More couples get married in Las Vegas than anywhere else in the United States — and it couldn't be easier.
Although Las Vegas Strip chapels with Elvis impersonators and drive-through options are popular, there is a classier way of tying the knot here: Say your vows in a Vegas hotel chapel. (More on that below.)
Difficulty of Getting Married in Las Vegas: Easy
Time Required: One week or less; big weddings require longer
- Understand there are pros & cons to getting married in Las Vegas.
- Agree on a wedding date.
- Survey Las Vegas wedding chapels and online wedding packages.
- Choose one.
- Ask to speak to a wedding coordinator.
- Ask for information about the wedding packages. Normally you will have at least two different ones to choose from.
- Find out if the date and time you want for the ceremony are available.
- Book it and pay the deposit.
- Invite friends and family.
- Make plane and hotel reservations.
- Choose wedding wear (and the luggage to tote it).
- Search for a Las Vegas Hotel
- Let reservationists know you're coming to get married in Vegas. You might get an upgrade.
- Make reservations for a celebratory lunch or dinner. It's preferable to hold a wedding reception in a restaurant's private room. See if a restaurant that you like offers one. Ask if there is a minimum and a maximum number of guests it can hold. Discuss prices.
- Is it just the two of you? Then consider reserving a table at one of these romantic Las Vegas restaurants (and be sure to let the management know it's your wedding day).
- Don't forget to arrange for a wedding cake. Freed's Bakery has been in business for many years and makes a variety of beautiful and delicious cakes, from ones for Brides on a Budget to themed cakes to elaborate multi-tiered confections.
- Arrive a day early to get your marriage license at the Clark County courthouse downtown.
- After the ceremony and the celebration, slip away. Remember: It's your honeymoon now, not a group vacation.
- If you want to travel light, you can rent everything you need in to get married in Las Vegas including gown, veil, shoes and tuxedo.
- Do you dream of a theme wedding? Companies in Las Vegas can help you make it come true, down to the last detail.
- Don't think for a minute that you're missing out by not having your wedding in your home town. This will be great! And you can always throw a party when you're back for the family and friends who did not attend.
What You Need
- Marriage License
- Hotel reservations
- Airplane tickets
- Wedding dress
- Groom's gear
- Wedding rings
Caesars Palace Weddings
Las Vegas' most iconic hotel and still one of visitors' favorites, Caesars Palace features three indoor chapels (capacity ranges from 35 to 196 guests) and two garden settings (maximum capacity 128) for destination weddings. Couples also have a choice of the wedding package. All include a dedicated personal wedding ceremony coordinator, the services of an officiant, professional photography, live wedding music and a special commemorative gift.
Upgrades to customize and enhance a Caesars Palace wedding can include:
- Limousine service to the Clark County Marriage License Bureau
- Accommodations and romantic turndown service
- Ceremony rehearsal
- Unity candle service
- DVD of the ceremony
- Ceremony webcast
- Hair and makeup package
- Spa day passes
- "The Mazel Tov" package with rabbi, ketubah signing and kiddush cup
- Chocolate Caesars Palace gift for guests in organza bag