(Closed) Vegas or big wedding? Help!

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: After reading my post, what do you think I should do?
    Vegas in April : (9 votes)
    53 %
    Big wedding December 2011 : (8 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We are getting married in the Bahamas with 6-8 guests and then having a reception when we get back.

    What if you got married now in vegas and then waited till december 2011 to have the reception kinda a combo you could even renew your vows if you wanted too

    Post # 4
    Member
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I totally vote for Vegas!

    Pros:

    • Cheaper
    • Get to go to Vegas
    • Small and intimate wedding
    • Get to go to Vegas
    • Less formal
    • Tons of choices of venue/theme (I mean, c’mon. Elvis, Star Trek, you name it!)
    • All-Inclusive packages
    • Vegas has tons of spas, casinos, resorts, so no additional travel for honeymoon
    • Get to go to Vegas

    Cons:

    • Wedding guests will be few in number
    • People who cannot travel will not be able to attend
    • It’s not always cheaper
    • Dealing with the stigma of the “Cheap, tacky vegas wedding”

    Post # 5
    Member
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I vote Vegas and agree you could have a bigger vow renewal later when you have the money.

    Post # 6
    Member
    40 posts
    Newbee

    I also think you should go to Vegas just invite your and FIs closest friends and most important family members. You can always have the real thing at a later date. The most important thing is marrying the man you want to spend the rest of your life with.

    Post # 7
    Member
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    VEGAS, VEGAS, VEGAS!!!

    Post # 8
    Member
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’d do the Vegas option in a heartbeat!  

    Pros:

    Cheaper, you don’t have to wait, cheaper 😉

    Cons:  

    Some might not be able to travel

    Post # 10
    Member
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    lol well I’m of the opposite opinion.  I know sometimes I am so tempted to just go to vegas to get married also, but you’re going to remember this for the rest of your life.  I see it as Dec 2011 isn’t that far away, and then you’ll get the wedding that you originally wanted and planned for.  You can always go to vegas another time, but having a nice wedding with all your family and friends, that would be hard to do later.

    Post # 11
    Member
    841 posts
    Busy bee

    Vegas :). Not only is it easier on your pocket, but it is much more intimate. With whatever you choose, I wish you all the best! >.<

    Post # 13
    Member
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Can you do a very small Vegas wedding in December this year and then have a one year anniversary vow renewal? (just so they’re spaced apart a bit more)

    Post # 14
    Member
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I looked into Vegas and I didn’t think it was that much “cheaper” then doing something at home.  The package we were looking at was $3500 for the ceremony on a Saturday at the Venetian and they require you use their provided photographer and their photos didn’t impress me at all. Plus the chapel didn’t come with any decoration and honestly when I saw it in person, it really needed florals which can only be provided from the hotel and are expensive.  Then you have to figure out dinner and drinks….really it just depends on what you want and how many people you plan on having. 

    The topic ‘Vegas or big wedding? Help!’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors