed just weeks before our departure date (about $1000 a person!)
Post # 15
We are also getting married in Vegas…in February 2012. I am thinking of doing the Flamingo hotel. They have a bunch of different locations to choose from within the hotel and a lot of different packages. Most of the packages include photography and flowers and you get to choose from some options of flowers as well. There are a lot of add ons you can choose from also. There are a lot of places you can get married in Vegas without it being tacky but also non-expensive. Good Luck!
Post # 16
I’m also getting married in Vegas at Caesars. You can wear any dress you want, being a vegas regular I see brides walk the strip taking photos in their gorgeous dresses. I’m wearing Adorae and were planning on a elegant and old hollywood glamour event. There are so many beautiful chapels and great restaurants for a dinner party. Vegas weddings are not the cheesy weddings that they used to be.