(Closed) Would you get married on a whim in Vegas?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Would you get married on a whim out in Vegas?
    Definitely! I just want to be married to the man I love! (Discuss it last minute and then do it!) : (42 votes)
    41 %
    I'd probably jump at the chance on a drunken whim and do it! : (4 votes)
    4 %
    No way! I want everything that a full on wedding brings or I have other plans to stick to! : (47 votes)
    46 %
    Other, explain below : (9 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    962 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t “want everything a full on wedding entails” but I feel obligated to do it for his family and mine. If I had my way, there would be a very small wedding with about 20 people and then a very, very long honeymoon for me and my man. However, I view the wedding as something you have to do to make others happy

    Post # 4
    Member
    2790 posts
    Sugar bee

    This is actually pretty funny you posted this. We just got back from Vegas last week and that was the joke the entire time we were there. I legitimately considered it. I really do want to be married to my SO but he kept saying that he knows I would be heartbroken afterwords because I didn’t get the “wedding” experience and although I don’t think it would break my heart it would be something I would definitely wonder if I missed out on.

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    Post # 5
    Member
    1296 posts
    Bumble bee

    We were in vegas a couple of years ago celebrating our anniversary.  It was a fun time I took a picture outstide a chapel trying to play a joke.  While the idea might be tempting it’s something I couldn’t go through with.  I’ve been in planning mode for a while so I would like to see the finish product.  I also want my family there to witness it.  For the girls who could do it more power to you.

    Post # 6
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I canceled my big wedding and eloped like I wanted to in the first place.  So- yes 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I could never do it because my parents are paying for our wedding and they would never talk to me again if I wasted all those downpayments and went off to Vegas! If it was just up to Fiance and I to pay for it, we might have planned on going to Vegas in the first place, or just eloping locally.

    Post # 7
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Darn doubles, computer hates me :/

    Post # 8
    Member
    1851 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I voted that I would but it’s not 100% true. I would love to just elope, but the reality of the situation is that there would probably be some hurt feelings if we did that (I know our Moms in particular would be pretty sad if they weren’t there for that). If it were just up to me though, sure!

    Post # 9
    Member
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We talk about Vegas a lot, and agree that us in Vegas would probably have us returning married. So, now a Vegas Destination Wedding is something we talk about as a real possibility, his family loves Vegas!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1645 posts
    Bumble bee

    I just asked SO if he would and he said “yeah” with NO HESITATION. And then I asked him if he was serious and he said “yeah” without hesitation. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I totally would! I have been telling people for years I would do it too. But that said, Vegas is the other side of the world for us, and I think my mum would kill  me!

    Post # 12
    Member
    1368 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Not in Vegas. I could elope but not in Vegas. I may be stereotyping but, what Vegas symbolize to me does not match what I picture Marriage, to me. I’d elope locally.

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Nope. I’d never consider getting married in las vegas. I’ve always wanted a nice wedding with a sit down dinner and candelight. Luckily my fiance feels the same way and I only have to wait about 4 more months to become his wife. Butterflies!

    Post # 14
    Member
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    A friend of mine was getting shipped overseas to Korea, so they got engaged and figured the only place they could get married in one month was in Vegas, a few hours away from them.  12 people attended the wedding, all family except me, my sister, her husband and her son.  It was my first trip to Vegas.  They got divorced about a year and a half later.  No, I would not get married in Vegas.  It does not make me think of lasting relationships.

    (My mom also requires that she be present at any elopement.)

    Post # 15
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Nope – never in a million years.  Part of what made the wedding so special to us (besides that we were finally married) was celebrating with family and friends.  I would not be willing to give up that important aspect.

    We actually went to Vegas during our engagement for Valentine’s Day weekend (we had also gotten engaged there the previous Labor Day weekend).  My mom explicitly told me before we left that she would kill us both if we came home married.  Lucky for her, as I said above, I would never be willing to have done that.

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