How To Have a Las Vegas Wedding That Will Live On In Social Media Legend
Whether you’re looking for a private ceremony for two or a way to celebrate your love story in the most outrageous way possible, there’s no place quite as epic as Las Vegas to tie the knot. A city where anyone who comes to play can create their own luck, Vegas is the perfect place to raise the stakes in your romantic life and get the biggest payout you’ll possibly ever experience: eternal and everlasting love.
Of course, if you are Vegas-bound and in love, you’ll be getting hitched in the Wedding Capital of the World, where approximately 70,000 marriage licenses are issued annually! So if you want to stand out in the city where anything goes (and we know you do!), you’ll need to plan carefully.
To help you plan a truly memorable and ‘grammable wedding in Vegas, we've found the most memorable venues to ensure your love story lives on forever — in your hearts and in social media legend.
Step One: Location, Location, Location
There are literally hundreds of options to choose from that range from gorgeous outdoor spaces to unconventional chapels, so locking down your ceremony location is the most important step (aside from locking down a partner, wink wink!). The best way to make this decision is to try to choose a venue that suits your love story. Did you meet while studying abroad in Europe? Say ‘I Do’ atop Venetian’s Wedding Bridge in St. Mark’s Square, or while being serenaded on a gondola ride through the serene canals. Outdoorsy nature lovers can proclaim their intentions before MGM Grand’s Love Tree, featuring overhead bistro lighting in a romantic setting with seats for up to 50 guests.
Fans of vintage design will love the combination of industrial grit, classic glamour, and infinite photo opportunities at The Cosmopolitan’s The Chelsea theatre, while artsy, quirky couples may be more drawn to the Joshua Vides-designed wedding chapel at Palms Casino Resort — an 800-square-foot art installation that doubles as a wedding chapel. And if you’re as spontaneous as you are in love, you can thrill your followers with a drive-through wedding at A Little While Chapel’s 24-hour Tunnel of Love!
Step Two: Choose A Fabulous Outfit
If you’re getting married in Vegas, basic wedding “rules” don’t apply. You don’t need the traditional white dress or a horde of bridesmaids in matching outfits to make your day complete. Instead, embrace and encourage outfit choices that’ll have your followers stopping mid-scroll to inundate you with fire emojis. Pick a theme — for example, the "Roaring 20s"; or, if you choose to indulge in the tropical palm trees, blooming flowers, and Roman architecture at Venus Garden at Caesars Palace, go with "Ancient Rome." Whatever you do, have fun with it! Rock that gold dress (or glitzy jumpsuit!), flower crown, and mile-high shoes. Let the aisle be your catwalk!
Step Three: Capture Your First Look at the Most Iconic Spot in Town
First looks have been known to eliminate any and every dry eye within a fifty mile radius, and the only way to make this moment even more breathtaking is to pick an incredible spot to capture this magical moment. That way, you can relive it (and show it off!) with clear vision for years to come.
If you’re determined not to let your followers forget for a second that you got married in the one and only Las Vegas, have this moment unfold in downtown Vegas at the Fremont Street Experience. There is nothing more Vegas than this alley of iconic neon signs, with its many spectacles.
For another renowned landmark that’ll have onlookers ooh-ing and ah-ing, capture your "I do's" in front of The Fountains of Bellagio as they skyrocket into the air. (If you really love the fountain show, Fountain Courtyard at the Bellagio also hosts ceremonies!). Looking for another iconic Vegas venue? You can't get much better than the desert itself! Try the Springs Preserve. This natural area is 160 acres devoted to desert nature at its most gorgeous.
Step Four: Plan An Epic Afterparty
If you don’t opt to have your wedding inside The High Roller, plan an epic afterparty and enjoy the view from the world's highest observation wheel. Toast to your new journey with friends and family at 550 feet above the ground, and take a moment to breathe in the city that just permanently earned a spot in your heart. Want to dance the night away? The Artisan Lounge is a hip hang out with a bar, lounge, and heated outdoor patio known for its amazing nightlife. If you and your honey just want to hang out, you know, alone, most wedding packages have romantic postnuptial dinner options complete with champagne and dessert. And don’t forget — there’s always room service!
This post is sponsored by Las Vegas.