(Closed) Trying to plan Vegas

posted 4 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

If cost is an issue, a chapel would make the most sense. They often have packages and sometimes even wedding gowns. We are renewing our vows in a chapel which includes everything….food, flowers, officiant, photogragher, decorations.


You don’t need to tell people that you can’t afford to host. Just elope and then have your party.

Congrats mama!

Post # 4
9918 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you’re eloping, that means no guests.  If you want to invite guests, you can…but you have to at least provide a meal or something.  My friend got married in Vegas at Mandalay Bay, and after the ceremony had everyone up to a hotel suite for cupcakes, champagne, candy, and mini sandwiches.

Post # 6
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015


It all depends on whether or not your guests would think a light meal or just cake looks cheap. I don’t see anything wrong with those options, but then my husband and my mother think that even cocktail receptions are unacceptable.

Another less expensive option would be a lunch reception. This way, your guests are getting a full meal without you having to spend as much. People also drink far less at a lunch reception than a evening one.

Post # 7
17 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve booked the Las Vegas Wedding Wagon (http://www.lasvegasweddingwagon.com/)…White trash sounding..I know. But as I have explained to my mother, A MILLION times, i am not getting married out the back of a van.  The beauty of this concept is that you get to PICK you location.  We picked the Bellagio Fountain at sunset.  I can’t wait!


Best part is the price…$129! Yelp and Facebook have nothing but fantastic review of the folks running this operation.  That $129 includes 15 digital prints. Extras are something like $1.49 after the first 15. 

We are going to do dinner after.  So with your $600 budget, this might be a great option! Some of the locations on their website are so lovely!  Good luck in your search!!!




Post # 8
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I know how you feel – unfortunately we sent our STD for our wedding/reception in MD and then decided to go to Las Vegas, so I feel obligated to let people know. Especially since the MD wedding was a destination for 80% of the guests. Hopefully when people don’t get an invitation, they won’t get offended. The few people I’ve contacted want to come to Las Vegas and the venue holds 20 max. We’re holding the line and telling people a few family/friends only.

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